Florida State Amateur: Dennis takes Round 2 Lead
23 Jun 2006
see also: Florida Amateur Golf Championship, The Concession Golf Club


BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA (June 23, 2006) -- After 36 holes, Jeff Dennis leads the 89th Florida State Amateur Championship with a two-round total of 137 at Pine Tree Golf Club and Hunter’s Run Golf and Racquet Club in Boynton Beach. The Championship continues with 72 golfers advancing to play the final 36 holes at Pine Tree this weekend, June 24-25.

Jeff Dennis, of Parkland, has a one stroke advantage going into the weekend after shooting a 6-under par for the first two rounds. Dennis, who plays golf at University of North Florida, posted a 2-under par 69 at Pine Tree in the first round to trail the first round leader by one stroke. With a second round 4-under par 68 on the South Course at Hunter’s Run, Dennis jumped ahead to lead the field heading into the weekend rounds. Georgia Southern golfer Ryan LeFevre, of Boca Raton, sits one back from Dennis recording a 70-68 for the first two rounds. Marc France, of Lakeland, surged into third place with a second round score of 68. Combined with a first round 71, France finished with a two-round total of 139. First round leader Edward Kenny, of Lake Worth, and Greg O’Mahony, of Tequesta, each have a two-round total of 140. The cut after 36 holes was made at 9-over par 152 with 72 players advancing to the final 36 holes.

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.

For tee-times, pairings and results, please see www.fsga.org.

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.

