Event: 47th Four-Ball Championship
Host Site: The Country Club Inc., Morristown, Tennessee
Playing Dates: June 12-15, 2017
Upsets All Over Create Dynamic Semifinal
1 and No. 2 seeds lost in the Round of 16 but two past champions remain heading
into the semifinals.
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MORRISTOWN, TENN (July
13th, 2017) Making the 16 team bracket was a feat in it of itself at the 47th
Tennessee Four-Ball Championship. Numerous accomplished players failed to make
the bracket. The strength of the field was on display early and often Friday at
The Country Club. The No. 1 seed Bryce
Lewis and Jake Hall were the
first to be defeated. Tyler Johnson
and Brian Clark beat Lewis/Hall 2up.
However, Johnson/Clark ran into defending champions Jack Smith and Ryan Greer in
the quarterfinals. Smith/Greer won their Round of 16 match 2&1 before
defeating Johnson/Clark to return to the semifinals.
The No. 2 seed Dan Crockett and PJ Smith also fell victim to the Round of 16 upset as well. Mitchel Thomas and Chip Thomas beat the No. 2 seed 3&2. The brothers also ran into
former champions in the quarterfinals. Lee
Maxwell and Wes Korth won their Round
of 16 match 3&2 before defeating the Thomas team 2up to reach the
Tory Davis and Tanner Davis got their money’s worth
and then some. The brothers won their first match in 20 holes before going to
extra holes in their quarterfinals against Nick
Garretson and Jacob Sherlin. A
fantastic up-and-down from Tanner Davis on No. 1, the 19th hole of
the match, gave the Davis brothers the win and a spot in the semifinals. The
final semifinalist were the youngest players left. Chase Roswall and Spencer
Cross cruised to a 5&4 victory in their Round of 16 match. The future
University of Tennessee teammates were taken to extra holes by Tommy Oliver and Nic Vandeventer. It was Roswall/Cross who won on the 19th
hole. Roswall, the Tennessee Match Play Champion, is looking to win his second
TGA Championship this summer.
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.