Carter Wins Mid-Amateur Championship
Steve Carter fired a three-round total of 213 to win the Florida State Mid-Amateur Championship at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Carter, of Jacksonville, posted a 72-67-74 to finish 3-under par for the tournament. His second round score of 67 was the low round of the Championship. In second, four strokes back from Carter, was 2004 Mid-Senior Champion Rick Barger, of Merritt Island. Barger shot a 74-72-71-217. Scot Regner, of Ponte Vedra Beach, recorded a 74-73-71-218 while the 2002 Player-of-the-Year Rick Woulfe, from Fort Lauderdale, shot a 71-72-76-219. Defending Champion Ryan Konkus, of Hobe Sound, tied with two others shooting a 223 with scores of 75-73-75.
The Championship originally was 36-holes of stroke play qualifying over the first two days with the lowest 16 advancing to match play on Saturday and Sunday but was modified to 54-holes of stroke play due to the threatening weather. Competitors played 18 holes on Thursday and 36 holes on Friday.
To be eligible for the State Mid-Amateur, participants must be 25 years of age or older. More than 350 entries were received for this year's Championship. Participants attempted to qualify at ten sites across the state in an 18-hole stroke play format to advance to the Championship. After the qualifiers, 90 players completed the field for the Championship.
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