The 2018 Tee-Fore-Two Championship kicked off today at Topeka Country Club in what would be a full field of 40 partner teams on a cool, cloudy Monday.
Coming off a win at the Kansas Senior Women’s Amateur, Denise Desilet and her partner Patricia Sherwood got off to a hot start on day one of the championship. Between the pair of them, five birdies were carded and counted in the four-ball style tournament format. With only two bogeys counted, Desilet and Sherwood were able to sign for a great score of 7o (-3) to become the leaders in the clubhouse by five strokes.
In a close second place in overall gross, Jayne Clarke and Jordan Patterson shot a consistent round with 14 pars counted on their score card and a birdie on the Par-4, 16th. The pair carded a 39 front nine and 36 on the back nine to post a two-over, 75 round.
Rounding up the top three is a two way tie between Beth Kuckelman/Kim Wright and Renee Montoya/Cindy MacDonald, both shooting five-over, 78 rounds.
In the overall net race, Desilet/Sherwood are tied for first place with a nine-under, 64’s. Tied for third place in the overall net is Cindy MacDonald/Renee Montoya and Joyce Andersen/Judy Baltuska with eight-under, 65’s.
Anything is possible in Round 2 of the Tee-Fore-Two Championship as we change from fourball format to chapman alternate shot in which both golfers on each side (team) hit drives. After their drive, each player plays their team mate’s ball and the best of the second shot is played, alternating until holed.
Despite a five shot lead, Desilet/Sherwood have tough competition at their heels, and it should be an exciting finish at Topeka Country Club tomorrow morning. Good luck to all 40 our teams.
Live scoring will be available during the round through Golf Genius with the code: TEEFORETWO18.