Florida State Amateur: Kenny takes Rd 1 Lead
22 Jun 2006
see also: Florida Amateur Championship, The Concession Golf Club


BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA (June 22, 2006) -- Edward Kenny leads the 89th Florida State Amateur Championship after shooting a first round score of 3-under par 69 on the South Course at Hunter’s Run Golf and Racquet Club in Boynton Beach. The top 168 amateur golfers in the state will play 18 holes each at Pine Tree Golf Club and Hunter’s Run Golf and Racquet Club on June 22-23 with the final 36 holes of the Championship played at Pine Tree this weekend, June 24-25.

In breezy conditions, Edward Kenny, of Lake Worth, posted a 33-36--69 at Hunter’s Run to top the field going into the second round of play. Five players are tied for second shooting a 2-under par. Jeff Davis, of Parkland, and Douglas Dvorak, of Windermere, each fired a 2-under par 69 at Pine Tree, a par 71. Greg Huxman, of Pinecrest, Justin Kim, of Orlando, and Ryan LeFevre, are one shot back from the leader posting a 70 at Hunter’s Run. Five competitors recorded a 1-under par 71 while nine players finished the first round at even par.

Before reaching the Championship, more than 700 participants attempted to qualify at one of 13 sites across the state. In the Championship, participants play 18 holes each at Pine Tree and Hunter’s Run on June 22-23. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 70 and ties. The final 36 holes of the Championship will be played at Pine Tree on June 24-25. Designed by Dick Wilson, Pine Tree is considered one of his best courses and ranked in the nation’s top 100 and placed in Florida’s top five on a regular basis.

Started in 1914, the FSGA State Amateur is the oldest continuous sporting event in the state as well as the largest amateur event in Florida. Past Amateur champions include Bob Murphy, Jerry Pate, Buddy Alexander, and PGA Tour players David Peoples, Chris Couch, and Barry Cheesman.

Spectators and media are welcome to watch the state’s best amateur golfers compete at Pine Tree and Hunters Run. ABOUT THE FSGA ============= 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 22 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.

