40th Mid-Amateur Championship
May 13-16, 2021
22 years later; Alfieri Claims Second Mid-Amateur Championship!
JUPITER, Fla. – Twenty-two years ago, a 30-year-old Joe Alfieri captured the Mid-Amateur Championship. On Sunday, a 52-year-old Joe Alfieri raised the trophy Mid-Amateur again.
Alfieri defeated Garrett Morrison, 3 and 2, on Sunday to take home the victory at the 40th Mid-Amateur Championship at The Club at Admiral’s Cove. The Lutz native becomes just the seventh player to win two Mid-Amateur titles in FSGA history, after winning the championship in 1999 at Timuquana Country Club.
"It means a lot. To be able to stay that competitive for that long. Especially in the state of Florida, where I feel like we have the best competition," Alfieri said. "My game has been trending for the last month in the right direction and this proves that even further."
Stroke Play Seeding Rounds
Sean Fromme set the pace in the first round of stroke-play seeding, posting a 4-under 68 on Thursday. Scott Turner was one-shot back at 1-under 69, while only three other players finished the round under par at 2-under 70: Derek Hurwitch, Gabriel Vanososte and Will Davenport.
Turner carded an even-par 72 in the second round to earn medalist honors at 1-nuder 141, while Miles McConnell posted a 4-under 68 to take the No. 2 seed at even-par 142. A 6-for-4 playoff decided who was moving on to match play, with Steve Carter taking the final spot.
Round of 32
Taking the momentum from stroke play, Turner survived a 20-hole playoff to take down Cater in the Round of 32 on Friday. Matthew Galloway captured a big win to advance to the Round of 16, defeating Robbie Wight, 7 and 5.
After advancing through a playoff, Chip Brooke, the 2016 champion, defeated Miles McConnell, 5 and 4, to advance to the next round. Alfieri and Daniel DeBra picked up solid wins to advance, with DeBra beating Hurwitch, 4 and 3, and Alfieri winning against Richard Donegan, 4 and 2.
It took extra holes to decide a winner for Airik Medinis and Chester VandenBerg. Medinis held the team for a majority of the match, as VandenBerg won two of the final three holes to tie the match and force extra holes. Medinis eventually defeated VandenBerg on the 21st hole.
Round of 16
Davenport and Jose Vega both needed extra holes to punch their ticket into the Quarterfinals. Davenport defeated Cody Carrick in 20 holes on Saturday, while Vega took the win in 20 holes against the defending champion, Joey Latowski.
DeBra also need an extra hole to advance, taking down Carl Santos-Ocampo in 19 holes. Alfieri pick up another stron win, defeating Chris Henderson, 3 and 2.
Brooke secured a spot in the quarterfinals, with a 4-and-2 win over Medinis, while Garrett Morrison overtook Adam Armagost, 1 up.
Morrison took a quick lead against Daniel Sellers in their Quarterfinal match on Saturday afternoon, taking the lead on the second hole and never giving it up. He secured his spot in the Semifinals with a 3-and-2 win. Alfieri won two of the first four holes to start the match against Galloway, never letting go of the lead to win 3 and 2.
Brooke won four-straight holes to take down Vega, 4 and 3, and pick up a spot in the Semifinals. After being down for most of the match, DeBra won the last two holes to defeat Davenport, 1 up.
Alfieri took a quick lead over Brooks in the Semifinals on Sunday morning, making the turn, 2 up. Brooks fought back, winning three-straight holes to bring the match back to tied on the 12th. Alfieri came back, winning the 15th and 16th to go 1 up, securing the win 1 up.
DeBra started off strong against Morrison, winning the first three holes to go 2 up. Morrison answered on the back nine, winning the 12th with a birdie to cut the lead to 1 up. He won three-straight holes on No. 14-16 to go 2 up and secure a spot in the Finals, 2 and 1.
In Sunday’s afternoon's Finals, Alfieri jumped out to a quick lead, winning three of the first five holes, and never looked back. Morrison tried to fight his way back cutting Alifieri lead to 1 up on the 13th, but a birdie on the 16th secured the victory for Alfieri.
"Admiral's Cove was an amazing test this week," Alfieri said. "Extremely difficult, but in a different way. I'd say it fits someone who manages the game a little more methodical. Picking the right spots, fairways and greens were very important, and missing it in the right spots."
The Mid-Amateur Championship showcases the top male amateurs, age 25 and up, in the state. Over 350 players will attempt to qualify for the Championship, with 84 advancing. From there, players battle over two rounds for one of 32 spots in the match play bracket and play until one is left standing.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Round 1||6,940 yds. 72.0/132|
|Partly cloudy||79 °F|
Format: 36-holes of gross stroke play, followed by match play
Eligibility: FSGA Member at least 25 years of age
Handicap: Florida GHIN 7.0 or less
Entry Fees: Qualifying - $85 | Exempt - $180
- 36 holes of individual gross stroke play. Low 32 scores advance to match play.
- Championship Field Size - 84 players
- 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.
- Male amateur golfer at least 25 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
- Entrant is required to be an FSGA Adult Member with Florida GHIN of 7.0 or below
|Qualifying Fee||Championship Fee|| Exempt Fee
- 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.
Thursday, May 13th
- 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round 1 stroke play off #1 and #10 tees
Friday, May 14th
- 8:30 AM shotgun start - Round 2 stroke play
- Field is cut to the 32 for match play; playoff immediately following play to determine the last qualifying position
- Complimentary lunch buffet for competitors following Round 2
- 2:00 PM - Round of 32 of match play off #1 and #10 tees
Saturday, May 15th
- 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 16th
- 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Semifinals of match play off #1 tee
- 12:00 PM - Final match of match play off # 1 tee
Those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying must pre-register and remit an additional $130 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 6th by 3:30 pm, or the individual will be withdrawn from the Championship.
- 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
Qualifying Entry Fees - 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 of the qualifier.
Championship Fees & Exempt Entry Fees - 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 (See pre-registration date displayed on this page).
The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,800-7,100 yards.
- 18 holes of individual stroke play at six qualifying sites.
- During qualifying, each player must use a golf cart.
- Players are responsible for cart fees for all practice rounds.
Joey Latowski, of Port St. Lucie won the 2020 Mid-Amateur Championship at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club with rounds of 69-67-69--205 to win by 6 strokes. 2020's Championship was postponed to October and the format was changed to 54-holes of stroke play due to Covid-19.
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 561-745-2630 to arrange your practice round. Accepted forms of payment in the Golf Shop are American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.
Exemptions Earned from this Tournament
- Next five Mid-Amateur Championships
- Next three Amateur Championships
- Next three Amateur Match Play Championships
- Current year's Florida Open
- Next two Mid-Amateur Championships
- 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
- Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
- Caddies - Caddies are not permitted throughout qualifying and the Championship.
- 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.
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