International Four-Ball: Veneziano/Abbate charge into lead
PALM CITY, Fla. – Jon Veneziano of Mount Dora and Ryan Abbate of Fort Lauderdale combined for a better ball score of 14 under par 58 Saturday to move ahead in the 56th annual International Four-Ball golf tournament at The Fox Club. At 125, they lead the mid-amateur division, ages 25-54, by three strokes heading into the final round Sunday.

In the senior division for players 55 and older, Rick Woulfe of Fort Lauderdale and Pat Tallent of Vienna, Va., are the leaders, also by three strokes, on 64-129.            

In the legends flight, a 36-hole event optional for players 65-older, Jim McGuigan of Hobe Sound and Bill McDonald of Troy, Mich., birdied the first playoff hole to beat Paul Quigley and Gary Burkhead of Jupiter after they tied at 137.

ABOUT THE International Four-Ball

Started in 1957, the International Four-Ball is one of the most prestigious amateur events in the country. The Championship includes Mid-Amateur (ages 25-54), Senior (ages 55-64) and Legends (ages 65 and up) Divisions. All divisions compete in a Four- Ball Stroke Play format which is contested over 3 days and 54 holes. This prestigious event has a rich history, with past champions such as Jack Nicklaus, Deane Beman, Dick Siderowf, Vinnie Giles, Jim Holtgrieve and Downing Gray.

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