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Senior/Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Deer Island Country Club - Tavares

March 18-19, 2023

TAVARES, Fla. – Brian Barth and John Mulrain went wire-to-wire to capture the win at the Senior/Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Sunday at Deer Island Country Club. The pair used a 14-under 130 to take home the one-shot victory. This was the first FSGA championship win for both players.

Barth and Mulrain got off to a hot-start in the first round on Saturday, firing an 11-under 61. The Panama City Beach duo finished the day bogey-free with 11 birdies, with seven on the back side. They took a three-shot lead over Ryan Abbate and Edward Brown.

Their first-round 61 was the lowest round in the tournament history since 2016, where Doug Snoap and Jon Veneziano posted a final-round 61.

Barth and Mulrain kept it rolling in the final round, beginning the day with back-to-back birdies from Barth. Mulrain added another birdie on the fourth, making the turn at 3 under for the day. They put together an even-par final nine to take home the victory with a final-round 69.

Abbate and Brown took home a second-place finish on Sunday, finishing the championship one shot back at 13-under 131. The duo stared the weekend with an 8-under 64 and made a run at the title on the final nine. Abbate and Brown birdied the first three of five on the back nine in the final round.

Brown added another birdied on the 16th to move the team to 12 under for the championship. Brown rolled in a birdie on the 18th hole to secure a second-place finish for the team, finishing with a final-round 67

Bill Anderson and Doug Snoap used rounds of 66-66 to finish in third place at 12-under 132, while Miles McConnell and Jay Halverson finished fourth at 11-under 133.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info


6,820 yds. 74.0/144


6,479 yds. 72.5/141

Par: 72

Weather Information




Overcast & Breezy

71 °F


Cold & Breezy; Sun Late

51 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 John Mulrain / Brian Barth 61 69 130 1500
2 Edward Brown / Ryan Abbate 64 67 131 1050
3 Doug Snoap / Bill Anderson 66 66 132 750
4 Miles McConnell / Jay Halverson 65 68 133 600
5 Pete Williams / Scott Turner 65 69 134 525
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The Senior Mid-Amateur Four-Ball is a popular event, crossing two age divisions, allowing players to team up with someone they likely would not in other events.

Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of four-ball gross stroke play

Eligibility FSGA member; teams consist of one mid-amateur (age 25-54) and one senior (age 55 & older)

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 10.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $380 per team ($190 per player)

Schedule of Events

Past Results


  • 36 holes of four-ball gross stroke play (commonly known as two-person, best-ball)
  • Maximum Field Size - 52 teams (104 players)
  • The lowest gross team score for 36 holes will be the Champions (no handicaps used)


  • Male amateur golfers
  • Each team must consist of a Mid-Amateur (25-54) and a Senior (55 & older) as of the first day of the Championship 
  • Two seniors may NOT compete as a team
  • Both entrants are required to be current members of the FSGA and have an active Florida GHIN 

Entry Fee

  • $380 per team
  • Entry Fee Includes all course and cart fees, and FSGA Tee Gift.
  • Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 18th

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM tee times off of #1 and #10 tees

Sunday, March 19th

  • 8:30 AM final round shotgun 

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.


After 18 holes, the number of flights will be based on the number of teams and/or the range of scores. Gift certificates will be awarded to the top finishers in each flight.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • Mid-Amateurs - 6,700-6,900 yards
  • Seniors - 6,300-6,500 yards


Only one of the partners per team needs to sign the scorecard and each score to count on each hole must be individually identifiable. See Rule 23.2b.

Practice Rounds

Available on a space available basis one week prior to the event, and after 12:00 PM on the weekend prior for a discounted rate of $65 + tax. Please call 352-343-7550 to schedule your practice round.

Defending Champions

Daniel DeBra and Don Whittemore teamed up to win their second Senior / Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship in a row and fifth FSGA championship together. DeBra and Whittemore fired a 10-under 134 at the Skyview at Terra Vista to take home the victory in an eight hole playoff over Matthew Galloway & Paul Royak. Click here for the previous year's results.

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament


  • Current year's Four-Ball Championship.

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are NOT permitted in FSGA Championships and FSGA qualifying rounds per the FSGA Code of Conduct; except at the Florida Open, Florida Women's Open & Senior Open, and the Florida Senior Open Click here.
  • 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

There is currently no host hotel for this event. 


Deer Island Country Club accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards as forms of payment. 


Deer Island Country Club
18000 Eagles Club House Way
Tavares, FL 32778

Click here for directions.