89th Amateur Championship
Jeff Dennis, Parkland, 69-68--137
Ryan LeFevre, Boca Raton, 70-68--138
Marc France, Lakeland, 71-68--139
Edward Kenny, Lake Worth, 69-71--140
Greg O'Mahony, Tequesta, 72-68--140
Chris Condello, Longwood, 71-71--142
Justin Kim, Orlando, 70-72--142
Judson Eustaquio, Lake Worth, 72-71--143
Blake Holbrook, Orlando, 71-73--144
Gavin Cambre, Orlando, 73-71--144
Wesley Graham, Port Orange, 76-68--144
Tyler Wilkins, Clearwater, 73-71--144
Andy Choi, Orlando, 72-72--144
Michael Young, Jacksonville, 73-71--144
Luke Trach, Jacksonville Beach, 72-73--145
Greg Forest, Palm City, 77-68--145
Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora, 76-69--145
James Byrd, Windermere, 72-73--145
Bennett Smith, Vero Beach, 72-73--145
Kyle Henderson, Clermont, 72-74--146
Steve Earsley, Hobe Sound, 72-74--146
Tom Miller, Daytona Beach, 71-76--147
Mark Leetzow, Sarasota, 74-73--147
Bret Voisin, Orlando, 77-70--147
Chappell Brown, West Palm Beach, 76-71--147
Jeremy Evans, Palm Harbor, 75-73--148
Jeff Golden, Winter Park, 74-74--148
Noah Goldman, Longwood, 76-72--148
Tim Hanlon, Palm Beach Gardens, 72-76--148
Ken Palladino, Dunedin, 77-71--148
Byron White, Bradenton, 73-75--148
Robbie Wight, West Palm Beach, 72-76--148
Nicolas Donaldson, Windermere, 77-71--148
Jhared Hack, Lake Mary, 75-73--148
Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale, 71-77--148
Marco Morales, Coral Gables, 71-77--148
Daniel Stout, Pensacola, 72-77--149
Scott Kennedy, Pompano Beach, 75-74--149
Matthew Galloway, Valrico, 73-76--149
Greg Huxman, Pinecrest, 70-79--149
Steve Carter, Saint Augustine, 75-74--149
Brian Johnson, Coral Springs, 79-70--149
Mark Thomas, Lakeland, 77-72--149
Peter Kolosvary, Safety Harbor, 75-74--149
Hernan Borja, Coral Springs, 76-73--149
Joshua Leppo, Naples, 76-73--149
Patrick Olive, Holiday, 73-76--149
Brandon Britton, Niceville, 75-75--150
Jim Pepio, Tampa, 73-77--150
David Roschman, Jupiter, 75-75--150
Mark Peel, Delray Beach, 77-73--150
Michael Nealy, Stuart, 75-75--150
Christian Blanchet, Gainesville, 74-76--150
Brett Rendina, Palm Beach Gardens, 77-73--150
Tyler Hock, Ocala, 75-75--150
Scott Jacobs, Cooper City, 74-76--150
Scott Turner, Palm City, 74-76--150
Frank Strafaci, Davie, 72-78--150
Cameron Knight, Dade City, 75-75--150
Kevin Steakin, Wellington, 73-78--151
Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie, 75-76--151
Robert Parker, Sanford, 75-76--151
Douglas Dvorak, Windermere, 69-82--151
Kelly Gosse, Inverness, 78-73--151
Nathan Oberle, Winter Garden, 75-76--151
Danny Mayer, Winter Park, 79-73--152
Hayes Farley, Jacksonville Beach, 81-71--152
John Hewlin, Bradenton, 79-73--152
Samuel Martinez, Miami, 78-74--152
Matt Tribby, Gainesville, 74-78--152
Ryan Abbate, Fort Lauderdale, 76-76--152
Tyler Rucarean, Gainesville, 74-78--152
Missed Cut
Nicholas Smith, Ocala, 71-79—150 - WD
Ryan Cockman, Saint Petersburg, 74-78—152 - WD
Stephen Slocum, Bradenton, 73-80--153
James Weick, Fort Lauderdale, 78-75--153
Lee Booker, Naples, 77-76--153
Christopher Carlin, Miramar, 77-76--153
David Anthony, Jacksonville, 79-74--153
David Sutton, Maitland, 74-79--153
Jose Novo, Miami, 76-77--153
Louis Bell, Orlando, 78-75--153
Cap Caponi, Orlando, 78-75--153
Ken Moody, Ponte Vedra Beach, 77-76--153
Michael Barbosa, Saint Petersburg, 80-74--154
Jacob Davidson, Jacksonville, 75-79--154
Bobby Harrington, Miami Lakes, 76-78--154
Jamie Wharton-Smith, Boca Raton, 77-77--154
Tony Schissel, Longwood, 79-75--154
Travis Ralph, Redington Beach, 78-76--154
Jonas DeWitte, West Melbourne, 78-76--154
Aaron Kim, Orlando, 81-73--154
John-Christian Templeton, Sarasota, 80-74--154
Eddie Peckels, Pinehurst, 76-79--155
Mike Ellison, Jacksonville, 74-81--155
Bruce Sands, Fort Myers, 78-77--155
Michael Giammaresi, Tampa, 77-78--155
Brent Bush, Palm Beach Gardens, 77-79--156
Hunter Spitler, Sarasota, 75-81--156
T J Shuart, Coral Springs, 77-79--156
Jim Hammons, Port Orange, 75-81--156
Matt Berzovich, Longwood, 75-81--156
Danny Germaine, Palm Beach Gardens, 81-75--156
Kyle Henderson, West Palm Beach, 81-75--156
Jacques Legere, Fort Myers, 80-76--156
Richard Maddox, Panama City, 75-81--156
Paul Melson, Plantation, 76-80--156
Andy Purnell, Jacksonville, 77-80--157
Don Sciotto, Palm Valley, 75-82--157
Shelton Smith, Port Orange, 78-79--157
Courtney Ashburn, Tallahassee, 81-76--157
Justin Schlau, Trinity, 79-78--157
Andrew Howard, Gainesville, 82-75--157
John Crum, Saint Petersburg, 81-76--157
Robbie Davis, Lakeland, 80-77--157
Doug Snoap, Apopka, 76-81--157
Tim Collins, Valrico, 74-83--157
Troy Wheat, Boynton Beach, 77-81--158
Justin Meier, Oldsmar, 75-83--158
Douglas Jones, Brandon, 84-74--158
Artie Scott, Tequesta, 76-82--158
David Keepler, Fort Myers, 78-80--158
Curtis Madson, Mount Dora, 82-76--158
Casey Schrader, Boynton Beach, 85-74--159
Deron Zendt, Jupiter, 78-81--159
Larry Smith, Saint Augustine, 82-77--159
Ian Ross, Ocala, 81-78--159
Jim Ross, Fernandina Beach, 79-80--159
Matthew Anderson, Tampa, 76-83--159
Richard McPhail, Bonita Springs, 80-79--159
Jeff Kaufman, Davie, 77-82--159
James Dunkley, Orlando, 80-80--160
Tim Kremer, Saint Lucie West, 75-85--160
Harvey Barish, Hollywood, 78-82--160
Ryan Lee, Tampa, 83-77--160
Michael Leone, Lake Worth, 80-80--160
Kurt Murphy, Fort Lauderdale, 81-80--161
Charles Alexander, Wesley Chapel, 75-86--161
Scott Newell, Lakeland, 78-83--161
Song Jeon, Tallahassee, 81-80--161
Murray Hixson, Sanford, 84-77--161
Zachary Potter, Cocoa Beach, 79-82--161
Kevin Phelan, Saint Augustine, 82-80--162
Charlie Commander, Panama City, 80-82--162
Russell Mann, Vero Beach, 80-82--162
Andrew Pascoe, Bradenton, 82-80--162
Bill Kaskel, Miami, 80-83--163
Steve Sponder, Cooper City, 81-82--163
J W Howard, Weston, 82-81--163
Gregory David, Naples, 87-76--163
Brian Friederichs, Boca Raton, 81-83--164
Nick Santora, Naples, 81-83--164
Kyle Lawrey, Altamonte Springs, 77-88--165
Sean Marlowe, Orlando, 80-85--165
Takeshi Fuchigami, Tampa, 84-81--165
Alex Redfearn, Boynton Beach, 86-80--166
Christopher O'Connor, Southwest Ranches, 77-89--166
Loren David, Naples, 83-84--167
Jim McGuire, Apollo Beach, 77-90--167
Kirk Laszewski, Destin, 83-84--167
Ryan Marshall, Orlando, 84-86--170
Mark Ellison, Jacksonville, 89-90--179
Michael Myles, Key Biscayne, 85-NC--NC
Kyle Lepore, Ponte Vedra Beach, 82-NC--NC
Mike Stern, Miami, DQ
Joe Raimonda, Ocala, 79-NC--NC
David Carmel, Bay Harbor Island, 83-NC--NC
John Miller, Jupiter, 91-NC--NC

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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