Williams and Haselden Win 2022 South Four-Ball
Houston – After two rounds of less-than-ideal playing conditions, the team of Matt Williams and Ryan Haselden went wire-to-wire to win the 2022 South Four-Ball at Sterling Country Club. The Houston duo shot back-to-back rounds of 4-under 68 to win by one stroke over Vincent Martino and Jason Coffin with a two-day total of 8-under par 136.
1. Matt Williams/Ryan Hasleden -8 136
2. Vincent Martino/Jason Coffin -7 137
T3. John Hunter/Joey Gullion -6 138
T3. Toby Zeringue/Shawn Stoute -6 138
5. Logan Thomason/Sam Hochhauser -5 139
6. Todd Albert/Kevin Liberto -4 140
Top Finishers – Williams and Haselden played consistent golf over the two round with just a single bogey during the first round. This is their first TGA victory and they will sit atop the Regional Player of the Year board with each player receiving 400 points for their victory. The Regional POY will issue points for the top five teams this week.
Martino and Coffin began the final round two shots back of the leaders and posted a final round 5-under par 67 for a 36-hole total of 7-under par 137. John Hunter and Joey Gullion finished in a tie for third place with Toby Zeringue and Shawn Stoute at 6-under par 138. Zeringue and Stoute won the 2020 South Four-Ball at The Clubs of Kingwood. The 2021 South Four-Ball champions Todd Albert and Kevin Liberto finished in solo 6th place.
Weather – Teams battled the elements during Saturday’s first round as temperatures never got above 43 degrees with a steady drizzle and winds out of the north. Sunday’s final round once again saw cold temperatures to begin play, but that gave way to sunny skies and low 50s as play wrapped up.
Course – This year’s South Four-Ball was contested at Sterling Country Club, set amid rolling hills in the northwest section of the city. Sterling CC was designed by Jeff Blume and opened for play in 2011; the private property is shared with Houston National Golf Club, one of Houston’s premier daily-fee facilities. Sterling CC has hosted numerous qualifying events as well as the South Mid-Amateur (2013) and the South Amateur (2019) for the TGA.
Next Up – The South Regional Series next event will be the South Mid-Amateur at Forest Creek Golf Club, March 18-20, 2022. For information, click here.
For more information on the Texas Golf Association, South Regional Series and South Four-Ball please visit www.txga.org.