Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championships
AJ Kroeger and Walter Himelsbaugh lead the Florida State Mid-Amateur Four-Ball North Championship at Amelia Island Plantation as Brian Johnson and Scott Brassard are in front in the South Championship at Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill. These two Championships continue tomorrow, Sunday, June 5.
AJ Kroeger and Walter Himelsbaugh have a four stroke advantage in the North Championship. Playing on Amelia Island’s Long Point Course, Kroeger and Himelsbaugh posted a 9-under par 63 to lead the field of 51 teams going into the final round. The team of Ken Roy and Keith Gockenbach are tied for second with Curtis Madson and Doug Snoap after each team recorded a 67 in the first round. Seven teams shot a 4-under par 68 including defending champions Kelly Gosse and Ken Godwin.
In the South Championship at Inverrary’s East Course, Brian Johnson and Scott Brassard lead the field of 42 teams. The duo fired a 7-under par 65 in the first round to lead by two strokes. Matthew Anderson and Scott Kennedy posted a 67 as did the team of Michael Frederick and Morgan Bays. Defending champions Bill Griffith and Marc Rosenbaum are three strokes back from the leading team after shooting a 68.
The Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championships are each 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. The field is flighted after 18 holes. To be eligible, players must be 25 years of age or older and members of the FSGA.