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Ryan Black Wins Florida Match Play

ESTERO, FLORIDA (August 9, 2009)--Ryan Black defeated Guillermo Pumarol in the final match to win the Florida State Amateur Match Play Championship at Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero on August 6-9.

In the finals, Ryan Black, of Port Saint Lucie, secured the title on the 17th hole beating Guillermo Pumarol, from Miami, 2 and 1. After nine holes, Black was 3 up after birdies on holes 1, 3, and 4. Pumarol won the 14th and 15th holes to pull the match back to 2 up in Black’s favor. On the 17th hole, Black, a sophomore golfer at the University of West Florida, made a par to halve the hole and win the championship. This is Black’s first state championship. This victory adds to Black’s impressive summer who recently qualified and will be playing later this month in the United State Amateur Championship held at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Earlier this summer Black qualified for the United State Amateur Public Links Championship.

En route to the finals, Black and Pumarol each won five matches to meet Sunday afternoon. Black, who earned the 7th seed after posting a 73 in the seeding round, defeated Jeffrey Cherry, from Melbourne, 5 and 3 in the first round. Black defeated Jin Chun Kim, of Fort Pierce 4 and 3 to advance to the round of 16. Black defeated John Wegmann, of Southwest Ranches 5 and 3 for his spot in the quarters. Playing Amit Odaiyar, from Ocala, Black won 2 and 1 to advance to the semifinals. On Sunday morning, Black faced the 3rd seed Kevin Phelan, from Saint Augustine, the highest seed remaining in the field, and beat Phelan 1 up to face Pumarol in the final match.

Since the number of entries received has always surpassed the capacity of the Championship, a qualifying stage was instituted two years ago. More than 360 players attempted to qualify at one of seven sites across the state. In the qualifying, players competed in 18 holes of stroke play in hopes of reaching the Championship at Old Corkscrew Golf Club. The Match Play Championship begins with an 18-hole seeding round to seed the 64 player field. Single elimination match play will follow to determine the Match Play Champion.

-------Final Results-------

(Round of 64)

Greg Duncan, Port Saint Lucie (92) def. Tim Carpenter, Bonita Springs (71),3 and 2
Edward Kenny, Lake Worth (78) def. James Cohen, Windermere (78),19 holes
Guillermo Pumarol, Miami (75) def. Zach Robinson, Fort Myers (82),6 and 5
Richard Francis, Lake City (82) def. Namsub Padung, Bradenton (76),2 and 1
Taylor Szyndlar, Jupiter (73) def. Hunter Jenkins, Ormond Beach (85),20 holes
Tim Hume, Tampa (80) def. Christopher Biuso, Tampa (76),1 up
Byron White, Bradenton (74) def. Mark McCabe, Naples (85),8 and 7
Tyler Foxx, Port Saint Lucie (76) def. Raj Nahal, Longwood (80),7 and 5
Christopher Carlin, Miramar (72) def. Scott Jones, Orange Park (87),4 and 3
Thomas Massey, Naples (79) def. Marc Dull, Winter Haven (77),2 and 1
Justin Dorward, Port Saint Lucie (75) def. Michael Hauer, Windermere (83),9 and 8
Lee Booker, Naples (76) def. Nicholas Mullhaupt, Bradenton (81),1 up
Patrick McCormick, Weston (73) def. Matthew Baker, Venice (86),2 and 1
Jeronimo Esteve, Miami (79) def. Kelly McHugh, Lakeland (77),3 and 1
Carlos Velez, Miami (74) def. James Field, Pinecrest (84),7 and 5
Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach (76) def. Mike Stern, Miami (81),2 up
Doug Snoap, Apopka (71) def. Tony Vento, Plantation (91),8 and 6
Amit Odaiyar, Ocala (78) def. Jose Novo, Miami (78),4 and 3
Jamie Seim, Jacksonville (82) def. Brad Brunner, Tampa (75),19 holes
Brandon Park, Weston (81) def. Chase Sargent, Orlando (76),20 holes
Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie (73) def. Jeffrey Cherry, Melbourne (85),5 and 3
Jin Chun Kim, Fort Pierce (80) def. Alexander Medinis, Fort Myers (76),2 up
Blake Soni, Bradenton (74) def. Joel Durrance, Ocala (84),2 and 1
John Wegmann, Southwest Ranches (80) def. Lance Gillett, Cocoa Beach (76),1 up
Kevin Phelan, Saint Augustine (71) def. Nate Mosby, Jacksonville (87),4 and 2
Jacques Legere, Fort Myers (78) def. Andrew Pressentin, Bonita Springs (79),3 and 2
Brandon Smith, West Palm Beach (75) def. James Weick, Fort Lauderdale (82),8 and 6
Thad Hudgens, Longwood (76) def. Dustin Furnari, Homestead (81),6 and 4
Brendan Sheehan, Fort Myers (73) def. Joshua Jeffers, Altamonte Springs (86),1 up
Parker Clowers, Jacksonville (79) def. John Thompson, Coconut Creek (76),7 and 6
Connor Arendell, Cape Coral (74) def. Wyatt Shows, Estero (84),8 and 6
Thomas Murray, Orange Park (76) def. Sean Metcalf, Celebration (81),5 and 3

