Blake Vinson and David Klaudt win Olympia Fields Four-Ball
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (May 26, 2017) – After two rounds at the historic Olympia Fields Golf Club, Blake Vinson and David Klaudt emerged victorious in the Mid-Amateur division of the Olympia Fields Four-Ball.

After the first round, played at the North Course, Vinson and Klaudt were tied with Andrew Rhodes and Ryan Utnage at 4-under 66. Klaudt, who played collegiate golf at Kansas State and Vinson (who played at Texas Wesleyan) are both experienced amateur players. And when conditions turned cooler on Friday, they would need to draw on that experience, because the South Course played long and difficult.

Vinson and Klaudt shot 4-under 68 to claim the title at 8-under for the tournament. Finishing second was the team of Matt Mitchell and Ben Fisher, thanks to a 5-under 67 on Friday that put them at 6-under for the tournament.


John Finnin and Dave Ryan claimed the Senior Division title after an impressive 5-under 67 on the South – matching the lowest score of the tournament. That round on top of a 2-over 72 was good enough to give the pair a two-stroke victory.


Michael Alsup and Ken Kee put on a spectacular performance on their way to claiming the Super-Senior Division Title. The pair from Tulsa, Oklahoma play together frequently. Alsup also competed collegiately at the University of Tulsa. Alsup and Kee shot a tournament low 64 on the North Course on their way to claiming a four-stroke victory.

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ABOUT THE Olympia Fields Four-Ball

Tournament is 36 holes, 18 on the North and 18 on the South. The North course is the more famous, having hosted the U.S. Open. But the South Course, renovated in 2008 is now the preferred club of the members and is slated to host several important professional and amateur tournaments in the coming years.

This is an invitational event with entries usually being sent to U.S. Mid Amateur qualifiers and other players of note. Combined team index of 6.0 or less is required to be accepted into the tournament field.

Mid-Am Division: One or both competitors between 25 and 49 years of age
Senior Division: Both competitors between 50 and 59 years of age
Super Senior Division: Both competitors 60 years of age or older

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