Pearce & Scamehorn Capture Senior Four-Ball
Cail Pearce, of Lake Wales, and Bruce Scamehorn, of Winter Haven, partnered to win their first Senior Four-Ball Championship. After a first round 69, the pair trailed the leaders by three strokes. In the final round, Pearce and Scamehorn fired a 68 to force a playoff with Bob Ethridge and Rick Woulfe. In the playoff, both teams made par on the 18th hole to continue on to extra holes. Playing the par 4, 1st hole, Scamehorn drained a 20 foot birdie putt for the win. The Champions grew up playing at Lake Wales and have more than 80 years combined experience playing the course. This win is Scamehorn’s sixth Florida State Championship title as he has won the 1992 Mid-Senior, 1993 Mid-Amateur, 1995 Match Play, 2002 Parent-Child and 2004 Senior Amateur Championship.
Ethridge, of Plantation, and Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, fired a 65 in the final round, the low round of the Championship, to push the Championship to extra holes. The 2005 Champions shot a 72 in the first round to finish at 137. David Boesel, of Winter Park, and Kim Schwencke, of Temple Terrace, tied for third place with Jim Whittemore, of Temple Terrace, and Kent Whittemore, of St. Petersburg, after each team recorded a 67-71—138. In the Senior Division First Flight, Brian Doyle, of Durham, and Scott Hatch, of Estero, shared the top spot with Felix Bertucci, of Gulfport, and Curtis Madson, of Mount Dora, each shooting a tournament total of 140. Doyle and Hatch shot a 73-67 as Bertucci and Madson carded a 74-66.
In the Super Senior division, Jim DuBois and Bob Rogoff posted a tournament total of 6-under par 138 to edge out the field by one stroke. The pair from Coral Gables had a one stroke lead after shooting a 68 in the first round. In the final round, DuBois and Rogoff claimed the title on the final hole making a 6-foot putt for the win. Earlier this season, DuBois won the Super Senior division of the Senior Amateur Match Play Championship. The Tampa team of Rick Brown and Phil Leckey placed second one stroke shy of the leaders. Brown and Leckey recorded a 71 in the first round and moved into second place with a final round 68. Larre Barrett, of Homosassa, and Robert Martin, of Ft. Lauderdale, took third place with scores of 69-71.
In the field, 52 teams of two, each 55 years of age or older, played 36 holes of four-ball stroke play in the Championship. The field was flighted after 18 holes.
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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 new Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.