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Florida Azalea Amateur: Uihlein finishes strong
16 Mar 2008
see also: Florida Azalea Amateur Golf Tournament, Palatka Golf Club

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PALATKA, Fla. (March 16, 2008)--Three steady rounds in the 60's sealed the deal for Peter Uihlein as the IMG/Leadbetter Golf Academy student brought home a five-stroke victory at the Florida Azalea Championship, finishing at 7-under-par 203.

Uihlein entered the day trailing classmate Zeyu He by two strokes, but took advantage of He's final-round 74, which put him in a tie for second with Kevin Phelan of St. Augustine. Phelan is a month removed from winning the Florida Junior Golf Tour's Amelia Island Plantation tournament.

This is the third amateur major for Uihlein, who is the reigning Terra Cotta Invitational champ, and the winner of the 2006 St. Augustine Amateur.

Full results from the 5,942-yard, par-70 Palatka Golf Club follow:

Pos PLAYER   CITY ST Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Tot.
1 Uihlein Peter Bradenton FL 68 68 67 203
2 He Zeyu Bradenton FL 66 68 74 208
Phelan Kevin St. Augustine FL 66 72 70 208
4 Murray Thomas Orange Park FL 72 68 70 210
5 France Marc Lakeland FL 74 72 66 212
6 Drill Tom Jacksonville FL 71 70 72 213
Hao Mou Tommy Chung Bradenton FL 73 66 74 213
Sykes Tom Palatka FL 69 67 77 213
10 Donovan Darryl Morgan Hill CA 76 70 69 215
  Mitchell Billy Roswell GA 71 69 75 215
  Stainsby Brad Lakeland FL 70 76 69 215
  Tumlin Ronnie St. Augustine FL 72 72 71 215
  Wang Minghao Reunion FL 71 71 73 215
14 Benson John St. Augustine FL 71 71 74 216
  Melnyk Butler St. Simons Is. GA 73 68 75 216
  Snoap Doug Apopka FL 77 71 68 216
  Sprague Will Jacksonville FL 70 71 75 216
18 Murray Michael White Lake MI 69 75 73 217
Ross Ian Jacksonville FL 71 72 74 217
20 Mckay Max St. Augustine FL 68 72 78 218
21 Cupit Maxie Jacksonville MD 74 69 76 219
  Rowe Ben Lancaster PA 73 72 74 219
  Shuart T. J. Coral Springs FL 78 73 68 219
  Walker Justin Greenbrier TN 73 72 74 219
25 Echavarria Andres Felipe Gainesville FL 74 69 77 220
  Imura Kazuki Tampa FL 68 75 77 220
  Mulvin Brian Tallahassee FL 72 70 78 220
  Phillips John Jacksonville FL 72 71 77 220
29 Gruenemeier Chandler Jacksonville FL 75 76 70 221
  Healy Stephen Jacksonville FL 71 70 80 221
  Mayo Wayne Tallahassee FL 77 72 72 221
  Slaton Alex Gainesville FL 72 72 77 221
  Wade Chad Jacksonville FL 70 74 77 221
34 Ashburn R. Courtney Tallahassee FL 75 73 74 222
  Lunsford Larry Orange Park FL 73 73 76 222
  Martin Christian McLean VA 71 76 75 222
  Potter Zach Jacksonville FL 76 71 75 222
38 Coleman Will Kensington MD 72 75 76 223
  Fritz John Charlotte NC 75 72 76 223
  Hampton Alan (Dr.) Brunswick GA 74 78 71 223
  Hough Barrett St. Augustine FL 72 71 80 223
  Huxman Gregory Pinecrest FL 74 72 77 223
  Lee Zach Ponte Vedra FL 75 72 76 223
  Mathews Drew Winter Haven FL 79 72 72 223
  Murray Jim Orange Park FL 75 68 80 223
  Wilhite Warren Palatka FL 79 72 72 223
47 Dunlop Jim Cocoa FL 75 70 79 224
Westhorpe Christian Titusville FL 70 76 78 224
49 Della-Pietra Greg Stuart FL 74 79 72 225
  Gerlach A. J. Falls Church VA 72 76 77 225
  Kinsella Kevin Jacksonville FL 76 72 77 225
  Meier Justin Oldsmar FL 73 76 76 225
  Rustin Jonathan Mt. Pleasant SC 75 69 81 225
54 Sheehan Brendan Ft. Myers FL 74 75 77 226
55 Allen Andrew Jacksonville FL 74 74 79 227
  Kern Max Marietta GA 75 73 79 227
  Ruel Daniel Plant City FL 79 73 75 227
  Szem Nicholas Wall NJ 79 74 74 227
  Tipton Tanner Palatka FL 73 74 80 227
  West Copeland Palatka FL 78 73 76 227
61 Madson Curt Mt. Dora Fl 77 70 82 229
Norman Gregory M. Jupiter FL 74 75 80 229
63 Everson Brent St. Augustine FL 69 78 83 230
  Hirsch Michael Orlando FL 79 74 77 230
  Howard Andrew Gainesville FL 75 74 81 230
  Jolly Derek Jacksonville FL 70 79 81 230
  Jones Scott Orange Park Fl 76 74 80 230
  Stiles Kyle Athens GA 78 76 76 230
69 Baldwin Spencer Tyler Plant City FL 77 72 82 231
  King Garrett Charlotte NC 70 76 85 231
  Mainey Patrick Naples FL 82 76 73 231
72 Jennison Jay St. Augustine FL 75 76 81 232
73 Lastrapes Jay Jacksonville FL 80 76 77 233
  Ostrowski David Bradenton FL 76 75 82 233
  Slaton Andrew Gainesville FL 78 77 78 233
76 Frye Cameron Jacksonville FL 76 77 81 234
Mathison Matt Atlanta GA 73 79 82 234
78 Durrance Joel Ocala Fl 79 75 81 235
79 Carroll Matt Heathrow FL 78 79 79 236
  Echols Trey Jacksonville FL 78 74 84 236
  Ross Jim Fernandina FL 82 75 79 236
82 Kellermann` Dan Jacksonville FL 78 76 83 237
  Tolliver Scott Deland FL 74 83 80 237
  Waller Ed Ponte Vedra FL 85 76 76 237
85 Ivarsson Fredrik St. Augustine FL 74 80 84 238
86 Dahlenburg Joel St. Augustine FL 79 76 84 239
White Brandon Ocala FL 80 85 74 239
88 Salmon Jamey Jacksonville FL 77 80 83 240
89 Ross Craig Atlantic Bch FL 81 80 80 241
90 DeVries Kyle Jacksonville FL 78 84 81 243
91 Kelley James Port Orange FL 88 82 80 250
92 Wolstencroft Michael Marietta GA 87 76 88 251
 
  Bowery James P. Jacksonville FL 72 73   WD
  Kirk Andrew Roswell GA 76 78   WD
  Lawson Matt Raleigh NC 75 74   WD
  O'Neal Tim St. Augustine FL 79 77   WD
  Wingo Justin St. Augustine FL 75 74   WD

 

ABOUT THE Florida Azalea

The Florida Azalea was started in 1958 as a two-man team tourney. The field has, over the years, boasted players who have gone on to greatness at the professional level. Tommy Aaron, who teamed with Dan Sykes for the 1960 Florida Azalea team title, went on to win the 1973 Masters. And Bob Murphy, winner of back-to-back Florida Azalea titles while playing for the University of Florida golf team in 1965-66, was an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour.

More recently, there is the 1997 champ Ryuji Imada of Japan.

The 220-man Azalea field competes in one of six flights. The first flight is Championship, with a cut after 36-holes. The next five flights are Net.

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