67th Sacramento City Four-Ball
Thirty-six teams competed in the qualifying round on March 19, for the 32 spots in match play. Even par 72 made the cut for match play. The team of John Wenger and Kenneth McCready (pictured below) were medalists in the qualifying round with a best-ball score of 10-under par 62.
Medalists Wenger and McCready advanced to the final match on Sunday afternoon, March 27, having defeated the team of Tighe Hammam and Taylor Hobin 4 & 3 in the morning semi-final round. Marc Engellenner and Travis Peterson (pictured above) had to go seven extra holes in the morning round against the team of Scott Bubany and Jason Herrera. Engellenner birdied the 25th hole for the win having also birdied the 18th hole to extend the match.
In the afternoon final match, Engellenner and Peterson took an early lead and were 3 up after the front nine. Wenger and McCready closed the gap to 2 up after the 16th hole but conceded the match on the 17th hole when Engellenner and Peterson both had short birdie putts.
The weather was excellent both weekends, and the course was in very good condition. Thanks to the Bing Maloney staff and the Sacramento Golf Council members Larry Glasmire, Mike Fleming, Steve Yates, Peggy Chan, Janice Luis, Dave Eisner and Bob Adams for everything they did to make the event a success.
Submitted by Rudy Danzinger Tournament Director