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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.

LEADERBOARD
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

Final Results

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.

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TGA Regional Four-Balls Set for Feb. 26-27

The Texas Golf Association’s 2022 tournament season kicks off with the North and South Regional Four-Ball Championships. Both events will be held concurrently from Feb. 26-27.

The North Four-Ball will be played at Tempest Golf Club in Gladewater. Sterling Country Club in Houston will host the South Four-Ball.

Located about 15 miles west of Longview on State Highway 135, Tempest Golf Club re-opened in 2018 following a $20 million dollar renovation overseen by Jeffrey Brauer. Sterling Country Club, set amid rolling hills in the northwest section of the city, was designed by Jeff Blume and opened for play in 2011.

First conducted in 2003, the Regional Four-Balls are open to male amateur golfers who belong to a TGA Member Club, have a World Handicap System Index of 8.4 or less and reside in the region relative to their respective championship. The TGA uses the 31st parallel in Salado as the delineation between the North and South regions.

Both events are contested using the same tournament format. The 40-team starting fields will play 36 holes of four-ball stroke play over two days with no cut. Regional performance points, which are applied to the yearlong North and South Player of the Year races, are awarded to the top five team finishers.

Live scoring updates and daily recaps, as well as tee times and pairings, will be available at txga.org once the action gets underway from Tempest Golf Club and Sterling Country Club.

At the 2021 North Four-Ball, Derek Abel of Dallas and Christopher Wheeler of Addison captured the title on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Colby Amparan and Gary Ezmerlian, both of Fort Worth. The two teams were tied at 11-under-par 133 after 36 holes of regulation play on the Masters Course at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. Todd Albert of Katy and Kevin Liberto of Cypress carded rounds of 68-65 to win the 2021 South Four-Ball on the El Dorado Course at Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre in Missouri City. Their 36-hole, 9-under 133 total was good for a two-shot victory over Casey Carnes of Schertz and Zan Terry of San Antonio.

South Four-Ball

Sterling Country Club

February 26-27, 2022


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: February 26-27, 2022
Host Club: Sterling Country Club
Address: 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston, TX 77095
Phone: (281) 304-1400
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director – Justin Guthrie

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Exempt Entry Deadline: January 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: February 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $450

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the South Texas region (31’ parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point) with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Competition Policies for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure: The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players until the published exemption deadline of January 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received.

Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

a) Top ten (10) teams (and ties) in previous year’s South Four-Ball;

b) Two (2) host club exemptions.

Note: An exemption earned by a team will only be accepted when both exempt players register as a team. If an exempt player registers with a non-exempt player, that player will forfeit their exempt status and their registration will be accepted under the event specific entry procedure.

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view TGA Competition Policies. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested of 36-holes of four-ball stroke play. The field is limited to 44 teams.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the rate of $45.00, plus applicable taxes. Practice round availability includes Monday-Thursday at anytime or after 12:00 PM Friday-Sunday. Players must contact the host club directly to schedule a practice round.

Registration Information: There is no official registration for TGA Regional Events. Players are asked to arrive to their respective starting tee 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be made no later than February 23, 2022 online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted and must adhere to all TGA Competition Policies and host club policies.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius user profile or by contacting the TGA Staff Contact directly. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Texas Golf Association at (214) 468-8942 or email the TGA Staff Contact directly. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Transportation: Players may walk or ride at their own discretion. Cart fees are included in the players entry fee. The TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy is in effect. Spectators must walk at all times. For more information on TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy, click here.

Medical Cart: Spectators in accordance of ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Director of Competitions – South Texas, John Cochran IV.

Score Posting: The TGA will post all scores for individual stroke play events to players GHIN number. Players are asked to not post scores for individual TGA stroke play events as it will result in a duplicate posting.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience at all Texas Golf Association (TGA) events, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of TGA Policies & Procedures. For complete TGA Competition Policies, click here.



South Four-Ball

Sterling Country Club
February 26-27, 2022

General Information

Date: February 26-27, 2022

Host Club: Sterling Country Club

TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director - Justin Guthrie

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Exempt Deadline: January 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entries Close: February 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $450

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the South Texas region (31’ parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point) with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Competition Policies for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure: The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players until the published exemption deadline of January 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested of 36-holes of four-ball stroke play. The field is limited to 44 teams.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the rate of $45.00, plus applicable taxes. Practice round availability includes Monday-Thursday at anytime or after 12:00 PM Friday-Sunday. Players must contact the host club directly to schedule a practice round.

