October 14, 2003

Lucas & Walters Claim Senior Four-Ball

Don Lucas and Mike Walters shot a 10-under par in the second round to win by six strokes.

Lucas, of Lithia and Mike Walters, of Tampa shot a 70 in the first round to be tied for fourth place going into the final day. The duo shot a 62 in the second round and 132 total to win the title. First round’s leader, Billy Graham, of Pensacola and Fred Peel, of Chipley finished in second shooting a 67-71—138. Defending champion, John Darr, of Gainesville, and new partner, Rick Spears, of Stuart finished eight strokes back from the winners shooting a 68-72—140. Darr and Spears tied with two other teams for third place.

In the first flight, Curtis Madson, of Mount Dora and Ron LeClair, of Osteen shot a 74-71—145 to win the flight as Don Rutledge and Tracy Allen, both of Winter Park, recorded a 76-71—147 to prevail as the second flight winners.

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 was 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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