Bird Wins Florida Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship

VERO BEACH, FL (April 25, 2010)--Bobby Bird battled through windy conditions to post a tournament total of 2-under par 214 to capture the Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Hawk’s Nest Country Club in Vero Beach on April 23-25.

Bobby Bird, from Vero Beach, shot a final round even par 72 to win the 2010 Championship by six strokes. After a first round 1-under par 71, Bird shared the lead with four other players. Bird then matched his first round score of 71 in the second round to hold the lead by two strokes heading into the final round. In the final round, Bird posted another solid round with an even par round of 72 on the difficult Hawk’s Nest Country Club to capture the championship. This victory adds to Bird’s Two-Man Shoot-Out victory which he captured last year.

Ross Beal, of Orlando finished alone in second place firing a tournament total 220. In the final round Beal posted a 4-over par 76 to go with his first round one-under par 71 and a 2-over par 73 in the second round. Don Bell, from Port Orange, finished in third place carding rounds of 73-76-73 to finish 6-over par 222 for the 54-hole event. The Defending Champion Tim Hume, from Tampa, finished tied for 27th place with a tournament total of 237. The shot of the tournament went to Kevin Altenhof, of Melbourne with a hole-in-one on the par three 15th hole, playing 195 yards.

The Mid-Amateur Stroke play is for players who are at least 25 years of age by the beginning of the event. The Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship is conducted over fifty-four holes of individual stroke play. All players play thirty-six holes, with a cut instituted after thirty-six holes. The players who make the cut play the final round the following day.

Hawks Nest Country Club, Vero Beach, FL
04/23/10 - 04/25/10
Par 72, 7046 yards

Bobby Bird, Vero Beach, FL 71-71-72--214
Ross Beal, Orlando, FL 71-73-76--220
Don Bell, Port Orange, FL 73-76-73--222
Jeff Bishop, Nova Scotia, CN 74-77-72--223
Frank Babusik, Jupiter, FL 71-84-72--227
Kevin Altenhof, Melbourne, FL 75-75-77--227
Mike Riley, Panama City, FL 75-72-80--227
Edward Parnell, Altamonte Springs, FL 73-76-79--228
Thad Hudgens, Longwood, FL 73-76-79--228
Blake Peeper, Orlando, FL 74-76-79--229
Bob McNaughton, Lutz, FL 74-77-79--230
Thomas Midtgaard, Fort Myers, FL 79-76-75--230
Allen Parker, Kissimmee, FL 78-74-79--231
Duke Butler, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 76-71-84--231
George Roat, Windermere, FL 80-73-79--232
Michael Mercier, Rochester, NY 80-74-79--233
Mike Bodney, Jacksonville, FL 75-79-79--233
Noi Chay, Land O' Lakes, FL 80-78-75--233
Adam Cyrus, Winter Park, FL 86-70-78--234
Ben Adelberg, Boynton Beach, FL 77-80-77--234
John Wegmann, Southwest Ranches, FL 78-78-78--234
Michael Muller, Vero Beach, FL 78-78-78--234
T J Shuart, Coral Springs, FL 80-79-75--234
Andrew Kennedy, Tampa, FL 73-87-75--235
Kevin Henry, Estero, FL 77-80-78--235
Sergei Talalenko, Naples, FL 78-83-75--236
Chris Berens, Mount Dora, FL 78-80-79--237
Chris Black, Fort Myers, FL 79-80-78--237
Tim Hume, Tampa, FL 79-80-78--237
John Duval, Port Orange, FL 76-82-80--238
Alan Pope, Orlando, FL 82-79-78--239
John Crum, Saint Petersburg, FL 84-77-78--239
Peter Wegmann, Fort Lauderdale, FL 76-80-83--239
Brian Kennedy, Highland Beach, FL 80-77-83--240
Jimmy Jones, Tampa, FL 81-79-80--240
Keith Keister, Orlando, FL 83-79-78--240
Pete Williams, Juno Beach, FL 82-80-78--240
Rob Koehn, Winter Park, FL 76-82-82--240
David Obst, Fort Lauderdale, FL 79-81-81--241
Derek Camps, Sanford, FL 82-76-83--241
Rod Armstrong, Jupiter, FL 83-75-83--241
Gordon Love, Naples, FL 84-80-78--242
Jeffrey Cherry, Melbourne, FL 89-74-80--243
Howard Logan, Simpsonville, KY 71-92-81--244
Jeff Mushock, Naples, FL 82-83-80--245
A J Gerlach, Jupiter, FL 77-86-83--246
Greg Eckels, Tampa, FL 79-81-86--246
Jeremy Silber, Melbourne, FL 84-82-81--247
Jimmy Murray, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 82-84-81--247
Jose Novo, Miami, FL 76-89-82—247
Jacques Legere, Fort Myers, FL 84-82-82--248
Raymond Vigeant, Melbourne, FL 83-83-82--248
Murray Hixson, Sanford, FL 86-79-84--249
Scott Snyder, Stuart, FL 84-77-89--250
Jim Hammons, Port Orange, FL 86-78-87--251
Tory Carli, Lake Mary, FL 80-86-85--251
Ken Saksa, Naples, FL 87-78-88--253
Kenneth Roy, Jacksonville, FL 84-82-87--253
Robert Noe, Vero Beach, FL 83-83-87--253
Jeffrey Corlett, Bonita Springs, FL 74-85-95--254
Joel Benes, North Miami Beach, FL 83-83-90--256
Bob Wentzell, Bradenton, FL 82-82-93--257
Doug Smith, Tallahassee, FL 81-83-NC--NC
Eric Robbins, Boca Raton, FL 76-83-NC--NC
Peter Hammar, Orlando, FL 85-80-WD--WD
Philip Meng, Orlando, FL 82-82-NC--NC
Rokki Rogan, Fort Myers, FL 78-83-WD--WD
Steven Ford, Trappe, MD 78-86-NC--NC

ABOUT THE Florida Mid-Am Stroke Play

An estimated 300+ mid-amateurs (25 years of age and older) will attempt to qualify for this premier championship with a Championship field of 84 players. Format is 36 holes of stroke play with the low 32 scores advancing to match play.

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