September 23, 2001

Two Championships Decided Today

Elliott and Anthony win the the North while Fitzpatrick and Martinez capture the South

The Florida State Golf Association held two State Mid-Senior Four-Ball championships this weekend. The northern championship was held at Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach, while the southern championship was at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach.

At the northern championship, Randy Elliott of Winter Park and David Anthony of Jacksonville won with scores of 65-66--131. Elliott was also the Mid-Senior Champion this year.

Mike Walters and Frank Griffin, both from Tampa, scored 68-68--136 and placed second at the northern championship. Bob Sims and Bob Hinkle, both from Tallahassee, placed third with round scores of 69-68--137.

At the southern championship, Homestead’s Bruce Fitzpatrick and Miami’s Samuel Martinez scored 66-67--133 to claim the championship title. Second place went to Kevin Schaffel of Pembroke Pines and Lee Fields of Parkland who shot 65-69--134. Paul Melson of Plantation and Steve Sponder of Pembroke Pines scored 69-67--137.

The Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships were for amateur golfers over the age of 40. The competition used the four-ball stroke play format. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners with each playing their own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole.

The championships were the 13th and 14th of 17 state championships conducted annually by the Florida State Golf Association.

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