Mid-Senior Four-Ball Champs Crowned
Michael Wurtenberger and David Yarmitzky prevailed in a playoff at the Mid-Senior Four-Ball South Championship at Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club, in Naples. In the North Championship, defending champions Chuck Gould and Bobby Bird captured the title at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, in Ocala.
In the South Four-Ball Championship, Michael Wurtenberger, of Weston, and David Yarmitzky, of Sunrise, went wire-to-wire to win the championship in a playoff. After posting rounds of 64-68 Wurtenberger and Yarmitzky would find themselves tied with 2012 Senior Amateur Match Play Champion Howard Logan, of Naples, and K.C. Fox, of Sarasota. The duo made par on the first play off hole to secure the title with an overall score of 12-under par, 132.
The duo from Vero Beach, Bobby Bird and Chuck Gould prevailed in a playoff to win their second Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championship. In the first round the pair fired a round of seven-under par 65 which put them two strokes behind the lead group of Don Whittemore, of Temple Terrace, and Doug LaCrosse, of Tampa. In the final round, Bird and Gould played another solid round of golf, posting a six-under par round of 66 to put them tied for the lead with Daniel Owen and Brent Dorman, both of Ocala. The pair won in the first play off hole with a tournament total of 13-under par 131.
The Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships are each 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing their own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. To be eligible, players must be 40 years of age or older and members of the FSGA.