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Knox and McMillen Lead the N.C. Four-Ball Entering the Final Round

 

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (October 2, 2021) -- Second round results of the  26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship at The Club at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs, N.C. on October 2, 2021. The field is competing at 6,999 yards (par 36-36--72).

 

Related: Championship Website | Full Field | Starting Times | Scoring | History | Photos

 

First time four-ball partners, Andy Knox of Apex, N.C. and Mark McMillen of Holly Springs, N.C. fired off an 11-under-par, 61 in the second round of the North Carolina Four-Ball today to catapult themselves atop the leaderboard.

 

Knox and McMillen are both members at The Club at 12 Oaks and they chalked up a few of their 12 birdies to prior course knowledge. The others were attributed to their ability to “ham and egg it.” The most memorable play of the day for this side was McMillen’s drive off on No. 12, the 323 yard par-4. “Mark drove the green to about 18 feet and pulled off a clutch birdie,” said Knox. 

 

Knox played college golf at UNC and McMillen played at NC State. While once rivals, this unlikely duo finished the second round on top at 16-under-par, 128 overall, despite being five strokes off the lead after the opening round. 

 

Holly Springs natives Owen Kose and Zach Roberts finished their second round with an overall score of 15-under-par, 129. That puts them in second position just one stroke off the lead entering the final round.

 

Knox and McMillen remarked on how similar their putting and mental game is, which allowed them to mesh well. However, Kose and Roberts have very different games that pair well together for this four-ball format.

 

“I’m a very consistent golfer. I keep the ball in play, make a lot of pars, and that frees up Owen (Kose) to be a little more aggressive than he normally is in a stroke play round,” said Roberts. “We both trust each other and ourselves, which is really important out here.”

 

The duo exemplified this strategy in an impressive stretch as Kose eagled No. 5 followed by three straight birdies on Nos. 6, 7 and 8 to close out their round at 7-under-par, 65.

 

The 2016 and 2017 North Carolina Four-Ball Champions, JD McNeill of Raleigh, N.C. and Jerry Richardson of Cary, N.C. hold third position at 13-under-par, 131. They carded a solid 3-under-par, 69 in the second round to trail the lead by just three strokes. 

 

Ryan Nagy and Trey Broome of Raleigh, N.C. hold fourth position at 12-under-par, 132 and Alex Nianouris of Raleigh, N.C. and David Sargent of Cornelius, N.C. are in fifth position at 11-under-par, 133.

 

The cutline fell at 3-under-par, 141 and 32 sides made it into the final round. The final round will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. with starting times off of Nos. 1 and 10. The final pairing will tee off at 9:24 a.m. Stay tuned to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for live coverage of the final round of the 26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship. 

 


26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship

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

Second Round Results

 

