August 08, 2004

Roschman Wins Match Play Championship

David Roschman defeated Bret Burton in the final match to win the Match Play Championship at the Indian River Club in Vero Beach on August 5-8.

Roschman, of Jupiter, continued his winning streak beating Burton 6 and 5 in the finals. In his route to the finals, Roschman was seeded number 31 in the Championship flight when he shot a 77 in Thursday’s seeding round. In the first round of match play, Roschman faced the 2003 Mid-Amateur Champion and number two seed, Ryan Konkus, of Hobe Sound. Roschman upset Konkus 2 and 1 and then beat Samuel Martinez, of Miami, also 2 and 1. Roschman then defeated Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, 1 up to reserve his spot in the semifinals versus Tommy Murray, of Orange Park. Roschman won the match 3 and 2 to take him into the finals and play Burton. Burton defeated last year’s semifinalist Michael Nealy, of Boca Raton, 2 and 1 to advance to this year’s final match.

In the first flight, Jonas DeWitte, of Vero Beach, defeated David Abell, of Jupiter, 4 and 2 to win that flight. Kyle McCarthy, from South Pasadena, won the second flight over David Arnold, from Ocala, 3 and 2. Ted Williams, of Vero Beach,defeated Bill Western, of Sarasota, 5 and 3 to win the third flight. Tim Adkins, from Vero Beach, won the fourth flight, 1 up, defeating Rich Considine, from Cooper City.

All non-exempt competitors played an 18-hole stroke play seeding round on Thursday, August 5 to determine their flights. The field of 96 players made up five flights, a Championship flight of 32 players and four additional flights of 16 players. A winner was decided in each of the five flights with the Match Play Champion from the flight of 32.

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