Mou Sweeps Public Links Championship
Tommy Mou, of Bradenton, went wire-to-wire to win to win the 2009 Public Links Championship with a tournament total 12-under par 204. Mou posted scores of 66-68-70 to win the Championship by four strokes. This is Mou’s first state championship, most recently, Mou played in the sectional qualifier for the U.S. Open at Lake Nona. This fall Mou will be attending the University of Florida on a golf scholarship. By winning the Public Links Championship Mou will be awarded an exemption to play in the 92nd State Amateur Championship at TPC Sawgrass June 25-28.
Thomas Murray, of Orange Park, placed second four strokes back from Mou with a tournament total of 8-under par 208. Murray recorded a 70-69-69 for the three rounds. Joseph Byun, from Sanford, claimed third place finishing the Championship with a tournament total 209. The 2006 Public Links Champion Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora finished in fourth place posting 69 in the final round for a tournament total of 212.
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 played 18 holes of stroke play on each of the three days with the field flighted after 36 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 22 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for over 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.