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Co-Champs at Massachusetts Four-Ball

SEEKONK, MA (May 5, 2009)--Co-champions were crowned at the 2009 Massachusetts Four-Ball Championship this afternoon after persistent downpours in Southeastern Massachusetts forced the cancellation of the second round of play.

As a result of the decision to shorten the 36-hole event to just the 18 holes played on Monday, the low scorers from each of the two courses - Ledgemont Country Club and Crestwood Country Club - were declared winners of the event.

Therefore, Ryan Riley (Norton CC) and Herbert Aikens (Pinehills GC) - who posted an 8-under par 63 at Crestwood Country Club on Monday - have earned the right to raise the championship trophy high in the air alongside Sean Fitzpatrick (George Wright GC) and Paul Mitchell (George Wright GC), who came through with a 6-under par 65 at Ledgemont Country Club.

The decision was made due to the fact that the field completed the first round of the event on two separate courses. It was therefore impossible to declare an outright solo champion since half of the field competed at Ledgemont Country Club and the other half at Crestwood Country Club.

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ABOUT THE Massachusetts Four-Ball

Entries are open to two-person teams of amateur golfers who hold membership in an MGA member club and have an up-to-date combined MGA/USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 6.0, or who have completed their handicap certification as defined on the Entry Form. Competition will be 36 holes at Four-Ball Stroke Play.The Starting field will be 180 Teams. A team will be considered exempt if either team member garnered any points in the previous year's MGA Player of the Year Standings, provided the handicap eligibility is met. The top 20 teams plus ties from the MGA Four-Ball and the past five winners will also be exempt provided the handicap eligibility is met. The balance of the field will be determined on the basis of handicap index after the close of entries.

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