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With a final round 6-under 64 the duo of John Hunter and Kyle Nathan captured the 54th John R. Williams Four-Ball Invitational by seven-strokes. Story>

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John Hunter and Kyle Nathan win by seven

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ROCHESTER, NY (September 17, 2016) — With a final round 6-under 64 the duo of John Hunter and Kyle Nathan captured the 54th John R. Williams Four-Ball Invitational. Hunter (Houston, TX) and Nathan (Glenview, IL) finished 14-under to win by a comfortable seven-strokes at Oak Hill Country Club on the famed East Course.

After the first round on the West Course, Hunter and Nathan were 5-under and two-strokes behind in a tie for third place. On Friday play shifted to the East Course and with a 4-under 66 the winning duo moved into first place. The 64 during Saturday’s final round was the low round of the day.

Eric Rustand (Tucson, AZ) and Clark Rustand (Tucson, AZ) shared second place with Billy Hanes (Elma, NY) and Billy Gaffney (Williamsvill, NY) at 7-under. First round leaders Michael Carrig (Buffalo, NY) and Brian Kumiega (Buffalo, NY) finished 4-under and in fourth place.

The top-five was rounded out by Chris McCuaig (Ottawa) and Pat Lindsay (Ontario) who finished 2-under.

SENIOR DIVISION

In the Senior Division Rochester, NY residents Tom Blank and Mark Dugan survived a three-team playoff to hoist the trophy.

Blank and Dugan finished 4-under and tied at the end of regulation with James McCord (Tullahoma, TN) and John McCord (Tullahoma, TN); Mark Chylinski (Pittsfield, MA) and Jim Mueller (Altamont, NY).

The eventual champions reached the top of the leaderboard thanks to rounds of 69-73-67.

Jim Quinn (Arlington, TX ) and Don Gafner (Sunnyvale, TX) were fourth at 2-under while 36-hole leaders George Kavanagh (Rochester, NY) and Matt Clarke (Loudonville, NY) were even-par and in fifth.

John Hunter and Kyle Nathan take 36-hole lead

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ROCHESTER, NY (September 16, 2016) — With a second round 4-under 66 John Hunter and Kyle Nathan have moved to 9-under and the top of the John R. Williams Four-Ball Invitational leaderboard.

On Friday play moved to the famed East Course at Oak Hill Country Club and it was Hunter (Houston, TX) and Nathan (Glenview, IL) improving on a tie for third at the start of the day.

A pair of teams will begin the final round one-stroke back and in second place at 7-under. Billy Hanes (Elma, NY) and Billy Gaffney (Williamsville, NY) shot a 5-under 65 while Eric Rustand (Tucson, AZ) and Clark Rustand (Tucson, AZ) put together a 4-under 66 to move into the second place position.

First round leaders Michael C. Carrig and Brian Kumiega, both from Buffalo, NY, struggled a bit on day two with 1-over 71 but they are still just two-strokes back and in fourth place.

Wade Sarkis (Canandaigua, NY) and James Scorse (Churchville, NY) are in fifth at 5-under following tallies of 67-69.

Heading into the final day nine teams are in red figures with six within five-strokes of the lead.

SENIOR DIVISION

The Senior Division is being led by George Kavanagh (Rochester, NY) and Matt Clarke (Loudonville, NY) at 5-under. Following rounds of 68-69 the duo are ahead by one-stroke.

In second place are James McCord and John McCord of Tullahoma, TN at 4-under. Two other teams are within three shots of the lead –John Kircher (Pittsford, NY) and John Salamone (Sherborn, MA); Mark Chylinski (Pittsfield, MA) and Jim Mueller (Altamont, NY)– who are both 1-under and tied for third.

Six teams will begin the final day within five shots of the lead.

Michael C. Carrig and Brian Kumiega off to early lead

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ROCHESTER, NY (September 15, 2016) — With the first day of the John R. Williams Four-Ball Invitational in the books Michael C. Carrig and Brian Kumiega are the leaders at Oak Hill Country Club.

Playing on the West Course Carrig and Kumiega, both from Buffalo, NY, opened with a 7-under 64 and they will carry a one-stroke lead into the second round.

With play shifting to the East Course for the final two rounds it will be Billy Hanes and Billy Gaffney to begin day two in second place. Hanes, from Elma, NY and Gaffney, from Williamsville, NY, were part of the first group to tee off and they posted an early 6-under 65.

In a tie for third place it is the teams of John Hunter (Houston, TX) and Kyle Nathan (Glenview, IL); Eric Rustand (Tucson, AZ) and Clark Rustand of (Tucson, AZ) at 5-under following an opening 66. Three additional teams are tied for fourth at 4-under.

A total of 21 teams are in red figures after one round and within five-strokes of the lead.

SENIOR DIVISION

After the first round Jim Quinn (Arlington, TX) and Don Gafner (Sunnyvale, TX) are leading the Senior Division thanks to a 4-under 67. The duo will carry a one-stroke lead into the second over George Kavanagh (Rochester, NY) and Matt Clarke (Loudonville, NY) who are 3-under.

Four teams are currently tied for third at 2-under –Tom Blank (Rochester, NY) and Mark Dugan (Rochester, NY); James McCord (Tullahoma, TN) and John Mccord (Tullahoma, TN); Don H. Erickson III (DuBois, PA) and John Benson (Punxsutawney, PA); John Kircher (Pittsford, MA) and John Salamone (Sherborn, NY).

In all 10 teams are even-par or better and within three-strokes of the lead.

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