August 15, 2008

Scamehorn Leads Mid-Senior Championship

Bruce Scamehorn looks to win another Mid-Senior title as he takes the first round lead in the 2008 Championship.

Bruce Scamehorn, of Winter Haven, the 1992 Mid-Senior Champion, fired a 5-under par 66 on the par 71 Harbor Course to hold a one stroke advantage heading into the second round. In the first round, Scamehorn made five birdies on the front nine to post a 31 and made nine consecutive pars for a 35 on the back. In all, Scamehorn has won six State Championships including the 2004 Senior Amateur Championship. Joseph Graham, from Deer Island, and Bobby Bird, of Vero Beach, share second place honors. Graham shot a 67 on the Harbor course while Bird recorded a 68, the low round of the day on the par 72 River Course. Four players are tied for fourth place including two-time 40-54 Winter Series Points Champion Sam Martinez, from Miami. Martinez, along with three fellow competitors shot a 69 on the River Course.

To be eligible for the Mid-Senior Championship, players must be 40 years of age or older. The Championship consists of 54 holes of stroke play cut to the low 70 plus ties after 36 holes. The first two rounds will be played on the Harbor and River Courses with the River on Sunday.

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 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.


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