MAMARONECK, New York (Sunday, Jun 7, 2015)
Until the U.S. Four-Ball hit the fairways of
Club this year, the Anderson Memorial was the
dog among team best-ball competitions in the
States. The tournament has it all. History,
and a top field of mid-amateur players that
drop just about anything to respond to a coveted
Sure, the USGA event may be more
"important" now, but there is something
about playing the same course year after year
may qualify the Anderson as the "Masters of
This year, the final match drew young Kris
Devlin and partner Craig Smith against Roger
Newsom and Adam Horton of Virginia. It's the
18 holes in a grueling weekend that sees
playing their fourth match in two days, after
36-holes of medal play on Thursday and Friday.
That isn't easy.
Newsom and Horton didn't dominate this
from the beginning, as the match was square
through three holes after the teams traded off
victories on the the second and third. But from
the Virginia team seized on several team bogeys
from Devlin and Smith, and took a 4-up lead into
At that point, with comfort and odds on their
side (4-down is tough to come back from in
best ball) the team of Newsom and Horton
wins with birdies on the short par-4 10th hole
547-yard par 5 12th to go 6-up, and only needed
par on the 13th to close out the match.
Earlier, Newsom and Horton had defeated
time champs Parker Smith and Dan Crockett, 2
while Devlin and Smith won their match over
and Will Bernstein of Century Golf Club, 3 and 2.
To view the full Championship bracket, click
results link at the bottom of the page.
SATURDAY MATCH PLAY
Four teams survived two rounds of match
in the weekend marathon of golf also known as
Anderson Memorial Championship.
The first Sunday match will feature Kris
(grandson of the legendary Australian golfer
Devlin) and Craig Smith of Foxland Harbor
G&CC of Tennessee vs. Sam and Will Bernstein
of New York's Century Country Club.
On Saturday afternoon, Devlin and Smith
tough quarterfinal battle over qualifying
Joe Saladino and partner Dave Boccia, 3 and 1.
The other Sunday match will pair Roger
and Adam Horton of Virginia vs. Parker Smith
Dan Crockett of The Country Club in Tennessee.
Crockett and Smith won the tournament in back-
back years in 2011 and 2012.
George "Buddy" Marucci and Kelly
Miller, playing out of Florida's Seminole Golf
posted a 67 on Winged Foot's West Course on
an even par round on the East to take the
one seed in the stroke play qualifying portion of
They tied with the team from Ohio's
CC, Bob Fairchild & Brian Sparrow, who also
posted 139, and were given the number two
In match play, the medalist teams both
in the quarterfinals, and the final match pitted
Benson and Don Erickson of Pennsylvania's
Punxsutawney CC vs. the Winged Foot team of
Graham and Joe Sommers. Benson and Erickson
the Senior title, 3 and 1.
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ABOUT THE JOHN G. ANDERSON
Maybe one of the most difficult invitations to
receive of all the invitational four-ball
The Anderson has been hosted at Winged Foot
over 75 years. Anderson is known for his
of Francis Oiumet's U.S. Open victory in 1913 at
Country Club. When Anderson died young at the
of 49 in 1933, Winged Foot's members created
tournament to honor his legacy.
ABOUT THE Anderson Memorial
Perhaps the most coveted best-ball
invitation in all of amateur golf. Created in 1933 to
honor Winged Foot founding member and two time
Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson, the event
consists of a 36 hole qualifier followed by two days
match play competition in both Championship and
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