Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship (South)

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club - Naples
June 1-2, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. The Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championships wrapped up on Sunday, with two sides being crowned championship in the North and South. TJ Shuart and Scott Turner were victorious in the south, while Ken Cocolin and Matthew Giovannelli captured the title for the north.

Shuart and Turner used an 18-under 126 for the championship to take first place. Following the first round at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club, the pair was tied for the lead after carding an 8-under 64.

In Sunday’s final round, Shuart recorded eight birdies, including three-straight, and Turner posted two. They finished the day with the low-round of the tournament, 10-under 62.

This is the second-straight win for Shuart, who won the Mid-Amateur Championship in May, and his seventh career Florida State Golf Association victory. This is the first win for Turner since he captured the Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship last year.  

Kevin Johnson and Kevin Kasprzyk took home second place, finishing the championship with a 15-under 129. Tied for third were the teams of James Weick Jr, & Baldonick Fernandez Sr. and Derek Hurwitch & Douglas Schneider at 13-under 131.

It took a playoff at World Wood Golf Club for Cocolin and Giovannelli to capture their first FSGA championship. The pair was tied for third after the first round, putting together a 7-under 65 on Saturday.

They fired another 7-under 65, with Cocolin carding three birdies and Giovannelli recording five birdies, in the final round to move in a tie at the top of the leaderboard with Daniel Debra and Don Whittemore.

A birdie on the first playoff hole propelled Cocolin and Giovannelli to the first FSGA championship for both players. Debra and Whittemore finished in second place, while Dustin Dingus and Mike Smith took third place with a 13-under 131. 

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Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Am South 6750

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Sunny & Hot 90 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 T J Shuart / Scott Turner 64 62 126 1500
2 Kevin Johnson / Kevin Kasprzyk 66 63 129 1050
T3 James Weick Jr / Baldonick Fernandez Sr 66 65 131 675
T3 Derek Hurwitch / Douglas Schneider 68 63 131 675
5 Carl Santos-Ocampo / Marc France 64 68 132 525
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The Mid-Amateur Four-Ball is the perfect opportunity for a golfing getaway to Southwest Florida, where you will be challenged by Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club. You and your partner will compete in two days of four-ball, which is flighted after day one. For a look at the Full Past Championship Results click here

Entry Fee

  • $320 per team GHIN or Foundation Members
  • $340 per team Non-GHIN

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

Championship Format

  • 36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play (no handicaps)
  • 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 a best ball.

Championship Field Size

Maximum of 52 teams - 104 players

Eligibility

  • Male amateur golfers
  • At least 25 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • Both entrants are required to be a member of the FSGA

Entry Priority

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.

Course Set-Up

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

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 1st
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Round One tee times off #1 and #10 tees.
Sunday, June 2nd
  • 8:30 AM - Shotgun
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

Flighting

After 18 holes, the number of flights will be based on the number of teams and the range of scores.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax per player.  Please call the golf shop at 239-774-2202 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.

Carts

Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.

Defending Champions

Scott Kennedy and Ben Finley fired rounds of 62-68--130 (-12) which was good enough for a one-shot victory over two teams.

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

  • Current year's Four-Ball 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 Terms of the 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 and Accommodations

Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
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Payment

Eagle Creek Golf & CC will accept payments of Visa and MasterCard

Directions

Eagle Creek Golf & CC
11 Cypress View Drive
Naples, FL  34113
239-793-2202

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