August 22, 2004

Barger Wins Mid-Senior Championship

Rick Barger wins in a weather-delayed 4 hole playoff to capture the Mid-Senior Championship.

Barger, of Merritt Island, was one back from the leader, Gary Keymont, going into the final round. Playing the South course on the last day, Barger fired a 1-under par 71 and combined with his 74-69 finished with a three-day total 214. Keymont, of Orlando, shot an even par 72 in the final round to also finish at 214 and force a playoff. After both competitors made par on the first playoff hole, play was suspended due to bad weather. Play resumed after approximately an hour and fifteen minutes and Barger and Keymont continued to make par on the second and third playoff holes. On the fourth playoff hole, Barger drained a three foot putt for birdie to clinch the Championship.

The 2002 Champion, John Corzilius, from Englewood, shot a 73-74-70--217 to finish three strokes back. Doug Snoap, of Apopka, posted a 72-72-74--218 to place fourth. Defending Champion, Paul Melson, of Plantation, recorded a 73-76-72—221 as did Bret Voisin, of Orlando, to shoot a three-day total 221.

To be eligible for the Mid-Senior Championship, players must be age 40 or older. The Championship is 54 holes of stroke play cut to the low 70 plus ties after 36 holes. Rounds one and two were played on the North and South Courses with the final round on the South course.

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