TENNESSEE STATE FOUR BALL
conducted by the Tennessee Golf Association
HISTORY: The TGA State Four-Ball began in 1971 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville under the direction of long-time TGA director Orvis Milner. The following year fellow TGA director Joe Chalmers became involved in the tournament’s direction and Fox Den Country Club became the tournament’s home for 14 of the next 15 years. The tournament has been played outside the East Tennessee area only three years—1982 and 2015 at Nashville Golf and Athletic Club in Brentwood, 2007 at GreyStone in Dickson, and 2014 at The Grove in College Grove. Knoxville brothers Steve and Jeff Golliher and the Chattanooga twosome of Pat Corey and Larry White have each won the event three times. Corey has four wins. He teamed with Gary Chazen to win his first title. The Gollihers have played in the finals seven times as a team. Jeff appeared on an eighth occasion with Gordon Foster.
Springfield’s Craig Smith and Tim Jackson of Williston defeated Tyler Johnson and Ryan Hall, both of Knoxville, in the 50th TGA State Four-Ball, played at Fox Den County Club. For Smith it was his second win in the event. Jackson (61 years, 5 months, 1 day) became the oldest player to win the Four-Ball.
Finals – Tim Jackson, Germantown-Craig Smith, Springfield, def. Tyler Johnson, Knoxville-Jake Hall, Knoxville, 2&1.
Semifinals – Johnson-Hall def. Lucas Tabor, Morristown-Parker Smith, Morristown, 2&1; Jackson-C. Smith def. Ethan Rimmer, Knoxville-Bryson Morrell, Knoxville, 3&2.
Quarterfinals – Tabor-Smith def. Anthony Basilio, Knoxville-Matthew Chambers, Knoxville, 4&3; Johnson-Hall def. Jake Headrick, Knoxville-Antonio Farinella, Knoxville, 2-up; Rimmer-Morrell def. Chase Roswall, Bristol-Ben Simonsen, Ooltewah, 7&6; Jackson-Smith def. Cole Parrish-Jimmy Ward, Franklin, 3&2.
Second round – Basilio-Chambers def. Nick Wolf, Murfreesboro-Jack Story, Columbia, 2&1;
Tabor-Smith def. Connor McKay, Knoxville-Trevor Gold, Knoxville, 1-up;
Headrick-Farnella, Knoxville, def. Chas Narrimore, Knoxville-Derek Rende, Chattanooga, 1-up; Johnson-Hall def. Stuart Smith, Nashville-Brayden Garrison, Knoxville, 1-up; Roswall-Simonsen def. Lawrence Largent, Bristol, VA-Jack Rhea, Jonesborough, 4&3; Rimmer-Morrell def. Connor Pollman, Cleveland-Evan Spence, Cleveland, 3&1; Jackson-Smith def. Charles Keene, Clarksville-Patton Samuels, Clarksville, 3&2; Parrish-Ward def. Noble Judy, Nashville-Bubba South, Nashville, 2&1.
First round - Basilio-Chambers def. Joseph Sadlowski, Nashville-Tanner Owens, Murfreesboro, 20th hole; Wolf-Story def. Rob Garland, Franklin-Jacob Garland, Franklin, 3&2; Tabor-Smith def. Bo Andrews, Knoxville-Brennan Webb, Knoxville, 19th hole; McKay-Gold def. Sheldon McKnight, Chattanooga-Lance Simpson, Knoxville; Narramore-Rende def. Micah Knisley, Jefferson City-Reece Britt, Rockford, 2&1; Headrick-Farinella def. Wes Korth, Cookeville-Lee Maxwell, Cookeville, 2&1; Johnson-Hall def. Drew Miller, Collierville-Davis Irving, Memphis, 1-up; Smith-Garrison def. Spencer Provow, Murfreesboro-Chris Lanning, Murfreesboro, 1-up; Roswall-Simonsen def. Matthew Copeland, Alcoa-Braedon Wear, Alcoa, 3&2; Largent-Rhea def. Gator Todd, Franklin-Wellons, Franklin, 2-up; Pallman-Spence def. Chad Homan, Knoxville-Zach Wood, Greeneville, 3&2; Rimmer-Morrell def. Trey Tobias, Hermitage-William Rieck, Franklin, 3&2; Jackson-Smith def. Brian Clark, Knoxville-Davis Shore, Brentwood, 2&1; Keene-Samuels def. Steven Haremski, Knoxville-Michael Barnard, Gallatin, 3&2; Parrish-Ward def. Mitchell Thomas, Knoxville-Chip Thomas, Knoxville, 2&1; Judy-South def. Tyler Lane, Knoxville-Jake Goins, Chattanooga, 3&1.
Medalist – 61(-9), Sadlowski-Tanner, Copeland-Wear.