Wheeler, Abel take Texas North Four-Ball in playoff
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Christopher Wheeler of Addison and Derek Abel of Dallas captured the 2021 North Four-Ball after a one-hole playoff. Playing in the last group with first-round leaders Gary Ezmerlian and Colby Amparan of Fort Worth, Wheeler and Abel shot a final-round 6-under 66 at Brookhaven Country Club’s Masters Course to finish tied with Ezmerlian and Amparan after 36 holes. The two teams went back to the 18th tee and Wheeler and Abel came out on top after a bogey on the hole.

Top Finishers: Wheeler and Abel came into the final round one stroke back of the leaders. They shot the low round of the day to finish in a tie with Ezmerlian and Amparan. Wheeler and Abel came out on top in the one-hole playoff. Ezmerlian and Amparan shot the second best round at 5-under 67, but it wasn’t enough to keep their lead. Colby Pickavance and Clark Collier shot consistent rounds of 68-68, 8-under 136 overall. Rhett Anderson and Paul McNamara finished in fourth place after a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday.

Weather: Saturday and Sunday’s weather was sunny with a high both days around 70 degrees.

Host Course: Brookhaven Country Club, nestled in the small Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, has 54 holes of golf. The North Four-Ball was contested on the Masters course. The course extends to 6,879 yards, with tight fairways. The Jeff Brauer redesign tests players with their woods and putters.

Next Up: The North Regional Series next event will be at The Golf Club @ Twin Creeks for the North Mid-Amateur March 26-28.

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ABOUT THE Texas North Four-Ball

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the North Texas region (both players must reside in north region) as defined by the Texas PGA Sections (North of 31 degree parallel, Salado TX and north is break point). Applicants must have a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less.

Format: 36 holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play, with a field limit of 40 teams

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