ORLANDO, Florida (July 31, 2005) -- The team of Bob and David Currey, Jupiter, fired a two day total of 133 to be crowned the overall champions of the Parent- Child Championship. Bob Currey holed a shot from the middle of the fairway on the par 4, 18th hole of the Eagle Pines course for an eagle on their final hole of play to edge out the team of John Pettit, Tampa, and Gary Pettit, of Dade City, and Roger and Greg Huxman, of Pinecrest, by one shot. Bob and David Currey carded a final round of 66 to edge out the field as overall champions.
In the junior division, Frank and Tyler Strafaci, Davie, held on to their first round lead to win the 6-7 age division. In the 8-9 age division, the team of Steve and Kyle Rintoul, of Lithia, were crowned the champions of their respective division. Rounding out the 10-12 age division, the team Gary Buffington and Gary Buffington III, Tampa, held on to their first round lead to win their age division by two shots.
The Parent-Child Championship is the largest Florida State Golf Association administered event. Since 1997, the Walt Disney World Resort has hosted the Parent-Child Championship and once again, the resort’s Osprey Ridge course, Eagle Pines course and the Oak Trail executive course will be used for the two divisions.
The Parent-Child Championship has become an annual event for many families. The tournament is open to everyone, including grandparents who want to play with a grandchild and professionals who want to compete with their child or grandchild. There is no maximum age limitation for the parent or child. The event consists of two divisions; junior and regular. In the junior division, the child must be between 6-12 years of age, and in the regular division the child must be 13 or older.
The junior division will play the Oak Trail executive course in 9 holes of modified alternate shot format using the Stableford scoring each day. The regular division is split on Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge and will play 36 holes of modified alternate shot. The field is divided based upon the combined handicaps of the teams and will be flighted after 18 holes.
about the FSGA:
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 21 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for 41 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