Henderson & Voisin Win Four-Ball
Kyle Henderson, 20, of Clermont, and Bryce Voisin, 19, of Orlando, went wire-to-wire winning the 2007 Four-Ball Championship with a tournament total of 7-under par 133. Once high school teammates at East Ridge High School in Clermont, the pair made five birdies en route to firing a first round 5-under par 65 to take a one stroke lead heading into the final round of play. The duo held on to the lead in the final round making four birdies to post a 68. Voisin saved par with a great up and down on the 18th hole to secure the win by one. “We saved par when we needed to,” said Voisin. “We hung in there and made a few putts coming down the stretch.” After playing in the US Open Sectional Qualifying at Jupiter Hills last month, Voisin said he was “comfortable with the course.” “I knew where to hit the ball and spots I didn’t want to hit it.” This win adds to Voisin’s victory in the 2004 Parent-Child Championship with his father Bret. “I was younger so it’s a little different now,” said Voisin. “It’s a pretty good feeling.” Henderson is a member of the Florida Gulf Coast University golf team.
Jeff Golden, of Winter Park, and Philip Meng, from Orlando, claimed second place shooting a tournament total of 134. The pair shot a first round 68 to sit three back from the leaders and moved up a spot with a final round 66. Golden earned medalist honors at the US Open Sectional Qualifying at Jupiter Hills in early June. Robert Parker, of Sanford, and Doug Snoap, from Apopka, moved into a tie for third place after firing a final round 66. Parker and Snoap carded a 70 in the first round for a 136 total. Kevin Hammer, from Boynton Beach, and Dan Stone, of St. Petersburg, also posted a 136 total with rounds of 66-70 for a share of third place.
From June 25-July 3, the FSGA conducted eight qualifying tournaments for amateur golfers trying to advance to the Championship at Jupiter Hills. The Championship also featured exempt teams who earned exempt status through different categories. In the Championship, participants played 36 holes of four-ball stroke play in the two-day event. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. Players competed on the Hills Course, host to this year’s US Open Sectional Qualifying and the 2008 Amateur Championship.