July 10, 2007

Senior Match Play Semifinals Set

After an hour weather delay, the semifinal matches are now set in the Senior Amateur Match Play Championship at Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota.

The Senior Division Championship flight features the 2007 Senior Amateur Champion Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, playing William Goshorn, from Sarasota, in the upper half of the bracket. Woulfe, the 2005 and 2006 Senior Player-of-the-Year, defeated the 2006 Senior Amateur Champion Ron Cleland, of Naples, 5 and 3, in the quarterfinal match. Goshorn advances to the semifinals after beating the 2004 Senior Amateur Champion Bruce Scamehorn, of Winter Haven, 4 and 2. In the lower half of the Championship flight, Jim Kehoe, of Bradenton, will face off against Gary Golbesky, of Port St. Lucie, in the other semifinal match. Kehoe defeated David Boesel, of Winter Park, 1 up as Golbesky beat Randy Briggs, from Ocala, 3 and 2.

In the Senior Division first flight, top seeded Doug Oselett, of Cape Coral, won his match 2 and 1 and will play Gary Saft, of Fort Myers, in a semifinal match. The other semifinal match features Eddie Bass, from University Park, versus Fred Fiore, of Ocala. Bass upset second seed William Freeman, of Boynton Beach, 6 and 5 in the quarters. In the second flight, top seed Terrace Sourbeer, of Princeton, will play Tommy Piazza, of Sarasota, in one match while John Licciardi, of Naples, will compete against Gerald Johnson, of Tallahassee, in the other match. 

In the Super Senior Championship flight, top seeded Jim DuBois, of Coral Springs, will play Bud Brownsberger, of St. Augustine, in one semifinal match as the second and third seeds will face off in the other semifinal match. Terry Louis, of Palm Beach Gardens, the second seed, plays third seed Bob Rogoff, of Coral Springs. Louis looks for another Super Senior title after winning this year’s Super Senior Amateur Championship. The Super Senior first flight is down to the final match as Don Lambert, of Foley, will play Ron Goldburg, of Delray Beach. 

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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