14 Under-Par Wins at Mid-Am Four-Balls
Mid-Amateur Four-Ball (South)
Christopher Carlin and Christopher O'Connor
Bear's Paw Country Club
64 - 66 -- 130
- Round 1 - 6,818 yds. 73.0/139
- Round 2 - 6,739 yds. 72.6/138
- Round 1 - Overcast throughout the day with passing rain sprinkles. Little to no wind with temperatures in the mid 80s.
- Round 2 - Very similar conditions to Saturday. Light winds led to great scoring conditions. Temperatures in the upper 80s.
Christopher Carlin and Christopher O'Connor jumped out to an early lead on Saturday after posting an opening round 8 under-par, 64. Their bogey free round was enough to give them a two stroke lead over partners Rick Woulfe and Ben Finely as well as Les Logsdon and Rokki Rogan. There were also another six teams only three strokes off the lead after they all had opening round scores of 5 under-par, 67. It did not take long on Sunday for Carlin and O'Connor to make their first birdie as they poured one in on the opening hole of the final round. Fellow-competitors Ben Finley and Rick Woulfe were undeterred by the early birdie and were able to erase the two stroke deficit they faced after making four straight birdies on holes 4 thru 7. On the final nine holes of the event, Carlin and O'Connor were able to hold off the rest of the field closing with a back nine score of 3 under-par, 33. Their two round total, 14 under-par, 130, was enough to give them a two stroke victory over three teams (Daniel Eggertsson/Ben Adelberg, Donald Wolfe III and Matthew Marino, and Rick Woulfe and Ben Finley). This is Carlin's third State Championship victory in the last two years!
Scoring & Tournament Links
Mid-Amateur Four-Ball (North)
Clayton Brewer and Bob Campione
Ocala Golf Club
66 - 64 -- 130
- Both Rounds - 6,512 yds. 71.0/125
- Round 1 - Couldn't ask for a better June day to play golf. Almost no winds and low to mid 80's.
- Round 2 - Almost the same as the first round, if not a bit more humid
Leading the way after the first round were a pair of Mid-Amateurs from Tallahassee, Richard Cassedy and Jay Revell. The two fired a flawless 10-under, 62, including 8 birdies and an eagle. Assuring what would be an interesting final round, 10 teams posted either 65 or 66 on Saturday to sit just three and four shots behind. Amazingly, the field posted 10 eagles on Saturday, including two hole-outs on par fours! With the weather remaining the same as in the first round and winds essentially non-existent, the golf course would be ripe for the taking. Three rounds of 65 within the first three groups provided even more proof that it would be an exciting finish. Three straight birdies on holes 5-7 for Clayton Brewer and Bob Campione before a bogey on the 12th hole stalled their momentum. Brewer and Campione were able to shake off the bogey and finish birdie-birdie-birdie to shoot the low round of the day, 64 (-8). With five groups still to come in, there was no certainty that 14 under-par would be enough but no one could muster the same momentum and Brewer and Campione would take home the trophies.