22nd NCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship | Poppy Hills GC | March 30-April 1, 2020
First played in 1999, the NCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship is a two-person, better-ball scratch event for senior golfers. The tournament expanded from two rounds to three rounds in 2006. Joe Dudley and Bob Pipkin won the inaugural event, while the team of Robert Berg and Rob Thompson have the most titles, three, winning in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Mark Miller has won the event three different times with three different partners: Herb Jensen (2006), Casey Boyns (2012) and Gary Vanier (2013).
Miller and Jensen hold the record for lowest 54-hole score, 196, set in 2006. Miller and Vanier hold the 36-hole record with a score of 128 at Silverado Resort in 2013. 2014 winners Frank Pieper and Mike Staskus hold the record for lowest round, a 10-under 62 the pair shot at Saddle Creek. In 2018, Mark Hill and James Hay tied that mark with a 62 at Poppy Hills.
In 2015, a Super Senior Four-Ball Division was added to the event.
ENTRIES CLOSE: March 8, 2020
ENTRY FEE: $340 per team. Field limited to the first 80 teams, which will include a Super Senior Flight (Both players must meet the Super Senior requirements).
ELIGIBILITY: Players must have reached their 55th or 65th (Super Senior) birthday by March 30, 2020 and have a numeric handicap index on their club’s Master Report of 9.4 or less on the date of registration. Partners need not be members of the same club. One partner may represent the team for any part or all of a round.
FORMAT: 54 holes four-ball stroke play (18 holes per day) over three days. After 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 30 teams and ties.
EXEMPTIONS: Champion teams prior to 2004 have a lifetime exemption. Champion teams from 2004 and beyond are exempt for five years. Top 10 teams and ties from the preceding year. All exempt teams must consist of the same partners. (Exempt teams are guaranteed entry into the event when registering any time prior to the entry deadline).
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Eat your hearts out, whippersnappers. Vanier and Anderson, who at age 68 and 64, respectively, combined to be the oldest team in the Senior field, shot a final round 3-under 68 Wednesday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course to run away with a three-shot victory at the annual NCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship. Read Full 2019 Recap | View 2019 Photo Gallery
Steve Donnelly and James Camaione were already aware of some of the big names on the NCGA Senior Four-Ball trophy. The duo will now have their own names engraved, having beaten one of the big names to earn it. Donnelly and Camaione, both members at Bayonet/Black Horse GC, shot a final round 2-under 69 and defeated Randy Haag and David Nelson on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff Friday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course to win the 20th version of the championship. Read Full 2018 Recap | View 2018 Photo Gallery
Past Senior Four-Ball Champions
|1999||Joe Dudley and Bob Pipkin||65-68-133|
|2000||Jim McMurtrey and William Celli||65-68-133|
|2001||Cliff Davis and Robert Olds||63-68-131|
|2002||Carl Selkirk and Dave Parsons||65-67-132|
|2003||Lou Alvarez and Richard Michel||68-66-134|
|2004||Mike Butler and Earl Stewart||68-67-135|
|2005||Robert Berg and Rob Thompson||66-70-136|
|2006||Mark Miller and Herb Jensen||67-63-66-196|
|2007||Robert Berg and Rob Thompson||65-68-66-199|
|2008||Robert Berg and Rob Thompson||71-67-67-205|
|2009||Doug Johnson and Rob Adolph||66-69-69-204|
|2010||Peter Moren and Ron Johnson||65-70-66-201|
|2011||Jim Knoll and Jeff Burda||68-66-67-201|
|2012||Casey Boyns and Mark Miller||67-67-65-199|
|2013||Gary Vanier and Mark Miller at Silverado Resort||63-65-71-199|
|2014||Frank Pieper and Mike Staskus at Greenhorn/SaddleCreek||67-62-68-197|
|2015||Casey Boyns and Terry Foreman at Poppy Hills||69-65-70-204|
|2016||Chip Lutz and Randy Haag at Bayonet||69-66-68-203|
|2017||Chip Lutz and Randy Haag at Bayonet||70-65-65-200|
|2018||James Camaione and Steve Donnelly at Poppy Hills||70-63-69-202|
|2019||Scott Anderson and Gary Vanier at Poppy Hills||66-65-68-199|
Past Super Senior Four-Ball Champions
|2015||Kemp Richardson and James Myers at Poppy Hills||69-69-72-210|
|2016||Dave Sheff and Bruce Loman at Bayonet||70-69-68-207|
|2017||Chuck Richesin and Bob Thomason at Bayonet||74-72-70-216|
|2018||Kemp Richardson and Jim Knoll at Poppy Hills||70-69-63-202|
|2019||Bruce Loman and Dave Sheff at Poppy Hills||70-72-66-208|