Florida State Mid-Am: Veneziano defeats Voisin for Title
09 Oct 2005
see also: Florida Mid-Amateur Championship, Coral Creek Club


ORLANDO, FLORIDA (October 9, 2005) -- Jon Veneziano outlasted Bret Voisin in the final match to win the 24th Mid-Amateur Championship at The Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe in Orlando on October 6-9, 2005.

Veneziano, of Mount Dora, defeated Bret Voisin, of Orlando, 2 and 1 to capture the 2005 Championship. Voisin took an early lead to go 2 up after nine holes with birdies on holes 3, 4, and 8. On the back nine, Veneziano birdied holes 13 and 14 to square the match and then won the 16th hole with a par while Voisin made bogey. Veneziano closed out the match on the 17th hole with a strong birdie. Veneziano, who got into the Championship as an alternate, earned the fifth seed after posting a 142 in the 36-hole stroke play qualifying. In the first round of match play, Veneziano defeated Jackie Miller, from Naples, 3 and 1, and then went on to top Jeff Sunday, from Orlando, 5 and 4 in the quarters. In the semifinals, Veneziano upset the number one seed and defending champion, Steve Carter, from Jacksonville, in 22 holes. Voisin, the third seed, won his first two matches 3 and 2 and beat Cap Caponi, of Orlando, 1 up in the semifinals to reach the finals versus Veneziano.

After nine qualifiers across the state, 90 players advanced to the Championship at Keene’s Pointe. The Championship consists of 36-holes of stroke play qualifying over the first two days with the lowest 16 advancing to the match play on Saturday and Sunday. To be eligible for the State Mid-Amateur, participants must be 25 years of age or older as of October 6, 2005.

Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 21 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

Mid-Amateur Championship
October 6-9, 2005
The Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe

Round of 16
Steve Carter, Jacksonville (140) def. James Weick, Fort Lauderdale (147), 5 and 3
Richard Maddox, Panama City (145) def. James Wingerter, Winter Park (145), 4 and 3
Jeff Sunday, Orlando (146) def. Ken Moody, Ponte Vedra Beach (142), 2 and 1
Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora (142) def. Jackie Miller, Naples (146), 3 and 1
Scott Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach (141) def. Pete Leveille, Orlando (146), 3 and 2
Cap Caponi, Orlando (145) def. Bobby Barben, Avon Park (144), 2 up
Bret Voisin, Orlando (142) def. Scott Kennedy, Pompano Beach (146), 3 and 2
Tommy Dudley, Jacksonville (145) def. Dion Gonsalves, Pembroke Pines (143), 3 and 2

Quarterfinal Round

Steve Carter, Jacksonville (140) def. Richard Maddox, Panama City (145), 3 and 2
Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora (142) def. Jeff Sunday, Orlando (146), 5 and 4
Cap Caponi, Orlando (145) def. Scott Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach (141), 3 and 1
Bret Voisin, Orlando (142) def. Tommy Dudley, Jacksonville (145), 3 and 2

Semifinal Round

Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora (142) def. Steve Carter, Jacksonville (140), 22 holes
Bret Voisin, Orlando (142) def. Cap Caponi, Orlando (145), 1 up

Final Round
Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora (142) def. Bret Voisin, Orlando (142), 2 and 1

ABOUT THE Florida Mid-Amateur

36 holes of stroke play determine a 32-player match play bracket. Must be age 25 or older and be a member of the FSGA.

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