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Match Play is Underway at the Carolinas Four-Ball


CAMDEN, S.C. (May 1, 2021) --  Round of 32 and Round of 16 results of the 70th Carolinas Four-Ball Championship at Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C. on May 1, 2021. The field is competing at 6,455 yards (par 35-35--70).


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Round of 32

The biggest upset of the day took place in the first match of the round. Christian Bailey of Matthews, N.C. and Travon Willis of Indian Trail, S.C. made it into the match play yesterday evening after winning a nine-side, three-hole playoff for the 32nd seed. This morning the duo took down the No. 1 seed, Cameron Akers of Asheville, N.C. and Zachary Reuland of Rock Hill, S.C. after a 4 & 3 finish.

The sixth seed side of Daniel McBrien and Garrett Risner of Holly Springs, N.C. won by the largest margin of the day at 7 & 6 to secure their seat in the Round of 16. Al Dickens IV of Charlotte, N.C. and Stephen Lavenets of Willow Springs, N.C. took their first match of the day to 21 holes, defeating Evan Boyer of Morrisville, N.C. and Garett Heffner of Apex, N.C. on No. 3 green.

Three of the Round of 32 matches ended in upsets. The No. 32 seed Bailey and Willis, the No. 18 seed Crawford Reeves of Taylors, S.C. and McCuen Elmore of Lancaster, S.C., and the No. 17 seed Brent Roof of Columbia, S.C. and Paul Tucker of Waxhaw, N.C. will advance to the Round of 16. 


Round of 16

After playing in the morning, one would expect a tired field heading into the day’s second set of matches. However, the players were able to keep the energy high for another round of head-to-head competition.

Reeves and Elmore faced off against the No. 2 seeded co-medalists Chris Cassetta of High Point, N.C. and Steven Brame of Henderson, N.C. The 18th seed duo was able to defeat the lowest remaining seed with a swift 5 & 4 finish.


The fourth seed, Chad Wilfong of Charlotte, N.C. and Davis Womble of Winston Salem, N.C. took down the veteran team of Garland Farrell of Greenville, S.C. and Michael Sims of Lexington, S.C. 5 & 3.

Ryan Reynolds of Camden, S.C. and Brandon Cemprola of Columbia, S.C. are two local favorites left in the competition. Reynolds and Cemprola advanced to the Quarterfinals for the second straight year and will face off against 2013 winners, Roof and Tucker, tomorrow.

McClure Thompson of Little River, S.C. and Mitchell Vance of Hartsville, S.C. are the only co-medalist still standing. They won their Round of 16 match with a close 1 up finish against Dillard Pruitt of Simpsonville, S.C. and Rob Butler of Camden, S.C.. There are still two high seeds entering the Quarterfinals tomorrow.

The Quarterfinals will begin tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. with the Semifinals starting immediately afterwards. Stay tuned to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for live coverage. 

70th Carolinas Four-Ball Championship

Camden Country Club, Camden, S.C.

Round of 32 Results


Christian Bailey / Travon Willis def. Cameron Akers / Zachary Reuland, 4 & 3

Brent Roof / Paul Tucker def. James Lightsey / Weston Bell, 1 up

Al Dickens IV / Stephen Lavenets def. Evan Boyer / Garett Heffner, 21 holes 

Brandon Cemprola / Ryan Reynolds def. Eric Sayer / Joe Burns, 5 & 4

Chad Wilfong / Davis Womble def. Dustin Moore / Matthew Crenshaw, 2 & 1

Garland Ferrell / Michael Sims def. Brandon Truesdale / Walt Todd Jr., 5 & 4

Dermot McElhennon / Jackson Sides def. Jimmy Vassil / Kyle Brown, 1 up

Frank Wrenn / Thomas Todd III def. Cary Phillips / Earl Cobb, 1 up

Chris Cassetta / Steven Brame def. Reggie Dixon / William Hoffman, 4 & 2

Crawford Reeves / McCuen Elmore def. Bill Hyder / Braxton Mclennan, 1 up

Anthony Conn / Brandon Reece def. Daniel Neveu / Taylor Hough, 1 up

Clay Watkins / Jason Garrett def. Brian Westveer / Lance Waggener, 3 & 2

McClure Thompson / Mitchell Vance def. Ford Reynolds/ Henry Augenstein, 4 & 3

Dillard Pruitt / Rob Butler def. Allie Bates / Jimmy McQuiston, 5 & 4

Daniel McBrien / Garrett Risner def. Jordan Taylor / Samuel Ring, 7 & 6

Justin Gupton / Kyle Davis def. Stuart Fuller / Walker Jones, 2 & 1

70th Carolinas Four-Ball Championship

Camden Country Club, Camden, S.C.

Round of 16 Results


Brent Roof / Paul Tucker def. Christian Bailey / Travon Willis, 4 & 3

Brandon Cemprola / Ryan Reynolds def. Al Dickens IV / Stephen Lavenets, 1 up

Chad Wilfong / Davis Womble def. Garland Ferrell / Michael Sims, 5 & 3

Dermot McElhennon / Jackson Sides def. Frank Wrenn / Thomas Todd III, 2 & 1

Crawford Reeves / McCuen Elmore def. Chris Cassetta / Steven Brame, 5 & 4

Anthony Conn / Brandon Reece def. Clay Watkins / Jason Garrett, 4 & 3

McClure Thompson / Mitchell Vance def. Dillard Pruitt / Rob Butler, 1 up

Justin Gupton / Kyle Davis def. Daniel McBrien / Garrett Risner, 4 & 3


Schedule of Rounds:

Sunday, May 2

Quarterfinal and Semifinal Rounds - Four-Ball Match Play


Monday, May 3

Championship Match - Four-Ball Match Play


About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.     

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