August 05, 2000

Defending Champions Tied for Lead at Parent-Child

John and Johnny Ward are trying to win their 4th Parent-Child title in 8 years

The Ward duo is tied with two other teams after posting an alternate-shot 5-under par 67.

Tom Richards, of Lakeland, and Tom Richards, Jr., of Colorado, as well as Bear Lakes Country Club (Palm Beach) members Mel Hirsch and. Susan Cohn shot a 67 to share the lead.

John, a 62-year old Winter Park resident, has teamed with his 38-year old son for titles in 1993, 1995 and 1999. In the 12 and under junior division played at Disney's Old Trail course, Heathrow's James Byrd, Jr. and James Byrd, III accumulated 30 Stableford points to lead by six. The duo combined to win the junior division in 1998.

The Florida State Parent-Child Championship is the ninth of 17 state championships conducted annually by the Florida State Golf Association.

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