HOWEY IN THE HILLS, FL (August 28, 2016) -- For the second time in his career R.J. Nakashian has captured the Florida Mid-Senior. Nakashian finished 2-under and ahead of second place finisher Stephen Anderson by one-stroke.
Playing at Mission Inn Resort and Club Nakashian closed with a 1-under 71 on the El Campeon Course. Nakashian, who held at least a share of the lead at the end of each day, birdied three holes and bogeyed two during his final round. The birdies came on the 5th, 10th and 14th holes.
Stephen Anderson fired the low round of the week on Sunday with a 4-under 68 to surge up the leaderboard and finish 1-under. Anderson started the day with a bogey to drop to 4-under but then played nearly flawless golf the rest of the way with four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 10th. His only other bogey came on No. 17.
Jaime Girardi finished even-par and in third after sharing the lead each of the first two days, Joe Alfieri was 1-over and in fourth while William Mallon was 3-over and in fifth.
ROUND TWO RECAP
Jamie Giradi and R.J. Nakashian continue to lead the Florida Mid-Senior after backing up their opening round 71's with even par 72's on the Los Colinas Course.
The pair will take a two-shot leading into the final round over Glenn Przybylski. Bob Levy shot the round of the day with a 2-under 70 to climb into sixth place.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Jaime Girardi and R.J. Nakashian opened with 1-under 71's to share the first round lead at the Florida Mid-Senior being held at Mission Inn Resort and Club.
Playing on the El Campeon Course, Girardi got into red figures with a birdie on the 2nd only to slip back to 2-over following three bogeys. Still in the black Girardi got on a roll late with birdies on the 13th, 15th and 18th to finish under-par.
Nakashian also played the El Campeon Course and after starting his round with bogeys on three of the first four holes he was forced to dig deep. Following pars on Nos. 5 and 6 to right the ship, Nakashian birdied the next two holes to reach 1-over. Now into the flow of the round Nakashian, who finished tied for fifth at the Coleman Invitational, continued his steady play with a run of pars before moving into red figures with birdies on Nos. 14 and 16.
A trio of players; Joe Alfieri, William Mallon and Glenn Przybylski are all tied for third at even-par. Mallon had the low round of the day on the second of the two courses, Las Colinas after a 72.
Another four players are 1-over and just two shots behind.
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