Senior Four-Ball Champs Crowned
The Senior and Super-Senior divisions both finished round one with two teams tied for first, making for an exciting final round! In the Senior division the teams of Kelly Gosse/Mike Murphy and Pete Williams/Don Whittemore sat at the top with impressive rounds of 63 (-9). The teams of Steve Sponder/Marc Rosenbaum and Brian Sachs/Jim Carley tied for the lead in the Super-Senior division after two rounds of 66 (-6).
The players started the final round at The Golf Club at South Hampton, located in St. Augustine, ready to crown two teams Champions. The teams of Whittemore/Williams and Gosse/Murphy remained tied through the first nine holes, making the turn at four under-par. Both Whittemore, of Temple Terrace, and Williams, of Juno Beach, birdied the 13th hole and Whittemore birdied the par five 17th hole to finish round two with a 66 (-6). Meanwhile Gosse, of Inverness, and Murphy, of Oldsmar, each birdied two holes on the back nine to finish tied with Whittemore/Williams. The two teams finished at 15 under-par, 129, and would meet again for a sudden-death playoff. The team of Don Whittemore and Pete Williams would secure their victory on the second playoff hole! Two teams, Bill Barnes/Terry Werner and Mike Riley/Jacques Legere, tied for third place with a two day total of 130 (-14).
In the Super-Senior division, the team of Rosenbaum/Sponder began the day on fire with a birdie from Rosenbaum, of Hollywood, on the first hole. Sponder, of Plantation, continued the birdie train making three more birdies on the front nine to turn at four under-par. Brain Sachs, of Newberry, was looking to win his second Senior Four-Ball Championship after earning a victory in 2002 with teammate John Darr. Sachs and Carley, of Ormond Beach, fell to even par on the front nine posting a par on each hole. On the final nine holes Carley scored two birdies but with one bogey the duo finished tied for ninth at 137 (-7). Marc Rosenbaum and Steve Sponder hoisted the trophy after earning a three stroke win with a 131 (-13) total. Bobby Lundquist and Jerry Young captured second place with consistent rounds of 67 for a 134 (-10) total.