Gosse and Hume Win the Mid-Senior Four-Ball North
Kelly Gosse and Tim Hume captured the Mid-Senior Four-Ball North Championship at Southern Hills Plantation, shooting a final round 66, giving them a three-stroke victory. David Abell and RJ Nakashian fired a final round 67 at the Lost Tree Club, also giving them a three-stroke victory in the South Championship
Kelly Gosse, of Inverness, and Tim Hume, of Tampa, went wire-to-wire to capture their second team championship of 2009. Playing consistent golf in the final round, they posted a final round 66 for a 13-under par 131 total, giving them the victory. Brian Keenan, of Tampa, and Paul Royak, of Tampa, finished in second place with a pair of five under par rounds of 67 for a tournament total of 134.
In the South Championship, David Abell, of Jupiter, and RJ Nakashian, of Palm Beach Gardens, got off to a strong start in the first round firing a 12 under par 60. Abell and Nakashian finished strong in the final round carding a 5 under par 67 for a tournament total of 17 under par 127. This is Abell’s fourth state championship and his first in over 30 years since winning the Boys Junior Championship back-to-back-to-back from 1972-1974. Thomas Midtgaard, of Fort Myers, and Pete Williams, of Juno Beach, secured second place honors firing back to back 65’s for a tournament total of 14 under par 130.
The Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships are each 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing their own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. The field is flighted after 18 holes. To be eligible, players must be 40 years of age or older and members of the FSGA.