June 20, 2003

Limanti Leads State Amateur Championship

After two rounds, 76 players at a two-round total of 152 or better advance to the final 36 holes of the Championship at Arnold Palmer's The Bay Hill Club.

After a two hour and nine minute weather delay, Limonite finished with a 5-under par 67 today at Bay Hill and with a 73 yesterday at Metrowest, carded a 141 two-round score. Two players, Cap Caponi, of Orlando, and Matt Berzovich, of Longwood, are one stroke behind Limanti with a 142 total. Four players are tied at a two-round score of 144. Yesterday's co-leader, Matt Adcock, of Apopka, is seven strokes behind the leader with a 148 and will also advance to the Championship.

Defending Champion, Ty Harris, of Tampa, shot a three-under par 69 today and with his 75 yesterday finished at 144. Last year’s runner-up Michael Nealy, of Boca Raton, also will advance to the Championship as he has a 151 two-round total.

Qualifying for the Championship was held at 13 sites across the state from May 23 through June 3 with 897 entries received. Players earned a birth into the Championship by placing in a qualifier or earning exempt status through one of ten different categories.

Started in 1914, the FSGA State Amateur is the oldest continuous sporting event in the state as well as the largest amateur event in Florida. Past Amateur champions include Bob Murphy, Jerry Pate, Buddy Alexander, and PGA Tour players David Peoples, Chris Couch, and Barry Cheesman.

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 20 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for 39 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships. Spectators and media are welcome to watch the state’s best amateur golfers.

For tee-times, pairings and complete results, please log on to www.fsga.org.

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