Five in a row! Bob Royak and Doug Hanzel win their fifth Georgia Senior Four-Ball
Bob Royak and Doug Hanzel (Georgia State Golf Association Photo)
Bob Royak and Doug Hanzel (Georgia State Golf Association Photo)

Bob Royak and Doug Hanzel might be running out of room on their trophy shelves.

Royak and Hanzel won the 2023 Georgia Senior Four-Ball by nine shots with a score of 24-under at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton, Ga.

The duo shot a first-round 11-under 60 to hold a four-shot lead after the opening round, and they never let up, shooting a second-round 9-under 62 and a final round 4-under 67.

Royak and Hanzel finished the week at 189, beating the 54-hole record set by Spencer Sappington and Bill Ploeger in 2002.

Sappington, Ploeger, and Hanzel are members of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame; Royak is a member of the 2024 Hall of Fame inductee class that will be inducted on March 23rd, 2024.

Allen Peake and Rusty Strawn finished in solo second place at 15-under, and Mike Combs and Bob Crean finished in solo third place at 3-under.

Donald Miller and Paige Hood finished in solo fourth place at 12-under, and Michael Standard and Dave Maddox finished in fifth place at 11-under.

Hanzel won the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur championship and fell to fellow Georgian Rusty Strawn in the 2019 championship match at The Kittansett Club. Hanzel also was a semifinalist in 2012 and twice a quarterfinalist in 2016 and 2018.

Royak won the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur by defeating Roger Newsom, 1 up, in the final at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C. He has competed in 21 USGA championships, including five U.S. Amateurs and three U.S. Senior Opens (2012, 2019, 2021, 2022).

Don Aronin and Mitchell Ives won the Super Senior Division with a score of 13-under.

Aronin and Ives also went wire-to-wire, shooting a first round 8-under 63.

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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; 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.

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).

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

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