FSGA Senior Amateur: Rick Woufle captures title


Louis Wins Super Senior Title

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – (April 12, 2007) Rick Woulfe captured his sixth State Championship winning the 2007 Senior Amateur Championship as Terry Louis fought back from three strokes down to claim the Super Senior division at TPC at Eagle Trace in Coral Springs on April 10-12.

Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, captured his first Individual State Championship winning the Senior Amateur Championship by three strokes. After 36 holes, Woulfe held a four stroke lead shooting rounds of 72-70. “I couldn’t have played any better,” said Woulfe. “In the first two rounds, I hit 16 greens.” With the morning shotgun called due to bad weather, the leaders went off in the afternoon for the final round. “It was a tough day,” said Woulfe. “The weather got better but the golf course played really hard.” Woulfe’s final round 77 was enough to secure him the title. “It’s about time,” said Woulfe. In the first two rounds, Woulfe three putted only once while in the final round, he three putted four times. “I didn’t play poorly,” said Woulfe. “I just wasn’t as aggressive as I was the first two days.” Woulfe, the 2005 and 2006 Senior Player-of-the Year, has won five team State Championships and has also had a successful run with The Society of Seniors. Last season, he won all three major Championships, the first time anyone has accomplished such a feat. In second place, Steve Earsley, of Hobe Sound, shot consistent rounds of 75-72-75—222 as John Darr, of Gainesville, placed third shooting a 72-75-76—223.

In the Super Senior division, Terry Louis came back from three strokes down to edge out the field by one. Louis, of Palm Beach Gardens, was in second place after two rounds carding a 77-73. In the final round, Louis moved in front posting a 76 to win the Super Senior Championship with a 226 total. Louis, an alternate for the Championship, got into the tournament on Monday, the day before the first round. Brian Sachs, of Newberry, recorded a 74-79-74 to finish in second place just one stroke shy of Louis. In a three-way tie for third place, Jim DuBois, of Coral Springs, Rennie Law, of Tampa, and Russ Berkoben, of Naples, each shot a tournament total of 230. DuBois, the leader after two rounds of 73-74, fell to third place with a final round 83.  

Since the number of entries received has always surpassed the capacity of the Championship, a qualifying stage was instituted in 2005. While 70 players earned exempt status through a variety of different means, over 300 competitors attempted to qualify to complete the 156 player field. Qualifying took place at six sites across the state as competitors played 18 holes of stroke play hoping to advance to the Championship. Participants must be 55 or older to participate in the Championship and enter one of the age divisions, 55-64 and 65 & over. Competitors play 54 holes of stroke play over the course of the three-day Championship.

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 25 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

