Elliott Leads Public Links Championship
Todd Elliott, of Bradenton, the 2003 Champion, posted a 66 in the first round to hold a one stroke advantage heading into the second round of play. Judson Eustaquio, of Lake Worth, sits one back from Elliott after shooting a 67. Eustaquio won the 2004 Boys Junior Championship earning him that year’s FSGA Junior Player-of-the-Year. Kevin Aylwin, of New Smyrna Beach, and Lance Gillett, from Cocoa Beach, are tied for third place each recording a 68. Defending Champion Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora, is tied for 29th after a first round score of 74.
The Public Links Championship is open to bona fide public course players who are not members of a private club and also do not have a handicap index any higher than 6.4. Competitors play 18 holes of stroke play on each of the three days.
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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.