Robbins-Childress open the Carolinas Four-Ball with a 61
The lead team of Michael Childress and Lansdon Robbins <br>(CGA Photo)
The lead team of Michael Childress and Lansdon Robbins
(CGA Photo)

CAMDEN, SC (May 3, 2017) - After day one of stroke play qualifying at the Carolinas Four-Ball hosted by Camden Country Club it is the team of Michael Childress and Lansdon Robbins pacing the field. The lead duo opened with a bogey-free 9-under 61 and they will take a two shot cushion into Thursday's final round of stroke play qualifying.

Childress and Robbins started nicely with a front nine 2-under 33 before exploding on the back nine with seven birdies, including five straight to end their round. The only holes they didn't birdie on the second nine were Nos. 11 and 13.

Paul Tucker and Brent Roof; Ryan Marter and Jack Parrott are tied for second place at 7-under while Shane Rogan and Bobby Few; James Lightsey Jr. and Thomas Rea; Justin Hood and Jake McBride; Todd Eckstein and Bob Fulton share fourth at 6-under.

Following the completion of stroke play qualifying on Thursday play will switch over to match play with the top-32 teams advancing. On Friday the field will play the Rounds of 32 and 16, the quarterfinals and semifinals will be played Saturday before the title match is played Sunday.

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ABOUT THE Carolinas Four-Ball

The Four-Ball Championship of the Carolinas is a perennial favorite with the Carolina's best amateur golfers. Two rounds of Four-Ball stroke play format (one best ball of the two) determine the 32 teams to advance to match play. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of one of the Carolinas, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current (within 90 days of opening date) USGA handicap index at a CGA member club. The championship team receives merchandise, trophies and names inscribed on the Hale Van Hoy Trophy. Stroke play qualifying medalists’ names will be inscribed on the Joe B. McCarley Cup. Additional prizes are awarded to all match play contestants.

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