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 Matchups
The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds lost in the Round of 16 but two past champions remain heading into the semifinals.
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 semifinals.
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.
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.