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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.