Florida State Match Play: Finals set for Sunday

OCALA, FLORIDA (August 12, 2006) -- Cameron Knight upset defending Champion Kelly Gosse to advance to the finals of the Florida State Amateur Match Play Championship. Knight will face Brent Dorman in the finals tomorrow Sunday, August 13 at 8:45 am at the Country Club of Ocala.

In the Championship flight, Cameron Knight, of Dade City, beat Darin Green, of Brandon, 2 up in the quarterfinals to play top seed Kelly Gosse in the semifinals. Gosse, of Inverness, was 2 up at the turn and then Knight, an incoming freshman at Florida State University, rebounded to lead by one through 16. Gosse birdied the 17th hole and both players bogeyed 18 to take the match to extra holes. Knight won the match on the 19th hole draining a six foot putt for birdie as Gosse’s putt lipped out. Knight, the 2003-2004 Florida Junior Tour (FJT) Player-of-the-Year, is up against the two-time Country Club of Ocala Club Champion Brent Dorman in the finals. Dorman advanced to the semifinals after winning his quarterfinal match making birdie on the 20th hole. Playing Marc Dull, of Winter Haven, in the semifinals, Dorman controlled the match after making a great up and down on the 10th hole and chipping in for birdie on the 11th hole to go 3 up and win the match 3 and 2.

In the first flight, 16th seed Doug Snoap, of Apopka, made his way to the finals upsetting the top seed Jim Hammons, of Port Orange, in the first round 1 up. Snoap then won his quarterfinal and semifinal matches to face Marais Lombard, of Pompano Beach, in the finals. Andy Green, of Valrico, is up against John Hewlin, of Bradenton, in the second flight final match while top seed Ken Godwin, of Ocala, will play Nicholas Pincket, of Davie, the seventh seed, in the finals of the third flight. Two Ocala men, Bill Wright and David Arnold will play each other in the final match of the fourth flight.

The Match Play Championship takes a field of 96 players to make up five flights. All players were guaranteed an 18-hole seeding round and at least one round of match play. After the seeding round, the field was broken into a Championship flight of 32 players and four additional flights of 16 players. A winner will be decided in each of the five flights.

All non-exempt competitors played an 18-hole stroke play seeding round on Thursday, August 10 to determine their flights. Players earned exempt status by one of three categories, 2005 Mid-Amateur Champion, 2006 State Amateur Champion or 2005 Match Play Semifinalists. All five flights began the match play competition on Friday, August 11 with the Championship flight also playing in the afternoon. All flights played two matches on Saturday, August 12 with the finals on the morning of Sunday, August 13.

To view tee-times, pairings, and complete 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 and the Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

