Mid-Amateur Championship

Coral Creek Club - Placida
May 10-13, 2018

2017 Player of the Year Dull Continues Run at 37th Mid-Amateur

Marc Dull defeated 3 past FSGA Mid-Amateur Champions, and 2 past FSGA Players of the Year en route to the 37th Mid-Amateur Crown

Finals

In a back and forth match, Jeff Golden jumped out to an early lead, and would extend it to 2 up at the turn. Dull would begin his come back with a chip-in birdie from off the green on #12. On hole 15, sitting 1 up, Golden looked at a 6 foot par putt to win and move to 2 up, however he would burn the edge and miss low. Dull would win the 16th hole with a birdie to get the match to all square. With the players on 17, play was halted by heavy rains. When conditions permitted play to continue nearly two and a half hours later, Golden was unable to continue due to an unfortunate injury and defaulted the match.

Semifinals

The Sunday morning semifinals saw some fireworks. In match one, Jeff Golden got out to a 4 up lead through 8 holes. Hernandez would then win 4 of the next 5 holes to sit on the 14th tee all square. The players would halve holes 14-17 with pars. On the 18th, Hernandez found trouble off the tee, and laid up. Golden safely found the green in regulation, leaving about 60 feet for birdie. Hernandez would hit his third to about 10 feet below the hole for a strong par look. Golden made sure that par putt did not matter, draining a 60 footer to win the match 1 up.

In Semifinal two, Marc Dull found himself down throughout the whole match despite making minimal mistakes. Down 3 thru 11, he got one back when Shuart 3 putted the par 3, 12th. Dull then birdied 15 & 16 to get to all square. Shuart would make another bogey on 17, putting Dull 1 up. The pair would both make par on 18 giving Dull the 1 up victory.

Quarterfinals

After 19 holes Shuart prevailed to meet Marc Dull in the Semifinals. Dull advanced with a 6 & 5 victory over Miles McConnell as Hernandez and Golden continued their winning streak. Golden would face Hernandez to reach the Final match on Sunday.

Round of 16

Exciting results concluded Saturday morning’s round of 16 matches. T J Shuart is the only past Champion continuing his race to be crowned Champion once again after a 3 & 2 win against number 31 seed, Taylor Dustin. Marc Dull continues to advance, winning his match against his very own U.S. Four-Ball partner, Chip Brooke, 3 &2. Number four seed, Jeff Golden, of Jacksonville, is en route to his first FSGA victory since 2007. Golden, who was named 2007 Player of the Year, searches to add to his resume as he advances through match play.

Round of 32

The Round of 32 was headlined by many upsets including the number 32 seed, Matthew Marino, defeating the number one seed, Matt Broome.  Past Champions, T J Shuart, Steve Carter, and Chip Brooke advanced to hunt down another Mid-Amateur victory. Marc Dull, 2017 Player of Year, prevailed with a one-up victory over 2016 Player of Year, Joe Alfieri. A silent competitor, Devin Hernandez, defeated number nine seed, Drew Isaac, 5 & 4, to play Saturday morning!

Stroke Play Recap

The seedings for the Round of 32 have been determined at the 37th Mid-Amateur Championship held at Coral Creek  Club located in Placida. After 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, 32 players have advanced to match play and matches are currently underway, including a matchup of the previous two Players of the Year, Joe Alfieri and Marc Dull! 

Round one concluded with a tight race at the top of the stroke-play leader board. Scott Turner, 2017 Amateur Public Links Champion from Stuart, tied Matt Broome, and Michael Sullivan for the early lead.  The three leaders posted an impressive score of four under-par 67. Lurking close behind in fourth place at 68 (-3) is 2015 Mid-Amateur Champion, T J Shuart of Fort Lauderdale.  Four players tied for fifth place at 69 (-2), two players followed at one under-par, and 10 players finished round one at even par. The top Mid-Amateur golfers in Florida would face tough competition in the final round of stroke play on Friday morning. 

