SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – UNC-Chapel Hill college golfers Robert Riesen of Pinehurst and Philip Chauncey of Durham took the North Carolina Four-Ball amateur golf title Sunday at Ocean Ridge Plantation, the first title for the pair. The duo followed up a scorching 61 Saturday with a closing 67 Sunday for a 195 total, 21 under par, and a two-shot victory.
Riesen, a senior, and Chauncey, a sophomore, were playing a “mediocre round” when Riesen shanked a shot on the 14th hole, which the team bogeyed.
“After that, we got hot,” Riesen said.
They went birdie-eagle to hold off the charging tandem of Paul Daniel of Winston-Salem and Uly Grisette of Clemmons, who closed with 61—197. Daniel and Grisette birdied the last four holes.
“We played really well Saturday and just well enough today to win,” Chauncey said.
Chris Eaves of Burgaw and Brent Parrish of Clinton took third place with 66-201, 15 under par.
The 2007 champs, Bobby Dean and Anthony Ray, missed the cut.
The championship is open to male amateur golfers in North Carolina and attracted a starting field of 72 two-man teams. The event is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association.
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