Parent-Child Championship (9 Holer)
July 26-27, 2014
Six teams captured state championships at the FSGA Parent-Child Championship at the Walt Disney World Golf Resort in Orlando on July 26-27. This annual State Championship attracted more than 400 players competing on four separate golf courses.
The Parent-Child Championship is the largest Florida State Golf Association administered event. Since 1997, the Walt Disney World Resort has hosted the Parent-Child Championship.
In the 30 and Older division, the father and son pair of Lenord Schonfeld II, and Leonard Schonfeld III, (pictured top right) posted rounds of 66-68 for a tournament total of 10-under par 134 to win the Championship by an impressive five strokes. Finishing in second place was the team of Curtis Madson and Nick Albanese who fired rounds of 71-68. The 30 and Older division played their tournament rounds on the Palm and LBV courses.
In the 18-29 division, the father and son pair of Baldonick Fernandez Sr. and Jr. (pictured middle right) held on for a one stroke victory. The Fernandez’s opened up the Championship on the LBV course with a two-under par round of 70. Playing the Magnolia course on day two, the pair would fire a round of three-under par 69 for their first State Championship. The team of Ralph Ghioto III and Chet Ghioto finished in second place after rounds of 69-71.
In the 17 and Younger division, Chase and Chad Ibbotson (pictured bottom right) blew away the field with a tournament total of nine-under par 135. The Ibbotson’s held a share of the lead after day one with a 69, and finished strong on the Palm course with a six-under par 66. David and Joshua Perna and the team of Todd Read and Matthew Burton, finished tied for second place with a tournament total of 142.
Gus and Michael Vickers, of Naples (pictured top left) prevailed in a playoff to win the 10-12 age division. The father and son team finished with 59 stableford points to to prevail over David Ragan III and David Ragan IV, of Coral Gables.
Jon and Alex Veneziano, of Mount Dora (pictured middle left) finished with 58 stableford points to win the 8-9 age division by only one point. The father son pair of Eric Kaufman and Ty Kaufman finished in second place with 57 stabelford.
In the 6-7 division, Mark and Sean Adamczyk, of Naples (pictured bottom left) gained 47 points to win by one over Luke and Wade Gossett, of Sorrento.
The Parent-Child Championship has become an annual event for many families. The tournament is open to everyone, including grandparents who want to play with a grandchild and professionals who want to compete with their child or grandchild. There is no maximum age limitation for the parent or child. The event consists of two divisions; junior and regular. In the junior division, the child must be between 6-12 years of age, and in the regular division the child must be 13 or older.
The junior division played the Oak Trail executive course in 9 holes of modified alternate shot format using the Stableford scoring each day. The regular divisions were split on the Palm, Magnolia and Lake Buena Vista courses, and played 36 holes of modified alternate shot.
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Entries Close Wednesday, July 10, 2013
$160 per team ($140 with GHIN handicap)
The Parent-Child Championship
A tradition in Florida for more than 20 years, the FSGA Parent-Child Championship includes men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Parents and Grandparents are eligible to play with their children and grandchildren, and there are multiple age divisions so that everyone can participate.
For the youngest golfers, ages 6-12, teams play nine holes each day on the Oak Trail Course, a spectacular, executive-length design. Teams with children older than 12, play eighteen holes each day. All ages use a modified alternate-shot format that promotes a great team atmosphere. Different ages also play a variety of tee lengths to make sure that everyone is playing from the correct distance. All rounds begin with morning shotgun starts to allow time for players and families to enjoy Orlando in the afternoon. Join the hundreds of families that have made the Parent-Child Championship an annual tradition. For a look at the 2013 Championship Results click here.
- 18 holes of Modified Alternate Shot stroke play
- 22 teams; 44 players
- 8:30 AM shotgun (6-7 and 8-9 age divisions) - both rounds
- 11:00 AM shotgun (10-12 age division) - both rounds
Modified Alternate Shot
- Both players hit their tee shots
- Next, both players hit the second shot with their partner's ball
- After each ball has been played twice, the team chooses which ball it will use to complete the hole hitting alternate shots into the hole
- Scoring will be gross within age divisions.
- At least one entrant of each team must be a member of the FSGA
- Child must be age 6 or older as of July 27, 2014
- A child 6-12 years of age can move up to the Regular Division, but a child age13 or older may not move down.
- Professionals can play and are only eligible for trophies or prizes in the junior division (12 and under - 9 holes)
- Grandparents may also play with grandchildren.
- $140 GHIN Members or Foundation Member
- $160 Non-GHIN Members
- Only two-person teams are permitted
Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field
Teams will be placed in Divisions according to the child's age in one of three age divisions - There will be no gender-based divisions
- Ages 6-7
- Ages 8-9
- Ages 10-12
Practice rounds on the Oak Trail Course at discounted rates of $20 for adults and $10 for juniors per player are available Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21 after 10:00 AM. Before 10:00 AM, the regular rate applies. Players may call (407) WDW-GOLF (939-4653) to reserve a tee time Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5pm.
Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.
Child 10-12: Michael and Gus Vickers
Child 8-9: Jon and Alex Veneziano
Child 6-7: Kirk and Kylan Johnson
Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions
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Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie/spectator and other policies.
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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Directions to the Oak Trail Golf Course
From the West or East on I-4; go on I-4 and take exit 26b (Epcot Center Drive) and follow World Drive. Go toward Magic Kingdom on World Drive and go through the entrance plaza. Bear right after you go through the entrance plaza and turn left at the traffic light on to Seven Seas Drive (follow the signs to Shade of Green or the Magnolia/Palm Golf Courses - they are located at the same place) and take Floridian Way (pass the parking lots on your left). Turn right on to Floridian Way and then take a left on to Magnolia/Palm Drive and the clubhouse, parking lot and course will be on your right.
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