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Florida State PubLinx: Aylwin by a stroke

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 22, 2007)-- Kevin Aylwin edged out Lance Gillett and the rest of the field by one stroke to capture the 2007 Florida State Public Links Championship at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando on July 20-22.

Kevin Aylwin, 18, of New Smyrna Beach, posted a tournament total of 10-under par 209 to win his first state championship. In the first round, Aylwin made five birdies and hit 17 greens en route to firing a 5-under par 68.

“I hit the ball perfect,” said Aylwin.

Trailing the leader by two, Aylwin moved in front of the field with a second round 70. After 36 holes, Aylwin held a one stroke advantage heading into the final round of play.

“I thought if I played like I did the first two days, I had a good shot to win,” he said, then went on to make three birdies in the final round to post a 36-35.

“My irons were really working for me,” said Aylwin. “I only missed four greens in regulation.”

On the 18th hole, Aylwin 2-putted from 30 feet for par to secure the title by one stroke. “I didn’t know where I stood so I felt no pressure,” said Aylwin. “It would have been a little tougher putt if I would have known.”

Aylwin, a Florida Junior Tour member, qualified for the US Amateur Public Links Championship and finished second last week in the Volusia County Amateur. Now with one State Championship, Aylwin is looking forward to playing in the Florida State Amateur Match Play Championship at Sawgrass Country Club next month.

Lance Gillett, from Cocoa Beach, placed second one stroke back from Aylwin with a tournament total of 9-under par 210. Gillett recorded a 68-72-70 for the three rounds. Thomas Murray, from Orange Park, claimed third place with a pair of 70’s the first two rounds and finishing the Championship with a 71.

Full results follow:

  Name City Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Tot.
1 Kevin Aylwin New Smyrna Beach 68 70 71 209
2 Lance Gillett Cocoa Beach 68 72 70 210
3 Thomas Murray Orange Park 70 70 71 211
T4 Paul Melson Plantation 71 68 74 213
T4 John Adcock Plant City 69 71 73 213
6 Joseph Slye Navarre 69 74 71 214
T7 Justin Jones Jacksonville 74 70 71 215
T7 Chris Mullhaupt Bradenton 69 72 74 215
T9 Darin Green Brandon 71 73 72 216
T9 Jon Veneziano Mount Dora 74 69 73 216
T9 Robert Hess Casselberry 74 69 73 216
T12 Doug Snoap Apopka 71 78 68 217
T12 Judson Eustaquio Lake Worth 67 78 72 217
T12 Ian Ross Jacksonville Beach 71 73 73 217
T15 Jim McGuire Apollo Beach 74 76 68 218
T15 Kenneth Ezell Apopka 76 71 71 218
T15 Chris Toomy Parkland 70 77 71 218
T15 Juan Aller Miramar 75 70 73 218
T15 Kurt Murphy Fort Lauderdale 72 73 73 218
T15 Jimmy Murray Orange Park 71 72 75 218
T21 Joe Parrish Fernandina Beach 71 78 71 220
T21 Joseph Graham Deer Island 69 75 76 220
T21 Samuel Martinez Miami 70 74 76 220
T24 Daniel Ruel Plant City 75 74 72 221
T24 Phillip Theiss Winter Garden 77 72 72 221
T24 Kelly McHugh Lakeland 76 73 72 221
T24 Corey Menter Jacksonville 75 73 73 221
T24 Sam Clunan Tallahassee 72 76 73 221
T24 Michael Rafalowicz Doral 72 74 75 221
T24 Michael Myles Key Biscayne 72 73 76 221
T24 A J Kroeger Apopka 71 73 77 221
32 Ian Gilley Howey In The Hills 75 70 77 222
T33 Kevin Cooper Tallahassee 74 76 73 223
T33 Zach Potter Cocoa Beach 76 73 74 223
T33 Joe Ondo Orlando 75 72 76 223
T33 Tyler Gulliksen Ormond Beach 73 74 76 223
T33 Lee Booker Naples 74 72 77 223
T38 Brian King Winter Park 75 74 75 224
T38 Peter Burke Orlando 73 74 77 224
T40 Jose Novo Miami 74 77 75 226
T40 Tim Wilson Apopka 72 81 73 226
T42 Marais Lombard Pompano Beach 71 80 76 227
T42 Danny Day Winter Springs 71 79 77 227
T42 Todd Schmitt Orlando 74 78 75 227
T42 Joseph Latowski Port Saint Lucie 78 74 75 227
T46 Mark Beckworth Jacksonville 74 78 76 228
T46 Ryan Black Port Saint Lucie 75 79 74 228
T48 Michael Menyhart Merritt Island 74 77 78 229
T48 Christopher Ark Orlando 77 76 76 229
T48 Jim Hammons Port Orange 75 79 75 229
51 Steve Hogg Lakeland 80 73 77 230
T52 Steve Kirkpatrick Satellite Beach 76 77 78 231
T52 Francois Durocher Winter Springs 78 75 78 231
T54 David Stewart Gotha 74 77 81 232
T54 Garth Savage Melbourne 78 76 78 232
T54 Jeff Abbott Bokeelia 76 80 76 232
T57 Jeremy Bellotti Lutz 74 77 82 233
T57 Chris Smith Lake Mary 77 76 80 233
T57 Tom Goebel Orlando 78 76 79 233
T60 Jose Fernandez Miami 78 74 82 234
T60 Sam Schafer Jensen Beach 76 79 79 234
T60 Jeffrey Powers Longwood 79 78 77 234
T60 Deon DuPlessis Lake Mary 80 80 74 234
T64 William Marsh Orlando 78 78 80 236
T64 Justin Leavell Bradenton 76 80 80 236
T64 Courtney Ashburn Saint Augustine 75 84 77 236
T67 Douglas Jones Brandon 78 77 82 237
T67 Ed Trinidad Miami 75 81 81 237
T67 Ben Bauknecht Jacksonville 77 79 81 237
T67 Kevin Patterson Orlando 82 80 75 237
71 Curtis Madson Mount Dora 77 83 79 239
T72 Gregory Cadwallader Winter Park 79 78 83 240
T72 Michael Cleaver Winter Springs 77 80 83 240
T72 Lee Hebbard Mount Dora 80 79 81 240
T72 Michael Young Jacksonville 77 85 78 240
T76 Marcelo Jakubovic Miami 78 79 84 241
T76 Jason Lusk Ocoee 82 77 82 241
T76 Daniel Watson Davenport 75 85 81 241
79 Tim Crawford Orlando 78 84 81 243
T80 Frank Denallo Independence 81 81 82 244
T80 Bruce Harris Ocala 85 82 77 244
82 Gett Johnson Tallahassee 81 81 83 245
83 T J Hart Naples 80 88 78 246
84 Hunter Jenkins Ormond Beach 80 83 87 250
85 Bob Fischer Clermont 82 85 84 251
86 Gary Cortolillo Davie 86 85 85 256

 

 

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