Event: 22nd Tennessee Women’s Four-Ball Championship
Host Site: The Lookout Mountain Club
Playing Dates: August 22-23, 2017
Burris and Long Leap in Front at Women’s Four-Ball
Jenna Burris and Hanley Long teamed up to post the only round under-par and take a commanding lead at the halfway point of the Women’s Four-Ball.
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LEBANON, TENN (August 22nd, 2017) The top of the leaderboard at the 22ndTennessee Women’s Four-Ball bears a few of the same names as the trophy the field is playing for. Jenna Burris and Hanley Long put together a masterful opening round. It took a while for the Middle Tennessee State University teammates to get going. After opening with five pars, Long made the team’s first birdie on No. 6. The team made bogey on No. 9 to turn at even-par. The 2015 Tennessee Women’s Four-Ball champions started the back-nine with back to back birdies on Nos. 10-11. Two more birdies, on No. 14 and No. 18 left the pair four-under-par. The Blue Raiders will have a four-stroke lead entering the final round.
Sitting in second place is another pair of past champions. Lynda Mullins and Maggie Scott are looking to defend their 2016 Tennessee Women’s Four-Ball championship. Mullins and Scott played the front nine one-over-par and while playing the back-nine one-under-par for an even-par 71. If either Mullins/Scott or Burris/Long come out victorious Wednesday they would be just the fourth pair to win two Four-Ball championships.
About the Tennessee Golf Association
In 1914, the Tennessee Golf Association (TGA) was organized at Memphis Country Club as an association of five private clubs. The objective of the Association, as stated in its Constitution, "shall be to promote the game of golf in Tennessee." From these small origins the TGA has become an association which now includes over 200 member clubs, courses, and organizations, comprised of over 32,000 individuals from across the state.