(Round of 32)

Edward Kenny, Lake Worth (78) def. Greg Duncan, Port Saint Lucie (92),3 and 2
Guillermo Pumarol, Miami (75) def. Richard Francis, Lake City (82),5 and 4
Tim Hume, Tampa (80) def. Taylor Szyndlar, Jupiter (73),3 and 2
Tyler Foxx, Port Saint Lucie (76) def. Byron White, Bradenton (74),3 and 1
Thomas Massey, Naples (79) def. Christopher Carlin, Miramar (72),3 and 2
Justin Dorward, Port Saint Lucie (75) def. Lee Booker, Naples (76),2 and 1
Patrick McCormick, Weston (73) def. Jeronimo Esteve, Miami (79),4 and 2
Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach (76) def. Carlos Velez, Miami (74),4 and 2
Amit Odaiyar, Ocala (78) def. Doug Snoap, Apopka (71),6 and 4
Brandon Park, Weston (81) def. Jamie Seim, Jacksonville (82),5 and 4
Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie (73) def. Jin Chun Kim, Fort Pierce (80),4 and 3
John Wegmann, Southwest Ranches (80) def. Blake Soni, Bradenton (74),2 and 1
Kevin Phelan, Saint Augustine (71) def. Jacques Legere, Fort Myers (78),3 and 1
Thad Hudgens, Longwood (76) def. Brandon Smith, West Palm Beach (75),2 up
Parker Clowers, Jacksonville (79) def. Brendan Sheehan, Fort Myers (73),4 and 2
Thomas Murray, Orange Park (76) def. Connor Arendell, Cape Coral (74),19 holes

(Round of 16)

Guillermo Pumarol, Miami (75) def. Edward Kenny, Lake Worth (78),2 up
Tim Hume, Tampa (80) def. Tyler Foxx, Port Saint Lucie (76),4 and 3
Justin Dorward, Port Saint Lucie (75) def. Thomas Massey, Naples (79),7 and 6
Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach (76) def. Patrick McCormick, Weston (73),19 holes
Amit Odaiyar, Ocala (78) def. Brandon Park, Weston (81),5 and 4
Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie (73) def. John Wegmann, Southwest Ranches (80),5 and 3
Kevin Phelan, Saint Augustine (71) def. Thad Hudgens, Longwood (76),1 up
Thomas Murray, Orange Park (76) def. Parker Clowers, Jacksonville (79),4 and 3

(Quarterfinal)

Guillermo Pumarol, Miami (75) def. Tim Hume, Tampa (80),3 and 1
Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach (76) def. Justin Dorward, Port Saint Lucie (75),4 and 3
Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie (73) def. Amit Odaiyar, Ocala (78),2 and 1
Kevin Phelan, Saint Augustine (71) def. Thomas Murray, Orange Park (76),3 and 2

(Semifinal)

Guillermo Pumarol, Miami (75) def. Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach (76),3 and 1
Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie (73) def. Kevin Phelan, Saint Augustine (71),1 up

(Final)

Ryan Black, Port Saint Lucie (73) def. Guillermo Pumarol, Miami (75),2 and 1
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