FSGA Sr./Mid Am: winners go wire-to-wire

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 22, 2007)-- The South Florida team of Bill O'Keefe and Frank Babusik went wire-to-wire winning the 4th Senior/Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando on April 21-22.

After the first round, the pair led the field by one stroke shooting a 63. O'Keefe, of Fort Lauderdale, and Babusik, from Pompano Beach, posted a 68 in the final round to win the championship with a 131 total.

The Temple Terrace duo of Kim Schwencke and Don Whittemore placed second, two strokes back from the champions. Schwencke and Whittemore carded a 70 in the first round and jumped ahead with a final round 63.

David Hopkins, from Plantation, and Philip Meng, of Orlando, recorded consistent scores of 66-68 for third place, while Gary Mackintosh, of Palm City, and Lenny Loyd, of Port St. Lucie, claimed the first flight shooting a 71-69--140.

The field included 52 teams of one partner over 55 years of age and the other between 25-54 years old. In the championship, competitors played 36 holes of four-ball stroke play over the course of two days.

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--Story courtesy FSGA

ABOUT THE Florida Senior/Mid-Am Four-Ball

The Senior/Mid-Am Four-Ball, previously called the Junior Senior, pairs one senior player and one mid-amateur player. The pair will play 36 holes of four-ball stroke play and will be flighted after 18 holes. Entrants must both be members of the FSGA. One partner over 55 years of age, one partner 25-54 years old.

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