July 30, 2006

Parent-Child Champions Crowned

The annual State Championship attracted more than 150 teams competing in a junior and regular division.

Jarrod and Steve Owen posted a pair of 66’s to win the Florida State Parent-Child Championship at the Walt Disney World Golf Resort in Orlando on July 29-30.

Jarrod and Steve Owen, playing in the Mickey Championship Flight, won the overall Championship shooting a two-round total of 132. With just a one stroke lead heading into the final round, this father and son duo from Vero Beach matched their first round score to win the title by five strokes. The 2004 Champions Bret and Bryce Voisin, of Orlando, placed second recording a 67-70—137. First round leaders in the Donald Championship Flight, Eric Luzar, from Satellite Beach, and Rick Luzar, of Melbourne, went on to win the flight with a 145 two-round total. The pair recorded consistent scores of 72-73 to win by three. Diana and Scott Davis, of Pembroke Pines, shot two rounds of 74 to take second place in the flight. Chad and Charles Park, of Valrico, captured the Mickey First Flight as Erik Genrich, of Orlando, and Judy Barnes, of Palm Coast, won the Mickey Second Flight. In the Donald Division, Robby and Robert Meador, of Miami Lakes, claimed the first flight while Daniel LeClair, of Osteen, and Ron LeClair, of Orlando, won the second flight.

In the Junior Division, Ryan and Gregory Hicks, of Clearwater, stayed on top to win the 6-7 age division earning 22 points in the final round. Combined with 24 points in the first round, the pair had a total of 46 points to win by three. Bert and Jill Hinton, of Gainesville, won the 8-9 age division with 50 points. The Hinton’s had a one point advantage after the first round and then with 23 points in the final round edged out the field by two. In the 10-12 age division, Darian and Carl Ste-Marie, of Lake City, jumped into first place after claiming 31 points in the final round. With 27 in the first round, they finished with a total of 58 to win the division.  

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 and once again, the resort’s Palm and Magnolia Courses and the Oak Trail executive course is used for the two divisions.

The Parent-Child Championship 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 plays the Oak Trail executive course in 9 holes of modified alternate shot format using the Stableford scoring each day. The regular division is split on the Palm and Magnolia and plays 36 holes of modified alternate shot. The field is divided based upon the combined handicaps of the teams and flighted after 18 holes.

For tee-times, parings, and complete results, please see www.fsga.org.

Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 22 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships and the Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships. 

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