Florida Parent/Child: Jones' take title

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 28, 2007)-- Austin and Randy Jones posted a pair of 68’s to win the Florida State Parent-Child Championship at the Walt Disney World Golf Resort in Orlando on July 28-29. This annual Championship attracted more than 150 teams competing in a Junior and Regular Division.

In the Regular Division, the father and son pair of Austin, from Tampa, and Randy, from Lakeland, shot a tournament total of 136 to secure the title by one stroke. In the first round, the duo recorded a 4-under par 68 to trail the leading team by one stroke. The Jones’ matched their first round score of 68 in the final round to move ahead and win the Mickey Mouse Championship Flight. First round leaders Bret and Bryce Voisin, of Orlando, fell to second place shooting a final round 70. The father and son team, who won the 2004 Parent-Child Championship, fired a 67 in the first round for a 137 total. Blase Sparma, of Sarasota, and Connie Malenick, of Naples, claimed the Donald Duck Championship Flight by three strokes.

Sparma and Malenick posted similar scores of 72 to win the flight. In the Mickey Mouse First Flight, Jarrod and Steve Owen, of Vero Beach, and Mark Rutland and Mike Gardell, from Jacksonville, finished with a 146 total to share top honors in the flight as Forrest Heidel, of Lutz, and TJ Heidel, of Zephyrhills, won the Second Flight by one stroke. Carl Goff, of St. Joseph, and Phillip Goff, of Tampa, took first in the Donald Duck First Flight with rounds of 80-73 and Jim and Paul Demick, from Tampa, won the Second Flight shooting 84-77.

In the 10-12 Age Division, Brandon and Giles Meyer, of Lehigh, earned 57 points to win the division title by three. Tyler and Frank Strafaci, from Davie, gained 54 points to secure the 8-9 Age Division and Alex and Marc Johnson, from Tampa, emerged from a playoff to capture the 6-7 Age Division. Alex rolled in a 10-foot putt on the third playoff hole for the victory.

--Story courtesy FSGA

ABOUT THE Florida Parent-Child

The FSGA Parent-Child Championship includes men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Parents and Grandparents are eligible to play with their children and grandchildren in one of the multiple age divisions, which allows everyone to participate. Teams with children older than 12 play 36-holes of modified alternate shot stroke play.

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