August 19, 2006

Rooney Takes Second Round Lead at Mid-Senior

Seventy-three players have advanced to the final round to be played Sunday, August 20 on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay Club East in Naples.

Patrick Rooney Jr. shot an even par on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay Club East to take the lead by one stroke after two rounds of play in the Florida State Mid-Senior Championship.  

After 36 holes, Patrick Rooney Jr., of West Palm Beach, holds a one stroke advantage with a two-round total of 4-under par 140. Rooney fired a 4-under par 68 on the South Course at the Club at Mediterra in the first round and posted even par in the second round to jump in front of the field. First round leader and 2003 Mid-Senior Champion Paul Melson, of Plantation, recorded a 74 in the second round to fall into a tie for second place heading into the final round. Melson led after the first round firing a 5-under par 67. Bret Voisin, of Orlando, is tied with Melson at a two-round total of 141. Voisin shot even par in the first round and fired a 69 in the second round to remain in contention. Three players including 2005 Senior Player-of-the-Year Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, are tied for fourth place with a 143 two-round total.

To be eligible for the Mid-Senior Championship, players must be 40 years of age or older. The Championship consists of 54 holes of stroke play cut to the low 70 plus ties after 36 holes. The first two rounds were played on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay East and the South Course at Mediterra. The final round will be played on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay East.

To view tee times, pairings, and complete results, please see www.fsga.org.

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 more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships and the new Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.


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