First round results from the 89th Amateur Championship

Douglas Dvorak, Windermere, 34-35--69 Jeff Dennis, Parkland, 35-34--69 Edward Kenny, Lake Worth, 33-36--69 Justin Kim, Orlando, 34-36--70 Greg Huxman, Pinecrest, 35-35--70 Ryan LeFevre, Boca Raton, 36-34--70 Marc France, Lakeland, 34-37--71 Marco Morales, Coral Gables, 34-37--71 Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale, 34-37--71 Chris Condello, Longwood, 36-35--71 Tom Miller, Daytona Beach, 34-37--71 Nicholas Smith, Ocala, 34-37--71 Blake Holbrook, Orlando, 35-36--71 Andy Choi, Orlando, 36-36--72 Bennett Smith, Vero Beach, 35-37--72 Frank Strafaci, Davie, 37-35--72 Judson Eustaquio, Lake Worth, 36-36--72 Robbie Wight, West Palm Beach, 40-32--72 Greg O'Mahony, Tequesta, 36-36--72 James Byrd, Windermere, 36-36--72 Steve Earsley, Hobe Sound, 35-37--72 Daniel Stout, Pensacola, 34-38--72 Kyle Henderson, Clermont, 38-34--72 Tim Hanlon, Palm Beach Gardens, 38-34--72 Luke Trach, Jacksonville Beach, 37-35--72 Tyler Wilkins, Clearwater, 38-35--73 Michael Young, Jacksonville, 37-36--73 Byron White, Bradenton, 37-36--73 Patrick Olive, Holiday, 39-34--73 Kevin Steakin, Wellington, 38-35--73 Jim Pepio, Tampa, 37-36--73 Matthew Galloway, Valrico, 38-35--73 Stephen Slocum, Bradenton, 37-36--73 Gavin Cambre, Orlando, 37-36--73 Mark Leetzow, Sarasota, 38-36--74 David Sutton, Maitland, 39-35--74 Christian Blanchet, Gainesville, 39-35--74 Ryan Cockman, Saint Petersburg, 36-38--74 Matt Tribby, Gainesville, 37-37--74 Scott Turner, Palm City, 39-35--74 Scott Jacobs, Cooper City, 38-36--74 Tyler Rucarean, Gainesville, 38-36--74 Tim Collins, Valrico, 34-40--74 Jeff Golden, Winter Park, 38-36--74 Mike Ellison, Jacksonville, 34-40--74 Tyler Hock, Ocala, 40-35--75 Jhared Hack, Lake Mary, 39-36--75 Cameron Knight, Dade City, 35-40--75 Steve Carter, Saint Augustine, 38-37--75 Justin Meier, Oldsmar, 36-39--75 David Roschman, Jupiter, 40-35--75 Michael Nealy, Stuart, 34-41--75 Nathan Oberle, Winter Garden, 38-37--75 Robert Parker, Sanford, 37-38--75 Peter Kolosvary, Safety Harbor, 35-40--75 Richard Maddox, Panama City, 40-35--75 Jeremy Evans, Palm Harbor, 36-39--75 Hunter Spitler, Sarasota, 38-37--75 Brandon Britton, Niceville, 39-36--75 Scott Kennedy, Pompano Beach, 35-40--75 Jim Hammons, Port Orange, 41-34--75 Jacob Davidson, Jacksonville, 39-36--75 Matt Berzovich, Longwood, 37-38--75 Don Sciotto, Palm Valley, 35-40--75 Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie, 39-36--75 Charles Alexander, Wesley Chapel, 40-35--75 Tim Kremer, Saint Lucie West, 35-40--75 Chappell Brown, West Palm Beach, 39-37--76 Paul Melson, Plantation, 37-39--76 Jose Novo, Miami, 35-41--76 Artie Scott, Tequesta, 37-39--76 Joshua Leppo, Naples, 38-38--76 Hernan Borja, Coral Springs, 37-39--76 Wesley Graham, Port Orange, 37-39--76 Ryan Abbate, Fort Lauderdale, 41-35--76 Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora, 38-38--76 Matthew Anderson, Tampa, 40-36--76 Doug Snoap, Apopka, 40-36--76 Bobby Harrington, Miami Lakes, 41-35--76 Eddie Peckels, Pinehurst, 40-36--76 Noah Goldman, Longwood, 38-38--76 Jamie Wharton-Smith, Boca Raton, 37-40--77 Lee Booker, Naples, 38-39--77 Ken Palladino, Dunedin, 39-38--77 Mark Peel, Delray Beach, 39-38--77 Greg Forest, Palm City, 37-40--77 Michael Giammaresi, Tampa, 36-41--77 Jeff Kaufman, Davie, 37-40--77 Ken Moody, Ponte Vedra Beach, 40-37--77 Christopher Carlin, Miramar, 37-40--77 Mark Thomas, Lakeland, 40-37--77 Brett Rendina, Palm Beach Gardens, 38-39--77 Nicolas Donaldson, Windermere, 40-37--77 Bret Voisin, Orlando, 41-36--77 Christopher O'Connor, Southwest Ranches, 38-39--77 Brent Bush, Palm Beach Gardens, 41-36--77 Kyle Lawrey, Altamonte Springs, 36-41--77 T J Shuart, Coral Springs, 35-42--77 Andy Purnell, Jacksonville, 39-38--77 Troy Wheat, Boynton Beach, 37-40--77 Jim McGuire, Apollo Beach, 39-38--77 Deron Zendt, Jupiter, 38-40--78 Harvey Barish, Hollywood, 40-38--78 Louis Bell, Orlando, 39-39--78 David Keepler, Fort Myers, 38-40--78 Bruce Sands, Fort Myers, 40-38--78 Jonas DeWitte, West Melbourne, 39-39--78 Travis Ralph, Redington Beach, 39-39--78 Samuel Martinez, Miami, 38-40--78 Kelly Gosse, Inverness, 37-41--78 Cap Caponi, Orlando, 40-38--78 Shelton Smith, Port Orange, 40-38--78 James Weick, Fort Lauderdale, 40-38--78 Scott Newell, Lakeland, 36-42--78 Danny Mayer, Winter Park, 40-39--79 Justin Schlau, Trinity, 39-40--79 John Hewlin, Bradenton, 43-36--79 Brian Johnson, Coral Springs, 43-36--79 Tony Schissel, Longwood, 37-42--79 David Anthony, Jacksonville, 42-37--79 Zachary Potter, Cocoa Beach, 39-40--79 Jim Ross, Fernandina Beach, 44-35--79 Joe Raimonda, Ocala, 43-36--79 Bill Kaskel, Miami, 40-40--80 Charlie Commander, Panama City, 40-40--80 John-Christian Templeton, Sarasota, 39-41--80 Michael Leone, Lake Worth, 42-38--80 Jacques Legere, Fort Myers, 41-39--80 Robbie Davis, Lakeland, 41-39--80 Richard McPhail, Bonita Springs, 39-41--80 Russell Mann, Vero Beach, 39-41--80 Sean Marlowe, Orlando, 41-39--80 James Dunkley, Orlando, 42-38--80 Michael Barbosa, Saint Petersburg, 40-40--80 Song Jeon, Tallahassee, 41-40--81 Kyle Henderson, West Palm Beach, 42-39--81 Nick Santora, Naples, 42-39--81 Hayes Farley, Jacksonville Beach, 41-40--81 Steve Sponder, Cooper City, 42-39--81 Ian Ross, Ocala, 42-39--81 Aaron Kim, Orlando, 42-39--81 Danny Germaine, Palm Beach Gardens, 45-36--81 John Crum, Saint Petersburg, 40-41--81 Courtney Ashburn, Tallahassee, 44-37--81 Kurt Murphy, Fort Lauderdale, 43-38--81 Brian Friederichs, Boca Raton, 42-39--81 J W Howard, Weston, 39-43--82 Larry Smith, Saint Augustine, 41-41--82 Andrew Pascoe, Bradenton, 41-41--82 Andrew Howard, Gainesville, 40-42--82 Curtis Madson, Mount Dora, 40-42--82 Kyle Lepore, Ponte Vedra Beach, 40-42--82 Kevin Phelan, Saint Augustine, 43-39--82 Kirk Laszewski, Destin, 42-41--83 Ryan Lee, Tampa, 41-42--83 Loren David, Naples, 41-42--83 David Carmel, Bay Harbor Island, 45-38--83 Douglas Jones, Brandon, 47-37--84 Murray Hixson, Sanford, 45-39--84 Ryan Marshall, Orlando, 43-41--84 Takeshi Fuchigami, Tampa, 45-39--84 Michael Myles, Key Biscayne, 47-38--85 Casey Schrader, Boynton Beach, 43-42--85 Alex Redfearn, Boynton Beach, 45-41--86 Gregory David, Naples, 46-41--87 Mark Ellison, Jacksonville, 40-49--89 John Miller, Jupiter, 46-45--91

Failed to Quailfy Mike Stern, Miami, DQ

ABOUT THE Florida State Amateur

Started in 1914, the Amateur Championship is the oldest continuous sporting event in the state of Florida. The field will include exempt players and players who have qualified through 18 holes of stroke play at one of the qualifying sites. The Championship features a field of 168 players split alternately on two golf courses the first two days. The field is reduced to the low 70 and ties after the first two rounds to play an additional 36 holes of stroke play.

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