Three Victorious at Super-Senior Match Play
Jack Ramsey | Neil Christie | Jim DuBois
SARASOTA, Fla. - In his first Florida State Golf Association championship, Neil Christie captured the Super-Senior Match Play Championship on Wednesday at The Founders Club. Jack Ramsey and Jim DuBois both earned their second-straight win at the championship, with Ramsey winning the 70-75 Division and DuBois taking the 75 & Over Division.
65 & Over Division
Forty-four players set out during Monday's stroke-play seeding round to battle for the top-sixteen spots in the Championship bracket and play for the title. Bill Barnes and Bobby Lundquist tied for stroke-play medalists with even-par 72. Jay Buck and Bob Hinkle, who were tied for 14th with three other players, survived a playoff to grab the final two match play spots.
On Tuesday morning, first seed Barnes defeated Buck, 6 & 5, in the Round of 16, before going on to close out his Quarterfinal match in the afternoon against John Latowski, 3 & 2. Lundquist, the second seed, defeated Hinkle, 1 up, in the Round of 16, but fell to Tom White, 4 & 2, in the afternoon.
The fourth and fifth seed players were both upset in the Round of 16, with Robert Karcher falling to Bruce Moskovciak, 3 & 2, while Tom Turner lost to the eventual champion, Christie, 4 &3. Christie went on to defeat Moskovciak, 3 & 2, in the Quarterfinals.
The semifinal matches saw Christie defeat Barnes, 4 & 3, while White prevailed over LaCrosse, 2 & 1. After a back and forth championship match, Christie prevailed in 19 holes to secure his first FSGA Championship.
Stephen Maddox was the stroke-play medalist, after carding a four over-par, 76, and took the top seeds in the Championship bracket. Maddox won his first two matches, 6 & 5 and 1 up to advance to the Championship match against Jack Ramsey. Ramsey won his first two matches 3 & 2 and 2 & 1 holes. Ramsey won his second-straight Super-Senior Match Play Championship with a 4 & 3 win.
75 & Over Division
Bob Rogoff was the stroke play medalist in 75 & Over Division, carding a four-over 76. Rogoff won his first match 4 & 3, before falling to Jim DuBois in the Semifinals. Walt Martin was victorious in his first two matches, before facing DuBois in the championship match. DuBois earned another Super-Senior Match Play Championship with a 4 & 3 win over Martin.