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Returning Champions McNeill and Richardson Start Strong at the N.C. Four-Ball


HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (October 1, 2021) -- First round results of the 26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship at The Club at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs, N.C. on October 1, 2021. The field is competing at 6,999 yards (par 36-36--72).

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An explosive opening round at the 26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship showcased the 2016 and 2017 champions reaching double digits under-par, a side of Holly Springs natives firing off an 8-under-par, 64 and a three-way-tie for third just three strokes off the lead. 

JD McNeill of Raleigh, N.C. and Jerry Richardson of Cary, N.C. are the only back-to-back champions in North Carolina Four-Ball Championship history and they are certainly vying for their third this week. 

The duo turned in a clean scorecard with eight birdies and an eagle on the par-5, No. 13. They made the turn at 5-under-par, 31 and came into the clubhouse with an outstanding 10-under-par, 62 opening round which puts them in the lead entering the weekend. 

Owen Kose and Zach Roberts of Holly Springs, N.C. played an incredible bogey-free first round with eight birdies on the day. Matching front and back nine scores of 4-under-par, 32 leaves them just two strokes off the lead in solo second position at 8-under-par, 64.

The Club at 12 Oaks members, Timothy Driver and Brian Urban of Holly Springs, N.C. are tied for third position with Jeremy Ray of Pfafftown, N.C. and Joseph Cansler of Clemmons, N.C., and Alex Nianouris of Raleigh, N.C. and David Sargent of Cornelius, N.C. at 7-under-par, 65.

The leaderboard is packed at the top with 34 sides finishing under-par after the opening round, so we can expect the competition to heat up tomorrow as the teams try to make the cut for Sunday’s final round. The second round will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. with starting times until 2:18 p.m. off of Nos. 1 and 10. Stay tuned tomorrow to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for live coverage of the second round of the 26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship. 

26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship

The Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs, N.C.

