Jones & Romeo Take Mixed Team Title
Jimmy Jones Sr. & Terese Romeo fired a tournament total of 15-under par to claim the Mixed Team Championship at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, on June 28-29.
Jones and Romeo, both from Tampa, got off to a great start on Saturday, opening up the Championship with a round of seven-under par 65 on the Ranch Course. The duo would take only a one stroke lead into the final round which would be held on the famed Quarry Course. Jones and Romeo would pick up where they left off firing an impressive round of eight-under par 64, to secure the title by four shot. For the tournament Jones and Romeo went bogey free to go along with their 15 birdies. This is Jones second State Championship of the 2014 season, after capturing the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball South Championship earlier in the summer. Ben and Charlotte Daughan, of Orlando, took home second place honors after rounds of 67-66 for a tournament total of 133.
In the Forward Division, Chris Berens, of Mount Dora, and Carol Kilian, of Daytona Beach, broke away from the field to capture the title. After posting a first round of four-under par 68, the pair would find themselves in a three way tie entering the final round. Berens and Kilian put together another solid round on Sunday posting a one-under par 71 on the Quarry course, to win by five shots. The teams of Bret and Debbie Mook Sang, of Valrico and Chris and Deidre Edgerton of Port Saint Lucie, finished tied for second place with a tournament total of even par 144.
The shot of the tournament came in Saturday's round when Jeremy Perna, of Sarasota, made a Hole-in-One on the par-3 17th hole on the Ranch course.
Championship Division - Charlotte Daughan & Ben Daughan - 131
Forward Division - Randall Beck & Marilyn May - 125