October 04, 2007

Woulfe Takes First Round Lead In Mid-Amateur

Rick Woulfe fired a 4-under par 68 to take the lead after the first round of play in the 26th Mid-Amateur Championship.

Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, shot a 68 in the first round to lead the field of 90 by two strokes. Woulfe posted a 35 on the front nine and a 33 on the back nine with an eagle and four birdies. With nine career State Championships, Woulfe is going for his first Mid-Amateur title at John’s Island.This year, Woulfe captured the Senior, Senior Match Play, Mid-Senior and Mid-Amateur Four-Ball South Championship. Marais Lombard, from Pompano Beach, and William Mallon, from Vero Beach, sit two strokes back from Woulfe each shooting a 70.  

This year’s field includes five past Mid-Amateur Champions competing for the 2007 title. Defending Champion Bret Voisin, of Orlando, is looking to make it two in a row as Jen Veneziano, of Mount Dora, hopes to repeat his 2005 performance. Other past Champions playing this year include 2004 Champion Steve Carter, of Jacksonville, 2003 Champion Ryan Konkus, of Hobe Sound, and 1993 Champion Bruce Scamehorn, of Winter Haven. Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, is going for his fifth title this year at the Mid-Amateur after winning the Senior, Senior Match Play, Mid-Senior and Mid-Amateur Four-Ball South Championship in 2007. Woulfe has won a total of nine State Championships and attempts for his first Mid-Amateur title. 

To be eligible for the State Mid-Amateur, participants must be 25 years of age or older as of October 4, 2007. Players attempted to qualify at one of nine sites in 18-holes of stroke play. The Championship consists of 36-holes of stroke play qualifying over the first two days with the lowest 32 advancing to the match play on Saturday and Sunday. 

For tee-times, pairings and 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 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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