John Patterson will try to continue his tear Saturday at Dataw Island Club, this time with a little help.
The Bluffton resident, who won the S.C. Open and Hilton Head Open in recent weeks, will team with Beaufort's Rob Simmons to compete in the S.C. Golf Association Mid Am Four Ball Championship. The 36-hole event, open to amateurs 30 and older, will be held on the club's Cotton Dike course.
Orangeburg's Josh Ridley, half of the winning team in 2012, is back with a new partner -- Greenville's Jim Faulkner. Among the locals competing is the team of Marcus Byler and Brian Rizzo, from Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head's Gerry Pascale will play with Jamie Manning.
Under the four-ball, stroke-play format, each player will play his own ball through the hole, with the lowest score for each hole counting. Ridley and Matt Faulkner won the weather-shortened 2012 event with a first-round 63.
Cotton Dike is a Tom Fazio design, completely renovated in 2011. The par-72 layout features Jenkins Creek on several holes.
19th-ANNUAL S.C. GOLF ASSOCIATION MID AM FOUR BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
What: 36-hole, four-ball stroke-play event featuring two-man teams. Open to players age 30 and older.
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Dataw Island Club's Cotton Dike Course
On the Web: www.SCgolf.org
First-round tee times
Saturday, at Dataw Island Cotton Dike course; Par: 72; Yardage: 6,799
7:30 a.m.: Hank Foy/Blake Hodge, South Lewis/Greg Perry
7:39 a.m.: Marcus Byler/Brian Rizzo, Ryan Castle/Patrick Pye
7:48 a.m.: Justin Hornick/TJ Walsh, Tucker Ervin/Tyler Macolly
7:57 a.m.: Randy Johnson/Joe Padgette, Dale King/Trey Werner
8:06 a.m.: Chad Thomason/Kevin Tindal, Chris Ehlich/Doug Ramey
8:15 a.m.: Mike Ramsden/Matt Wood, Richard Robarge/Chris Wilkins
8:24 a.m.: Todd Hendley/Walter Todd, Mike Gravely/Steve Liebler
8:33 a.m.: Byron Beck/Tom Randall, Walter Odiorne/Bernie Shealy
8:51 a.m.: Kyle Milner/Blair Scurlock, John Patterson/Rob Simmons
9 a.m.: Mark Golightly/Will Swicord, James Faulkner/Josh Ridley
9:09 a.m.: Paul Conway/Dan Vroon, Andy Gianoukos/Brian Lott
9:18 a.m.: Richard Burgess/Max Fain, Jeff McCutcheon/Chip Whitt
9:27 a.m.: Jay Sylvan/Gus Sylvan, Mark Souza/Jeremy Revis
9:36 a.m.: Kevin Driggers/Whit Massey, Kyle Eckenroth/Cary Phillips
9:45 a.m.: Jim Eskew/Terry Willis, Brian Kennedy/Scott Smith
9:54 a.m.: Randy Adams/Richard Rebholz, Chris Johnson/Mike Kennington
10:12 a.m.: Darrell Connelly/Matt Laydon, Chris Eassy/Scott Friday
10:21 a.m.: Josh Branyon/Matt Davis, Bert Atkinson/Sammy Truett
10:30 a.m.: Ken Carter/Stephen Kirven, Scotty Davis/Jeremy Moore
10:39 a.m.: Bob Varn/Holley Wallace, Dennis Schwab/Tim Schwab
10:48 a.m.: Bob Hoffman/Scott Kabas, Benji McCall/Mickey Plyler
10:57 a.m.: Todd Webber/Todd Whitehead, David Dargan/Eddie Hargett
11:06 a.m.: Andy Balao/Tadd Brown, Jeff Jaeggi/Yancey Johnson
11:15 a.m.: Chad Meldrum/Daran Womack, Michael Campbell/Tim Reardon
11:33 a.m.: T.D. Todd/ Mike Wiland, Jim Burgess/Bob Hammersla
11:42 a.m.: Jimmy Hamilton/Matt Harbin, Brad Krapfel/Robert Dargan
11:51 a.m.: Mike Lott/Michael Osborne, Jamie Manning/Gerry Pascale
12 p.m.: Henry Lancaster/Jamie Matthews, Mike Davis/Joseph Isgett