May 17-18, 2008
Aylwin & Graham Win Shoot-Out By 16 Strokes
The team of Kevin Aylwin and Wesley Graham recorded a tournament record 186 to win the Two-Man Shoot-Out by an overwhelming 16 strokes at LPGA International in Daytona Beach on May 17-18.
Playing modified alternate shot in the first round on the Legends Course, Aylwin and Graham posted a 69 to trail the leading team by one stroke. The duo came back strong in the second round scramble to fire a 17-under par 55 on the Champions Course to take a commanding eight stroke lead heading into the final round of play. On the final day of four-ball, the pair started the front nine of the Legends Course with par, par then posted seven consecutive three’s, including an eagle on the par 5 8th hole, to make the turn at 6-under par 30. Finishing with a 32 on the back nine, Aylwin and Graham carded a 62 to run away with the title.
Past members of the Florida Junior Tour, Aylwin, 19, and Graham, 18, demonstrate the tremendous talent of Florida’s junior golfers. This win only adds to their growing list of accomplishments. Aylwin, of New Smyrna Beach, earned 2007 Junior Player-of-the-Year honors after winning the Public Links Championship and Junior Match Play Championship. Graham, of Port Orange, is currently the top-ranked boy in the GolfWeek Ratings and signed to play at Florida State University in the fall. Graham won the junior division of the Boys Junior Championship in 2005 and was a semi-finalist in the 2007 US Junior Amateur Championship.
Two teams shared second place honors shooting a tournament total of 202. Joseph Graham, of Deer Island, and AJ Kroeger, from Apopka, posted a 74-62-66 while Steve Carter, from Jacksonville, and Ken Moody, of Ponte Vedra Beach, shot a 71-62-69.
As the official home of the
LPGA, LPGA International has two championship courses. The Legends course,
designed by Arthur Hills, opened in October 1998 and compliments the first
course, designed by Rees Jones, which opened in July 1994. Named the Champions
course, the Jones links-style design has been selected for many awards such as
GOLF MAGAZINE’s “Top Ten You Can Play” public access courses.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must both be members of the FSGA.
ENTRY FEE: $360 ($380 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).
ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday, April 16
CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT: All stroke play, Day 1, morning round will be modified 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 afternoon round will be a two-man scramble. The third round, Day 2, will be 18 holes of four-ball. If necessary, there will be a three hole aggregate score play-off for champion. The play-off format will be the same as the Championship format (Modified Alternate Shot/Scramble/Four-Ball). If the play-off results in a tie, play will immediately continue, hole by hole. It is the player’s responsibility to be present for any playoff.
FLIGHTS: After 36 holes. The number of flights will be based on the number of teams and/or the range of scores.
COURSE: Legends and Champions on Day One and Legends on the Final Day.
CARTS: Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.
PRACTICE ROUND: Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship on a space available basis. Please mention that you are a participant in the FSGA Two-Man Shoot-out when you make you tee time for your practice round. The price for your practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (904) 274-5742 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.
SPECTATORS AND CADDIES: Spectators and caddies are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Only players are allowed to ride in carts. If a player employs a caddie, the caddie MUST walk and the player’s clubs must remain on the golf cart.
CONDITIONS; SCHEDULES – The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.
CHAMPIONSHIP PACE OF PLAY: Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy.
HARD CARD; LOCAL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF COMPETITIONS: Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.
CHAMPIONSHIP POLICIES: Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator and other policies.
COURSE SET-UP: The golf course will be set-up approximately 6700-6900 yards.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Please click on the link for hotels in the Daytona Beach area. Click Here.
REGISTRATION TABLE: There will be a registration table set up in front of the pro shop. All contestants are requested to check in.
PAYMENT: LPGA International Golf Club will accept cash, Visa/MasterCard and American Express.
DIRECTIONS TO LPGA INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB: Click here for driving directions to LPGA International Golf Club.
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS: The Tampa duo of Brian Keenan and Paul Royak carded a 71-65-66--202 at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club in Kissimmee to win their second title.