July 07, 2013

Kuhn & Marinell Win 64th Four-Ball

Kuhn & Marinell never trail en route to capturing their first State Championship

The team of BJ Kuhn and Chase Marinell go wire-to-wire to capture the 64th Florida State Four-Ball Championship at the Hammock Dunes Club – Creek Course, in Palm Coast on July 6-7.
BJ Kuhn, of Fort Myers, and Chase Marinell, of Cape Coral, posted a tournament total of 12-under par 132 to win the 2013 Championship by three strokes. The pair posted a first round of six-under par 66 to take a two stroke lead into the final round.  In the final round Kuhn and Marinell picked up where they left off, making birdies on 1, 2 and 8 to turn at three-under par 33. They continued there solid play on the back nine making birdies on 10, 12, 15 and 17 to go along with only one bogey for their round of six-under par 66. This victory has also earned the pair an exemption for the next three years into the Four-Ball Championship.

Brant DeLongy, of Winter Park, and Taylor Johnson, of Neptune Beach, took home second place honors after their rounds of 68-67 for a tournament total of nine-under par 135. The team of Michael Smith, from Ponte Vedra Beach, and Jamey Salmon, of Jacksonville, the team from Fort Myers, Mike Andre and Airik Medinis, and the Defending Champions, Daniel Debra, from Lutz, and Don Whittemore, of Temple Terrace, all finished tied for third place with a tournament total of 137.

From June 10-18, the Florida State Golf Association conducted seven qualifying tournaments for amateur golfers trying to advance to the Championship at the Hammock Dunes Club. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole.

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