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|For Immediate Release||September 23, 2022|
|7TH CDGA SENIOR AMATEUR FOUR-BALL CONCLUDES 2022 CDGA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE|
|Friday, September 23, 2022 - |
LEMONT, Ill. - The CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship is once again set to bring the Association's championship slate to a close when the seventh playing of the event visits Crystal Lake Country Club Sept. 26-29.
Designed to emulate the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, each golfer plays their own ball. The low gross score on each hole counts as a team's score.
ABOUT THE FIELD
PLAYERS TO WATCH
John Finnin (Frankfort / Olympia Fields CC) and Terry Werner (Dyer / Briar Ridge CC) won the 2nd CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Itasca Country Club in 2017. Werner has secured four Champion of Champions victories throughout his amateur career, most recently in 2016.
Brad Kay (Arlington Heights / Ivanhoe Club) and Brien Gerber (Bolingbrook / Bolingbrook GC) won the 2019 playing of this event at Calumet Country Club. The duo's 7-under 65 was good for co-medalist honors last year at Ravinia Green Country Club. Kay was also the champion of the 2018 CDGA Senior Amateur Championship at Itasca Country Club.
Steven Jacobs (Highland Park / Pine Meadow GC) and Matthew Horwitch (Northbrook / Merit Club) have made deep runs in the last two playings of the CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball, as they reached the Semifinal round in 2020 and the Final match in 2021. The Finals appearance was the second for Jacobs, who reached the title tilt in 2017 with Dirk Anderson.
Mike Karney (Crystal Lake / Crystal Lake CC) and Mike Mcloone (Arlington Heights / Chicago GC) enter the field as a pair for the second time in 2022. The two reached the Final match in 2020 at Aurora Country Club after a trio of commanding victories in the Round of 16, Quarterfinals and Semifinals.
Tim Sheppard (East Peoria / Pekin CC) and Tom Kearfott (El Paso / El Paso GC) are four-time victors of the event, having won the 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021 iterations. Both players have had success individually, as well, as Sheppard has claimed both the Illinois State Senior Amateur and CDGA Senior Amateur titles twice, while Kearfott hoisted the Earl R. Liff Trophy following the 2017 Illinois State Senior Am.
OTHERS TO WATCH
Joseph Guin (Hawthorn Woods / Ivanhoe Club) and George Mcguire (Green Oaks / Ivanhoe Club) are making their second consecutive appearance as a team in this event following a run to the Semifinals in 2021.
Jeff Ott (Dunlap / Coyote Creek GC) and Curt Minkel (Pekin / Pekin Park District) enter the field for the first time as a duo. Ott's maiden CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball appearance ended in the Quarterfinals in 2021 alongside partner Jeff Polonus.
Ted Pecora (Winnetka / Bob O'Link GC) and Ron Waytula, Jr. (McHenry / McHenry CC) are back for their third-consecutive CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball together. Prior to joining forces, Waytula, Jr. and former partner Joseph Schmidt took down Pecora and then-teammate Phillip Kenny in the Semifinal round in 2018.
CRYSTAL LAKE COUNTRY CLUB
This October, Crystal Lake is scheduled to undergo a comprehensive multi-million-dollar renovation to its clubhouse. A 5,000-square-foot expansion, two new golf simulators and a resort-style pool complex are just the start of what is sure to be an impressive redesign.
LAST YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIP
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The Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) is authorized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) as the governing body for amateur golf in our region. The CDGA is a membership organization consisting of nearly 90,000 individual golfers and 400 clubs in Illinois and parts of Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Golfers receive member offers, a Handicap Index® from the USGA® and competitive playing opportunities, while clubs receive USGA rating and measuring services, turfgrass diagnostics and educational seminars. Midwest Golf House and the Bob Berry Sunshine Course are home to the CDGA Foundation, which annually serves more than 1,000 individuals with special needs and wounded veterans while also bringing playing opportunities to youth golfers. Founded on March 18, 1914, the CDGA is one of the largest and oldest golf associations in the United States.
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