MAMARONECK, NY (June 3, 2013) -- Perhaps the most coveted best-ball invitational in all of amateur golf, the Anderson Memorial Four-Ball kicks off Thursday from Winged Foot, site of the 2004 U.S. Amateur and 2006 and 2020 U.S. Open Championships.
Two-time Defending champions Parker Smith and Dan Crockett will be in the field, which is comprised of 62 teams in what may be the oldest four-ball championship in the country.
Smith, of course, has won the event three times, including a 2010 victory with partner Phillip Breeding.
Recent Havemeyer and Travis Invitational winner Joseph Saladino will be playing, alongside partner Dave Boccia, with the returning champs in Round 1.
Other big names include Steve and Dalton Melnyk of Timuquana.
In the Senior Division, defending champions Jim Holtgrieve and partner Tom Case will return and join names like Tom Knapp and partner Jeffrey Knox, who recently won the Charlie Coe Invitational.
The John G. Anderson Memorial Four-Ball Invitational was initiated in 1933 to honor Winged Foot founding member and two time U.S. Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson.
The event features a 36-hole qualifier on both courses before a 16-team match-play portion.