Keenan/Royak Win Two-Man Shoot-Out
The duo from Tampa finished with a three-round total of 194 to hold on and win the Championship by two strokes. In the first round of two-man scramble, Keenan and Royak posted an 8-under par 63 on Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course, home of the PGA Tour’s Chrysler Championship. Playing alternate shot in the second round, the pair fired an incredible 7-under par 63 on the Highlands North Course to lead by four strokes going into the final round. Keenan and Royak then recorded a 68 back on the Copperhead Course in the final round of four-ball to secure the Championship.
Matthew Anderson, from Tampa, and Scott Kennedy, of Pompano Beach, tied for second place with Michael Abrams, of St. Petersburg, and Michael Gilbourne, from Neptune Beach, after each team posted a three-round total of 196. Anderson and Kennedy shot a 62-68-66 while Abrams and Gilbourne recorded a consistent 65-66-65. Abrams and Gilbourne won the third round with their score of 6-under par 65 in the four-ball format. Bill Griffith, of Miami Shores, aced the eighth hole on the Copperhead Course in the final round to help his team place fifth. Griffith and Marc Rosenbaum, of Hollywood, finished with scores of 66-67-67—200.
The Two-Man Shoot-Out featured fifty teams of two playing three competitive rounds consisting of a two-man scramble, alternate shot format and the final 18 holes of four-ball. This year, the Two-Man Shoot-Out is only gross scoring.