Domination at Mississippi Four-Ball
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (May 1, 2011) -- Gene Byrd and Jack Pittman played great on Sunday to take home the title of the Bill Cass Super Senior Four-Ball at Canebrake CC. Byrd/Pittman shot 68 in the final round to finish 12 under par 201. Two teams, who are former Bill Cass Super Senior Four-Ball Champions, Ken Hogue/Jerry Stubblefield and John Huntwork/Bob Eakman tied for runner up at 10 under par 203. Chris Wilson and George Hinman round out the top 4 at 206.

Eddie Brown and David Ray shot 65 on Sunday to finish at 16 under par 197, and one shot ahead of Ricky Sims/Robert Willis and Greg Brooking/Bubba Kaiser to claim the Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball trophy. Brooking and Kaiser fired 64 on Sunday to move up the leader to a tie for runner up with Sims/Willis. Sims and Willis also shot 65 on Sunday. Charlie Fulmar and Craig Stevenson shot 63 to win the Senior First Flight at 10 under par 203. Their great play also earned them fourth place over all in the Bill Cass Senior Four-ball.

Justin Elliott and Matt Wofford, started the final round with a one stroke lead over Scott Rhodes and Gabe Baldwin. Elliott and Wofford came out of gate strong with two birdies to take an early lead. Their 64 on Sunday spurred them to 20 under par 193. Michael Hammett and Michael Dowst made a run on Sunday with a 65 to finish 9 strokes back at 11 under par 202. Three teams are tied for third place at 10 under par 203. The morning wave of players played in calmer conditions as the winds picked up in the afternoon. Elliott and Wofford won the HG Weddington State Four-Ball Trophy. The traveling trophy will be proudly displayed at Canebrake Country Club.

ABOUT THE Mississippi State Four-Ball

The tournament is scheduled for 54 holes of four- ball stroke play. Three divisions will compete in the championship. The field is limited to the first 40 Regular Division, 28 Senior Division and 28 Super Senior Teams.

Senior and Super Senior divisions will be flighted following 36 holes of play. The Regular Division may be flighted, if necessary to complete three tournament rounds. All participants must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status. All participants are required to have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA Licensed Mississippi Club. Participants must be bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the tournament.

Senior Division: Male amateurs who have reached their 50th birthday prior to the first round of the championship.

Super Senior Division: Male amateurs who have reached their 60th birthday prior to the first round of the championship.

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