Urbana, MD – After being cancelled in 2020, the MAPGA Four-Ball Championship was back this year at Worthington Manor Golf Club. The 6,900 yard par-72 course provided a great test for a team event. The last-minute pairing of Dick Mast and Matt Long paid off in a big way for the duo. The last team to get into the event had never played with each other but were able to put together a great round.
Dick Mast of Poplar Grove Golf Club would be the birdie maker of the team, making four birdies and an eagle while Matt Long of Manor Country Club was able to play steady golf and make par when they needed it. The duo was 4-under on their round heading to the 18th. Mast hit an immaculate shot into the par-5 and almost made it for an albatross. He made the putt for eagle to get to 6-under. That eagle turned out to be very important as two other teams finished at 6-under and a three-team playoff would decide the champion. Adam Harrell & Collin Fisher (both from 1757 Golf Club) and Ray Richardson & Glenn Phillips (both from Golf Galaxy) joined Mast and Long in the playoff. Matt Long made a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the title.
Thank you to Evolve Golf and PGA Tour for sponsoring the event and Jon LeSage and his staff at Worthington Manor for hosting!