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Magic year continues for Royak, Hanzel with Georgia Sr 4-Ball win
Bob Royak (L) and Doug Hanzel (GSGA photo)
Bob Royak (L) and Doug Hanzel (GSGA photo)

The wins keep coming for a pair of America's best senior amateur golfers.

Bob Royak (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Doug Hanzel (Savannah, Ga.) teamed up to win the Georgia Senior Four-Ball at the Sea Palms Resort. Though rain washed out the final round, their seven-shot lead would not have been in doubt.

The team of Royak and Hanzel represented a pairing of U.S. Senior champions. Hanzel won his in 2013 and Royak captured his earlier this year. At the Sea Palms Resort, they opened the tournament with a 12-under 59 which immediately put them in front by seven, a lead they maintained through a second-round 64.

For Royak, the win gave him a clean sweep of the Georgia state senior championships for 2019.



For Hanzel, the current No. 1 ranked player in the AmateurGolf.com senior ranking, it was his fourth title in this event.



In the Super Senior division, the team of Al Small and Larry Clark won their third straight championship, prevailing by three shots over the teams of Don Marsh/Ernie Venet and Steve Melnyk/John Darr.

ABOUT THE Georgia Senior Four-Ball

Open to male amateur golfers; entrants must be at least 55 years old on or before the first day of the Championship for the Senior Division and 65 years old for the Super Senior Division; a maximum stroke differential of six strokes is allowed between partners; if the differential is more than six strokes, the higher index will be adjusted down to six strokes; the stroke differential does not apply in determining the low 48 teams by total team handicap index.

Field: 96 teams - 48 teams based on low team index comprise the Championship flight; remaining Senior Division teams drawn by lottery (1 exempt spot held for each host club; 4 exempt spots held for flight winners); low 24 teams (subject to change) by handicap index comprise the Super Senior Four-Ball Championship flight; both players must be at least 65 years or older as of the first day of the competition.

Format: 54 holes of flighted four-ball stroke play.

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