September 16, 2007

Mid-Senior Four-Ball Champs Defend Titles

Ken Godwin and Kelly Gosse defend the North Championship while Jackie Miller and Scott Ernst take home their third South Championship.

Ken Godwin and Kelly Gosse defended their title winning the Mid-Senior Four-Ball North Championship at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club in Green Cove Springs as Jackie Miller and Scott Ernst captured their third consecutive South Championship at The Club at Renaissance in Fort Myers on September 15-16. 

At Magnolia Point, Ken Godwin, of Ocala, and Kelly Gosse, from Inverness, defended their North title capturing the Championship on the first playoff hole. In the first round, the pair shot a 68 to sit just one stroke back from the leading team. With two eagles in the final round, Godwin and Gosse posted a 67 to force a playoff with David Boesel and Jim Byington after each finished with a tournament total of 9-under par 135. Playing the par 3, 17th hole, Gosse made par to secure their third Mid-Senior Four-Ball North title. Boesel and Byington, of Winter Park, took second place with rounds of 68-67 as two teams finished at 137 for a share of third place.

Jackie Miller and Scott Ernst also defended their South Championship title winning by two strokes at Renaissance. The duo from Naples trailed the leading team by two strokes after a first round 65. They came out strong in the final round with an eagle on the second hole en route to matching their first round score of 65. Miller and Ernst finished with a tournament total of 14-under par 130 to win their third Mid-Senior Four-Ball South Championship in a row. Mike Walters, of Tampa, Curt Madson, from Mount Dora, also fired a 65 in the final round to claim second place. Combined with a 67 in the first round, the 2004 Senior Four-Ball winners finished at132. David Obst and James Weick, both of Ft. Lauderdale, shot consistent rounds of 66-67 for third place.

The Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships are each 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. 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. To be eligible, players must be 40 years of age or older.

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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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