June 01, 2014

Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Champions Crowned

Blake Marshall & Bob Campione capture North title, while Jimmy Jones Sr. & Gordon Marshall are victorious in the South.

Each year the FSGA holds two Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championships, one in South Florida and another in North Florida. The South Championship was held at The Country Club of Naples in Naples, while the North was played at Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club in Gainesville.

In the South, Michael Sullivan, of Fort Lauderdale and Dwight Rogers, of Fort Lauderdale, opened with 63 (-9), to jump out to a two stroke lead over a cast of teams.  Sunday morning came, and the team of Jimmy Jones, Sr, of Tampa, and Gordon Marshall, of Sarasota, were one of those teams sitting there just two back.  The duo would birdie their last three holes en route to a final round 67.  Behind them, Sullivan and Rogers would fire a steady 69, not enough to hold the lead.  With both teams posting 132 (-12) totals, they four would head to a playoff.

On the first playoff hole, Jones and Marshall would keep on the birdie train, and capture the championship.  For Marshall, this title goes along with some solid play over the past two seasons, including top 10 finishes in the '13 and '14 Senior Amateur Championships, Low-Amateur honors at the '13 Florida Senior Open and representing Florida in the '13 Southeast Challenge Matches. Jones was also a member of the Southeast Challenge team, and won the '13 Parent-Child Championship with his son Jimmy, Jr. and finished T10 at last years Florida Senior Open.

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In the North, Blake Marshall, of Palm Coast, and Bob Campione, of Palm Coast, opened with 64 (-7).  Good enough for a one stroke lead over two teams (Mike Riley & Rob Maddox, and Tory Carli & Derek Camps).  On Sunday morning, they would keep up the steady play.  The duo posted 66 (-5), for a 130 (-12) total.  Event a final round 63 (-8) by David Griffin and Mathew Giovannelli was not enough, leaving them in second, one stroke back at 131 (-11) total.

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