Mills, Kirby are wire-to-wire winners of N.C. Senior Four-Ball
 

Mills, Kirby are wire-to-wire winners of N.C. Senior Four-Ball

08/11/2017
Metro Golf Notes Posted by Reid Spencer
image (Photo courtesy of Carolinas Golf Association)
Nolan Mills III (left) and Robby Kirby shot a comfortable 69 in the final round to win the title by two shots.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (August 11, 2017) -- Nolan Mills III and Robby Kirby of Charlotte went wire-to-wire to win the 17th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship at Benvenue Country Club. 

After opening with rounds of 65-66, the duo cruised to a two-shot victory on Friday with a final-round 69 for a three-day total of 16-under-par 200.

"Robby just played really good today,” Mills said after the final round. “We made some pars and a few birdies coming in, and that made the difference.”

The pair blistered the par-72 Donald Ross course with 20 birdies in 54 holes.

"It’s just a good old-school layout, that you have to keep it below the hole to score well and it’s a lot of fun when you do," Mills added.

After finishing second last year in the N.C. Senior Four-Ball and second in the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball earlier this year, the duo was excited to get the victory.

"We brother-in-lawed it all week, and we are a great team,” Kirby said. “We’re best friends, and we have great chemistry. This is my first CGA victory, and it feels great because we feel like we deserve to be out here.

"At the end of the day it’s great to be able to come out here and do this, play a great course, against some great players, and it’s not something that is guaranteed, so we are very thankful the CGA allows us to do this."

The team of Russ Perry of Winston-Salem and Mark Stephens of Troutman fired a final-round 65 leap-frog into second place. The 2017 N.C. Super Senior Four-Ball champions finished two shots back of the winners.

Finishing third were defending champions Ed Byman of Raleigh and Preston Edmondson of Morrisville.

17th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship

August 11, 2017

Benvenue Country Club

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Final Results

Place

Team

Score

1

Nolan Mills III, Charlotte, N.C. -  Robby Kirby, Charlotte, N.C. 

65-66-69--200 (-16)

2

Russ Perry, Winston Salem, N.C. -  Mark Stephens, Troutman, N.C. 

70-67-65--202 (-14)

3

Ed Byman, Raleigh, N.C. -  Preston Edmondson, Morrisville, N.C. 

67-69-67--203 (-13)

4

Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C. -  Ernie Newton, Winston Salem, N.C. 

67-69-68--204 (-12)

5

Cliff Seastrunk, Raleigh, N.C. -  Lennie Barton, Raleigh, N.C. 

69-67-71--207 (-9)

T6

Johnny Elam, Charlotte, N.C. -  Stephen Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C. 

68-70-70--208 (-8)

T6

David Eaker, Forest City, N.C. -  Steve Wilson, Wilmington, N.C. 

71-70-67--208 (-8)

8

Ron Carpenter, Creedmoor, N.C. -  Gary Brown, Charlotte, N.C. 

72-67-70--209 (-7)

9

Frank Golden, Charlotte, N.C. -  Macon Moye, Pinehurst, N.C. 

74-69-67--210 (-6)

T10

Neal Morrison, Charlotte, N.C. -  Bill Plyler, Charlotte, N.C. 

69-72-71--212 (-4)

T10

Don Detweiler, Raleigh, N.C. -  Andy Burnette, Raleigh, N.C. 

73-69-70--212 (-4)

T10

Dean Channell, Cary, N.C. -  Tuck Burkinshaw, Cary, N.C. 

73-71-68--212 (-4)

T10

Kim Mansfield, High Point, N.C. -  David Millis, High Point, N.C. 

73-68-71--212 (-4)

T14

Garland Yates, Asheboro, N.C. -  Dave Davis, Asheboro , N.C. 

70-72-73--215 (-1)

T14

Robert Desjardins, Matthews, N.C. -  Bill Boles Jr., Wilson, N.C. 

71-71-73--215 (-1)

16

Alan Dirk, Sanford, N.C. -  Stephen Glaser, Sanford, N.C. 

71-75-70--216 (Even)

T17

Bob Yow, Clinton, N.C. -  Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro, N.C. 

72-74-72--218 (+2)

T17

Robert Bennett, Clayton, N.C. -  Ben Collins, Raleigh, N.C. 

75-72-71--218 (+2)

19

John W Fritz, Mint Hill, N.C. -  Doug Meggs, Mint Hill, N.C. 

70-72-77--219 (+3)

T20

Kenneth Eichele, Pinehurst, N.C. -  Chuck Latham, Vass, N.C. 

75-73-73--221 (+5)

T20

Terry Vereen, Caswell Beach, N.C. -  Allen Kinney, Oak Island, N.C. 

71-78-72--221 (+5)

22

Mike Bivins, High Point, N.C. -  David Tuttle, High point, N.C. 

77-73-72--222 (+6)

T23

Bill Martinson, Chapel Hill, N.C. -  Rick LaFata, Raleigh, N.C. 

75-76-72--223 (+7)

T23

Will Alston, Rocky Mount, N.C. -  Tom Drew, Rocky Mount, N.C. 

73-77-73--223 (+7)

T25

Jim Hosey, Goldsboro, N.C. -  Stan Adams, Goldsboro, N.C. 

77-73-74--224 (+8)

T25

Butch English, Cornelius, N.C. -  Bill Phillips, Charlotte, N.C. 

75-76-73--224 (+8)

T27

Robbie Armistead, Raleigh, N.C. -  Arch Reed, Pinehurst, N.C. 

73-75-78--226 (+10)

T27

Rob Campbell, Charlotte, N.C. -  Michael Jones, Charlotte, N.C. 

75-75-76--226 (+10)

29

Robert Parrott, Raleigh, N.C. -  Chuck Parker, Raleigh, N.C. 

78-74-76--228 (+12)

30

Mark Wagner, Statesville, N.C. -  Dick Hogan, Burlington, N.C. 

76-76-WD

 

Failed to Qualify for Final Round

 

31

Ralph Ronalter, Pinehurst, N.C. -  Buck Adams Jr, Pinehurst, N.C. 

78-75 (+9)

T32

Ray Jackson, Rocky Mount, N.C. -  Bob Norman, Rocky Mount, N.C. 

78-77 (+11)

T32

John Helms, Mt. Holly, N.C. -  Paul Mauney, Iron Station, N.C. 

76-79 (+11)

T32

David Shackelford, Cary, N.C. -  Jim Arlington, Apex, N.C. 

78-77 (+11)

35

Bill Lee, Charlotte, N.C. -  Kenneth Weeks Jr, Charlotte, N.C. 

80-78 (+14)

T36

Jack Purdy, Pinehurst, N.C. -  Charley Johnson, Southern Pines, N.C. 

82-77 (+15)

T36

Steve Lambert, Greensboro, N.C. -  Cam Blalock, Wrightsville, N.C. 

78-81 (+15)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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