Registration Information: There is no official registration for TGA Regional Events. Players are asked to arrive to their respective starting tee 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be made no later than February 23, 2022 online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

For complete championship information, click here.


Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 26

8:00 AM - Round 1

Sunday, February 27

8:00 AM - Round 2

Following Play - Awards Presentation

Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

a) Top ten (10) teams (and ties) in previous year’s South Four-Ball;

  • Todd Albert/Kevin Liberto, Zan Terry/Casey Carnes, Jess Bonneau/James Bartell, Ryan Clarke/Cade Roberts, Jason Swanson/Travis Stiegman, John Braniff/Titus Harris, Scott Kulcak/Will Orr, Jed Shreve/Andrew Whitacre, Cory Wells/Clayton Jeffirs, Randy Lance/Juan Salcedo

b) Two (2) host club exemptions.

 For complete exemption information, click here.

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Albert and Liberto Win 2021 South Four-Ball

Missouri City – Trailing by one stroke heading into the final round, Todd Albert of Katy and Kevin Liberto of Cypress battle back to win on the Eldorado Course at Quail Valley Golf Course. A seven-under par, 65, in the final round was one stroke off the course low score for the day as players battled the elements. In the first round, Albert and Liberto posted a 4-under par 68 which had an eagle on the par-5 seventh and two birdies on the par-3 eights and par-5 tenth on the scorecard. 4-under par 68 was good enough to get Albert and Liberto into the final group and tied for second. To start the final round, Albert came out hot as he birdied six of the first seven holes on his own ball. Albert kept it rolling on the backside as he carded another three birdies. Liberto was steady throughout the day and provided when the team needed. Liberto had one birdie on the day on the par-4 fifteenth. The teams strong final round was enough to secure them a two stroke win and nine-under par tournament total, 133, and the South Four-Ball crown.

 

LEADERBOARD

1. Todd Albert/Kevin Liberto, -9 (133)

2. Zan Terry/Casey Carnes, -7 (135)

T3.  Jess Bonneau/James Bartell, -5 (137)

T3.  Ryan Clarke/Cade Roberts, -5 (137)

T5.  Jason Swanson/Travis Stiegman, -3 (139)

T5.  John Braniff/Titus Harris, -3 (139)

T5.  Scott Kulcak/Will Orr, -3 (139)

 

Final Results

 

Top Finishers – Zan Terry of San Antonio and Casey Carnes of Schertz finished solo second with a tournament total of seven-under par, 135 (70-65). The teams final round highlight came from Carnes as he carded a 6-under par, 29, on his own ball to start the round. Tied for third place at five-under par was Jess Bonneau and James Bartell of Houston and Ryan Clarke of Houston and Cade Roberts of Cypress. Clarke and Roberts were the leadings going into the final round after an opening round of 67, five-under par. Three teams finished in a tie for fifth place at three-under par, 139.

 

Weather: Thursday’s first round reached a high of 73 degrees with mostly clear and sunny skies into the afternoon. The afternoon consisted over overcast skies and wind gusts up 16 mph. Players battled the elements during Friday’s final round. Temperatures again reached a high of 73 degrees on Friday with overcast skies producing rain on and off throughout the round.

 

Course: The South Four-Ball was contested on the El Dorado course at Quail Valley Golf Course in Missouri City. Designed by Jack Miller, Jay Rivere and Jeffery D. Blume, the El Dorado course features Bermuda Fairways and Greens. The layout of the course includes rolling terrain, unique undulations and numerous lakes and creeks.

 

Next Up: The South Regional Series next event will be the South Amateur at Galveston Country Club, August 6-8, 2021. For information, click here.

 

For more information on the Texas Golf Association, South Regional Series and South Four-Ball please visit www.txga.org.

 

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North and South Regional Four-Ball Postponed

Due to inclement weather, both North and South Regional Four-Ball have been postponed from their original date, February 20-21.

