July 21, 2012

Seiffert Stays Hot at the FL Open

Seiffert fires a second round 64 to grab the lead heading into the final round.

Chase Seiffert will take a three shot lead heading into the final round of the 66th Florida Open Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Bradenton. The Championship continues at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club on July 22.

Chase Seiffert, of Panama City, (pictured right) posted a 36-hole total of 14-under par 130, to lead at the 66th Florida Open Championship. Seiffert, who recently captured the 2012 Florida State Amateur Championship, fired a six-under par 66 at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in the first round to trail by one shot.  Seiffert’s flawless first round included six birdies and no bogeys.  Playing Sara Bay Country Club in the second round, Seiffert who started on the back nine, fired an impressive six-under par 30, which included four birdies and an eagle on the par five 18th hole. Seiffert kept the momentum going on his back nine making birdies on 3, 5, and 9, to go with only one bogey on the par three 5th hole for his round of eight-under par 64.  In two rounds of play Seiffert has made 13 birdies, an eagle, and only one bogey. Seiffert will be looking to win his second State Championship in less than a month on Sunday.

Chase Marinell, of Cape Coral, (pictured left) stands alone in second place with a 36-hole total of 11-under par 133. Marinell who held the first round lead after a seven-under par 65 at Sara Bay Country Club, continued his solid pay at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club on Saturday. Marinell’s second round of four-under par 68 included birdies on 2, 4, 7, and 15 and no bogeys. Through 36-holes of play, Marinell has yet to make a single bogey.  David Ladd, of Palm Beach Gardens, currently sits in third place at 10-under par for the Championship. Ladd is currently the low Professional in the Championship after his rounds of 69-65.  The Defending Champion, Rod Perry, of Port Orange, advanced to the final round, and is currently tied for 34th place with a 36-hole total of one-over par 145. Sixty-one players advanced to the final round with a 36-hole total of three-over par 147.

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