Jones and Corsi Senior Four-Ball champions
By WPGA • August 4, 2019
The last time Green Oaks Country Club hosted the WPGA Senior Four-Ball Championship, Perry Graciano and Jim Crawford came out victorious. This year, however, not even their second-round, 63 was going to catch the winningest team in WPGA Senior Four-Ball history, John Jones and Joe Corsi.
The duo finished the 36-hole day with a blistering 12-under par total of 130 and captured their third title in four years.
On a windy day at Green Oaks, Jones and Corsi opened with a 5-under par 66 in the morning to give themselves the early one-shot lead. Knowing their lead was slim, the pair picked up right where they left off with 2 birdies on their opening 5 holes.
Up ahead, Graciano and Crawford began mounting their comeback after an uncharacteristic opening round of even par left them in a tie for 7th. The team birdied 5 of their first 8 holes and would go on to make 9 birdies in round two with a lone bogey on the difficult par-3 sixteenth hole.
Meanwhile, Jones and Corsi continued to cruise. Amazingly, they did not make a single bogey throughout the whole day and with their second round 64, they locked up the four-shot victory.
This win makes Corsi a two-time WPGA winner this season; he won earlier in the year at the first Senior Series event at Diamond Run Golf Club.
In the Super-Senior Division, Joe Ruby and Michael McGuire rallied from a one-shot morning deficit with a second round 66 to win by a single shot over Don Erickson and Fred Stern.
McGuire and Ruby, the 2015 WPGA Senior Four-Ball Champions, made 12 birdies during the day to go along with 5 bogies to finish with a 7-under par total of 135. The defending champions, George Bilowick and William Wigton finished in third at 5-under.
This year was Green Oaks Country Club’s second time hosting the Senior Four-Ball Championship, and it boasted the biggest field in the event’s 9-year history.
Next up for the seniors is the 88th WPGA Senior Amateur Championship on 9/30 -10/1 at The Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pa. For the latest Western Pennsylvania Golf Association updates, follow the WPGA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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