MISSOURI CITY, Texas (Feb. 22, 2009) -- It was a chilly start to the 2nd round of the 2009 South Regional 4-Ball Championship at Sienna Plantation, but the team of Tim Thompson and James Dalthorp III heated things up firing an impressive 4-under par 68 to add to finish at 8-under par 64 and take the home the championship medals.
The road to victory wasn’t easy as they were fighting off the team of Pat Youngs and John Pierce all afternoon. The two teams turned to the final nine holes dead locked at 10-under par for the tournament, but in the end, it was the team of Thompson and Dalthorp that stood victorious.
First round leaders Blanton Hansen and Andy Hydorn shot an even-par 72 to finish in third place outright.
Enjoying each others company, the teams of Sandy McCall and Dave Bozeman and Mike Arnold and Chip Puhl decided to play an extra hole as both teams finished tied at 3-under par forcing a sudden death playoff which lasted one hole as McCall and Bozeman hit tight second shots on the 384 yard par-4 10th hole sealing the victory.
The team of John Dowdall of Houston and Jonathan Shipley of Katy fired a final round 63 to win the 2008 South Four-Ball title at South Shore Harbor GC in League City.
In the Senior Division, Doug Escue and Bob Smith also teamed up for a blistering 63 in the final round to win by one in a hotly contested race.
The tournament was scheduled for 36-holes of four-ball stroke play competition, with an Open and Senior division. To be eligible for the Senior division both players must be at least 55 years of age or older, as of the tournament start date. The Senior division will play a separate set of tees and compete solely against the other Senior teams and therefore not eligible for the overall tournament championship.
Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the South Texas region. Both team members must reside in the South region, defined as being south of 31’ parallel (Salado and south is cutoff point). Applicants must have a certified GHIN handicap index of 10.0 or less.
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