Ethridge and Woulfe Victorious at Senior Four-Ball
The team of Bob Ethridge and Rick Woulfe came from one-stroke back to capture the 35th Senior Four-Ball Championship at The Club at Renaissance in Fort Myers on October 13-14.
Starting the day one stroke behind the first round leaders, Bob Ethridge, of Plantation, and Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, fired a final round 10-under-par round of 62, to put them at an 18-under par 126 total for the event and a six stroke victory. This is their second Senior Four-Ball Championship. With their win, Ethridge and Woulfe earned an exemption into the 2010 Four-Ball Championship. The duo from Lecanto and first round leaders, Bill Joens and Carl Nanni finished alone in second place after following their first round 9-under par 63 with a 3-under par round of 69 for tournament total of 132. Three teams finished tied for third including the team of Paul Couture, of Grafton and Steve Earlsey, from Hobe Sound with a tournament total of 10-under par 134. With his third place finish, Earsley earned Senior Player-of-the-Year honors which capped off his terrific year.
In the Super Senior Division, Ron LeClair, of Orlando, and Curtis Madson, of Mount Dora, came from one stroke back to win their division by one stroke. LeClair and Madson finished the event with a final round three under par 69, for a tournament total of 8-under par 136 total. Jeff Belfore, of Naples, and Rollie Walcott, of Naples, finished in second place with a tournament total of 7-under par 137. The duo from Lake Suzy, William Weston and Robert Niemann, finished in third with a total of 139.