First Round Results


Pos. Team City, State To Par Total
1 JD McNeill  +  Jerry Richardson Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -10 62
2 Owen Kose  +  Zach Roberts Holly Springs, NC -8 64
T3 Brian Urban  +  Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -7 65
T3 Jeremy Ray  +  Joseph Cansler Pfafftown, NC, Clemmons, NC -7 65
T3 Alex Nianouris  +  David Sargent Cornelius, NC, Raleigh, NC -7 65
T6 Ryan Nagy  +  Trey Broome Raleigh, NC -6 66
T6 Jake Benfield  +  Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC -6 66
T8 Daniel Boone  +  Tyler Jones Fuquay Varina, NC, Jacksonville, NC -5 67
T8 Matthew Younts  +  Nate Cook Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC -5 67
T8 Kyle Sonday  +  Michael Cosentino Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -5 67
T8 Courtney Faircloth  +  Sumner Alford Fuquay Varina, NC -5 67
T8 Andy Knox  +  Mark McMillen Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC -5 67
T13 Fisher Kennedy  +  Kyle Haas Winston-Salem, NC -4 68
T13 Will Almand  +  Will Bowman Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC -4 68
T13 Jonathan Jackson  +  Matthew Crenshaw Siler City, NC, Burlington, NC -4 68
T13 David Shambley  +  Will Shambley Cary, NC, Wilmington, NC -4 68
T13 Jayson Jennings  +  Mark Bawden Cary, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC -4 68
T18 Patrick Merritt  +  Sumner Tate Raleigh, NC -3 69
T18 Chris Lee  +  Patrick Bridges Garner, NC, Clayton, NC -3 69
T18 Eric Sayer  +  Jake Conklin Cary, NC -3 69
T18 John Bennett  +  Tom Cullen Hickory, NC, Forest City, NC -3 69
T18 Eric Williams  +  Nicholas Adams Goldsboro, NC, Dudley, NC -3 69
T18 Daniel McBrien  +  Joseph Hite Holly Springs, NC -3 69
T18 Mickey Werenski  +  Tyler Lowman Conover, NC, Hickory, NC -3 69
T18 Chad Beasley  +  David Stepp Holly Springs, NC -3 69
T18 Hampton Roberts  +  James Mishoe Cary, NC -3 69
T18 Chris Cassetta  +  Thomas Bonney High Point, NC, Greensboro, NC -3 69
T18 Jake Lowder  +  Kyle Stockton Greensboro, NC, Biltmore Lake, NC -3 69
T18 Bryce Aronson  +  Reid Clark Raleigh, NC -3 69
T30 Colin McHale  +  Matthew McIntyre Cary, NC, Garner, NC -2 70
T30 Dean Channell  +  Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC -2 70
T30 Craig Martin  +  Louis Swanson Holly Springs, NC, Wake Forest, NC -2 70
T30 Anthony Conn  +  Brandon Reece Raleigh, NC, Rolesville, NC -2 70
T30 Aaron York  +  Hunter Freeman Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC -2 70
T30 Gary Robinson  +  Preston Edmondson Fayetteville, NC, Morrisville, NC -2 70
T36 Eugene Riley  +  Josh Neal Raleigh, NC -1 71
T36 Bryan Pendergraft  +  Whit Howard Raleigh, NC -1 71
T36 Austin Doerr  +  Dermot McElhennon Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh, NC -1 71
T36 Brady Eckard  +  Dan Gossin Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -1 71
T40 Stuart Augustine  +  Trenton Reid Fayetteville, NC E 72
T40 Preyer Fountain  +  Russell Burke Raleigh, NC E 72
T40 Joe Burns  +  Nathan Kohl Greensboro, NC E 72
T40 Andrew Haarlow  +  Tanner Gross Greensboro, NC, Trinity, NC E 72
T40 Jack Hoover  +  Joshua Husovich Fayetteville, NC E 72
T40 Duff Meyer  +  William Carter Laurinburg, NC, Pinehurst, NC E 72
T40 Jeremy Sigmon  +  Jon Eichstaedt Charlotte, NC E 72
T47 Peter Melvin  +  William Melvin Pinehurst, NC, Charlotte, NC +1 73
T47 Dustin Moore  +  Greg Earnhardt Burlington, NC, Greensboro, NC +1 73
T47 Brian Hayes  +  Matthew Hammond Winston-Salem, NC, Holly Springs, NC +1 73
T47 Michael Lower  +  Sean Sosonko Raleigh, NC +1 73
T47 Daniel Brantley  +  James Bass Asheboro, NC, Advance, NC +1 73
T52 Brad Mangum  +  Nick Brown Lenoir, NC, Iron Station, NC +2 74
T52 Brian Sowinski  +  Kevin Sowinski Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC +2 74
T52 Clark Jeffreys  +  Todd Prichard Holly Springs, NC +2 74
T52 Hunter Howell  +  Joe Poole Pinehurst, NC, Raleigh, NC +2 74
T52 Hunter Nestor  +  Ryan Turley Clemmons, NC, Hickory, NC +2 74
T52 Jordan Ford  +  Pete Luster Chapel Hill, NC, Morrisville, NC +2 74
T52 Chris Holland   +  Matt Hudson Fayetteville, NC +2 74
T52 Brandon Grzywacz  +  Nathan Hoffman Sanford, NC, Pinehurst, NC +2 74
T52 Ryan Blair  +  Trevor Mitchell Charlotte, NC, Oak Ridge, NC +2 74
T52 Justin Harvey  +  Michael Swiger Raleigh, NC, Holly Springs, NC +2 74
T52 Jeff Manley  +  Marshall Newman Raleigh, NC +2 74
T52 Christian Gardner  +  Michael Gardner Goldsboro, NC +2 74
T64 Drew Davis  +  Kerney Black Lexington, NC, Rural Hall, NC +3 75
T64 Kenny Flynn  +  Mark Harper Winston-Salem, NC +3 75
T64 Aubrey Wilkerson  +  Brad Landschoot Charlotte, NC, Winston-Salem, NC +3 75
T64 Dan Harding  +  Kevin Atamian Raleigh, NC, Apex, NC +3 75
T64 Mark Lassiter  +  Scott Benton Lumberton, NC, Fairmont, NC +3 75
T69 Eric Parziale  +  John Zoppi Southern Pines, NC, Pinehurst, NC +4 76
T69 Bob McGee  +  Ilan Szulik Cary, NC, Durham, NC +4 76
T69 Drake Kane  +  Simon Cagle Raleigh, NC +4 76
T72 Pete Lineberger  +  Thomas Lineberger Southern Pines, NC, Pinehurst, NC +5 77
T72 Christopher Berry  +  Thomas Berry Chapel Hill, NC, Raleigh, NC +5 77
T72 Andrew Blum  +  Mike Kee Kannapolis, NC, Stanley, NC +5 77
T72 Seve Anfindsen  +  Stacey Anfindsen Apex, NC +5 77
76 Christopher Leroux  +  Michael Kerley Asheboro, NC, Clemmons, NC +6 78


Schedule of Rounds:


Saturday, October 2

Second Round - 18 Holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play

Field cut to low 30 scores and ties for final round


Sunday, October 3

Final Round - 18 Holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play
Awards ceremony to conclude the championship


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