July 21, 2007

Aylwin Takes Second Round Lead at Public Links Championship

This 54-hole Championship continues with the final round tomorrow, Sunday, July 22.

Kevin Aylwin shot a 3-under par 70 in the second round to take the lead in the 2007 Florida State Public Links Championship at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando.

After 36 holes, Kevin Aylwin, of New Smyrna Beach, leads the field by one stroke with a two-round total of 8-under par 138. Aylwin posted a 68 in the first round to trail the leader by two heading into the second round. He then fired a 70 in the second round to jump in front of the field by one stroke with one round left to play. Paul Melson, the 2001 Public Links Champion, looks to win another title after firing a 68 in the second round, the low round of the day. Melson, of Plantation, recorded a 71 in the first round to sit one stroke shy of the leader. Lance Gillett, from Cocoa Beach, Thomas Murray, from Orange Park, and John Adcock, of Plant City, are tied for third place each recording a two-round total of 140. Defending Champion Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora, moved ahead with a second round 69 to share seventh place with three fellow competitors. Veneziano shot a 74 in the first round to be five strokes back from Aylwin.

The Public Links Championship is open to bona fide public course players who are not members of a private club and also do not have a handicap index any higher than 6.4. Competitors play 18 holes of stroke play on each of the three days.

To view complete pairings, tee-times and results, please visit 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 25 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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