July 16, 2003

Elliot Wins Junior Match Play Invitational

Jhared Hack captures the junior division

Jason Elliot won the Florida State Junior Match Play Invitational at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando as Jhared Hack outlasted eight other golfers to win the junior division in the Match Play Invitational.

In the final, Jason Elliot, 17, of Palm Harbor, battled it out with Jacob Davidson, of Jacksonville, and after a lengthy weather delay won 4 and 2. Both advanced to the finals after winning their semifinal match 1 up. Elliot, who finished 10th in the Junior State Championship, won his first two matches 1 up and 6 and 5 while making 11 birdies in 31 holes. Davidson, 15, won his first two matches in 28 holes winning each 5 and 4 with four birdies for the day.

In the junior division Jhared Hack, 13, of Orlando, defeated Kyle Cobb, 14, of Tallahassee, 1 up. Hack, the Junior State Runner-Up in the junior division, won his semi-final round 3 and 2 as Cobb moved on to the finals after winning 5 and 4. The first day featured Hack winning his match 3 and 2 and Cobb finished it off on the last hole winning 1 up.

On July 14-15, the top golfers in the state competed head to head in a match play format. The competition consisted of two age divisions; 16 competitors played in the regular division, ages 15-17 and eight competed in the junior division, ages 12-14. The regular division featured nine of the top 15 finishers from the 2003 Florida State Junior Championship as well as seven more juniors based on their performance throughout the year. The junior division was made up of eight of the top 12 finishers from the State Junior Championship junior division.

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.

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