ASGA Four Ball: Nichols and Halsell Win

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. (April 3, 2011) -- Joey Nichols and J.C. Halsell, representing Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock, won the 26th ASGA 4-Ball Championship at Hot Springs Country Club. The duo fired a six-under par 66 Saturday on the Arlington Course and five-under par 67 Sunday on the Park Course for an 11-under par total of 133. Winds Sunday were a steady 20 mph with gusts reaching 30-35 mph.

Two teams tied for second – Bev Hargraves of Helena and Bubba Klugh of Little Rock (68-66) & Efren Gonzalez and Allen Young (65-69), both of Bryant. First round leaders and defending champions Matt Feimster and Chris Dixon finished T8 with 64-72.

Halsell and Nichols were in a five-way tie for fifth after the first round while Hargraves and Klugh vaulted from T14 to T2. The low round Sunday went to Lyle Middleton and Richard Wrentz with a seven-under par 65. Chris Rogers scored a hole-in-one Sunday on #15, using a 5-iron from 187 yards.

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Players competing in this Championship are required to be current individual members of the Arkansas State Golf Association and a current member of a club or golf association that is also a member. the two players are not required to be a member of the same club or golf association. The Minimum age is 18, unless approved by the ASGA. The field is limited to the first 50 teams. Both players must have current ASGA-USGA Handicap indexes. Total team handicap cannot exceed 15 strokes. All scores will be gross score. The format is 36 holes of four-ball stroke play.

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