The second round began with an early shotgun start to finalize the top 32 players proceeding to match play in the afternoon. Matt Brome, of Jupiter, bettered his stroke play finish from last year by eight strokes and finished as medalist. Broome played strong in round two to finish with a 68 and 135 (-7) stroke play total. One stroke behind, tied for second, placed Michael Sullivan and Scott Turner. Several notable names finished at the top of the leaderboard including past Mid-Amateur Champions, Robert Bechtol, Chip Brooke, T J Shuart, Steve Carter, and Joe Alfieri. 2017 Amateur Player of Year, Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion, and U.S Four-Ball semifinalist, Marc Dull posted rounds of 76-69—145 to finish in the top 32 players. Pete Williams, of Juno Beach, is another successful force who was named Senior Player of the Year  in 2014.Ten players finished stroke play in red numbers heading into match play. 

The 83-man field was trimmed to 32 after two rounds of stroke play, but five players tied for 32nd  at five over-par, calling for a playoff for one spot before match play kicked off Friday afternoon. Matthew Marino, Tyler Manning, John Breedlove, Derek Camps, and Taylor Hall played off for the 32nd seed with Marino advancing to play Matt Broome in the round of 32.  

The Mid-Amateur Champion will earn 5,000 points in the race to Player of the Year. Click here for the latest rankings and here to view the point system for the Mid-Amateur.

Click here to view Stroke Play Results

Click here for the Match Play Bracket 

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Amatuer 6,846 yds. 73.4/138

Par: 71

Weather Information

Description Temp
Overcast Muggy and Light Breeze 84 °F
Sunny Light Breeze 89 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Matt Broome 67 68 135 0
T2 Michael Sullivan 67 69 136 0
T2 Scott Turner 67 69 136 0
4 Jeff Golden 72 66 138 0
5 Kyle Nathan 69 70 139 0
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The 37th playing of the Mid-Amateur Championship is heading to Coral Creek Club located near the island of Boca Grande. An estimated 350 mid-amateurs (25 years of age and older) will attempt to qualify for this premier championship which is ranked by the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Click here to see the results from 2017.

Championship Format

  • 36 holes of gross individual stroke play. Low 32 scores advance to match play.
  • There will be a hole-by-hole play-off to determine the last qualifier's place in the Championship immediately - All other ties for seeds will be broken randomly
  • The match play round of 32 will begin Friday afternoon
  • The round of 16 will be played on Saturday morning and the quarterfinals will begin Saturday afternoon
  • Semifinals will be played on Sunday morning and Championship match will be played on Sunday afternoon.

Championship Field Size

  • Maximum of 84 players

Eligibility 

  • Male amateur golfer
  • At least 25 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA

Qualifying Sites:

  • April 19 - Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee
  • April 23 - ChampionsGate Country Club, ChampionsGate
  • April 23 - Panama Country Club, Lynn Haven
  • April 24 - World Golf Village-Slammer & Squire, Saint Augustine
  • April 30 - Feather Sound Country Club, Clearwater
  • April 30 - River Hall Country Club, Alva
  • May 1 - Jacaranda Golf Club - East Course, Plantation

Entry Fees

  Qualifying Fee Championship Fee  Exempt Fee
 GHIN
 75.00  125.00  175.00
 Non-GHIN  85.00  125.00  185.00
  • Qualifying Fee: Qualifying Fee includes entry fee and cart fee.
  • Championship Fee: Fee paid by those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying. Includes tee gifts, course fees, and range balls for each competitive round.
  • Exempt Fee: Exempt Fee includes Championship Fee and Entry Fee for those individuals eligible for exemption.

Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the qualifying field. 

Pre-Registration

Those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying must pre-register and remit an additional $125 online at www.FSGA.org under the "My Account" section, which can be located in the top right hand corner of the web-page.  Payment must be received by Thursday, May 3rd by 3:30 pm, or the individual will be withdrawn from the Championship.

