Four-Ball Championship

Hammock Dunes Club - Creek Course - Palm Coast
July 6-7, 2013

Kuhn & Marinell Win 64th Four-Ball

The team of BJ Kuhn and Chase Marinell go wire-to-wire to capture the 64th Florida State Four-Ball Championship at the Hammock Dunes Club – Creek Course, in Palm Coast on July 6-7.
 
BJ Kuhn, of Fort Myers, and Chase Marinell, of Cape Coral, posted a tournament total of 12-under par 132 to win the 2013 Championship by three strokes. The pair posted a first round of six-under par 66 to take a two stroke lead into the final round.  In the final round Kuhn and Marinell picked up where they left off, making birdies on 1, 2 and 8 to turn at three-under par 33. They continued there solid play on the back nine making birdies on 10, 12, 15 and 17 to go along with only one bogey for their round of six-under par 66. This victory has also earned the pair an exemption for the next three years into the Four-Ball Championship.

Brant DeLongy, of Winter Park, and Taylor Johnson, of Neptune Beach, took home second place honors after their rounds of 68-67 for a tournament total of nine-under par 135. The team of Michael Smith, from Ponte Vedra Beach, and Jamey Salmon, of Jacksonville, the team from Fort Myers, Mike Andre and Airik Medinis, and the Defending Champions, Daniel Debra, from Lutz, and Don Whittemore, of Temple Terrace, all finished tied for third place with a tournament total of 137.

From June 10-18, the Florida State Golf Association conducted seven qualifying tournaments for amateur golfers trying to advance to the Championship at the Hammock Dunes Club. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole.

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Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Black 6,975 yds.

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
PartlyCloudy Mostly Sunny & Breezy 87 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 B J Kuhn / Chase Marinell 66 66 132 3500
2 Brant DeLongy / Taylor Johnson 68 67 135 2450
T3 Mike Smith / Jamey Salmon III 68 69 137 1458
T3 Mike Andre / Airik Medinis 69 68 137 1458
T3 Don Whittemore / Daniel Debra 71 66 137 1458
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Entries Close Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The 64th Four-Ball Championship will be played on the Creek course at Hammock Dunes Club in Palm Coast. Four-Ball is one of the most enjoyable and commonly played formats in all of golf.  Partners play their own ball into the hole and take the better of the two scores. The club is located right on the coastline and just down the road from historic Saint Augustine and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Eligibility 

Male amateurs must both be members of the FSGA.

Entry Fee

  • $160 per team ($180 per team - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap). Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the qualifying field.
  • Qualifying Fee includes Entry Fee and cart fee.
  • Those teams who advance to the Championship through qualifying must pre-register and remit an additional $220 per team at the FSGA website or by check to the FSGA office. Payment must be received by Monday, July 2 at 3:30 pm, or the team will be withdrawn from the Championship.
  • Championship Fee includes cart fees for all competitive rounds.

To pre-register online:

  • 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

Exempt Player's Fees

$320 per team ($340 per team - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap). Exempt Fee includes Championship Fee and Entry Fee for those teams eligible for exemption. (See below)

Championship Format

36 holes of four-ball stroke play. Range balls will be provided before and after each competitive round. The lowest team score for 36 holes will be the Champion. If necessary, there will be a hole-by-hole play-off to determine the Championship team. It is the team's responsibility to be present for any play-off.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 6th
  • 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM - Round One tee times off of #1 and #10
Sunday, July 7th
  • 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM - Round Two tee times off of #1 and #10
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

Championship Field Size

48 teams; 96 players

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,800-7,100 yards.

Local Qualifying

18 holes of four-ball stroke play at 7 local qualifying sites. During qualifying, each team must use a golf cart. Caddies are acceptable, but caddies may not ride in the golf cart or carry the player's clubs. Players are responsible for cart fees for all practice rounds.

Qualifying Sites

Click here

Defending Champions

Daniel Debra and Don Whittemore shot 65-63 to win the 63rd Florida State Four-Ball Championship at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park.

Carts

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

Practice Rounds - Championship

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship excluding Tuesday. Practice rounds must be played after 12:00 PM on the weekend. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (386) 447-7116 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.

Exemptions

Teams in the following categories are exempt, provided they meet all entry and eligibility requirements (teams must remain intact).

  • Top 5 teams & ties from last year's Four-Ball Championship
  • Previous three years' Four-Ball Champions
  • Current year's Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Champions
  • Last year's Mid-Senior Four-Ball Champions
  • Current year's Senior/Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Champions
  • Last year's Senior Four-Ball Champions

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

  • Next three Four-Ball Championships

Top five and tied teams

  • Next year's Four-Ball Championship

Pace of Play

Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy.

Policies

Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.

Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator, and other policies.

Alternate Information

Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into the Championship.

Accommodations

Please click the View Hotels tab in the Tournament Links section for hotels in the Palm Coast area.

Spectators and Caddies

Spectators and caddies are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Only players are allowed to ride in carts.  If a player employs a caddie, the caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart.

Conditions and Schedules

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.

Method of Payment

Hammock Dunes Club accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Directions

Hammock Dunes Club
24 Creek Course Drive
Palm Coast, Florida  32137
(386) 447-7116

From I-95: Take exit 289 towards Palm Coast and turn right onto Palm Coast Pkwy. Take first left onto Old Kings Rd N, it will become Forest Grove Drive. Turn right onto Palm Harbor Pkwy and then take 1st left onto Creek Course Drive.

 

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