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Knox and McMillen Take Home the N.C. Four-Ball Title

 

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (October 3, 2021) -- Final results of the 26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship at The Club at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs, N.C. on October 3, 2021. The field competed at 6,999 yards (par 36-36--72).

 

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A breezy fall day at The Club at 12 Oaks set the perfect stage for the final round of the 26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship. Andy Knox of Apex, N.C. and Mark McMillen of Holly Springs, N.C. captured the title with an overall 19-under-par, 197 finish.

 

Knox and McMillen are first-time four-ball partners, so reaching the final pairing was already beyond any expectations they had set for themselves this week. However, they had a strategy set for the final round in hopes of taking home the title. 

 

“We just wanted two looks at each green. Having two putts on each green just gives you a whole lot of confidence in four-ball and that is what we wanted,” said Knox. “That has been our game plan all weekend.”

 

The duo got off to a steady start with a string of pars until their first birdie on No. 5. McMillen sank that putt, which was then followed by two more on Nos. 7 and 9 to maintain their one stroke lead over Zach Roberts and Owen Kose of Holly Springs, N.C.

 

“I carried Andy (Knox) a bit on the front nine, but once we hit that back nine, he really fired up,” said McMillen. Then Knox remarked, “Mark (McMillen) shot 3-under on his own ball on the front, it was great. I wasn’t firing on all cylinders on the front, but then we ham and egged it really well on the back.”

 

After the turn, Knox got the momentum rolling with a birdie on No. 10 and McMillen carded another on No. 12. However, Kose fired off birdies on Nos. 11 and 12 to keep the pressure on. It wasn’t until a clutch par putt on No. 15 that Knox and McMillen earned some breathing room on the leaderboard. 

 

“We haven’t played competitive golf since college, so this was just as fun as it was nerve-wracking,” said Knox. “Mark made a great putt on No. 14 to fire us up. Then we both got a little nervous over our 6-footers on No. 15 and when they went in we were all hype about it.”

 

With a two-stroke lead, the side cruised down the stretch to capture the title with a 3-under-par, 69 final round. This is Knox’s third CGA Championship title as he won the 2006 North Carolina Junior Boys’ 13 and Under Championship and the 2009 North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship. McMillen is now a two-time CGA Champion after winning the 2009 North Carolina Amateur Championship. 

 

The gracious champions remarked, “We are both members at 12 Oaks and there are a lot of great members and good friends that we play a lot of golf with. It was really nice to have 50 or 60 people out here watching us, it really meant a lot. We had so much fun out here and we can’t thank the CGA and 12 Oaks enough for putting this on.”

 

Alex Nianouris of Raleigh, N.C. and David Sargent of Cornelius, N.C. finished in a three-way-tie for second position with Ryan Nagy and Trey Broome of Raleigh, N.C. and JD McNeill of Raleigh, N.C. and Jerry Richardson of Cary, N.C. at 17-under-par, 199. Notably, Nianouris and Sargent carded the low round of the day, a 6-under-par, 66 to tie for runner-up. Kose and Roberts claimed fifth with an overall score of 15-under-par, 201.
 

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at The Club at 12 Oaks for graciously hosting the 26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship. 


