May 14-15, 2005
Keenan/Royak Win Two-Man Shoot-Out
Brian Keenan and Paul Royak fired a third round score of 68 to capture the 3rd Florida State Two-Man Shoot-Out Championship at the Westin Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor on May 14-15, 2005.
The duo from Tampa finished with a three-round total of 194 to hold on and win the Championship by two strokes. In the first round of two-man scramble, Keenan and Royak posted an 8-under par 63 on Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course, home of the PGA Tour’s Chrysler Championship. Playing alternate shot in the second round, the pair fired an incredible 7-under par 63 on the Highlands North Course to lead by four strokes going into the final round. Keenan and Royak then recorded a 68 back on the Copperhead Course in the final round of four-ball to secure the Championship.
Matthew Anderson, from Tampa, and Scott Kennedy, of Pompano Beach, tied for second place with Michael Abrams, of St. Petersburg, and Michael Gilbourne, from Neptune Beach, after each team posted a three-round total of 196. Anderson and Kennedy shot a 62-68-66 while Abrams and Gilbourne recorded a consistent 65-66-65. Abrams and Gilbourne won the third round with their score of 6-under par 65 in the four-ball format. Bill Griffith, of Miami Shores, aced the eighth hole on the Copperhead Course in the final round to help his team place fifth. Griffith and Marc Rosenbaum, of Hollywood, finished with scores of 66-67-67—200.
The Two-Man Shoot-Out featured fifty teams of two playing three competitive rounds consisting of a two-man scramble, alternate shot format and the final 18 holes of four-ball. This year, the Two-Man Shoot-Out is only gross scoring.
Innisbrook is home to four outstanding layouts - all designed by architect Lawrence Packard. The top-rated Copperhead course hosts the PGA TOUR event each March. The three other championship layouts feature up to 70 feet of elevation change and scenery more reminiscent of the Carolina sand hills and Georgia foothills rather than the typical Florida Terrain.
Entrants must both be members of the FSGA, and each having established current indexes not exceeding 22.0.
$310 per team. ($300 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.
Copperhead and Highlands North
Players are responsible for practice round cart fees.
William Bradshaw and Kenneth Chapman won on the 6th playoff hole with scores of 57-74-70--201 at last year's Championship at The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers.
The handicap spread between the two partners may not exceed 8 strokes. In the event of a spread greater than 8, the higher handicap will be reduced.
- Scramble: 35% of lowest player’s course handicap of team and 15% of highest player’s handicap.
- Alternate shot: 60% of lowest player’s course handicap and 40% of highest player’s handicap.
- Four-ball: 90% of course handicap.
The committee reserves the right and will actively utilize handicap index adjustments. Adjustments may be made before or during the play of an event. If you or your team shoots a net score significantly better than everyone else in the field, you should anticipate that your handicap would be reduced for the next day’s play and for future events.