NAPLES, Florida (August 20, 2006) -- Paul Melson fired a final round 67 on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay Club East in Naples to win his second Florida State Mid-Senior Championship.
Paul Melson, of Plantation, captured the 2006 Championship with a three round tournament total of 8-under par 208. After the first round of play, Melson led the field shooting a 5-under par 67 on the South Course at the Club at Mediterra. With a second round 74 on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay East, Melson rebounded in the final round to match his first round score of 67 to clinch the Championship by six strokes. Melson won the 2003 Mid-Senior Championship and this year’s Four-Ball Championship with partner Edward Kenny. Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, and Bret Voisin, of Orlando, shared second place with a 214 tournament total. Voisin shot rounds of 72-69-73 and Woulfe, the 2005 Senior Player-of-the-Year, posted even par in the first round and a pair 71’s in the final two rounds. Jackie Miller, of Naples, finished in fourth place with 215 total.
To be eligible for the Mid-Senior Championship, players must be 40 years of age or older. The Championship consisted of 54 holes of stroke play cut to the low 70 plus ties after 36 holes. The first two rounds were played on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay East and the South Course at Mediterra. The final round was played on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay East.
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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 new Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.