September 17, 2006

Mid-Senior Four-Ball Champions

Jackie Miller and Scott Ernst defended their title in the South while Kelly Gosse and Ken Godwin captured their second Championship in the North.

Jackie Miller and Scott Ernst defended their title winning the Mid-Senior Four-Ball South Championship at Hobe Sound Golf Club while Kelly Gosse and Ken Godwin captured their second North Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach on September 16-17.   

The Naples pair of Jackie Miller and Scott Ernst claimed their second consecutive South Championship with a tournament total of 11-under par 133. Miller and Ernst posted a 67 in the first round to trail the leading teams by two strokes. The duo started strong in the final round making birdie on the first four holes. After a double bogey on the 6th hole, Miller and Ernst recovered nicely and clinched the Championship with a birdie on the 16th hole to win by one stroke. Two teams finished with a 134 total including the 2004 Champions Bill Griffith and Marc Rosenbaum. Griffith, of Miami Shores, and Rosenbaum, from Hollywood, first round co-leaders, shot a 65-69 to share second place honors with Ed Trinidad and Jose Novo. Trinidad and Novo, both from Miami, recorded a 66-68.

In the North Championship, Kelly Gosse, of Inverness, and Ken Godwin, of Ocala, fired a final round 59 to win the Championship by four strokes. Gosse and Godwin, the 2004 Champions, shot a 66 in the first round to be three strokes off the lead. In the final round, they came out hot making birdie on the first 13 holes to run away with the title. In 2004, Gosse and Godwin also won the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball North Championship. First round leaders Brad Estes, of Longwood, and Robert Cunningham, of Orlando, took second place posting a 63-66--129. In the first round, the pair recorded eight birdies on the front nine to make the turn at 28. Last year’s Champions Bret Voisin, of Orlando, and Jeff Robinson, of Sanford, placed third shooting a 67-64—131. 

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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