The sixth annual Wachesaw Plantation Club 4 Ball Tournament held Friday through Sunday at the private Murrells Inlet club again attracted a strong field, with 55 two-person teams representing 13 states.
The local team of Sammy Truett and Englis Glover won the 17-team Mid-Amateur Division, which played the back tees, by four strokes with a 15-under 70-62-69–201.
”It has been absolutely wonderful,” said tournament director and participant Mike Daniels, a Wachesaw member. “We get a great bunch of guys who come to the tournament.”
The entry fee was $570 including a practice round and lunch/brunch each day, and more than $12,000 was awarded in gift certificates to the Wachesaw Club pro shop.
States represented were California, Arizona, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, South Carolina and North Carolina. The tournament can accept up to 60 teams and sold out last year.
Derrick McCloud and Andy Congdon finished second in the Mid-Am division at 11-under 205 and Strand residents Rich Weston and Randy Hebert finished third at 208. The winning score tied the tournament record set in the inaugural event in 2009 by the Truett and partner Linwood Foster.
Chip Woody of Troutville, Va., and Jack Tuttle of Roanoke, Va., won the 27-team Senior Division (55 and older) by four shots with a 13-under 64-71-68–203 over defending champions Mark Wagner of Statesville, N.C., and Jim Hunsuck of Troutman, N.C.
Ernie Newton of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Larry Boswell of Jamestown N.C. successfully defended their title in the 11-team Super Senior Division (65 and older) in a playoff over Peter Jacobi of Arlington, Va., and Frank Guise of West Lake, Ohio, after both teams shot 9-under 207s.
The winning teams collected between $1,000 and $1,200 in gift certificates.
The seventh Wachesaw Plantation Club 4 Ball Invitational is scheduled for Oct. 16-18, 2015. To request an invitation email Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.