2016 Missouri Four Ball Championship
Hollister, MO – August 14, 2016 — The Missouri Golf Association hosted the 2016 Four Ball Championship this past weekend at Buffalo Ridge Golf Course in Hollister. The outstanding venue set the stage for an exciting finish to a well contested event.
In the net division, Caleb Walker and Brent Welch led the way after the first round of competition after an eleven under par round of 60. Just off the pace sat three teams at 62: Bob Hunter and Chad Schuchmann, Bert Kimble and John Pelzer, and Dave Hornaday and Brad Losson.
In the final round of play, Bob Hunter and Chad Schuchmann would go on to shoot the low round of the championship with a round of 57, for a two-day total of 119. The pair would edge the day one leaders Caleb Walker and Brent Welch by one stroke. Walker and Welch would shoot another round of 60 for a two-day total of 120. Finishing in third place, with a two-day total of 125, was Duane Schreimann and Scott Jones.
The Championship flight would feature a number of familiar faces. The two-time past champions Patrick Britt and Drew Hatten, would be tied for the lead after day one with a round of 64. Matching their mark was the team of Travis Mitchell and Derek Reynolds. Just one off the lead entering day-two was the St. Joseph duo of Brad Nurski and Brian Haskell. The team fired a round of 65 on day one.
The weather tested the players on the back nine when rain began to fall and the wind increased as well. The elements did not deter the strong play of Jamie Hathcock and William Wynn. The pair would tie the low round of the day with a 66, giving the men a two-day total of 133.
Brad Nurski and Brian Haskell entered the second round just one off the pace of the leaders. Just as in the first round, the duo went out in a score four-under par for a score of 31. The men would only manage one birdie on the back nine, finishing with a round of 66 and a two-day total of 131. Nurski and Haskell would enter the clubhouse as the leaders with Britt and Hatten still on the course.
Britt and Hatten would birdie the first and last hole of the front nine, going out in 33. The pair would make another birdie at ten, but would run into trouble in the par-4 thirteenth when the team made bogey. Bouncing right back, the men made birdie on the par-5 fourteenth. Britt and Hatten would enter the par-5 eighteenth one back of the mark set by Nurski and Haskell. Britt had a ten-foot birdie putt to tie Nurski and Haskell, but could not convert the effort.
The Missouri Golf Association would like to thank everyone at Buffalo Ridge for a job well done. The course, staff, and volunteers all helped to make the event an absolute success.
The Missouri Golf Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri.