Eaton and Linn win MGA/MetLife Men's Four-Ball
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. (June 28, 2016) – Joseph Eaton and Graham Ian Linn of Thistle Golf Club teamed up Tuesday to win the Net Division of the MGA/MetLife Men’s Four-Ball Championship at Salem Golf Club in North Salem, N.Y.
They would go on to lead the field of 41 two-man teams and finish with a score of 10-under 62 to take home the title. Don and Zach Zweibon of Salem finished second with an 8-under 64.
Representing Leewood Golf Club, Mario Forgione and Al Jinete carded a 7-under 65 to take home the third place prize.
In the Gross Division, Zach Stark and Marc Levy of Cedar Hill took home the first place prize after finishing with a 3-under 69. Paul and Tom Coscia of the MGA Eclub – New Jersey were the second low gross team with a score of 73. Taking home the third low gross prize was the team from Quill & Tee Golf Club, David Barrett and Tom Ierubino.
Entry into the MGA/MetLife Men's Four-Ball Championships requires qualifying on the club level before teams can participate in one of the MGA's Sectional Qualifying Rounds. The competition is a two-man team event, and each player must have an active USGA Handicap Index that does not exceed 20.0 at the time the team attempts to qualify at the club level, and the combined Handicap Index of the team may not exceed 36.0.
The MGA announced in 2014 the re-branding of the event, previously known as the MGA/MetLife Men’s Net Team Championship. For more than 30 years, this popular event has provided scratch golfers and high-handicappers alike with a first-class championship experience. The MGA/MetLife Men’s and Women’s Four-Ball Championships still focus on players of all skill levels, and the events are now conducted by the MGA’s charitable Foundation.