TAMPA, Fla. (March 4, 2008)-- Jimmy Key and Kim Schwencke won the 40-54 age division of the FSGA Winter Series event at Santa Lucia River Club in Port St. Lucie as AJ Kroeger and John Osborne captured the 55-64 age division and Edward Craig and Perry Noun topped the 65 and over age division of this final four-ball event on March 3-4.
In the 40-54 age division, Jimmy Key and Kim Schwencke ran away with the division title recording a tournament total of 136. After a first round 69, Key, of Palm Beach Gardens , and Schwencke, from Temple Terrace , held a five stroke lead heading into the final round. The pair came out strong in the final round to fire a 67 and claim the title by eight strokes. Matt Ribakoff, from Jupiter, and Stan Zabytko, of Port St. Lucie, took second place shooting a 74-70 as the South Florida duo of Bruce Fitzpatrick, of Homestead, and Samuel Martinez, of Miami, placed third recording consistent rounds of 74-73.
AJ Kroeger, of Apopka, and John Osborne, of Vero Beach, trailed by one stroke after the first round to come back and capture the 55-64 age division. Kroeger and Osborne posted a 70 in the first round and moved into first place with a final round 67. In the last four-ball event at Ocala , the pair took second place. Don Edwards, from Hobe Sound, and Woodrow Smoak, of Palm City, shared second place honors with Frank Polizzi, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and Joe Records, from Naples, after each team recorded a 140 for the event.
In the 65 and over age division, Edward Craig, of Orlando , and Perry Noun, of Daytona Beach , won the division title by six strokes. Craig and Noun shot a 73 in the first round to sit one back from the leading team. In the final round, the duo jumped in front firing a 68 to secure the division title. Craig, the 2005 Senior Amateur Champion, won an individual event earlier this season at Southern Hills Plantation. First round leaders Ron Michals, of Port St. Lucie, and Roy Wilbanks shot a 72 in the first round and fell to second place after posting a final round 75. In third place, Ray Darmstadt, of Cocoa Beach , and Jim Maxfield, of Melbourne , carded a 76-72—148.