April 10, 2007

Schwencke Leads Senior Amateur

Kim Schwencke and Jim DuBois each have a one stroke lead in their respective divisions heading into the second round of the 2007 Senior Amateur Championship.

Kim Schwencke, of Temple Terrace, fired a 1-under par 71 to take a one stroke lead in the Senior division. Schwencke carded an even par 36 on the front nine and finished strong with a 1-under 35 on the back. Schwencke topped this season’s Winter Series 55-64 age division points list winning three events. Three competitors are tied for second place including 2005 and 2006 Senior Player-of-the-Year Rick Woulfe. Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, Bob Currey, from Jupiter, and John Darr, of Gainesville, each posted even par. Defending Champion Ron Cleland, of Naples, recorded a 75 to trail Schwencke by four.  

In the Super Senior division, Jim DuBois, of Coral Springs, shot a 73 to have a one stroke advantage. DuBois posted a 34-39 to take the lead heading into the second round of play. In a three-way tie for second place, Russ Berkoben, of Naples, Richard Evenson, of Estero, and Brian Sachs, of Newberry, each recorded a 74. Evenson, the 2006 Super Senior Champion, carded a 38-36 to sit one back from the leader.  

Since the number of entries received has always surpassed the capacity of the Championship, a qualifying stage was instituted in 2005. While 70 players earned exempt status through a variety of different means, over 300 competitors attempted to qualify to complete the 156 player field. Qualifying took place at six sites across the state as competitors played 18 holes of stroke play hoping to advance to the Championship. Participants must be 55 or older to participate in the Championship and enter one of the age divisions, 55-64 and 65 & over. Competitors play 54 holes of stroke play over the course of the three-day Championship. Spectators and media are welcome to attend the Senior Amateur Championship at TPC at Eagle Trace.  

Please see www.fsga.org for a complete list of pairings, tee-times and results.  

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 25 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

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