October 16, 2010

FL Leads Southeastern Challenge

After day one, Florida leads the Matches with 10 1/2 points, while Georgia is in second with 9 1/2 points and Alabama trails with 7 points.

Stephen Anderson and RJ Nakashian have combined to win three points for the Florida team at the Southeastern Challenge Matches at the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, to put Team Florida in the lead by one point heading into the final round. The Southeastern Challenge Matches conclude Sunday, October 17 with three-ball matches.

Florida began the day with Stephen Anderson, from Hobe Sound, and RJ Nakashian, from Palm Beach Gardens, teaming together during the four-ball matches for a 2 & 1 victory over a Georgia team. Florida teammates, Steve Carter, from Saint Augustine, and Jon Veneziano, from Eustis, brought home a half point in the four-ball matches, over a Georgia team. After the morning four-ball matches, Florida had 3 1/2 points to Alabama's 4 1/2 points and Georgia's 1 1/2 points.

The afternoon followed with foursome matches, and Stephen Anderson and RJ Nakashian again teamed together and won both of their matches over Alabama and Georgia counterparts, 2 and 1. Rick Woulfe and Doug Snoap paired together to earn a 2 points with victories over Alabama and Georgia. Steve Carter and Jon Veneziano also earned a crucial two points with their victories over Alabama and Georgia. During the foursome matches, Florida earned 7 1/2 points while Alabama earned 2 1/2 points and Georgia grabbed 8 points.

The Southeastern Challenge Matches are a biennial Ryder Cup style match play competition pitting twelve man amateur teams, eight Mid-Amateurs and four Seniors, from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The Matches consist of four-ball, foursome and individual matches over two days, with one point awarded to the winning team for each match. One-half point is awarded to each side for halved matches.

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