Bell & Soyez win Heart of America 4-Ball Championship
Elliot Soyez (left) and Jeff Bell following their victory on Wednesday
(photo courtesy of the KCGA)
TOPEKA, Kansas (August 10, 2017) -- Overland Park's Jeff Bell and Wichita's Elliot Soyez teamed up to win the 2017 Heart of America Four-Ball Match Play Championship at Topeka Country Club on Wednesday.
The pair defeated five teams en route to the tournament’s title, an event that players qualify for based on top-16 finishes in the Kansas Four-Ball and Kansas City Four-Ball.
After hanging on in a 1-up victory over the team of Travis Mays and Brent Mertz, Bell & Soyez bested the the Manhattan team of Brian Fehr & TJ Vilkanskas by a 5&4 margin in Wednesday's 36-hole final match.
The final would begin steadily, with the teams halving the first three holes, but after taking the No. 4 for themselves, it was all Bell & Soyez until closing the door on their opponents with a winning 4 on the match’s 32nd hole.
For Bell & Soyez, it is the second team title of 2017 after claiming the KGA's Mid-Amateur Team Championship back in May.
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ABOUT THE Heart of America Four-Ball
Stroke play qualifying with low (32
championship and 16 senior teams) advancing to
match play. Open to any male amateur golfer
with an active
USGA handicap index. Championship teams
combined index must be 10.0 or less. Senior
teams combined index must be 14.0 or less.
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