Davis and Owen Win Mid-Am Four Ball North Championship
Judd Davis and Daniel Owen came back from four strokes down to win the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball North Championship at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club in Gainesville as Frank Strafaci and Rick Woulfe captured their third four-ball title together winning the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball South Championship at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek in Naples on June 3-4.
Judd Davis and Daniel Owen overcame a four stroke deficit to win the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball North Championship by one stroke. Davis and Owen, the 1998 State Amateur Champion, shot a 66 in the first round as did five other teams to sit four back from the leaders going into the final round. In the second round, the pair fired a 65 to secure the title by one stroke over Rick Powers and Michael Sanderson. Powers, of Lutz, and Sanderson, from Homosassa, also shot 66 in the first round as well as the second round to move ahead for sole possession of second place with a 132 total. First round leaders, Matt Jozwiak, of Wesley Chapel, and Tim Hume, of Tampa, placed third after firing a 62 in the first round. Jozwiak and Hume then posted a 71 to fall to third place. The 2005 Four-Ball Champions, Steve Carter, of St. Augustine, and Andy Purnell, from Jacksonville, shared fourth place with Steve Albright, of Ocala, and Brent Dorman, from Ocala, each team recording a 134 total.
In the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball South, Frank Strafaci, of Davie, and Rick Woulfe, from Fort Lauderdale, fired a two-round total of 14-under par 130 on the Creek Course to win the Championship by one stroke. Strafaci and Woulfe posted a pair of 65’s to win their third four-ball Championship as partners. The South Florida duo captured the 1995 Four-Ball Championship and 1998 Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championship. In addition, Woulfe, last year’s Senior Player-of-the-Year, won the 2005 Senior Four-Ball Championship with partner Bob Ethridge. David Obst and James Weick finished one shot back from the Champions with a 131 tournament total. The pair from Fort Lauderdale shot a 65-66 for second place. Matthew Anderson, of Tampa, and Scott Kennedy, of Pompano Beach, shared third place with Rick Johnston, of Fort Myers, and Danny Simmerman, from Fort Myers, after each team recorded a 133 for the tournament.
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.
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Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 22 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for over 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships and the Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.