Gravley, Willis win South Carolina Sr Four Ball

AIKEN, South Carolina (March 23, 2011) -- Mike Gravley and Terry Willis shot a final round 68 for a two day total of 134 and earned their first team victory in the SCGA’s Senior Four Ball Championship held on the Jones course at Woodside Plantation.

Coming into the final hole of the day at nine under par for the tournament, Gravley and Willis found them selves tied with the hard charging team of Johnny Dennis and Frank Wrenn after the Greenville team posted a final round low of 67. Knowing a birdie was a must for victory, Terry Willis hit his approach shot five feet from the hole and calmly made the putt to give the team a one shot victory. Three time Defending Champions Jimmy Burgess & Bob Hammersla finished in fourth place at 138.

In the First Flight, John Hencken and Joe Vignati shot a final round 68 for a total of 140 and a one shot win. In the Second Flight there was a four way tie for first at 145.

The 2011 SCGA Senior Four Ball Championship was played on the par 72 – 6,398 yard Jones Course at Woodside Plantation in Aiken, S.C. The field consisted of 59 two-man teams playing Best Ball format conducted over thirty six holes. The Senior Four Ball Championship is one of 19 Major Championships conducted annually by the South Carolina Golf Association.

ABOUT THE South Carolina Senior Four-Ball

The SCGA Senior Four Ball Championship began in 1994 as an opportunity for individuals over the age of 55 to have a true partners Championship.

With the emphasis on lower handicapped seniors, the SCGA was allowed more freedom to move the Senior Four Ball across the State and the ability set up more challenging venues for the players looking for stronger competition. Not to cut all players out of the opportunity to win something, the SCGA flights the field after the first round to give everyone a sporting chance for a victory of some kind.

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