North Four-Ball has been rescheduled to March 6-7, 2021 at Brookhaven Country Club.

South Four-Ball reschedule date has not been announced. The TGA staff and the Wilderness Golf Club are working a new date.

More information will be communicated to the respective tournament fields. Any questions, please contact Tournament Director, Chris Untiedt at [email protected]

 

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Regional Four-Balls Set for Feb. 20-21

The Texas Golf Association’s 2021 tournament season kicks off with the North and South Regional Four-Ball Championships. Both events will be held concurrently from Feb. 20-21.

The North Four-Ball will be played on the Masters Course at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. The Wilderness Golf Club in Lake Jackson will host the South Four-Ball.

First conducted in 2003, the Regional Four-Balls are open to male amateur golfers who belong to a TGA Member Club, have a World Handicap System (WHS) Index of 8.4 or less and reside in the region relative to their respective championship. The TGA uses the 31st parallel in Salado as the delineation between the North and South regions.

Both events follow the same tournament format. The 40-team starting fields will play 36 holes of four-ball stroke play over two days with no cut. Regional performance points, which are applied to the yearlong North and South Players of the Year races, are awarded to the top five team finishers.

At the 2020 North Four-Ball, Matthew Griggs of Prosper and Nick Hance of Irving carded rounds of 66-64 to win the title on the Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney. Their 14-under 130 total was seven clear of a trio of teams tied for second at 137 (-7). Shawn Stoute and Toby Zeringue, both of Katy, teamed up to post 61-67 over two days to win 2020 South Four-Ball on the Lake Course at The Clubs of Kingwood. Their 36-hole, 16-under 128 total was good for a two-shot victory over Josh Ketter of Fulshear and Bryan Mitchell of Katy (-12).

Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available once the action gets underway from Brookhaven CC and The Wilderness Golf Club.

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Zeringue and Stoute Win South Four-Ball

Briefly: Toby Zeringue and Shawn Stoute continued their stellar play after an opening round 11-under par 61 with a 5-under par 67 to with the South Four-Ball.  The duo played steady golf throughout the weekend and finished the final round with three birdies and a closing eagle on the 18th hole to post 16-under par for the two days. Josh Ketter and Bryan Mitchell finished in solo second place with a two-day total of 12-under par 132.
 
Leaderboard:

1 Zeringue, Toby / Stoute, Shawn Katy -16 61 67 128
2 Ketter, Josh / Mitchell, Bryan Fulshear, Katy -12 66 66 132
T3 Mills, Robert / Williams, Matt Houston, Missouri City -11 68 65 133
T3 Graham, Braden / Antonelli, Luke San Antonio -11 68 65 133
5 Albert, Todd / Liberto, Kevin Katy, Cypress -10 66 68 134

Complete Results  
 
Golf Course: The Clubs of Kingwood is located in Kingwood, just northeast of downtown Houston. The facilities feature four 18-hole courses. This weekend’s championship is being played on the Bruce Litell designed Lake Course.
 
Weather: The final round was played under cloudy skies and a steady wind of 10mph out of the southeast. The high for Kingwood was 68 degrees.
 
In Contention: Josh Ketter and Bryan Mitchell broke out of their tie for second after round one with a final round second consecutive 6-under 66 to finish one stroke ahead of Luke Antonelli/Braden Graham and Robert Mills/Matt Williams who finished in a tie for third place. Todd Albert/Kevin Liberto, paired in the final group with the winners, finished in solo fifth place for the tournament.
 
What’s Next: The South Regional Series will continue with the South Mid-Amateur at Westwood Golf Club in Houston on March 27 – 29.
 
More Info: For more information on the South Four-Ball you can visit the tournament homepage here.

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Zeringue and Stoute Lead South Four-Ball

Briefly: Toby Zeringue and Shawn Stoute, 2019 U.S. Four-Ball participants, came out firing on all cylinders in the first regional championship of the 2020 Texas Golf Association season. The duo posted an 11-under par opening round 61 in the South Four-Ball to take a five stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. Zeringue and Stoute recorded 11 birdies during their bogey-free round.
 
