Hanzel, Fly extend lead at Southern States Four-Ball
Doug Hanzel
Doug Hanzel

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2015) — Firing the low round of the tournament Saturday, a sizzling 63, were favorites Buzz Fly and Dr. Doug Hanzel, who opened up a three-shot lead in the Senior division of the 12th Southern States Four-Ball at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club.

The 54-hole event concludes on Sunday.

Fly, a one-time PGA TOUR journeyman from Memphis, and Hanzel, the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur champion from Savannah, each contributed four birdies to take a 15-under-par 127 total into the finale.

Central Floridians Randy Elliott and Bret Voisin, playing alongside the leaders, put up a strong 65, only to lose ground at 130.

Chris Reeves of Jupiter and Keith Decker of Martinsville, Va., shot 65 to take the lead in the Mid-Amateur division by a shot over a trio of pursuers. Jupiter's D.J. Morris and partner Mike Stamberger, the first-round leaders, fell back when they double-bogeyed the finishing hole.

In the Super Senior division, Van Lefferdink of Juno Beach and Lenny Loyd of Port St. Lucie carded a 67-136 to take a three-shot lead into the final lap.

The tournament, featuring 54 teams of mostly national-class amateurs, was first launched by legendary Bobby Jones and revived four years ago by the Southern Golf Association.

ABOUT THE Southern States Four-Ball

The Southern Golf Association has revived the storied Southern Four-Ball tournament after more than a half century of dormancy. This elite tournament was played eight times just before and after World War II with legendary golfer Bobby Jones personally presenting the winners' trophies at most of those events.

The tournament attracts an elite field of mid-amateur and senior amateur players including former Walker Cup players and winners of major amateur events.

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