October 13, 2003

Graham and Peel Lead Senior Four-Ball

The team of Billy Graham and Fred Peel shot a 5-under par 67 to lead.

Graham, of Pensacola, and Peel, of Chipley, lead by one stroke over the defending champion, John Darr, of Gainesville, and new partner, Rick Spears, of Stuart. Also shooting a 68 is the duo from Ocala, Berger Warner and Randy Briggs. Three teams all shot a 69 to be two strokes back from the leaders. Joseph Cristillo, of Crystal River, and Jack Bussinger, of Beverly Hills, who finished second in last year’s Championship shot a 1-under par 71. Michael Cook, of Brandon, made a hole-in-one from 167 yards out on the eighth hole. Cook, playing with partner, Jim Purtell, of Valrico, shot a 76 on the first day.

The Championship featured 52 teams of two playing 36 holes of four-ball stroke play in the two-day event. 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 Championship is flighted after 18 holes. To be eligible for the Senior Four-Ball, participants must be 55 or older.

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

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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