May 19-20, 2007
Keenan & Royak Win Two-Man Shoot-Out
The Tampa duo of Brian Keenan and Paul Royak captured their second Two-Man Shoot-Out title winning at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club in Kissimmee on May 19-20.
Brian Keenan and Paul Royak, the 2005 Two-Man Shoot-Out Champions, secured the 2007 title by one stroke with a tournament total of 13-under par 202. In the first round of modified alternate shot on the Reserve Course, the pair posted an even par 71. "The first round was like a roller coaster," said Keenan. "We had six birdies, six bogeys and six pars." Playing a scramble on the par 72 Legends Course in the second round, Keenan and Royak recorded a solid 65 to trail the leaders by just one. In the final round of four-ball, Royak drained a 30-foot putt on the 18th hole for birdie to card a 66 and edge out the field by one. "We just played really well in the final round," said Keenan. "This format really suits us." Childhood friends from New York, the pair now plays together at Avila Country Club.
Bill Griffith, of Miami Shores, and Marc Rosenbaum, from Hollywood, claimed second place with a tournament total of 203. The South Florida team posted rounds of 71-67-65. In a tie for third place, the father and son team of Bret and Bryce Voisin, from Orlando, and Edward Kenny, of Lake Worth, and Paul Melson, from Plantation, each recorded a 204 total. The Voisin’s led after the first two rounds with scores of 69-66 and finished with a final round 69. The 2006 Four-Ball Champions Kenny and Melson shot a 71-65-68 for a share of third place. Charlie Commander, from Panama City, aced the 12th hole to finish in fifth place with partner Richard Maddox, also from Panama City.
The Legends at Orange Lake was designed by Arnold Palmer in 1998 reminiscent of old Scottish-style courses. The Reserve at Orange Lake was redesigned by Mike Dasher in 2005 with new water features and bunkering.
Entrants must both be members of the FSGA.
$360 ($380 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).
All stroke play, Day 1, morning round will be a two-man scramble. The afternoon 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 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.
Legends and Reserve.
Players are responsible for practice round cart fees.
The Tampa duo of Takahiro Akaishi and Takeshi Fuchigami won the Championship at Amelia Island with scores of 74-59-68--201.