26th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship

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

Final Results
 

Pos. Team City, State To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Andy Knox  +  Mark McMillen Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC -19 67 61 69 197
T2 Alex Nianouris  +  David Sargent Cornelius, NC, Raleigh, NC -17 65 68 66 199
T2 Ryan Nagy  +  Trey Broome Raleigh, NC -17 66 66 67 199
T2 JD McNeill  +  Jerry Richardson Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -17 62 69 68 199
5 Owen Kose  +  Zach Roberts Holly Springs, NC -15 64 65 72 201
T6 Fisher Kennedy  +  Kyle Haas Winston-Salem, NC -13 68 69 66 203
T6 Will Almand  +  Will Bowman Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC -13 68 68 67 203
T6 Kyle Sonday  +  Michael Cosentino Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -13 67 69 67 203
T6 Gary Robinson  +  Preston Edmondson Fayetteville, NC, Morrisville, NC -13 70 65 68 203
T10 Courtney Faircloth  +  Sumner Alford Fuquay Varina, NC -12 67 69 68 204
T10 Brian Urban  +  Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -12 65 70 69 204
T12 Jake Benfield  +  Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC -11 66 70 69 205
T12 Jonathan Jackson  +  Matthew Crenshaw Siler City, NC, Burlington, NC -11 68 68 69 205
14 Dean Channell  +  Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC -10 70 65 71 206
15 Mickey Werenski  +  Tyler Lowman Conover, NC, Hickory, NC -8 69 67 72 208
T16 David Shambley  +  Will Shambley Cary, NC, Wilmington, NC -7 68 69 72 209
T16 Bryce Aronson  +  Reid Clark Raleigh, NC -7 69 68 72 209
T16 Daniel Boone  +  Tyler Jones Fuquay Varina, NC, Jacksonville, NC -7 67 70 72 209
T16 Hampton Roberts  +  James Mishoe Cary, NC -7 69 69 71 209
T16 Jeremy Ray  +  Joseph Cansler Pfafftown, NC, Clemmons, NC -7 65 75 69 209
T16 Brady Eckard  +  Dan Gossin Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC -7 71 70 68 209
T22 Eric Williams  +  Nicholas Adams Goldsboro, NC, Dudley, NC -6 69 69 72 210
T22 Andrew Haarlow  +  Tanner Gross Greensboro, NC, Trinity, NC -6 72 68 70 210
T22 Chris Cassetta  +  Thomas Bonney High Point, NC, Greensboro, NC -6 69 72 69 210
25 Daniel McBrien  +  Joseph Hite Holly Springs, NC -5 69 70 72 211
T26 Jake Lowder  +  Kyle Stockton Greensboro, NC, Biltmore Lake, NC -4 69 69 74 212
T26 Chris Lee  +  Patrick Bridges Garner, NC, Clayton, NC -4 69 69 74 212
T28 Craig Martin  +  Louis Swanson Holly Springs, NC, Wake Forest, NC -3 70 70 73 213
T28 Preyer Fountain  +  Russell Burke Raleigh, NC -3 72 69 72 213
T30 Matthew Younts  +  Nate Cook Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC -1 67 72 76 215
T30 John Bennett  +  Tom Cullen Hickory, NC, Forest City, NC -1 69 70 76 215
32 Jayson Jennings  +  Mark Bawden Cary, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC E 68 71 77 216
The following teams did not make the cut
CUT Austin Doerr  +  Dermot McElhennon Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh, NC -2 71 71   142
CUT Chad Beasley  +  David Stepp Holly Springs, NC -2 69 73   142
CUT Colin McHale  +  Matthew McIntyre Cary, NC, Garner, NC -2 70 72   142
CUT Duff Meyer  +  William Carter Laurinburg, NC, Pinehurst, NC -2 72 70   142
CUT Eugene Riley  +  Josh Neal Raleigh, NC -2 71 71   142
CUT Brad Mangum  +  Nick Brown Lenoir, NC, Iron Station, NC -1 74 69   143
CUT Daniel Brantley  +  James Bass Asheboro, NC, Advance, NC -1 73 70   143
CUT Jack Hoover  +  Joshua Husovich Fayetteville, NC -1 72 71   143
CUT Jeremy Sigmon  +  Jon Eichstaedt Charlotte, NC -1 72 71   143
CUT Anthony Conn  +  Brandon Reece Raleigh, NC, Rolesville, NC -1 70 73   143
CUT Justin Harvey  +  Michael Swiger Raleigh, NC, Holly Springs, NC -1 74 69   143
CUT Patrick Merritt  +  Sumner Tate Raleigh, NC -1 69 74   143
CUT Hunter Howell  +  Joe Poole Pinehurst, NC, Raleigh, NC E 74 70   144
CUT Aaron York  +  Hunter Freeman Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC +1 70 75   145
CUT Eric Sayer  +  Jake Conklin Cary, NC +1 69 76   145
CUT Chris Holland   +  Matt Hudson Fayetteville, NC +1 74 71   145
CUT Dustin Moore  +  Greg Earnhardt Burlington, NC, Greensboro, NC +1 73 72   145
CUT Jeff Manley  +  Marshall Newman Raleigh, NC +1 74 71   145
CUT Michael Lower  +  Sean Sosonko Raleigh, NC +1 73 72   145
CUT Peter Melvin  +  William Melvin Pinehurst, NC, Charlotte, NC +1 73 72   145
CUT Brandon Grzywacz  +  Nathan Hoffman Sanford, NC, Pinehurst, NC +2 74 72   146
CUT Brian Sowinski  +  Kevin Sowinski Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC +2 74 72   146
CUT Bryan Pendergraft  +  Whit Howard Raleigh, NC +2 71 75   146
CUT Drew Davis  +  Kerney Black Lexington, NC, Rural Hall, NC +2 75 71   146
CUT Joe Burns  +  Nathan Kohl Greensboro, NC +2 72 74   146
CUT Stuart Augustine  +  Trenton Reid Fayetteville, NC +2 72 74   146
CUT Kenny Flynn  +  Mark Harper Winston-Salem, NC +4 75 73   148
CUT Jordan Ford  +  Pete Luster Chapel Hill, NC, Morrisville, NC +4 74 74   148
CUT Drake Kane  +  Simon Cagle Raleigh, NC +5 76 73   149
CUT Aubrey Wilkerson  +  Brad Landschoot Charlotte, NC, Winston-Salem, NC +5 75 74   149
CUT Clark Jeffreys  +  Todd Prichard Holly Springs, NC +5 74 75   149
CUT Brian Hayes  +  Matthew Hammond Winston-Salem, NC, Holly Springs, NC +6 73 77   150
CUT Christian Gardner  +  Michael Gardner Goldsboro, NC +6 74 76   150
CUT Bob McGee  +  Ilan Szulik Cary, NC, Durham, NC +7 76 75   151
CUT Seve Anfindsen  +  Stacey Anfindsen Apex, NC +8 77 75   152
CUT Christopher Berry  +  Thomas Berry Chapel Hill, NC, Raleigh, NC +8 77 75   152
CUT Dan Harding  +  Kevin Atamian Raleigh, NC, Apex, NC +8 75 77   152
CUT Ryan Blair  +  Trevor Mitchell Charlotte, NC, Oak Ridge, NC +8 74 78   152
CUT Hunter Nestor  +  Ryan Turley Clemmons, NC, Hickory, NC +9 74 79   153
CUT Andrew Blum  +  Mike Kee Kannapolis, NC, Stanley, NC +9 77 76   153
CUT Eric Parziale  +  John Zoppi Southern Pines, NC, Pinehurst, NC +9 76 77   153
CUT Christopher Leroux  +  Michael Kerley Asheboro, NC, Clemmons, NC +10 78 76   154
CUT Pete Lineberger  +  Thomas Lineberger Southern Pines, NC, Pinehurst, NC +11 77 78   155
CUT Mark Lassiter  +  Scott Benton Lumberton, NC, Fairmont, NC +12 75 81   156



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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