To Pre-Register:

  • Log on to the FSGA website at www.fsga.org using your email address and password
  • Click on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of the homepage
  • Under "My Tournaments", click on the "Pre-Register" button to the right of the tournament name
  • Enter your credit card information and then click the "Charge My Card" button on the bottom right hand corner of the page

Refunds, Notice of Withdrawals

Requests for qualifying entry refunds received prior to entry closing date will be honored (less $20 per entry administrative fee). Requests received after the closing date will be honored (less 50% of entry fee). No requests will be honored within two days of the scheduled start date.

Requests for refunds of Exempt or Championship fees prior to the pre-registration deadline will be honored (less $20 per entry administrative fee). No requests will be honored after the pre-registration deadline.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,800-7,100 yards.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 10th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round 1 stroke play off #1 and #10 tees

Friday, May 11th

  • 8:00 shotgun start - Round 2 stroke play
  • Field is cut to the 32 for match play; play-off immediately following play to determine the last qualifying position
  • 1:30 PM - Round of 32 of match play off #1 and #10 tees

Saturday, May 12th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Round of 16 of match play off #1 tee
  • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM - Quarterfinals of match play off #1 tee

Sunday, May 13th

  • 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Semifinals of match play off #1 tee
  • 12:00 PM - Final match of match play off # 1 tee

Local Qualifying

  • 18 holes of individual stroke play at seven qualifying sites
  • During qualifying, each player must use a golf cart. 
  • Players are responsible for cart fees for all practice rounds.

Defending Champions

Robert Bechtol, of Tallahassee, defeated Tyler Shook with a two-up victory at John's Island Club. Bechtol took the early two-up lead against Shook after the second hole and never lost ground to win the Championship. 2017 Results

Championship Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior on a space available basis.  The cost of your first practice round is $35 plus tax. Please call 941-697-9100 to arrange your practice round. Accepted forms of payment in the Golf Shop are American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.

Exemptions

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry and eligibility requirements.

NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the FSGA for players who become exempt after the close of entries.

  • Last five year's Mid-Amateur Champions
  • Last two year's Mid-Amateur Runner-ups
  • Last year's Mid-Amateur Championship Semifinalists
  • Last year's Amateur Player of the Year
  • Last five year's Amateur Champions
  • Last year's top five and tied Amateur Championship finishers
  • Last year's top three and tied Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion finishers
  • Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year
  • Current year's Senior Amateur Champion
  • Last year's Amateur Public Links Champion
  • Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion
  • Last year's Mid-Senior Champion
  • Last year's Florida Open Low Amateur
  • Last year's Florida Senior Open Low Amateur
  • Current year's final Winter Series Senior (55-64 Age Division) Points Leader
  • Florida residents qualifying for last year's U.S. Amateur Championship
  • Florida residents qualifying for last year's U.S Mid-Amateur Championship

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

  • Next five Mid-Amateur Championships
  • Next three Amateur Championships
  • Next three Amateur Match Play Championships
  • Current year's Florida Open

Runner-up

  • Next two Mid-Amateur Championships

Semi-Finalists

  • Next year's Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Current year's Amateur Championship
  • Current year's Amateur Match Play Championship

Players making match play

  • Next year's Senior Amateur Championship

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart. 
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - 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.

Host Hotel - Four-Points by Sheraton - Punta Gorda Harborside

33 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-637-6770

$109 per room, per night, plus tax

Call hotel asking for "Florida State Golf Association Room Block" at 941-637-6770. Must book by 4/17/2018 to receive rate.

Wyvern Hotel - Punta Gorda

101 E Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639-7700
101 E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950101 E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

$109 per room, per night, plus tax

Call hotel asking for "FSGA Rate" at 941-639-7700.

Directions

Coral Creek Club 
13111 Gasparilla Road 
Placida, FL  33946
941-697-9100

Click here for directions

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