Ian Patrick Archer is no stranger to WVGA State Championships as he entered the 38th WV Four-Ball Championship looking to compete in his 22nd state championship. His partner, 17 year old, Mason Williams may be young but he is no stranger either as Williams boasts a decorated junior career which includes two state titles in 2017 already (WV Junior Match Play, WV Junior Amateur). Combined the two teamed up to be the best Four-Ball team in the state this weekend as they claimed the 38th WV Four-Ball Championship which concluded at Edgewood Country Club today. As a few small showers impeded play on yesterday’s opening round it was a picture perfect day for the final round as temperatures were mild and there was very little wind to contend with.

Archer and Williams who opened up yesterday with a round of 63 at Berry Hills faulted right out of the gate this morning at Edgewood. A unsightly bogey on the opening hole shook the team early but they wasted no time in correcting it as Archer made a birdie on the par-3 second. The team then added two more birdies on the opening nine and turned at nine under-par for the tournament. Birdies on ten and thirteen got the team to eleven under-par and from there it was just a game of holding onto the lead. The difficult seventeenth almost proved troublesome as the team had to work to save par but they did and were able to close out the victory with a par on the 18th. Finishing just one shot behind the victors were the teams of Chad Baldwin/Brian Anania and Pat Carter/Jim Grimmett. Baldwin and Anania found themselves paired in the final group with Archer and Williams and it was close all day as they found themselves just one back after the opening nine. A birdie on the tenth kept them close to the lead but unfortunately the team made a bogey on the long par-4 fifteenth which put them one back of the eventual winners. Coming from behind to contend for the win was Pat Carter and Jim Grimmett who posted the low round of the day of 64. The team was on fire all day carding four birdies on their front nine and posted three more on the back. The only blemish on the card came on the par-4 seventeenth when the team was unable to make their par putts.

Today’s victory was Ian Patrick Archer’s first state championship title and Williams 4th. For more information on the WV Four-Ball please visit us online at www.wvga.org and see results below.

2017 WV Four-Ball Championship
Hosted by: Berry Hills Country Club and Edgewood Country Club
Edgewood Country Club
Archer, Ian Patrick / Williams, Mason — 63-66–129
Baldwin, Chad / Anania, Brian — 63-67–130
Carter, Pat / Grimmett, Jim — 66-64–130
Reale, Philip / Ferrell, Jess — 64-67–131
Seabright, Joey / Obecny II, Thadd — 64-67–131
Johnson, Mark / Barnicle, Scott — 67-66–133
Fox, Steve / Payne, Harold — 67-67–134
Palmer, Ben / Foust, Michael — 68-66–134
Kalaskey, Dr. Larry III / Kalaskey, Joseph — 66-69–135
Hartzell, Tyler / Branham, Todd — 67-69–136
Hoffman, Mitch / Scragg, David — 67-70–137
Reed, David II / Roush, Trent — 67-70–137
Tinney, Brandon / McKisic, Christian — 67-71–138
Dent, Nick / Dent, Walker — 69-70–139
Hoshor, Cory / Nickell, Jacob — 67-72–139
Snavely, James / Chapman, Zach — 68-71–139
Arbaugh, Joshua / Tomblin, Tad — 71-69–140
Roam, Cam / Sager, Billy — 71-69–140
Tate, Bud / O’Hara, Adam — 70-70–140
Wensel, Kyle / Myers, Bryan — 73-68–141
Boswell, Josh / Windon, Justin — 67-75–142
Harper, Jeff / Shank, Jared — 72-70–142
Lanham, Nicholas / Nutter, Steven — 76-66–142
Ramsey, Ben / Ramsey, Bob — 71-71–142
Auville, John / Martin, Glen — 73-70–143
Miller, Scott / McGraw, Jeff — 71-72–143
Shah, Raj / Rader, Jeremy — 73-70–143
Shank, Tyler / Stephens, Josh — 71-72–143
Stewart, Ryan / Lightner, Kirk — 69-74–143
Harvey, Shane / Wright, Rodney — 69-75–144
Vallet, Jeremy / Bryant, Jeff — 71-73–144
Cobb, Jr., Ronnie / Rogers, Erik — 72-73–145
Fluharty, Brett / Fluharty, Nathan — 70-75–145
Taylor, John Logan / Hovis, Chad — 71-74–145
Trembly, Derek S / Lamp, Stevie — 70-75–145
Waybright, Cole / Grimmett, Jason — 71-74–145
Balderson, Larry / Kroeger, J. Christopher — 72-76–148
McCoy, Robert / Brumley, Chris — 75-73–148
Karp, Bryson / Karp, Tyler — 78-77–155
Vollmer, Jeff / Haden, Charles — 80-81–161
Long, Matt / Boggess, Drew — 84-78–162
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