Randolph and DeJohn win the Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot
Trevor Randolph and Chris DeJohn (Winged Foot photo)
One of the most coveted invitations in all of amateur golf is to The Anderson Memorial Four-Ball. With Canadian smoke-filled skies beginning to clear in Westchester County, New York, 58 Mid-Am teams and 26 Senior teams teed off in the 54-hole competition. Two-time defending champions Stewart Hagestad and Michael McBride were not in the field this year.
As the championship moved to match play on Saturday, Bart Goodwin and Mike Peck of Old American Club in Texas claimed medalist honors in the Senior Division at 6-under. Nicholas Donaldson and Mark Costanza of Florida's Isleworth G.C. paced the Mid-Ams at 12-under.
After four rounds of match play, it was four-time New Jersey Mid-Amateur winner Trevor Randolph and reigning Travis Invitational champ Chris DeJohn of New Jersey's Arcola G.C. who emerged victorious, edging Steven Bright and Crawford Reeves of the Thornblade Club in S.C. on the 19th hole of the championship match. Randolph and DeJohn started hot, grabbing a three-hole lead through seven, but Bright and Reeves ate into the lead, finally leveling the match on the tough par-4 18th and sending it to the extra hole.
Jack Larkin and Mike Brown (Winged Foot photo)
Jack Larkin and Mike Brown of Peachtree Golf Club in Georgia won three matches to take the Senior division, defeating the Winged Foot team of Mark Loomis and Jeff Putman by a 4&3 score.
More information about The Anderson:
Players will begin the week in a stroke play format starting on the East Course and moving to the West course for day 2. After two days of play the top 16 teams will be seeded into a match play bracket. The weekend will be played entirely on the West Course with two matches being played each day. That's six total rounds of golf over a four-day period for the champions.
Named after one of the Winged Foot's founders, John G. Anderson was one of the top amateur players of his era. Winner of 53 tournaments worldwide, he was known as having one of the sharpest minds in golf. His ability to outwit and outsmart so much of his competition inspired many golfers in the early 1900's and is partially responsible for the massive golf boom in the Metropolitan section. Off the golf course, Anderson was one of the golf's prominent writers and is credited with bringing to life the story of Francis Ouimet's historic victory at the 1913 U.S. Open. Anderson would never win the U.S. Amateur but would twice be the runner up, in 1913 and 1915. At the young age of 48, Anderson passed away from kidney disease. The Anderson Memorial was established only two months after he passed and forever carries on his legacy.View results for Anderson Memorial
ABOUT THE Anderson Memorial
Perhaps the most coveted best-ball
invitation in all of amateur golf. Created in 1933 to
honor Winged Foot founding member and two time
Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson, the event
consists of a 36 hole qualifier followed by two days
match play competition in both Championship and
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