NC Senior Four-Ball: Mills and Kirby Go Wire-to-Wire
Nolan Mills III and Robby Kirby shot -16 at Benvenue CC
ROCKY MOUNT, NC (August 11, 2017) - Nolan Mills III and Robby Kirby of Charlotte went wire-to-wire to win the 17th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship hosted by Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, N.C. After opening with rounds of 65-66, the duo cruised to a two-shot victory with a final round 69, for a three-day total of 16-under-par, 200.
"Robby just played really good today, we made some pars and a few birdies coming in and that made the difference," said Mills about their final round. The pair blistered the par-72, 1922 Donald Ross layout with 20 birdies in 54 holes.
"It’s just a good old school layout, that you have to keep it below the hole to score well and it’s a lot of fun when you do," added Mills talking about their week.
After finishing second last year in the N.C. Senior Four-Ball and second in the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball earlier this year, the duo was excited to get the victory, "We brother-in-lawed it all week and we are a great team, we are best friends, and we have great chemistry. This is my first CGA victory and it feels great because we feel like we deserve to be out here," added Kirby. "At the end of the day it’s great to be able to come out here and do this, play a great course, against some great players and it’s not something that is guaranteed so we are very thankful the CGA allows us to do this."
The team of Russ Perry of Winston-Salem and Mark Stephens of Troutman fired a final round 65 to propel them into second place. The 2017 N.C. Super Senior Four-Ball champions finished two shots back of the winners.
Finishing in third place were the defending champions, Ed Byman of Raleigh and Preston Edmondson of Morrisville.
ABOUT THE North Carolina Senior Four-Ball
Open to any male golfer aged 55 and older, a legal
resident of North Carolina, and an active index with
CGA. Format is 54 holes of four-ball stroke play with
the field cut to the low 30 scores and ties after 36
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