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Florida Winter Series - Lake Wales Individual

LAKE WALES, FL (February 16, 2010)--Michael Goldschmidt, of Lakeland, captured the Winter Series event run by the Florida State Golf Association at Lake Wales Country Club in Lake Wales, February 15-16. He was joined in the winner’s circle by Tim Miller, of Venice and Ray Darmstadt, of Cocoa Beach who won the Senior and Super Senior divisions respectively.

Michael Goldschmidt, of Lakeland, captured the Regular Division title in a three hole play-off. Goldschmidt carded a five-over par 77 in the first round and followed that by shooting a three-over par 75 in the final round to force a play-off with Pete DeLongchamp, of Sebring who fired rounds of 82-70. DeLongchamp’s two-under par 70 was the low round of the tournament. Goldschmidt secured the victory by making his birdie putt on the third play-off hole. George Roat, of Windermere, grabbed third place honors with rounds of 78-79 for a tournament total of 157.

Tim Miller, of Venice, grabbed first place honors in the Senior Division. Miller, the 2008 Senior Amateur Champion, followed his first round one-under par 71 with a two-over par 74. Miller made birdie on his final hole of the day to secure the victory by one stroke. Dennis Brady, of Melbourne, finished alone in second place with rounds of 74-72 for a total of two-over par 146. Mark Rubin, of Miami Beach, finished in third place with a tournament total of four-over par 148.

Ray Darmstadt, of Cocoa Beach, captured the Super Senior Division by four strokes. Darmstadt, who is 75 years young, accomplished the rare feat for the third time this season of shooting under his age. Darmstadt fired a four-over par 76 in the first round and followed that with a one-over par 73 to secure the victory. This is Darmstadt’s second victory of the season. Fred Allen, of North Venice, and Ken Couturier, of Melbourne finished tied for second place with a tournament total of 153.

Entries close February 17th for the Winter Series event at Rio Pinar Country Club, in Orlando, March 1-2. This will be the last event to earn points towards earning an exemption into the 2010 Senior Amateur Championship at Southern Hills Plantation Golf Club, in Brooksville.

The Winter Series events include eight competitions, six individual events and two four-ball events. There are three age divisions, Mid-Senior (40-54), Senior (55-64) and Super Senior (65 & over). The Winter Series is a great opportunity for golfers to compete in competitive events that normally may not because they do not live in Florida year round.

Lake Wales Country Club, Lake Wales, FL
February 15 & 16, 2010
Par 36-36-72

40 - 54 Age Division

Michael Goldschmidt, Lakeland, FL 77-75--152 ****Three Hole Play-off
Pete DeLongchamp, Sebring, FL 82-70--152
George Roat, Windermere, FL 78-79--157
Jim Hammons, Port Orange, FL 75-83--158
Douglas Jones, Brandon, FL 76-83--159
Jack McAllister, Miami, FL 74-85--159
James Weick, Fort Lauderdale, FL 79-80--159
Jerry Pellegrino, North Palm Beach, FL 77-82--159
Jim Dunlop, Cocoa, FL 80-79--159
Baldonick Fernandez, Pembroke Pines, FL 76-84--160
Brannon Lambert, Chicago, IL 83-77--160
Pete Prygelski, Coral Springs, FL 83-78--161
Gary Buffington, Tampa, FL 77-85--162
Brian Mills, Winderemere, FL 85-80--165
Stewart Whyte, Delray Beach, FL 84-81--165
Eric Freeman, Lakeland, FL 88-92--180
David McDowell, Cooper City, FL 95-92--187
David Bradley, Miami, FL 96-93--189
Rob Prine, Bradenton, FL 85-NS--NS

55-64 Age Division

Tim Miller, Venice, FL 71-74--145
Dennis Brady, Melbourne, FL 74-72--146
Mark Rubin, Miami Beach, FL 71-77--148
Steve Sponder, Cooper City, FL 75-75--150
Gary Saft, Fort Myers, FL 73-78--151
Stan Zabytko, Port Saint Lucie, FL 75-76--151
Chris Wilmot, Orlando, FL 76-78--154
Thomas Tunstall, Lakeland, FL 76-78--154
John Begley, Sarasota, FL 72-83--155
John Osborne, Vero Beach, FL 79-76--155
Carey Watson, Fort Lauderdale, FL 77-79--156
Jack Richey, Winter Park, FL 74-82--156
Kim Schwencke, Temple Terrace, FL 77-79--156
Richard Radocha, Winter Haven, FL 78-78--156
Stephen Baker, Bradenton, FL 78-78--156
Stephen Maddox, Lakeland, FL 78-78--156
Jim Stone, Bradenton, FL 80-77--157
John Latowski, Port Saint Lucie, FL 79-78--157
Lee King, Stuart, FL 73-84--157
Timothy Decker, Fort Myers, FL 74-83--157
Jim Flagg, Melbourne Beach, FL 80-78--158
Robert Callaghan, Tampa, FL 80-78--158
Robert Lundquist, Sanford, FL 79-79--158
Bill O'Keefe, Lake Worth, FL 80-80--160
Robert Stuart, Lake Mary, FL 80-80--160
Schuyler Woods, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 80-80--160
Denis Johnson, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 84-78--162
Pete McDade, Lakeland, FL 80-82--162
Jim McKenzie, Pensacola, FL 84-79--163
Tom Austin, Lake Wales, FL 85-79--164
Tom Hyman, Tampa, FL 82-83--165
Charles Kovaleski, Winter Park, FL 84-83--167
Richard Templeton, Miami, FL 83-86--169
Tony Zande, Vero Beach, FL 91-89--180
Chip Peterson, Melbourne, FL 77-NC--NC
Tom Johnson, Tampa, FL 81-NS--NS

65 & Older Age Division

Ray Darmstadt, Cocoa Beach, FL 76-73--149
Fred Allen, North Venice, FL 77-76--153
Ken Couturier, Melbourne, FL 79-74--153
Hank Schinman, Jupiter, FL 77-78--155
Phil Leckey, Tampa, FL 77-80--157
Rick Brown, Tampa, FL 77-82--159
Stuart Young, Fort Myers, FL 83-78--161
Jack Ruhs, Palm City, FL 78-84--162
Jerry Jackson, Sarasota, FL 83-79--162
Mark Blair, Vero Beach, FL 82-80--162
Robert Layman, Ormond Beach, FL 82-80--162
Robert Foehl, Estero, FL 85-78--163
Robert Wallace, Lake Wales , FL 83-83--166
Joe Eubank, Daytona Beach, FL 81-86--167
Chuck Smith, Naples, FL 84-84--168
Joseph Underwood, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 86-86--172
Michael Cleary, Stuart, FL 98-85--183
Bill Browne, Winter Garden, FL 86-NS--NS
Ronald Borges, Lake Wales, FL 88-NC--NC
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