Aylwin & Graham Win Shoot-Out By 16 Strokes
Playing modified alternate shot in the first round on the Legends Course, Aylwin and Graham posted a 69 to trail the leading team by one stroke. The duo came back strong in the second round scramble to fire a 17-under par 55 on the Champions Course to take a commanding eight stroke lead heading into the final round of play. On the final day of four-ball, the pair started the front nine of the Legends Course with par, par then posted seven consecutive three’s, including an eagle on the par 5 8th hole, to make the turn at 6-under par 30. Finishing with a 32 on the back nine, Aylwin and Graham carded a 62 to run away with the title.
Past members of the Florida Junior Tour, Aylwin, 19, and Graham, 18, demonstrate the tremendous talent of Florida’s junior golfers. This win only adds to their growing list of accomplishments. Aylwin, of New Smyrna Beach, earned 2007 Junior Player-of-the-Year honors after winning the Public Links Championship and Junior Match Play Championship. Graham, of Port Orange, is currently the top-ranked boy in the GolfWeek Ratings and signed to play at Florida State University in the fall. Graham won the junior division of the Boys Junior Championship in 2005 and was a semi-finalist in the 2007 US Junior Amateur Championship.
Two teams shared second place honors shooting a tournament total of 202. Joseph Graham, of Deer Island, and AJ Kroeger, from Apopka, posted a 74-62-66 while Steve Carter, from Jacksonville, and Ken Moody, of Ponte Vedra Beach, shot a 71-62-69.
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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 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.