Gosse and Hume Take Florida Four-Ball

BRADENTON, FL (July 12, 2009)--The team of Kelly Gosse and Tim Hume fired a final round 65 to win the 60th Florida State Four-Ball Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Bradenton on July 11-12.

Kelly Gosse, of Inverness, and Tim Hume, from Tampa, posted a tournament total of 14-under par 130 to win the 2009 Championship. After a first round 65 on the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, the duo was tied for the lead entering the final round. Playing in the final round, Gosse and Hume played another solid round of golf carding a final round 65 to secure the victory by one stroke. Hume was this year’s Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion, and the duo finished second in the Mid-Amateur Four-Ball North Championship earlier this year.

Defending Champions Major Forbess, of Jacksonville and Chris Kennedy, of Bradenton finished in second place with a tournament total of 13 under par 131. The duo carded the low round of the tournament with a final round 64, to secure second place. Steve Carter, from Saint Augustine, and Jon Veneziano, from Eustis, finished with a tournament total of 12 under par 132 recording a 66-66 for the two rounds for a third place finish.

From June 15-July 1, the Florida State Golf Association conducted eight qualifying tournaments for amateur golfers trying to advance to the Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club. In the Championship, players competed 36 holes on The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole.

Final results of the Florida Four-Ball Championship, played July 11-12, 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Bradenton:

Kelly Gosse / Tim Hume 65-65--130
Chris Kennedy / Major Forbess 67-64--131
Steve Carter / Jon Veneziano 66-66--132
Dan Beckman / Daniel Debra 65-68--133
Joseph Marino / Ryan Abbate 66-67--133
Tiger Godwin / Jeff Fleeman 67-66--133
Tyler Hock / Joel Durrance 65-68--133
Ben Adelberg / Kyle Henderson 69-65--134
Joe Tumlin / Garrett Morrison 67-67--134
Kevin Hammer / Dan Stone 65-69--134
Stephen Slocum / Seath Lauer 65-69--134
Brian Fragakis / Erik Downs 67-68--135
Drew Guffey / Kelly McHugh 70-65--135
Lance Williams / Chris Fabozzi 65-71--136
Michael Riley / Mike Riley 68-68--136
Richard Maddox / Charlie Commander 70-66--136
Robert Koehn / Adam Cyrus 69-67--136
Rod Bayliss / Jim Kelly 66-70--136
Stephen Maddox / Wayne Raath 68-68--136
Ben Finley / Mike Stiber 68-69--137
Guy Kennen / Brandon Smith 67-70--137
Jeff Magaditsch / Kristoffer Shane 69-68--137
Kyle Thomas / Scott Wilson 68-69--137
Bret Voisin / Jeff Robinson 71-67--138
Chase Sargent / Brad Sargent 70-68--138
Evan Byrd / David Arnold 68-70--138
Joseph Graham / A J Kroeger 67-71--138
Ryan Stead / Jason Opal 71-67--138
Edward Kenny / Paul Melson 71-68--139
Andrew Stewart / Michael Epps 68-72--140
Davis Hall / Joey Petronio 66-74--140
Michael McMahon / Matthew Marino 69-71--140
Scott Jacobs / David Yarmitzky 73-67--140
Greg Martin / Kyle Martin 72-69--141
Robert Parker / Doug Snoap 70-71--141
Charles Walters / John Hewlin 71-71--142
David Keepler / Terry Stokes 71-71--142
Jason Parris / Carey Carter 72-70--142
K C Fox / Lee Booker 69-73--142
Mark Leetzow / Cary Spicuzza 73-69--142
Gary Blackwell / David Mobley 71-72--143
John Bessette / Jason Caperelli 70-73--143
Scott Kennedy / Matthew Anderson 72-71--143
Bill McCaughan / Bill Henderson 70-74--144
Thomas Creech / Michael Lassiter 71-73--144
Lenny Barthle / Pete Andrews 69-76--145
D J Holland / Skyler Estes 70-76--146
David Obst / James Weick 74-72--146
Hunter Spitler / David Perna 75-71--146
Doug Steiger / John Daniel 77-70--147
Mike Wurtenberger / Mike Fuentes 73-74--147
George Heider / Milko Brito 71-NC--NC

ABOUT THE Florida Four-Ball

Since 1963, teams of two play in the Four-Ball Championship of 36 holes of stroke play. Non exempt teams must first qualify at one of nine sites across the state. Entrants must both be members of the FSGA.

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