S. Carolina Four-Ball: Youths to meet in final

SPARTANBURG, SC (June 4, 2011) -- The teams of 20 year old Will Ovenden and 21 year old Brad Sill along with 18 year old Caleb Sturgeon and 19 year old Caulder Moore will face off in the finals of the 2011 SCGA Four Ball Championship being held at The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

In the morning quarter final matches the Spartanburg/Duncan team of Will Ovenden and Brad Still birdied the 17th hole to take a 1 up lead over Matt Laydon and Chris Mitchell and held onto that lead after tying the 18th with a birdie. Kevin King and Todd White from Bluffton and Moore teamed to defeat Taylor and Trevor Banks 3&2 while the Father Son team of T.D. and Thomas Todd also won their match 3&2 overcoming the brother team of Andy and Ben Karns. In the most exciting match of the quarter finals Caulder Moore and Caleb Sturgeon from the Isle of Palms and Laurens eagled the first extra hole, the par five 18th, to defeat the stroke play medalist team of Thomas Bradshaw and Caleb Sturgeon. Bradshaw and Sturgeon shot a fourball score of 64 in their morning loss.

In the Semi Final matches Caulder Moore made one of his four birdies on the 17th hole to finish out their match with T.D. and Thomas Todd 2&1. Sturgeon also added four birdies in the match to assist with the victory. In the other afternoon match Will Ovenden’s 15 foot birdie putt on the 20th hole pushed he and his partner, Brad Sill past Kevin King and Todd White. At no point in time during the match were either team up by more than one hole.

Sixty teams played a 36 hole stroke play event vying for the 31 spots that qualify for the Match Play portion of the tournament with the Defending Champions getting the automatic #1 seed. The Championship match will begin Sunday morning at 7:40 a.m.

The 2011 SCGA Four Ball Championship is one of 19 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The 48th Annual event is being played on the 6,829 yard, par 72 golf course at The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, SC.

ABOUT THE South Carolina Four-Ball

The Four Ball Championship is a great attraction as it has become the only Match Play event that the South Carolina Golf Association conducts. With 60 teams starting play, after two days of stroke play qualifying, 32 teams will advance to match play to square off against each other until there is only one team left.

By virtue of being one of the few Match Play events available in South Carolina, this is a great opportunity to play in a format that used to dominate tournament golf.

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