Jim Chestnut and Scott Strickland team up to win the Anderson Memorial Four-Ball
Jim Chestnut and Scott Strickland (Anderson Memorial Photo)
Jim Chestnut and Scott Strickland (Anderson Memorial Photo)

Jim Chestnut and Scott Strickland spoiled the chance for Trevor Randolph and Chris Dejohn to go back-to-back at the Anderson Memorial Four-Ball at Winged Foot Golf Club, the West Course, in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Chestnut and Strickland defeated the 2023 champions, Randolph and Dejohn 5&4 to convincingly win the championship division title.

In the stroke play portion, Danny Simmerman and Jordan Russell finished as the medalists at 7-under after a first-round 1-under 69 on the west course and 6-under 64 on the east course.

Andrew Bailey and John Ebert, Jack Larkin Jr., and Brent Whitehead, and Chad Day and Will Huntley finished T2 at 6-under to earn the No. 2 through 4 seeds in the match play portion. 

Jim Chestnut and Scott Strickland, Trevor Randolph and Chris Dejohn, Stephen Woodard and Brett Boner, and Steven Wright and Crawford Reeves

Five of the eight teams shot a better round on the east course than on the west course.

In the quarterfinals, Simmerman and Russell defeated Bright and Reeves 1-up, Randolph and Dejohn defeated Bailey and Ebert 3&1, Boner and Woodard defeated Day and Huntley 1-up, and Chestnut and Strickland defeated Larkin and Whitehead in 20 holes. 

In the semifinals, Chestnut and Strickland defeated Simmerman and Russell 3&2, and Randolph and Dejohn defeated Boner and Woodard 3&2 to set up the championship showdown.

In the senior division, Dave Staudinger and Matthew Meyer defeated Patrick Stayer and John Brellinthin 3&2 to secure the championship.

The John G. Anderson Memorial Four-Ball Invitational was initiated in 1933 to honor Winged Foot founding member and two-time U.S. Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson.

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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 U.S. Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson, the event consists of a 36 hole qualifier followed by two days of match play competition in both Championship and Senior divisions.

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