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Championship Flight
Round: Round of 32
Kelly Gosse, Inverness def. Philip Meng, Orlando (75), 2 up
Andy Purnell, Jacksonville (73) def. Joe Raimonda, Ocala (73), 5 and 4
Robert Parker, Sanford (72) def. Jimi Brindell, tequesta (74), 3 and 2
Artie Scott, Tequesta (74) def. Greg Huxman, Pinecrest (71), 3 and 2
Darin Green, Brandon (73) def. Chappell Brown, West Palm Beach (72), 1 up
Tyler Rucarean, Gainesville (68) def. Jacob Richard, Melbourne (75), 4 and 2
Cameron  Knight, Dade City (72) def. Jimmy Jones, Tampa (73), 1 up
John Hanlon, Saint Petersburg (71) def. Kyle Westhorpe, Titusville (75), 2 and 1
Lance Capozzoli, Ocoee (73) def. Matt Stanchina, Orlando (73), 4 and 2
Brian Johnson, Coral Springs def. Michael Hirsch, Orlando (75), 1 up
Michael Gilbourne, Neptune Beach (74) def. Michael Myles, Key Biscayne (72), 1 up
Brent Dorman, Ocala (71) def. Takeshi Fuchigami, Tampa (74), 2 and 1
Tyler Hock, Ocala (72) def. Michael Sedacca, Orlando (73), 1 up
Bryce Voisin, Orlando (75) def. Paul Melson, Plantation (68), 3 and 2
Marc Dull, Winter Haven (72) def. Andrew Howard, Gainesville (73), 3 and 2
Judson Eustaquio, Lake Worth (71) def. Chris Condello, Longwood (75), 2 and 1
Round: Round of 16
Kelly Gosse, Inverness def. Andy Purnell, Jacksonville (73), 4 and 3
Artie Scott, Tequesta (74) def. Robert Parker, Sanford (72), 1 up
Darin Green, Brandon (73) def. Tyler Rucarean, Gainesville (68), 20 holes
Cameron  Knight, Dade City (72) def. John Hanlon, Saint Petersburg (71), 6 and 4
Lance Capozzoli, Ocoee (73) def. Brian Johnson, Coral Springs, 4 and 2
Brent Dorman, Ocala (71) def. Michael Gilbourne, Neptune Beach (74), 2 and 1
Bryce Voisin, Orlando (75) def. Tyler Hock, Ocala (72), 2 and 1
Marc Dull, Winter Haven (72) def. Judson Eustaquio, Lake Worth (71), 2 and 1
Round: Quarterfinal
Kelly Gosse, Inverness def. Artie Scott, Tequesta (74), 3 and 2
Cameron Knight, Dade City (72) def. Darin Green, Brandon (73), 2 up
Brent Dorman, Ocala (71) def. Lance Capozzoli, Ocoee (73), 20 holes
Marc Dull, Winter Haven (72) def. Bryce Voisin, Orlando (75), 6 and 5
Round: Semifinal
Cameron Knight, Dade City (72) def. Kelly Gosse, Inverness, 19 holes
Brent Dorman, Ocala (71) def. Marc Dull, Winter Haven (72), 3 and 2
First Flight
Round: Round of 16
Dwight Rogers, Fort Lauderdale (77) def. John Killgore, Jupiter (77), 4 and 2
Doug Snoap, Apopka (78) def. Jim Hammons, Port Orange (75), 1 up
Steve Albright, Ocala (77) def. Jeff Golden, Winter Park (76), 1 up
Scott Turner, Palm City (76) def. Jose Novo, Miami (77), 2 and 1
James Weick, Fort Lauderdale (77) def. Luke Trach, Jacksonville Beach (77), 3 and 2
Bobby Bryant, Ocala (78) def. David Brown, Naples (75), 3 and 2
Chris Wilson, Ocala (77) def. Bob Wood, The Villages (77), 3 and 1
Marais Lombard, Pompano Beach (77) def. Robert Cupper, Hollywood (76), 19 holes
Round: Quarterfinal
Doug Snoap, Apopka (78) def. Dwight Rogers, Fort Lauderdale (77), 19 holes
Steve Albright, Ocala (77) def. Scott Turner, Palm City (76), 4 and 2
James Weick, Fort Lauderdale (77) def. Bobby Bryant, Ocala (78), 2 and 1
Marais Lombard, Pompano Beach (77) def. Chris Wilson, Ocala (77), 6 and 5
Round: Semifinal
Doug Snoap, Apopka (78) def. Steve Albright, Ocala (77), 2 and 1
Marais Lombard, Pompano Beach (77) def. James Weick, Fort Lauderdale (77), 1 up
Second Flight
