Florida PubLinks: Mou Goes Wire-to-Wire

ORLANDO, FL (June 14, 2009)--Tommy Mou fired a three-round tournament total of 12-under par 204 to win the Florida State Public Links Championship at Grande Pines Golf Club in Orlando on June 12-14.

Tommy Mou, of Bradenton, went wire-to-wire to win to win the 2009 Public Links Championship with a tournament total 12-under par 204. Mou posted scores of 66-68-70 to win the Championship by four strokes. This is Mou’s first state championship. Most recently, Mou played in the sectional qualifier for the U.S. Open at Lake Nona. This fall Mou will be attending the University of Florida on a golf scholarship. By winning the Public Links Championship Mou will be awarded an exemption to play in the 92nd State Amateur Championship at TPC Sawgrass June 25-28.

Thomas Murray, of Orange Park, placed second four strokes back from Mou with a tournament total of 8-under par 208. Murray recorded a 70-69-69 for the three rounds. Joseph Byun, from Sanford, claimed third place finishing the Championship with a tournament total 209. The 2006 Public Links Champion Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora finished in fourth place posting 69 in the final round for a tournament total of 212.

The Public Links Championship is open to bona fide public course players who are not members of a private club and also do not have a handicap index any higher than 6.4. Competitors played 18 holes of stroke play on each of the three days with the field flighted after 36 holes.

Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 22 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for over 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships and the Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

Final results of the Florida State Public Links Championship, played June 12-14, 2009 at Grande Pines Golf Club in Orlando, FL:

Tommy Mou, Bradenton 66-68-70--204
Thomas Murray, Orange Park 70-69-69--208
Joseph Byun, Sanford 72-69-68--209
Jon Veneziano, Eustis 73-70-69--212
Chris Burke, Jacksonville 71-73-73--217
Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie 73-71-73--217
Christopher Mullhaupt, Bradenton 79-69-72--220
Doug Snoap, Apopka 71-73-76--220
Namsub Padung, Bradenton 73-71-76--220
Chase Sargent, Orlando 77-74-70--221
Christopher Bray, Hilliard 73-76-72--221
Craig Russell, Orlando 75-78-68--221
Peter Hammar, Orlando 75-73-73--221
Brent Shaw, Tampa 74-76-73--223
John Wegmann, Southwest Ranches 75-74-74--223
Kenneth Roy, Jacksonville 74-75-74--223
T J Cosgrove, Davenport 76-73-75--224
Jimmy Murray, Orange Park 75-77-73--225
Sean Metcalf, Celebration 75-70-80--225
Drew Mathews, Winter Haven 75-75-76--226
Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach 77-77-73--227
Bob Campione, The Villages 78-75-75--228
Don Sciotto, Palm Valley 75-78-75--228
Joel Archer, Stuart 73-82-73--228
Joel Dahlenburg, Saint Augustine 75-75-78--228
Lance Gillett, Cocoa Beach 74-76-78--228
Joseph Latowski, Port Saint Lucie 73-80-76--229
Mike Ellison, Jacksonville 79-78-72--229
Robert Parker, Sanford 81-76-72--229
Joseph Graham, Deer Island 72-81-77--230
Michael Spain, DeBary 79-78-73--230
Robert Hess, Casselberry 79-76-76--231
Stephen Burleson, Fort Pierce 76-75-80--231
Chris Berens, Mount Dora 82-72-78--232
Christopher Pezzolo, Orlando 75-81-76--232
Kevin Ach, Boynton Beach 75-79-78--232
Kyle Cobb, Tallahassee 82-72-78--232
Michael Piacentino, Saint Johns 74-77-81--232
Steven Davis, Orange Park 75-77-80--232
Devin Spies, Orlando 76-79-78--233
David Doing, Seminole 80-76-79--235
Kenneth Ezell, Apopka 86-72-78--236
Rigo Negron, Ocala 79-84-74--237
Carey Carter, Orlando 86-75-77--238
Dave Robson, Port Saint Luice 76-81-81--238
Kevin Cooper, Tallahassee 86-77-75--238
Gregory Cadwallader, Winter Park 79-78-82--239
Jarred Garcia, Jacksonville 82-80-77--239
Jim Hammons, Port Orange 78-83-79--240
Cory Walker, Ormond Beach 81-81-79—241
Jason Lusk, Ocoee 78-81-82--241
Paul McGhee, North Miami 82-77-82--241
Jeremy Hubai, Venice 88-75-79--242
Lee Hebbard, Mount Dora 81-80-81--242
Paul Henderson, Longwood 75-79-89--243
Sam Clunan, Tallahassee 79-83-81--243
John Francisco, Tampa 86-74-86--246
Daniel Watson, Davenport 83-79-85--247
Spencer Baldwin, Plant City 81-89-77--247
Brett Marinelli, Orlando 83-76-89--248
Connor Murphy, Valrico 89-79-80--248
Douglas Jones, Brandon 82-79-87--248
David Rineberg, Deerfield Beach 81-85-83--249
Dave Nealer, Deltona 84-88-78--250
Evan Matoske, Jensen Beach 85-84-81--250
George Fitzgerald, Coral Gables 82-87-82--251
Jason Parris, Orlando 80-83-89--252
Troy Byun, Sanford 78-92-83--253
Jackson Sampselle, Palm Coast 92-82-83--257
John Guttry, Summerfield 83-86-89--258
Rashad Wright, Orlando 84-96-78--258
Michael Green, Gibsonton 89-88-84--261
Michael Giammaresi, Tampa 87-91-84--262
Steve Hogg, Lakeland 88-90-84--262
Corey Menter, Jacksonville 86-87-91--264
Jeff Abbott, Bokeelia 87-84-93--264
Robert Lystlund, Oviedo 92-87-87--266
Dan Ashby, Winter Park 95-85-90--270
Dennis Lystlund, Oviedo 87-86-97--270
Wesley Dunlap, Seminole 81-92-97--270
Matt Green, Boca Raton 100-89-83--272
Drake Kelso, Boca Raton 97-99-85—281
Brian McGowan, Vero Beach 88-86-NS--NS
Ian Gilley, Howey-in-the-Hills 79-80-WD--WD
Javier Chevere, Orlando 82-89-NS--NS

ABOUT THE Florida Amateur Public Links

For public course players, the Public Links Championship is 36 holes of stroke play and flighted after 18 holes. Competitors must be bona fide public course players who have not held privileges at any course that does not extend playing privileges to the general public, or privileges at any private club maintaining its own course. A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges at a course not open to the public when such privileges are provided by (1) an educational institution at which he/she attends, or (2) a federal armed service at which he/she is a member, or (3) an industry by which he/she is employed. Players must be a member of the FSGA.

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