Courtesy FSGA

TPC Eagle Trace, Coral Springs, Florida

Senior Division

Par 36-36-72 6,697 yards

Championship Flight

Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 72-70-77--219

Steve Earsley, Hobe Sound, Fla., 75-72-75--222

John Darr, Gainesville, Fla., 72-75-76--223

Bob Currey, Jupiter, Fla., 72-74-78--224

Bob Rogoff, Coral Springs, Fla., 74-77-73--224

Bill O'Keefe, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 75-74-76--225

Kim Schwencke, Temple Terrace, Fla., 71-79-75--225

Pat Vincelli, Stuart, Fla., 74-75-76--225

Felix Bertucci, Gulfport, Miss., 75-77-74--226

Steven Sim, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 75-74-78--227

A J Kroeger, Apopka, Fla., 76-76-76--228

Ken Couturier, Melbourne, Fla., 74-77-77--228

Michael Sanderson, Homosassa, Fla., 77-76-75--228

Rick Spears, Stuart, Fla., 73-79-76--228

Tim Cox, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 73-77-78--228

David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., 77-77-75--229

Jim Carley, Ormond Beach, Fla., 76-78-75--229

Carey Watson, Coral Springs, Fla., 76-76-78--230

Herman Klemick, Coral Gables, Fla., 78-76-76--230

Lenny Loyd, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 78-75-77--230

Tim Miller, Venice, Fla., 75-76-79--230

A B Sisco, Pensacola, Fla., 80-73-78--231

Robert Lundquist, Sanford, Fla., 78-76-77--231

James Ruschioni, Lauderhill, Fla., 78-79-75--232

Joe Knight, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., 80-75-77--232

Rick Bauch, Naples, Fla., 77-74-81--232

Ron Cleland, Naples, Fla., 75-77-80--232

Tom Case, Fort Myers, Fla., 79-79-74--232

Donald Neumann, Tampa, Fla., 80-77-76--233

Eddie Bass, University Park, Fla., 78-79-76--233

Gary Pettit, Dade City, Fla., 74-78-81--233

Lou Paolucci, Palm Coast, Fla., 77-80-76—233

Jim Stone, Bradenton, Fla., 78-76-80--234

Michael Sanger, Juno Beach, Fla., 80-78-76--234

Keith Keister, Orlando, Fla., 77-81-77--235

Brian Hawke, Temple Terrace, Fla., 78-80-79--237

Larry Den, Fort Myers, Fla., 77-76-84--237

Dan Smith, Naples, Fla., 83-74-81--238

Jim Wirtz, Lecanto, Fla., 78-79-81--238

Joe Cantrell, Palm City, Fla., 83-75-81--239

Joe Records, Naples, Fla., 81-75-83--239

Bob Sims, Tallahassee, Fla., 84-73-83--240

Victor Lohman, Ormond Beach, Fla., 80-78-82--240

John Hart, Windermere, Fla., 81-77-83--241

Rick Ten Broeck, Chicago, Ill., 77-79-85--241

Skip Tellefsen, Staten Island, N.Y., 77-80-86--243

Toby Thompson, Davenport, Fla., 75-83-86--244

Bruce Walters, Orlando, Fla., 78-79-NC--NC

Chris Wilmot, Orlando, Fla., 83-74-WD--WD

Fred Peel, Chipley, Fla., 78-79-WD--WD

John Hall, Sarasota, Fla., 75-78-WD--WD

Mark Hannah, Jacksonville, Fla., 78-80-WD--WD

Mike Miller, Ormond Beach, Fla., 75-82-NC--NC

Mike Walters, Tampa, Fla., 77-80-WD--WD

Randy Briggs, Ocala, Fla., 79-79-WD--WD

Steve Sloan, Orlando, Fla., 84-72-WD--WD


First Flight

Bob Patrick, Wayzata, Minn., 78-81--159

Jack Richey, Winter Park, Fla., 78-81--159

John Osborne, Vero Beach, Fla., 77-82--159

Michael Gravette, Pensacola, Fla., 78-81--159

Ron Green, Lecanto, Fla., 83-76--159

Steve Baker, Bonita Springs, Fla., 80-79--159

Curtis Madson, Mount Dora, Fla., 79-81--160

David Cooper, Pompano Beach, Fla., 81-79--160

Jon Gregory, Venice, Fla., 83-77--160

Bob Coleman, The Villages, Fla., 81-80--161

Brett Blevins, Naples, Fla., 80-81--161

Bruce Holliday, Pensacola, Fla., 77-84--161

David Kartner, Stuart, Fla., 79-82--161

Dennis Quilty, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 82-79--161

Jim Kehoe, Bradenton, Fla., 81-81--162

John Mussoline, Palatka, Fla., 81-81--162

Michael Reavey, Niceville, Fla., 83-79--162

Richard Stevens, Naples, Fla., 82-80--162

Beecher Metzger, Venice, Fla., 80-83--163

Bob Cusimano, Cooper City, Fla., 85-79--164

Doug Puvogel, Orlando, Fla., 79-85--164

Craig Branson, Miami, Fla., 86-79--165

