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North Florida takes slim lead on Day 1 of Florida Cup
Hammock Dunes Golf Club (FSGA photo)
Hammock Dunes Golf Club (FSGA photo)

PALM COAST, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2018) – After the first day at the Florida Cup, the team from North Florida has a two-point lead over the team from the south end of the state. North Florida captured five points in the morning four-ball matches at Hammock Dunes Golf Club to take an early 5.5-2.5 lead. In the afternoon, South Florida cut the North’s lead to two, winning the final four matches of the day.

The final Day One score stands at 9-7.

Two members of North Florida’s team went undefeated on Thursday, earning a total of four points for their team. The duo of Don Whittemore and David Anthony defeated Jerry Rose and Owen Joyner, 4 and 3, and Bill Barnes and Rokki Rogan, 1 up, while Jimmy Jones and Richard Kerper defeated Barnes and Rogan, 5 and 3, and Rose and Joyner, 2 up.

On the South Florida side, the pair of Kasey Denesevich and Scott Turner also won both matches, beating Cameron Knight and Joe Alfieri, 4 and 3, and Miles McConnell and Bob Campione, 4 and 3.

The North team will look to even the overall Florida Cup series at 6-6 in Friday’s singles matches, while the South team aims to win their fifth consecutive cup.

ABOUT THE Florida Cup

Held every two years, the Florida Cup Matches vie 16 of the top amateurs from North Florida versus 16 of the top amateurs from South Florida. Using a Ryder-Cup format, the winner is determined by the number of points earned throughout the two days. Players are invited based on their performance from the previous two seasons. Some automatic selections are based on the FSGA two-year point's standings.

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