Davis and Denesevich Champs at Shoot-Out
Always one of the most enjoyable events of the FSGA schedule, the Two-Man Shoot-Out also provided plenty of excitement! Held at PGA National Resort & Spa, team members competed in modified alternate shot on the Palmer course in the first round, four-ball in the second round on the Champion course and finally head back to the Palmer course for a scramble.
Consistently the format that gives teams the most trouble, the modified alternate portion yielded only a few under par scores. Brian Keenan and Ken Kinkopf led the way with an impressive 66. The two carded six birdies and no bogeys, and held a six stroke lead over the team of Ron Davis and Kasey Denesevich. Sitting one stroke behind them were Matthew Marino and Donald Wolfe, as well as the father son duo of Bret and Bryce Voisin.
The four-ball portion was competed on the Champion course. Hailed as one of the toughest stops for the PGA Tour, the Champion course would provide an excellent challenge for the teams. The teams of Davis and Denesevich, and Ben Adelberg and TJ Shuart turned heads after turning in rounds of 63. Playing in a steady 15-20 mile per hour wind, Davis and Denesvich carded an alarming ten birdies, including six in a row on holes 3 through 8 while Adelberg and Shuart fashioned two eagles to glide towards 9-under for the round.
A Sunday finish with a scramble was sure to provide fireworks. Going into the day, Davis and Denesevich held a three stroke lead on Adelberg and Shuart, however, as we have seen in the past, teams can come charging from behind in the scramble. Trying to do just that, Bob Campione and current FSGA president, Steve Carter closed with a 62 (-10) to apply the pressure to Davis and Denesevich. Making matters more interesting was the strong rain that teams played the last one or two holes in. Davis and Denesevich finished with a 66 to secure the victory by one stroke at 17 under par.