Florida Pub-Links: Anderson goes low to lead after Round 1

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 10, 2011) Billy Anderson takes the first round lead after shooting a 6-under par 66 in the Florida State Public Links Championship at MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando. The 2011 Championship will continue through Sunday, June 12.

Billy Anderson, of Deltona, fired a first round 66 to have a two stroke lead heading into the second round of play. Anderson, who recently competed in the U.S. Open Sectional qualifier, had a flawless round of six birdies and no bogeys. The Defending Champion, Kevin Aylwin, of New Smyrna Beach, and Darin Green, from Brandon, are currently tied for second place after a first round four-under par 68. Other notable players in the hunt include, the 2010 Amateur Player-of-the-Year, Stephen Anderson, of Hobe Sound, who posted a one-under par 71, and the 2011 Mid-Amateur Stoke Play Champion Don Bell, of Port Orange, carded an even par 72.

The Public Links Championship is open to bona fide public course players who are not members of a private club and also do not have a handicap index any higher than 6.4. Competitors play 18 holes of stroke play on each of the three days.

ABOUT THE Florida Amateur Public Links

For public course players, the Public Links Championship is 36 holes of stroke play and flighted after 18 holes. Competitors must be bona fide public course players who have not held privileges at any course that does not extend playing privileges to the general public, or privileges at any private club maintaining its own course. A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges at a course not open to the public when such privileges are provided by (1) an educational institution at which he/she attends, or (2) a federal armed service at which he/she is a member, or (3) an industry by which he/she is employed. Players must be a member of the FSGA.

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