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.
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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