Doug Ballenger, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 85-80--165

Hank Lewhald, Coral Springs, Fla., 81-84--165

Jim Bounds, Boynton Beach, Fla., 85-80--165

John Latowski, Port St Lucie, Fla., 85-80--165

Paul Collier, Stuart, Fla., 86-79--165

Pete Andrews, Lithia, Fla., 77-88--165

Bob Ethridge, Plantation, Fla., 85-81--166

Ed Dubin, Arcadia, Fla., 81-85--166

Robert Layman, Ormond Beach, Fla., 85-81--166

Van Johnson, Panama City, Fla., 84-82--166

Bruce Del Guidice, Weeki Wachee, Fla., 89-78--167

Dennis McCosky, Venice, Fla., 86-81--167

Don Best, Jacksonville, Fla., 87-80--167

Don Whittington, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 79-88--167

Donald Johnson, Fort Myers, Fla., 85-82--167

Jerry Sarvadi, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 82-85--167

Steve Scoville, Naples, Fla., 83-84--167

Bobby Kilgore, Tampa, Fla., 85-83--168

Michael Hartman, Tampa, Fla., 84-85--169

Ralph Hutchins, Fort Myers, Fla., 87-82--169

Doug Oselett, Cape Coral, Fla., 88-82--170

Robert Callaghan, Tampa, Fla., 83-87--170

David Martindale, Tampa, Fla., 83-88--171

Hank Schinman, Jupiter, Fla., 88-83--171

Jim McKenzie, Pensacola, Fla., 87-85--172

Wayne Sauvola, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., 86-86--172

John Rogers, Pace, Fla., 94-80--174

Paul Smith, Saint Augustine, Fla., 83-95--178

Steve Norell, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 99-79--178

Dennis Malenka, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 85-96--181

Dan Shipp, Lady Lake, Fla., 97



TPC Eagle Trace, Coral Springs, Florid

Super Senior Division

Par 36-36-72 6,284 yards

Championship Flight

Terry Louis, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 77-73-76—226

Brian Sachs, Newberry, Fla., 74-79-74--227

Jim DuBois, Coral Springs, Fla., 73-74-83--230

Rennie Law, Tampa, Fla., 79-79-72--230

Russ Berkoben, Naples, Fla., 74-77-79--230

Don Edwards, Hobe Sound, Fla., 76-79-76--231

Jeff Belfore, Naples, Fla., 77-78-76--231

Jim Pfrogner, Sarasota, Fla., 76-77-78--231

Ray Darmstadt, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 76-76-79--231

Bill Feehan, Marco Island, Fla., 76-77-79--232

Denny Rouse, Brandon, Fla., 75-77-80--232

John Whitham, North Port, Fla., 79-76-79--234

J E Rowe, Saint  Augustine, Fla., 81-77-79--237

Richard Evenson, Estero, Fla., 74-82-81--237

Joseph Underwood, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 80-81-78--239

Robert Harris, Boynton Beach, Fla., 77-81-81--239

Larry Fincher, Niceville, Fla., 77-78-85--240

Ron LeClair, Orlando, Fla., 79-78-83--240

Chip Landon, Orlando, Fla., 79-81-84--244

Larre Barrett, Homosassa, Fla., 81-79-WD--WD

First Flight

Charles James, Miami Lakes, Fla., 81-81--162

David Murray, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 82-80--162

Frank Jurney, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., 79-83--162

Jay Fitzgerald, Tequesta, Fla., 82-80--162

Robby Stanford, Winter Park, Fla., 82-80--162

Robert Martin, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 80-82--162

Robert Niemann, Lake Suzy, Fla., 83-79--162

Frost Walker, Coral Gables, Fla., 84-80--164

Gary Burkhead, Palm Beach, Fla., 79-85--164

David Kurtz, Winter Park, Fla., 76-89--165

John Ward, Winter Park, Fla., 79-86--165

Daniel Geensburg, Fernandina Beach, Fla., 86-80--166

E Austin Jones, Orlando, Fla., 85-82--167

Joe Davis, Tequesta, Fla., 84-86--170

Kirby Manning, Ocala, Fla., 88-82--170

Bill Sonntag, Saint Augustine, Fla., 92-80--172

Dick Moore, Lutz, Fla., 92-89--181

Tom Hennard, Jacksonville, Fla., 88-94--182

ABOUT THE Florida Senior Amateur

The Senior Championship is for those individuals over the age of 55. 54 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes. Must be an FSGA member.

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