2021 Men’s and Senior Men’s Four-Ball: Round One Recap

Orondo, Wash. – The opening rounds of the 64th Washington Men’s Four-Ball and 27th Senior Men’s Four-Ball championships were conducted today at Desert Canyon Golf Resort in Orondo, Wash.

Championship links:

Men’s Four-Ball

Senior Men’s Four-Ball

The teams of Reid Hatley and Jacob Koppenberg and Ryan Kelly and Tres Kirkebo each combined to shoot 9-under 63 to sit atop the leaderboard after the first round in the Men’s championship. Both teams hold a one shot lead over the duo of Paul Mitzel and Johnny Carey.

Kelly and Kirkebo are seeking to defend their 2019 title after last year’s championship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Senior Men’s Four-Ball, Tracy Quickstad and teammate Dan Thacker combined for 6-under 66 to take a 3-shot lead. Quickstad and Thacker are seeking their first WA Golf title.

Final round play gets underway Friday, May 14th at 7:30am on the No. 1 and No. 10 tees.

The 36-hole championships are contested over two days and feature a combined full field of 96 two-man sides competing in a four-ball stroke-play format.

The Washington Men’s Four-Ball Championship was previously known as the Inglewood Best-Ball from 1956 until 1993, when in 1994 WA Golf began to administer the event and introduced the Senior Men’s Four-Ball.

The Men’s and Senior Men’s Four-Ball are two of 14 championships conducted annually by WA Golf.