Late surge by Morgan and Anderson leads to SCGA Four-Ball title
Adam Anderson (L) and Andrew Morgan combined to shoot 19-under 125 to secure the 31st SCGA Four-Ball Championship
Adam Anderson (L) and Andrew Morgan combined to shoot 19-under 125 to secure the 31st SCGA Four-Ball Championship

In a tightly contested two-day event, Andrew Morgan and Adam Anderson emerged from the pack to capture the 31st Southern California Golf Association's Four-Ball Championship at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe.

After carding a first-round 64, the duo entered the final round trailing overnight leaders Luke Potter, the 2021 SCGA Player of the Year, and Dylan Menante, a junior at Pepperdine, but responded by posting the low round of the tournament with a 61 to finish at 19-under 125, good for a one-stroke victory.

Anderson caught fire early on in the second round, sticking his tee shot on the par-three second hole close enough to sink a birdie. On the next hole, a par-five, the high school freshman reached the green in two shots, and sunk his eagle putt to tie Potter and Menante at 11-under.

Entering the back nine, Potter and Menante regained a one-stroke lead. Although Anderson and Morgan continued to surge, combining for five consecutive birdies to start, adding one more on hole No. 16, which was enough to topple Potter/Menante and take home the title.

Morgan, a former collegiate golfer at the University of California, accounted for four of the six birdies his team posted on the back.

Tyler Gulliksen and Charlie Reiter shot 16-under to finish in third place, while Hunter Reed and Matthew Pennington finished at 15-under for fourth place. Lincoln Melcher and Jin Nakao and Scotland Schmidt and Elijah Poppers finished tied for fifth at 12-under.

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This event is open to members with handicap indexes of 6.4 and below. Players will compete over 18 holes of qualifying four-ball stroke play to determine the 52 teams which advance to the championship. The Championship is conducted over 36 holes of stroke play.

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