Pos. Team City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Andy Knox  +  Mark McMillen Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC -16 67 61 128
2 Owen Kose  +  Zach Roberts Holly Springs, NC -15 64 65 129
3 JD McNeill  +  Jerry Richardson Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -13 62 69 131
4 Ryan Nagy  +  Trey Broome Raleigh, NC -12 66 66 132
5 Alex Nianouris  +  David Sargent Cornelius, NC, Raleigh, NC -11 65 68 133
T6 Brian Urban  +  Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -9 65 70 135
T6 Gary Robinson  +  Preston Edmondson Fayetteville, NC, Morrisville, NC -9 70 65 135
T6 Dean Channell  +  Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC -9 70 65 135
T9 Will Almand  +  Will Bowman Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC -8 68 68 136
T9 Kyle Sonday  +  Michael Cosentino Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -8 67 69 136
T9 Jonathan Jackson  +  Matthew Crenshaw Siler City, NC, Burlington, NC -8 68 68 136
T9 Courtney Faircloth  +  Sumner Alford Fuquay Varina, NC -8 67 69 136
T9 Jake Benfield  +  Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC -8 66 70 136
T9 Mickey Werenski  +  Tyler Lowman Conover, NC, Hickory, NC -8 69 67 136
T15 David Shambley  +  Will Shambley Cary, NC, Wilmington, NC -7 68 69 137
T15 Bryce Aronson  +  Reid Clark Raleigh, NC -7 69 68 137
T15 Daniel Boone  +  Tyler Jones Fuquay Varina, NC, Jacksonville, NC -7 67 70 137
T15 Fisher Kennedy  +  Kyle Haas Winston-Salem, NC -7 68 69 137
T19 Hampton Roberts  +  James Mishoe Cary, NC -6 69 69 138
T19 Jake Lowder  +  Kyle Stockton Greensboro, NC, Biltmore Lake, NC -6 69 69 138
T19 Chris Lee  +  Patrick Bridges Garner, NC, Clayton, NC -6 69 69 138
T19 Eric Williams  +  Nicholas Adams Goldsboro, NC, Dudley, NC -6 69 69 138
T23 Matthew Younts  +  Nate Cook Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC -5 67 72 139
T23 Jayson Jennings  +  Mark Bawden Cary, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC -5 68 71 139
T23 John Bennett  +  Tom Cullen Hickory, NC, Forest City, NC -5 69 70 139
T23 Daniel McBrien  +  Joseph Hite Holly Springs, NC -5 69 70 139
T27 Jeremy Ray  +  Joseph Cansler Pfafftown, NC, Clemmons, NC -4 65 75 140
T27 Craig Martin  +  Louis Swanson Holly Springs, NC, Wake Forest, NC -4 70 70 140
T27 Andrew Haarlow  +  Tanner Gross Greensboro, NC, Trinity, NC -4 72 68 140
T30 Brady Eckard  +  Dan Gossin Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -3 71 70 141
T30 Chris Cassetta  +  Thomas Bonney High Point, NC, Greensboro, NC -3 69 72 141
T30 Preyer Fountain  +  Russell Burke Raleigh, NC -3 72 69 141
  The following sides did not make the cut.           
CUT Chad Beasley  +  David Stepp Holly Springs, NC -2 69 73 -
CUT Austin Doerr  +  Dermot McElhennon Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh, NC -2 71 71 -
CUT Duff Meyer  +  William Carter Laurinburg, NC, Pinehurst, NC -2 72 70 -
CUT Eugene Riley  +  Josh Neal Raleigh, NC -2 71 71 -
CUT Colin McHale  +  Matthew McIntyre Cary, NC, Garner, NC -2 70 72 -
CUT Anthony Conn  +  Brandon Reece Raleigh, NC, Rolesville, NC -1 70 73 -
CUT Justin Harvey  +  Michael Swiger Raleigh, NC, Holly Springs, NC -1 74 69 -
CUT Daniel Brantley  +  James Bass Asheboro, NC, Advance, NC -1 73 70 -
CUT Jeremy Sigmon  +  Jon Eichstaedt Charlotte, NC -1 72 71 -
CUT Brad Mangum  +  Nick Brown Lenoir, NC, Iron Station, NC -1 74 69 -
CUT Patrick Merritt  +  Sumner Tate Raleigh, NC -1 69 74 -
CUT Jack Hoover  +  Joshua Husovich Fayetteville, NC -1 72 71 -
CUT Hunter Howell  +  Joe Poole Pinehurst, NC, Raleigh, NC E 74 70 -
CUT Dustin Moore  +  Greg Earnhardt Burlington, NC, Greensboro, NC +1 73 72 -
CUT Aaron York  +  Hunter Freeman Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC +1 70 75 -
CUT Michael Lower  +  Sean Sosonko Raleigh, NC +1 73 72 -
CUT Jeff Manley  +  Marshall Newman Raleigh, NC +1 74 71 -
CUT Eric Sayer  +  Jake Conklin Cary, NC +1 69 76 -
CUT Chris Holland   +  Matt Hudson Fayetteville, NC +1 74 71 -
CUT Peter Melvin  +  William Melvin Pinehurst, NC, Charlotte, NC +1 73 72 -
CUT Stuart Augustine  +  Trenton Reid Fayetteville, NC +2 72 74 -
CUT Brian Sowinski  +  Kevin Sowinski Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC +2 74 72 -
CUT Drew Davis  +  Kerney Black Lexington, NC, Rural Hall, NC +2 75 71 -
CUT Brandon Grzywacz  +  Nathan Hoffman Sanford, NC, Pinehurst, NC +2 74 72 -
CUT Bryan Pendergraft  +  Whit Howard Raleigh, NC +2 71 75 -
CUT Joe Burns  +  Nathan Kohl Greensboro, NC +2 72 74 -
CUT Kenny Flynn  +  Mark Harper Winston-Salem, NC +4 75 73 -
CUT Jordan Ford  +  Pete Luster Chapel Hill, NC, Morrisville, NC +4 74 74 -
CUT Drake Kane  +  Simon Cagle Raleigh, NC +5 76 73 -
CUT Aubrey Wilkerson  +  Brad Landschoot Charlotte, NC, Winston-Salem, NC +5 75 74 -
CUT Clark Jeffreys  +  Todd Prichard Holly Springs, NC +5 74 75 -
CUT Brian Hayes  +  Matthew Hammond Winston-Salem, NC, Holly Springs, NC +6 73 77 -
CUT Christian Gardner  +  Michael Gardner Goldsboro, NC +6 74 76 -
CUT Bob McGee  +  Ilan Szulik Cary, NC, Durham, NC +7 76 75 -
CUT Dan Harding  +  Kevin Atamian Raleigh, NC, Apex, NC +8 75 77 -
CUT Christopher Berry  +  Thomas Berry Chapel Hill, NC, Raleigh, NC +8 77 75 -
CUT Ryan Blair  +  Trevor Mitchell Charlotte, NC, Oak Ridge, NC +8 74 78 -
CUT Hunter Nestor  +  Ryan Turley Clemmons, NC, Hickory, NC +9 74 79 -
CUT Eric Parziale  +  John Zoppi Southern Pines, NC, Pinehurst, NC +9 76 77 -
CUT Andrew Blum  +  Mike Kee Kannapolis, NC, Stanley, NC +9 77 76 -
CUT Christopher Leroux  +  Michael Kerley Asheboro, NC, Clemmons, NC +10 78 76 -
CUT Seve Anfindsen  +  Stacey Anfindsen Apex, NC +10 77 77 -
CUT Pete Lineberger  +  Thomas Lineberger Southern Pines, NC, Pinehurst, NC +11 77 78 -
CUT Mark Lassiter  +  Scott Benton Lumberton, NC, Fairmont, NC +12 75 81 -


 

Schedule of Final Round:

 

Sunday, October 3

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

 

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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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