Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship (North)
September 10-11, 2022
TAMPA, Fla. - Two teams took home wins at the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championships on Sunday. The duo of Marc Dull and Tiger Godwin captured the North victory at The Conservatory at Hammock Beach, while Austin Powell and Jonah Wasserstrom picked up the win at Kensington Golf & Country Club.
On a perfect day for golf in September, Marc Dull and Tiger Godwin got off to a blistering start. The duo birdied six of their first seven holes on Saturday take a firm grip on the lead en route to an opening nine 7-under 29. Johnny Watts and Pablo Mena were doing their best to not let Dull and Godwin get too far ahead. An eagle from Mena on the 18th hole at the Conservatory gave them a 5-under 31 to get their Championship started. However, Dull and Godwin would not let up in Round 1 as they finished with a 13-under 59. The duo had 14 birdies between the two of them and Dull had 10 himself. They would lead by 4 shots headed into the final round as Watts and Mena finished at 9-under 63 Saturday.
The final few groups on Sunday got off to a slow start, allowing Dull and Godwin to continue their lead even while playing the front nine in 1-under 35. Birdies on the 10th hole from both partners got the pair of FSGA Champions going in Round 2. Birdies on the 13th and 17th to go with an eagle on the drive-able par-4 15th was enough to hold off the charging teams of Kevin Dutkowsky and Mike Finster along with Brendon Ehlers and Matthew Giovannelli. Dull and Godwin's 66 in Round 2 gave them a two-day total of 19-under 125 which would be enough for a five shot victory. Kevin Dutkowsky and Mike Finster would finish in second place at 14-under 130.
The 2020 Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Champions were back to fight for another Championship as Marc France and Carl Santos-Ocampo took the early lead at Kensington Golf & Country Club. The duo's 64 included 8 birdies on the par-71 course in Naples. Four teams would be within one shot going into Sunday's final round as the teams all finished with 6-under 65s on Saturday.
On Sunday, if you weren't making birdies early and often you were losing ground. 2022 Forty & Over Four-Ball Champions Joe Alfieri and Daniel Debra came out looking to get back in the chase as they carded a 28 on the front nine. However, it would be Jonah Wasserstrom and Austin Powell who would come out of the final group to take the lead. Wasserstrom would birdie three holes in a row on #2-4 and Powell got it going through the turn with birdies on 9, 10, 12 and 13. The duo would finish at 10-under 61 which would allow them to come back to take the Championship at a two-day total of 16-under 126. Alfieri and Debra's final round 60 would put them in second place for the Championship, two back of Powell and Wasserstrom.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Championship||6,889 yds. 73.2/135|
|Perfect Golf Conditions||89 °F|
|Hot & Humid||94 °F|
Certain to provide an atmosphere for competitive team golf, the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball attracts the best Mid-Amateur teams throughout the state each year. The Mid-Amateur Four-Ball is a great event for two players 25 or older to team up and compete for a state championship.
Format: 36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play
Eligibility: FSGA member at least 25 years of age
Handicap: Florida GHIN 15.0 or less
Entry Fee: $340 per team
- 36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play (commonly known as two-person best-ball)
- Maximum Field Size - 52 teams (104 players)
- The lowest team score for 36 holes will be the Champion
What is a Four-Ball? A four-ball is a two person team where the low score of the two players on each hole is counted. It is commonly referred to as best ball.
- Male amateur golfers at least 25 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
- Both entrants are required to be members of the FSGA
- Active Florida GHIN of 15.0 or less at time of entry
- $340 per team
Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
Saturday, September 10th
- 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Round one tee times off of #1 and #10
Sunday, September 11th
- 8:00 AM - Shotgun
- Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play
Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.
The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,800 yards.
After 18 holes, the number of flights will be based on the number of teams and the range of scores.
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship. Practice rounds may be played after 12:00 PM on the weekend. The price for a practice round is $40.00 + tax per player. Please call 386-246-6710 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.
Teammates Dustin Dingus & Ed Waller captured the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball North at TPC Tampa Bay by three strokes after a closing 63. They defeated Justin Grant & Weston Parrish by three strokes while Mike Finster & Marc Dull finished 3rd four behind.
Exemptions Earned from this Tournament
- Next year's Four-Ball Championship
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- 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 MUST ride, with the player's clubs remaining on the golf cart. - Click here
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- 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.
The Conservatory at Hammock Beach will accept all major credit cards.
There is currently no host hotel for this event.
The Conservatory at Hammock Beach
300 Conservatory Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
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