Three Teams Take Home Net Four-Ball Trophies
The Men's Net Four-Ball Championship crowned three teams as champions at Walt Disney World's Palm and Magnolia Course. The tournament, contested on December 2-3, saw players light up the Palm course for the first round and post numerous red numbers on the Magnolia course for the final round. The teams of Tony Kent / Justin Thomas, Robert Koenigkramer / Theodore Kopec, and Joe Brisley / Tom Weber captured their division titles.
The Under 50 Age Division saw some remarkable scores on Saturday as the two teams making the final group had the two lowest handicaps in the flight! Andy Weber and Patrick Brisley impressively fired anopening round gross 65 which translated to a net 63 to lead the flight. Nipping at their heels were the eventual champions, Tony Kent and Justin Thomas after a 64 in round 1. Blitzing the field on Sunday, Kent and Thomas shot a final round 63 to win by five strokes.
On Saturday, the 50-64 Age Division was responsible for a few of the lowest scores in the Championship's history as two teams carded 12-under, net 60. Robert Koenigkramer and Theodore Kopec, one of the teams to shoot a 60 in round 1, were able to maintain their momentum as they posted the low total for the second round as well. Their 60-64--124 is the lowest tournament total in the event's short history.
Finally the 65 & Over Age Division saw a familiar face on top of the leaderboard. Dwaine Zitko has won this event in the past, but playing with a new partner produced a similar result. Zitko and John Christensen shot a 61 on Saturday. Joe Brisley and Tom Weber started Sunday a distant five shots behind the leaders, but were trying to capture the same magic that their sons, Patrick and And, had on Saturday. The two would shoot a second 66 to finish in first place by two strokes with their 132 total.