Anderson and Nakashian go wire-to-wire to capture the Mid-Am Four-Ball South
South champs Stephen Anderson, left, and R J Nakashian
Photo courtesy FSGA
Each year the FSGA holds two Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championships, one in South Florida and another in North Florida. The South Championship was held at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, while the North was played at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach.
In the South, Stephen Anderson, of Hobe Sound, and R J Nakashian, of Palm Beach, opened with a 60 (-12), to jump out to a three-stroke lead. Nakashian and Anderson claimed the lead with impressive play, including nine birdies and an eagle. Teams of Ben Finley and Mike Stiber II, and George Fitzgerald and Donald Sayet finished tied for second place with a round of 63 (-9). The highlight of round one came from Sayet who shot a 65 on his own ball, which was three-under his age.
Sunday morning came, and the team from Pembroke Pines, Ben Finley and Mike Stiber II, came ready to chase the lead. The duo fired a strong 65 (-7) but could not climb in front of Anderson and Nakashian. The round one leaders shot a 65 on Sunday to seize the win with a tournament total 125.
The duo of Fitzgerald and Sayet fell from second place with a round of 78. Nakashian and Anderson were in competition mode this weekend after recently returning from the U.S. Four-Ball where they advanced to match play.
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