Better ball works this way: The two players on the team each play their own golf ball throughout the round. On each hole, the two team members compare scores, and the lower of their two scores (the better ball, in other words) counts as the team's score. Example: On the first hole Player A scores 5 and Player B scores 4; "4" is the team score for Hole 1.
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"The tournament is two players per side, the better ball counts as the team score."