September 16, 2006

Three Teams Lead After Day One of Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships

The North Championship sees an impressive 9-under 63 while the South Championship is tied at the top.

Brad Estes and Robert Cunningham posted a 9-under par 63 in the first round to lead the Mid-Senior Four-Ball North Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach as two teams share the lead with a 65 in the South Championship at Hobe Sound Golf Club. Both Championships continue with the final round on Sunday, September 17.  

In the North Championship, Brad Estes, of Longwood, and Robert Cunningham, of Orlando, have a three-stroke advantage shooting a 63. The 2004 North Champions, Kelly Gosse, of Inverness, and Ken Godwin, of Ocala, sit in second place recording a 66. Three teams shot a 67 including last year’s Champions Bret Voisin, of Orlando, and Jeff Robinson, of Sanford. 

Bill Griffith, of Miami Shores, and Marc Rosenbaum, of Hollywood, share the South lead with Lenny Loyd, of Port St. Lucie, and Steve Earsley, of Hobe Sound. Each team posted a 65 to be in front of the field by one stroke. Griffith and Rosenbaum won the South Championship in 2004. The Miami pair of Ed Trinidad and Jose Novo shot the lone 66 while two teams posted a 67 including the 2005 South Champions Jackie Miller and Scott Ernst, both of Naples. 

The Mid-Senior 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 40 years of age or older and members of the FSGA. 

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 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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