Leaderboard:

1 Zeringue, Toby / Stoute, Shawn Katy -11 61
T2 Albert, Todd / Liberto, Kevin Katy, Cypress -6 66
T2 Ketter, Josh / Mitchell, Bryan Fulshear, Katy -6 66
T2 Ortego, David / Howard, Culley Spring -6 66
5 Shock, William / Moran, Steve Pasadena, Houston -5 67

Complete Results | Sunday Pairings
 
Golf Course: The Clubs of Kingwood is located in Kingwood, just northeast of downtown Houston. The facilities feature four 18-hole courses. This weekend’s championship is being played on the Bruce Litell designed Lake Course. Today’s round was contested at 6,832 yards with a par of 72.
 
Weather: The first round was delayed 30 minutes this morning due to frost. Today’s high reached 62 degrees with sunny skies and variable winds out of the southeast.
 
In contention: Three teams are tied and five strokes back of the leaders at 6-under par 66: Todd Albert/Kevin Liberto, Josh Ketter/Bryan Mitchell and David Ortego/Howard Culley. In solo fifth place is the duo of William Shock/Steve Moran at 5-under par 67. Eight teams are in a tie for sixth place at 4-under par 68.
 
What’s Next: Final round tee times start tomorrow at 8:00 AM off both No. 1 & 10 tees. There will be a brief awards presentation for the winners following play.
 
More Info: For more information on the South Four-Ball you can visit the tournament homepage here.

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Skeen and Robinson Win South Four-Ball

Briefly: Robert Skeen and Devaughn Robinson come from behind to win the South Four-Ball presented by Impact Precision Golf. The duo charged up the leaderboard on Sunday and posted 8-under par 64 en route to a three stroke victory at Sugar Creek Country Club.
 
Leaderboard:
1)         Skeen, Robert (Richmond); Robinson, Devaughn (Houston)           68-64—132
2)         Shipley, Jonathan (Katy); Zeringue, Toby (Katy)                               68-67—135
T3)       Terrell, Scott (Sugar land); Barth, Matthew (Sugar Land)                70-66—136
T3)       Mitchell, Bryan (Katy); Ketter, Josh (Fulshear)                                 69-67—136    
T3)       Rippel, Joey (Sugar Land); Redmond, Blake (Sugar Land)             67-69—136
T3)       Dowdall, John (Fulshear); Biederer, Benjamin (Katy)                      68-68—136
Complete Results
 
Golf Course: Sugar Creek Country Club is located in Sugar Land, just southwest of downtown Houston. Built in 1972, the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed golf course features 27 holes. This weekend’s championship is being played on the Trent and Jones nines. All three nines have undergone a renovation within the last 6 years. Today’s round was contested at 6,795 yards with a par of 72.
 
Weather: 67 degrees and sunny with winds at 12mph and gusts to 28mph.
 
Winners’ Info: Skeen and Robinson tag-teamed the final round with Skeen rolling in four birdies and Robinson recording five birdies. The duo had one bogey on their card in the final round.

With five of the birdies, three from Robinson and two from Skeen, the tandem turned at 5-under par 31 before each posting two more birdies on the final nine holes. The lone blemish was a bogey for the side on the par four 14th hole. 
 
Their final round 64 was the low round of the tournament and posting 12-under par 132 for 36 holes was three strokes better than runner-ups Jonathan Shipley and Toby Zeringue, who finished in solo second at 9-under par 135.
 
In contention:

  • Jonathan Shipley and Toby Zeringue finished in second place after a final round 5-under par 67. Zeringue recorded his second career hole-in-one in the first round.
  • Four teams tied for third place at 8-under par 136: Joey Rippel / Blake Redmond, Scott Terrell / Matthew Barth, John Dowdall / Benjamin Biederer and Bryan Mitchell / Josh Ketter.

What’s Next: The South Regional Series presented by Impact Precision Golf will continue at Grey Rock Golf Club in Fort Worth on March 22 -24 for the South Mid-Amateur. You can view the entire Texas Golf Association calendar by clicking here.
 
More Info: The TGA extends its sincere appreciation South Regional Series sponsor Impact Precision Golf and to Sugar Creek Country Club, the welcoming membership and hard-working staff, as well as our volunteers, for all their dedication and efforts in making the 2019 South Four-Ball a memorable event. For more information you can visit the tournament homepage here.