CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball



CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship
May 23-26, 2016
Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club
Orland Park, Ill.




The duo of Tim Sheppard and Tom Kearfott won
the inaugural CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Day 4: Thursday, May 26

ORLAND PARK, Ill.- An excited phone call in mid-January paid dividends in late May, as the pairing of Tom Kearfott and Tim Sheppard scored a 1-up victory in the championship match of the inaugural CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship Thursday at Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club.

“Tommy called me up and said ‘Hey, you're 55 in February, right?' and I said ‘Yeah,' and he said ‘Let's do this!'” Sheppard recounted of the conversation.

After carding a 3-under-par 69 in Monday's stroke play qualifier, the pair earned the ninth seed for match play.  A 2-and-1 first round victory set up a quarterfinal match against brothers Bob and Larry Silvestri, who had earned the top seed as co-medalists.  Kearfott and Sheppard defeated the Sivestri pair 3 and 2, then dispatched of U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifiers Vance Antoniou and Mark Esposito, 4 and 3, in the semifinals, in Antoniou and Esposito's fifth consecutive day of competitive four-ball golf (two at Winged Foot in the USGA championship and three at Crystal Tree).
(Full Recap / Match Play Bracket / Facebook Photos)

Championship Match
(9) Tom Kearfott / Tim Sheppard def. (7) Kip Blakesley / Tim Saurs, 1 up

Day 3: Wednesday, May 25

The duos of Tim Sheppard and Tom Kearfott and Kip Blakesley and Tim Saurs will face off in the championship match of the inaugural CDGA Senior Amatuer Four-Ball Championship at Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club.

Sheppard/Kearfott bested Mark Esposito and Vance Antoniou in their semifinal match, 4 & 3, on Wednesday. After a 40-minute lightning delay after teeing off the 16th, Blakesley/Saurs returned to the course to close out Anthony Cascino and Tom Destefani 2 & 1.

The 18-hole championship match is slated to tee off Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Semifinals
(9) Tom Kearfott / Tim Sheppard def. (5) Vance Antoniou / Mark Esposito, 4 and 3
(7) Kip Blakesley / Tim Saurs def. (14) Anthony Cascino / Tom Destefani, 2 and 1

Quarterfinals
(9) Tom Kearfott / Tim Sheppard def. (1) Bob Silvestri / Larry Silvestri, 3 and 2
(5) Vance Antoniou / Mark Esposito def. (13) Danny Brown / Mike Scardina, 6 and 5
(7) Kip Blakesley / Tim Saurs def. (2) Brad Barker / Dan Roan, 4 and 3
(14) Anthony Cascino / Tom Destefani def. (11) Bob Brigham / Jay Levine, 1 up

Day 2: Tuesday, May 24

The Round of 16 was closely contested, as seven of the eight matches went to at least the 17th hole. Co-medalists Bob Silvestri/Larry Silvestri and Brad Barker/Dan Roan were taken to the 18th hole before closing out quarterfinal spots.

Quarterfinal matches will tee off at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The semifinals will take place Wednesday afternoon.

Round of 16
(1) Bob Silvestri / Larry Silvestri def. (16) Edward Mular / Ted Zurkowski, 1 up
(9) Tom Kearfott / Tim Sheppard def. (8) Tom Boettcher / Andrew Nathan, 2 and 1
(5) Vance Antoniou / Mark Esposito def. (12) Philip Kenny / Ted Pecora, 2 and 1
(13) Danny Brown / Mike Scardina def. (4) Steve Daly / Daniel Kinsey, 1 up
(2) Brad Barker / Dan Roan def. (15) Gary Freund / Mark Hannon, 1 up
(7) Kip Blakesley / Tim Saurs def. (10) David Passaglia / Bob Schachner, 6 and 4
(11) Bob Brigham / Jay Levine def. (6) Larry Ahearn / Joel Patten, 2 and 1
(14) Anthony Cascino / Tom Destefani def. (3) Anthony Sobel / George Zorich, 1 up

Day 1: Monday, May 23

Stroke Play

The teams of Bob Silvestri & Larry Silvestri and Dan Roan & Brad Barker earned co-medalist honors at the inaugural CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club. Both duos shot 6-under-par 66 to lead the way, with Anthony Sobel & George Zorich finishing stroke play one shot back. The low 16 teams advanced to match play. (Stroke Play Results)

Championship

Qualifying

DateSiteInformation
May 5Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, Bristol, Ill.
Results
May 17Bartlett Hills Golf Club, Bartlett, Ill.
Results