Round: Round of 16
Tim Wilson, Apopka (80) def. Kevin Belza, Gainesville (80), 2 and 1
Ron LeClair, Orlando (78) def. Bruce Sands, Fort Myers (81), 2 up
Andy Green, Valrico (80) def. Kyle Burns, Tampa (80), 4 and 2
Johnny Pak, Wellington (80) def. Bill Geisler, Winter Springs (78), 19 holes
David Mears, Citra (80) def. Drew Mathews, Winter Haven (80), 4 and 3
Berger Warner, Ocala (78) def. Juan Aller, Miramar (81), 19 holes
Joel Durrance, Ocala (80) def. Christian Westhorpe, Titusville (80), 19 holes
John Hewlin, Bradenton (78) def. Michael Moody, Tallahassee (81), 5 and 4
Round: Quarterfinal
Ron LeClair, Orlando (78) def. Tim Wilson, Apopka (80), 2 and 1
Andy Green, Valrico (80) def. Johnny Pak, Wellington (80), 1 up
Berger Warner, Ocala (78) def. David Mears, Citra (80), 2 and 1
John Hewlin, Bradenton (78) def. Joel Durrance, Ocala (80), 3 and 2
Round: Semifinal
Andy Green, Valrico (80) def. Ron LeClair, Orlando (78), 3 and 2
John Hewlin, Bradenton (78) def. Berger Warner, Ocala (78),  3 and 2
Third Flight
Round: Round of 16
Takahiro Akaishi, Tampa (83) def. Chris Toomy, Parkland (83), 3 and 1
Ken Godwin, Ocala (81) def. Mike McDoniels, Ocala (85), 2 and 1
Eric Grutka, Jensen Beach (82) def. Adam Hale, Boynton Beach (84), 1 up
Donnie Lowe, Saint Augustine Beach (84) def. Samuel Martinez, Miami (81), 1 up
Nicholas Pincket, Davie (82) def. Bruce Harris, Ocala (83), 19 holes
Paul Irvin, Belleview (81) def. James Vodenicker, Ormond Beach (85), 2 up
Justin Onorati, Tamarac (82) def. Dan Beckman, Temple Terrace (83), 3 and 2
Kyle Hammond, Windermere (84) def. Mike Stiber, Hollywood (81), 1 up
Round: Quarterfinal
Ken Godwin, Ocala (81) def. Takahiro Akaishi, Tampa (83), 4 and 3
Eric Grutka, Jensen Beach (82) def. Donnie Lowe, Saint Augustine Beach (84), 3 and 2
Nicholas Pincket, Davie (82) def. Paul Irvin, Belleview (81), 3 and 2
Justin Onorati, Tamarac (82) def. Kyle Hammond, Windermere (84), 1 up
Round: Semifinal
Ken Godwin, Ocala (81) def. Eric Grutka, Jensen Beach (82), 4 and 2
Nicholas Pincket, Davie (82) def. Justin Onorati, Tamarac (82), 1 up
Fourth Flight
Round: Round of 16
Kevin Pladna, Ocala (93) def. Leigh Fessenden, Miramar (90), 2 and 1
Donald Cain, Sarasota (85) def. Bye, BYE
Timothy Hill, Winter Haven (97) def. Donald Taylor, Newberry (89), 7 and 5
Bill Wright, Ocala (87) def. Bye, BYE
David Arnold, Ocala (90) def. Michael Taylor, Springhill (94), 4 and 3
Nick Clark, North Port (86) def. Bye, BYE
Dana Hiers, Winter Haven (89) def. Steve Geisler, Sarasota (94), 4 and 2
Kevin Steakin, Wellington (86) def. Bye, BYE
Round: Quarterfinal
Donald Cain, Sarasota (85) def. Kevin Pladna, Ocala (93), 1 up
Bill Wright, Ocala (87) def. Timothy Hill, Winter Haven (97), 5 and 4
David Arnold, Ocala (90) def. Nick Clark, North Port (86), forfeit
Dana Hiers, Winter Haven (89) def. Kevin Steakin, Wellington (86), forfeit
Round: Semifinal
Bill Wright, Ocala (87) def. Donald Cain, Sarasota (85), 5 and 4
David Arnold, Ocala (90) def. Dana Hiers, Winter Haven (89), 4 and 3

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Prequalifying to determine a championship field of 64 players. 18 holes of stroke play to determine seeding for the match play bracket. Open to male amateur golfers with a valid USGA handicap index not exceeding 11.4. Must be a member of the FSGA.

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