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Senior/Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Stone Creek Golf Club - Ocala

March 16-17, 2024

OCALA, Fla. – It was the team of Jay Halverson and Miles McConnell who raised the trophy and captured the victory of the first men’s championship of the 2024 season. It was a tight leaderboard all throughout the final round, but after firing a final round score of 63 and making a birdie on the first playoff hole, the duo secured yet another win.

The first round brought hot temperatures and a slight breeze, but that did not stop Cobb/Avril from shooting a seven under par, 65 to hold the solo lead by one stroke heading into the final round. Avril/Cobb carded five birdies and one eagle in the first round. However, the team of Walters/Pike and Notley/Smathers were not far behind both sharing second place with a first round of six under, 66.

The final round was certainly an exciting one as the team of Halverson/McConnell made an early charge by starting the round with back-to-back birdies. The pair quickly moved from fourth place to first place as the birdies kept falling. They made the turn posting a five-under, 31 on the front nine as the team of Galloway/Royak and Cobb/Avril also moved into first place. Galloway/Royak made a charge on their second nine. The team carded ten birdies en-route to a 62, the low round of the day. Halverson/McConnell and Galloway/Royak traded off the lead throughout the back nine and ultimately finished in a tie for first with a tournament total of fourteen under par. However,

Halverson/McConnell finished the playoff in only one hole. McConnell striped a drive down the middle of the fairway and then continued to hit his approach shot to five feet from the hole. He tapped in his birdie putt to capture the victory over Galloway/Royak. This is certainly not the first time that Halverson and McConnell have found themselves on top of the leaderboard. Halverson is the defending Mid-Amateur Champion and McConnell has received Senior Player of the Year honors for the past three consecutive years, so it is no surprise to see this pairing with a well-deserved trophy in hand.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info


6,976 yds., 73.2/124


6,589 yds., 71.4/121

Par: 72

Weather Information





89 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Miles McConnell / Jay Halverson 67 63 130 1500
2 Paul Royak / Matthew Galloway 68 62 130 1050
T3 Daniel DeBra / Don Whittemore 67 66 133 675
T3 Matthew Avril / Ryan Cobb 65 68 133 675
T5 Andrew Galloway / Bo Howard 68 66 134 460
T5 Jon Veneziano / Mike Finster 68 66 134 460
T5 Robert Bechtol / Jackson Bechtol 68 66 134 460
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Tournament Summary

Format:   36 holes of four-ball gross stroke play

Eligibility Florida resident, 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:  $390 per team ($195 per person)

Championship Format

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


  • Male amateur golfers
  • Both entrants are required to be a Florida resident
  • 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

  • $390 per team ($195 per player)
  • 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 16th
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
  • Sunday, March 17th
    • 8:30 AM - FInal round shotgun start

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 the range of scores. Gift certificates will be awarded to the top finishers in each flight

Championship 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 $60 + tax. Please call 352-854-1272 to schedule your practice round.

Championship Information

  • Course Setup
    • Mid-Amateurs - 6,700 - 6,900 yards
    • Seniors - 6,300 - 6,500 yards
  • Field Size - 52 teams (104 players)
  • Tee Times & Information

Championship Policies

Player Information

Past Championships

Host Site

Host Hotel

  • There is currently no host hotel for this event

Exemptions Earned From This Tournament

  • Winners
    • Current year's Four-Ball Championship