Florida State Match Play: Seeding Round Complete

Sarasota, Florida (August 4, 2005) -- After an 18-hole seeding round, the flights are now set for the Florida State Match Play Championship. Match play will begin Friday, August 5 and continue through Sunday, August 7, at University Park Country Club in Sarasota.

All non-exempt competitors played an 18-hole stroke play seeding round on Thursday, August 4 to determine their flights. The field of 96 players will make up five flights, a Championship flight of 32 players and four additional flights of 16 players. A winner will be decided in each of the five flights with the Match Play Champion from the flight of 32.

Scott Harris, of Wellington, was medalist with a score of 69 in the 18-hole seeding round. There was an eight way play-off with a score of 75 for the final five spots to get into the Championship flight of match play. The play-off for the final qualifying spots went eight holes as Hilton Chancellor, from Bradenton, birdied the eighth hole to secure the final spot.

The Championship flight features defending champion David Roschman, of Jupiter, seeded number one. Roschman is matched up with Kenneth Chapman, of Sarasota, who posted a 75 in the seeding round. Also in the top half of the Championship flight is Scott Harris, who was the seeding round medalist. He will face the 2003 Match Play Champion Andy Purnell, of Jacksonville, who also fired a 75 in the seeding round. Steve Carter, from Jacksonville, the 2004 Mid-Amateur Champion will face Hilton Chancellor, of Bradenton, in the Championship flight. Last year’s Match Play runner-up Brett Burton, from Stuart, will match up against TJ Shuart, Coral Springs, who carded a 75 in the seeding round. Last year, Roschman defeated Burton 6 and 5 at the Indian River Club in Vero Beach. All five flights begin the match play competition on Friday, August 5 with the Championship flight also playing in the afternoon. All flights will play two matches on Saturday, August 6 with the finals on the morning of Sunday, August 7.

For pairings, tee-times and complete results, please see www.fsga.org.

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.

* * * * Match Play Championship, University Park Country Club, University Park, Florida- Seeding Round Results

Par 36 – 36 – 6,833

Scott Harris, Wellington, 69 – Medalist Doug Snoap, Apopka, 70 - Qualified Ian Ross, Ocala, 70 - Qualified Michael Myles, Key Biscayne, 70 - Qualified Mark Leetzow, Sarasota, 71 - Qualified Rahul Sriram, Pensacola, 71- Qualified Scott Kennedy, Pompano Beach, 71- Qualified Richard Bibler, Sarasota, 72 - Qualified Dan Beckman, Temple Terrace, 72- Qualified Brandon Smith, Lake Worth, 72 - Qualified Eddie Bass, University Park, 72 - Qualified Brad Doster, Winter Park, 73 - Qualified Ben Schmidt, Windermere, 73 - Qualified Rick Kalil, Dunedin, 73 - Qualified Henry Jackson, Tampa, 73 - Qualified Lee Booker, Naples, 74 - Qualified Brian Johnson, Coral Springs, 74 - Qualified Robert Baynard, Saint Petersburg, 74 - Qualified Greg Huxman, Pinecrest, 74 - Qualified Michael Hirsch, Orlando, 74- Qualified Kelly Gosse, Inverness, 74 - Qualified Douglas Suffield, Sarasota, 74- Qualified William Bradshaw, Sarasota, 74 – Qualified Hilton Chancellor, Bradenton, 75 – Qualified T J Shuart, Coral Springs, 75 – Qualified Jim Hammons, Port Orange, 75 – Qualified Andy Purnell, Jacksonville, 75 – Qualified Kenneth Chapman, Sarasota, 75 – Qualified

ABOUT THE Florida Amateur Match Play

Prequalifying to determine a championship field of 64 players. 18 holes of stroke play to determine seeding for the match play bracket. Open to male amateur golfers with a valid USGA handicap index not exceeding 11.4. Must be a member of the FSGA.

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