Ebalo and Sigsbee win the Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot
Shane Sigsbee (L) and Kenny Ebalo (R)
MAMARONECK, NY (June 11, 2017) - Kenny Ebalo
and Shane Sigsbee
of Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas won the 81st Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot
Sunday, defeating Brett Boner and Stephen Woodard of Carolina Golf Club 3&2 in the final match.
Ebalo and Sigsbee were medalists in stroke play, going 63-70 on the East and West Courses to finish at 7-under 133. There was a playoff to determine the last nine match play spots featuring 11 teams who all shot two-under 138.
To get to the final, Ebalo and Sigsbee first knocked off the Tennessee team of Todd Burgan and Kevin Watford 3&1 in the round of 16. They then beat Ross Hamann and Riley Pumphrey of Austin, TX 3&2 in the quarterfinals and then took out two-time Anderson Memorial champions Dan Crockett and Parker Smith of Tennessee in the semis.
In the final, the Nevada team really stepped things up on the back nine.
"Kenny made a 15-footer for par on 11 that won the hole to give us a 2-up lead," said Sigsbee. "Then I made a 35 foot birdie putt on 14 to give us a 3-up lead, and Kenny followed that up with a 25 foot putt on 14 for birdie to tie the hole and move the match to dormie status."
The pair really got hot in the quarterfinals, where they were 8-under through 16 holes in their match against Texans Hamann and Pumphrey. You might say they found Einged Foot to their liking.
"The course was awesome," said Sigsbee. "Winged Foot is our favorite golf club in the US -- it's incredible to have 2 amazing courses on the same property. The course this week was playing tough; the rough was grown up, greens were firm and fast, it was effectively tipped out and we got some wind each afternoon."
No wonder it only took 2-under to reach match play.
In the Senior Division, the Texas team of Bart Goodwin and Mike Peck won the championship with a 4&3 win over Brady Exber and George Zahringer in the final match. Goodwin and Peck never trailed in the match, tallying six birdies against one bogey.
Goodwin and Peck medaled by four shots in stroke play qualifying, shooting 62-70 on the East and West Courses for an eight-under 132 total.
To get to the final, they first beat Michael Hooper and Guy Shutt 4&3 in the quarterfinal, and then eliminated Don Enga and Jay Sessa 4&3 in the semifinal.
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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