FSGA Mid-Amateur: Carter Takes Medal

TAMPA, Fla. (Spetmepber 29, 2006) – Steve Carter fired a two-round 5-under par 139 to earn medalist honors in the 25th Mid-Amateur Championship at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto. Carter secures the number one seed as 32 players have advanced to match play.

The 2004 Mid-Amateur Champion Steve Carter, of Jacksonville, looks to win another title after topping the field of 90 in stroke play qualifying. Playing the Quarry Course, Carter blasted rounds of 69-70 to earn the number one seed in match play. This is the third straight year that Carter has won the stroke play portion of the Mid-Amateur. Last year, Carter lost to eventual Champion Jon Veneziano in the semifinals. Veneziano, from Mount Dora, took second in stroke play shooting a 69-72—141 at Black Diamond. Two-time Public Links Champion Robert Parker, of Sanford, and Edward Kenny, from Lake Worth, each posted a two-round total of 145. In a playoff for the final match play spot, Paul Irvin, of Belleview, chipped in from 75 feet to birdie the first playoff hole and claim the final qualifying spot. Irvin will face Carter in the first round of match play Friday afternoon. The first round of match play will be completed Friday afternoon. The second round and quarterfinals will play on Saturday with the semifinals and finals on Sunday.

To be eligible for the State Mid-Amateur, participants must be 25 years of age or older. More than 570 entries were received for this year’s Championship setting a new record for entries filed. Participants qualified in an 18-hole stroke play format to advance to the Championship. The Championship consists of 36-holes of stroke play qualifying over the first two days with the low 32 advancing to the match play on Saturday and Sunday.

Black Diamond Ranch, Lecanto September 28-29, 2006 Steve Carter, Saint Augustine, 69-70--139-Medalist Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora, 69-72--141 Robert Parker, Sanford, 72-73--145 Edward Kenny, Lake Worth, 71-74--145 Doug Snoap, Apopka, 74-72--146 Ken Dawson, Merritt Island, 71-76--147 Darryl Osler, Boca Raton, 81-67--148 T J Cosgrove, Bonita Springs, 76-72--148 Pete Leveille, Orlando, 74-74--148 Tommy Dudley, Jacksonville, 72-76--148 Patrick Olive, Holiday, 78-71--149 Artie Scott, Tequesta, 75-74--149 Bret Voisin, Orlando, 75-74--149 Noi Chay, Land o'Lakes, 72-77--149 Robert McMann, Longwood, 78-72--150 Ken Saksa, Naples, 77-73--150 Jim Kelly, Heathrow, 77-73--150 Robert Hess, Casselberry, 76-74--150 John Hewlin, Bradenton, 77-73--150 Tim Hume, Tampa, 75-75--150 Juan Aller, Miramar, 73-77--150 Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale, 76-75--151 David Garratt, Cape Coral, 75-76--151 Danny Simmerman, Fort Myers, 71-80--151 Jeff Neugebauer, Odessa, 72-80--152 Neil Vanleeuwen, Tarpon Springs, 74-78--152 Chad Jarrel, Jupiter, 73-79--152 Tim Kremer, Saint Lucie West, 75-78--153 Brian Keenan, Tampa, 75-78--153 Andy Purnell, Jacksonville, 76-77--153 Will Sprague, Jacksonville, 74-79--153 Paul Irvin, Belleview, 77-77--154* Won play-ff

Did Not Advance to Match Play Lee Booker, Naples, 78-76--154 Gary Cona, Valrico, 77-77--154 Robert Bechtol, Tallahassee, 71-83--154 Jeffrey Conroy, Destin, 78-77--155 Sean O'Malia, Pinellas Park, 77-78--155 Brian Johnson, Coral Springs, 79-77--156 Jaime Girardi, New Port Richey, 78-78—156 Felix Bertucci, Gulfport, 78-78--156 Danny Day, Winter Springs, 78-78--156 Cecil Howard, Orlando, 76-80--156 P J Penrose, Saint Petersburg, 82-74--156 Troy Wheat, Boynton Beach, 74-82--156 Richard Maddox, Panama City, 80-77--157 Matt Jozwiak, Wesley Chapel, 80-77--157 Michael Wallen, Apopka, 80-77--157 Jim Bachstein, Fort Lauderdale, 79-78--157 Paul Melson, Plantation, 77-80--157 Rokki Rogan, Fort Myers, 77-80--157 Ken Palladino, Dunedin, 76-81--157 Bruce Sands, Fort Myers, 80-78--158 Dan Hernon, Lake Mary, 80-78--158 Larry Smith, Saint Augustine, 81-77--158 Chad Ibbotson, Sanford, 79-79--158 John Crum, Saint Petersburg, 74-84--158 Cap Caponi, Orlando, 76-82--158 Jose Novo, Miami, 80-79--159 Kyle Beebe, Marianna, 81-78--159 Howard Vaughn, New Port Richey, 81-78--159 Ken Stevenson, Tallahassee, 76-83--159 Jeff Decker, Oviedo, 78-82--160 Mark McCabe, Naples, 81-79--160 Eric Robbins, Deerfield Beach, 80-80--160 John Bessette, Ocoee, 81-79--160 Brian Coffey, Tequesta, 80-80--160 Samuel Martinez, Miami, 81-79--160 Nathan Oberle, Winter Garden, 75-85--160 Adam Chorzelewski, Pompano Beach, 79-82-161 Tim Murray, Tallahassee, 80-81--161 Ryan Konkus, Tequesta, 77-84--161 William Osmun, Flagler Beach, 78-84--162 J W Howard, Weston, 76-86--162 Peter Burke, Orlando, 82-81--163 Frank Strafaci, Davie, 82-81--163 Bill Griffith, Miami Shores, 85-78--163 Chad Frank, Sanford, 89-74--163 David Moxey, Coral Springs, 84-81—165 Bob Hinkle, Tallahassee, 86-79--165 Jacques Legere, Fort Myers, 79-87--166 Drew Gillan, Winter Haven, 88-78--166 Charles Kovaleski, Winter Park, 86-81--167 Gett Johnson, Tallahassee, 81-87--168 Mark Rubin, Miami Beach, 88-81--169 John Parrott, Winter Garden, 87-87--174 Dan Kaelin, Tallahassee, 92-83--175 Robert Valashinas, Boynton Beach, 89-86--175 Mike Lile, Saint Augustine, 102-WD--WD Daniel Fischer, Temple Terrace, 85-WD--WD Scott Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach, 74-WD--WD

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