Mississippi Four-Ball: Thompson/Griffin defend
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 28, 2013) -- The forecast for unfavorable weather came to fruition Sunday morning as the Senior Divisions began play at 7:30. Despite the efforts of the tournament committee, the morning wave was brought off the course around 7:45am and was not able to return to the course. The Senior and Super Senior Divisions were shortened to a 36 hole championship and the trophies were awarded accordingly.

Mike Thompson and David Griffin, both of Tupelo, successfully defended their title in the Bill Cass Senior firing a 5 under, 134. In the Bill Cass Super Senior there was a tie for the championship, given to Les Robinson and JT Jernigan and George Hinman and Chris Wilson.

Thankfully, the weather cooperated for the afternoon so that the regular division was able to complete nine holes of play. Justin Elliott and Steve Wilson sneaked into the lead with their six under for the 9 hole round today. Elliott defended his title from the past year, although with a new partner.

Chosing a partner can be difficult and Elliott went straight for the top in his four-ball team of Defending Champion and US Mid Amateur Champion.Many thanks to the staff at Canebrake for the hosting this prestigious event. The course was in terrific condition and we thank the staff for creating a championship atmosphere for these amateurs.

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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