September 21, 2003

Jacksonville Duo Wins Mid-Senior Four-Ball North

Naples team wins South title.

The Florida State Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships crowned two Champions on Sunday, September 21. David Anthony and Wes Paxson won the North Championship at Sugar Mill Country Club in New Smyrna Beach while Lee Booker and Scott Ernst claimed the South title at The Club at Renaissance in Ft. Myers.

Defending Champions, Anthony and Paxson, of Jacksonville, shot a 67-63, 130 over the two-day event to win their second title. Two strokes back from the leading team was Richard Henken, of Gainesville and John Robinson, of Orlando who shot a 66-66 and Doug Snoap, Apopka and David Sutton, of Maitland who shot a 64-68. In the first flight, Mark Taylor, of Jacksonville and Mark Peterson, of Longwood recorded a 70-68--138 to claim the first flight as Joe Steinberg and Terry Tavrell, both of Valrico, won the second flight. The North Championship consisted of 48 teams vying for the title.

The South Championship featured the Naples team of Lee Booker and Scott Ernst shooting a 66-63--129 to win the Championship flight by five strokes. In second, Bruce Fitzpatrick, from Homestead and Samuel Martinez, of Miami shot 66-68--134. The 28 teams were divided into two flights as Chris Muscara and John Hewlin, both from Bradenton shot a 71-69--140 to win the first flight.

Both Championships are 36 holes of four-ball stroke play over two-days. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. The field was flighted after 18 holes of play. To be eligible for the Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships, participants must be 40 or older as of September 20, 2003.

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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 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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