Hess/Snoap Win FSGA Senior/Mid-Am Four-Ball
The team of Robert Hess and Doug Snoap came from behind to capture the 8th Senior/Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Ironhorse Country Club in West Palm Beach, on March 26-27. After the first round, the pair trailed by one stroke after shooting a seven-under par 65. Robert Hess, of Casselberry, and Doug Snoap, from Apopka, continued their solid play in the final round by carding an impressive eight-under par 64, for a tournament total of fifteen-under par 129, and a three stroke victory. This victory gives Hess and Snoap an exemption into the 2011 Four-Ball Championship, to be played at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando. The Defending Champions from Temple Terrace, Kim Schwencke and Don Whittemore, finished alone in second place after posting rounds of 67-65 for a tournament total of twelve-under par 132. Three teams finished in tied for third place including the team of Stephen Anderson, of Hobe Sound, and Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, who posted a tournament total of 133. Anderson and Woulfe both captured FSGA Player-of-the-Year honors in 2010.
The field included 44 teams of one partner over 55 years of age and the other between 25-54 years old. In the Championship, competitors played 36 holes of four-ball stroke play over the course of two days.