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The Second Round: 18 Hole Four-Ball Stroke Play Qualifying

November 1, 2012

David Abell of Seminole hitting out of the rocks
David Abell of Seminole hitting out of the rocks

The second day of qualifying competition for the 2012 World Club Championship at Diamante Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was an 18 hole four-ball stroke play with the four top winners becoming the semifinalists for the Match Play Competition.

Defending Champions Durban Country Club of South Africa, Ryan Birnie and Sean Fenger, fired off a blistering 9 under par with a 63. They eagled hole #6, and were 5 under par par 5's including the eagle at hole # 6.

Seminole Golf Club, USA with the steady play of the veteran team and past champions David Abell and Kelly Miller, shot 6 under to finish 9 under and earn a top 4 spot for Match Play.

Winged Foot, USA shot 4 under 68 and finished 7 under. But St. George's of Canada got to 8 under after 2 birdies but bogied hole #17 and missed a birdie at 18 to tie with Winged Foot.

Colin Flabbi of St. George's
Colin Flabbi of St. George's

Portmarnock fired another solid round shooting 9 under 63 to finish with a blistering total of 16 under, 5 shots ahead of 2nd place.

The playoff between Winged Foot and St. George's began on Hole #15 with best ball format. It was halved and onto hole #16 where the rules were aggregate score. All made par. At hole #17, St. George's made par and a bogey and Winged Foot made a par and a triple bogey. St. George's won and moved into the semifinals of Match Play.

Match Play set Seminole against Durban and St. George's against Portmarnock. Matches were called for darkness with Seminole 5 UP after 13 holes and St. George's 4 UP after 12 holes. Play resumes at 7:45 AM PST.

Today's results for the second round of qualifying follow. It is an aggregate score combining both rounds. The top four teams advanced into the semifinals of Match Play.


Teams that Advanced to Match Play Semifinalists
1st 2nd Total
Ireland Portmarnock GC John Greene, Geoff Lenehan
-7
-9
-16
South Africa Durban CC Ryan Birnie, Sean Fenger
-2
-9
-11
USA Seminole GC David Abell, Kelly Miller
-3
-6
-9
Canada St. George's G&CC Colin Flabbi, Mark Elgner
-4
-3
-7 ***
Won in 3 hole
playoff
Teams to Play in Chairman's Division:
Winner receives automatic invitation for 2013
USA Winged Foot GC Rob Christie, Matthew Hultquist
-3
-4
-7 ***
Lost in 3 hole
playoff
USA Riviera CC Jeff Johnston, Mike Riedel
-3
-3
-6
N. Ireland Royal Portrush GC Matt McAlpin, Patrick McCrudden
-3
-3
-6
Scotland Royal Troon GC Paul Moultrie, Michael Smyth
-1
-5
-6
USA Los Angeles CC Taylor Haden, John Meek
-4
-1
-5
USA Pine Valley GC Robert Lewis, Tristan Lewis
-5
E
-5
USA Medinah CC C.J. Koroll, John Madden
-5
+1
-4
Mexico Diamante GC Enrique Guzman, Mason Jones
E
-3
-3
England Walton Heath GC Tom Cordiner, Jonathan Greener
-2
E
-2
Australia Royal Melbourne GC Paul Little, Tom Stephens
+1
-3
-2
Portugal Oitavos Dunes Ruben Figueiredo, Pierre-Alexis Rolland
+1
-3
-2
Japan Tokyo GC Masahiro Katsumata, Atsushi Yao
+1
E
+1
France Morfontaine GC Pascal Grizot, Gérard Zivy
+5
-3
+2
USA Merion GC Gordy Jamieson, Bob Wagner
+1
+2
+3
South Korea Nine Bridges Stanley Kim, Chris Kwon
+2
+5
+7
Spain Valderrama GC José Manuel Martínez, Javier Reviriego
+7
+4
+11

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