July 28, 2013

Family and Fun at the Parent-Child

190 Teams Compete at the Walt Disney World Resort!

After two magical days of fun, family, and golf, six teams were named state champions at the FSGA Parent-Child Championship at the Walt Disney World Golf Resort in Orlando this weekend.

In the 30 and over division, Andy and John Latowski, of Port Saint Lucie, captured their title with a 36 total 8-under par 136. The Latowski duo fired a 6-under par 66 at the Magnolia Course, and continued their efforts in round 2 with a 2-under par 70 at Lake Buena Vista.

Defending Champions, Larry and Kyle Martin, of Plant City, fired a tournament low of 66-62-128 two day total at the Lake Buena Vista and Osprey Ridge courses to win the 19-29 division.

Father and son team Jimmy and Jimmy Jones, of Tampa, shot an impressive two round total of 61-69-130, 14-under par to win the 18 and under title.

For the 9-holer Championship, Michael and Gus Vickers, of Naples, finished with 55 stableford points to win the 10-12 age division Jon and Nicholas Veneziano, of  Fernandina Beach, prevailed to win the 8-9 age division. The father and son team finished with 52 stableford points. Kirk and Kylan Johnson, from Clermont, gained 46 points to win by one point over David and Alexandra Ragan, of Coral Gables, for the 6-7 age division title.

The Parent-Child Championship is the largest Florida State Golf Association administered event. Since 1997, the Walt Disney World Resort has hosted the Parent-Child Championship.

The event has become an annual event for many families. The tournament is open to everyone, including grandparents who want to play with a grandchild and professionals who want to compete with their child or grandchild. There is no maximum age limitation for the parent or child. The event consists of two divisions; junior and regular. In the junior division, the child must be between 6-12 years of age, and in the regular division the child must be 13 or older.

The junior division played the Oak Trail executive course in 9 holes of modified alternate shot format using the Stableford scoring each day. The regular divisions were split on the Magnolia, Lake Buena Vista, and Osprey Ridge courses, and played 36 holes of modified alternate shot. 

For final regular division results - click here.

For final 9 holer results - click here.

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