May 20-21, 2006
Tampa Duo Wins Two-Man Shootout
Takahiro Akaishi and Takeshi Fuchigami won the 2006 Two-Man Shoot-Out Championship by two strokes carding a three-round total of 201 at Amelia Island Plantation on May 20-21.
In the first round of alternate shot on Amelia Island’s Oak Marsh course, Takahiro Akaishi and Takeshi Fuchigami, both from Tampa, posted a 74 to be five strokes off the leading team. The pair moved into first place after a second round score of 59 in the two-man scramble on the Long Point course. With an eagle on the 18th hole, the team’s 59 was the low round of the tournament. After 36 holes of play on Saturday, Akaishi and Fuchigami led the field of 52 teams by two strokes going into the final round of play on Sunday. In four-ball, Akaishi and Fuchigami recorded a strong 68 on the Long Point course to secure the title by two strokes.
Charlie Commander and Richard Maddox, both from Panama City, jumped into second place with a final round score of 66 in the four-ball. The team carded a 74-63 in the first two rounds to finish with a 203 total. Ken Stevenson, of Tallahassee, and Clark Wiley, of Atlantic Beach, finished third with scores of 69-66-70—205.
Two-man teams will compete in three rounds of gross scoring.
On the first day, teams will play 18 holes of a two-man scramble and 18
holes of alternate shot. The final day, round three, will be 18 holes
Amelia Island's Long Pointe is a par 72 Tom Fazio designed course with a back tee yardage of 6,775 yards. It has been acclaimed as one of the “Top Twenty Courses in Florida” and has hosted many USGA, FSGA and FWSGA events. Oak Marsh, Pete Dye designed, was built in 1972 and is noted for its tight fairways and small greens.
Entrants must both be members of the FSGA.
$350 per team ($340 for online entry). Includes three competitive rounds, cart fees and prizes.
All stroke play, Day 1, morning round will be a two-man scramble. The afternoon round will be alternate shot where each player will drive, then the team selects a ball to be played into the hole on an alternate shot basis. The third round, Day 2, will be 18 holes of four-ball.
After 36 holes. The number of flights will be based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores.
Long Pointe and Oak Marsh
Players are responsible for practice round cart fees.
Brian Keenan and Paul Royak, from Tampa, posted a 63-63-68--194 for the Championship at Westin Innisbrook Resort.
Arrangements have been made at the Amelia Island Plantation for $200 for 1 bedroom suite or 2 bedroom villa. $300 for a 3 bedroom villa. Rates are per night and plus tax. Call (888) 261-6165 by April 19 and identify yourself with the Florida State Golf Association (group # 8AQ0MR).