July 11, 2007

Woulfe & Golbesky Meet in Senior Match Play Finals

Two players in each flight have advanced to the finals of the Senior Amateur Match Play Championship.

The Senior Division Championship flight features the 2007 Senior Amateur Champion Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, playing Gary Golbesky, of Port St. Lucie, in the final match. Woulfe, the 2005 and 2006 Senior Player-of-the-Year, earned the number one seed after firing a 71 in the seeding round, the only under par round of the seeding round. In the quarters, Woulfe defeated the 2006 Senior Amateur Champion Ron Cleland, of Naples, 5 and 3 and went on to beat William Goshorn, from Sarasota, 3 and 2 in the semis. Golbesky, the number three seed, won four matches en route to the finals including beating Jim Kehoe, of Bradenton, in the semis 3 and 2. The final match of the Senior Division Championship flight will begin at 8:30 am.            

In the Senior Division first flight, Gary Saft, of Fort Myers, upset top seeded Doug Oselett, of Cape Coral, in the semifinal match 3 and 2. Saft will now face Eddie Bass, from University Park, in the finals. Bass edged out Fred Fiore, of Ocala, in 19 holes. In the second flight, Tommy Piazza, of Sarasota, the fourth seed, defeated top seeded Terrance Sourbeer, of Princeton, 1 up and will next play Gerald Johnson, of Tallahassee, in the finals. Johnson beat John Licciardi, of Naples, 6 and 4 in the semifinals. In the Super Senior Championship flight, Jim DuBois, of Coral Springs, will face off against Bob Rogoff, of Coral Springs. DuBois, the top seed in the flight, beat Bud Brownsberger, of St. Augustine, 2 up as Rogoff defeated Terry Louis, from Palm Beach Gardens, 4 and 3. Don Lambert, of Foley, claimed the Super Senior first flight defeating Ron Goldburg, of Delray Beach, 4 and 3.             

To be eligible, players must have reached 55 years of age by July 8, 2007. All players traveling to Sara Bay were guaranteed an 18-hole seeding round and at least one round of match play. After the 18-hole seeding round, the field of 88 (64 Seniors and 24 Super-Seniors) was seeded into a Senior Division Championship flight of 32 players and two additional flights of 16 players. Also, the 24 Super-Seniors were seeded into a flight of 16 and 8. Ultimately, there will be a Senior Amateur Match Play Champion and a Super-Senior Amateur Match Play Champion from each Championship flight.

For pairings, tee-times, and 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 25 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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