Florida State Mid Am: Final Four Set for Sunday

Tampa, Fla. (October 8, 2005) -– The semifinalist for the 2005 Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship have been determined after two rounds of match play at The Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe in Orlando on Saturday, October 8, 2005. The Championship continues through Sunday, October 9.

In the round of 16, defending champion Steve Carter, of Jacksonville, defeated James Weick, of Fort Lauderdale, 5 and 3 to advance to the round of eight. Others to advance to the round of eight were Richard Maddox, of Panama City, who defeated James Wingerter, of Winter Park 4 and 3. Jeff Sunday, of Orlando defeated Ken Moody, of Ponte Vedra Beach, 2 and 1, while Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora defeated Jackie Miller, Naples, 3 and 2. Also advancing all winning their respective matches were Scott Smith, of Ponte Vedra Beach, who defeated Pete Leveille, of Orlando, 3 and 2. Cap Caponi, Orlando defeated Bobby Barben, Avon Park, 2 up, while Bret Voisin, of Orlando, defeated Scott Kennedy, of Pompano Beach, 3 and 2. The last match of the morning round was Tommy Dudley, of Jacksonville, who defeated Dion Gonsalves, of Pembroke Pines, 3 and 2.

In the quarterfinals match, Steve Carter, of Jacksonville, defeated Richard Maddox, 3 and 2. Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora, defeated Jeff Sunday, Orlando, 5 and 4. In the third match of the day, Cap Caponi, from Orlando, defeated Scott Smith, of Ponte Vedra Beach, 3 and 1. Bret Voisin, of Orlando, beat Tommy Dudley, of Jacksonville, 3 and 2 making his way to the semifinals.

The semifinals and finals will be played on Sunday, October 9. After nine qualifiers across the state, 90 players advanced to the Championship at Keene’s Pointe. The Championship consists of 36-holes of stroke play qualifying over the first two days with the lowest 16 advancing to the match play on Saturday and Sunday. To be eligible for the State Mid-Amateur, participants must be 25 years of age or older as of October 6, 2005.

To view pairings, tee-times and complete results, please visit www.fsga.org.

About the Florida State Golf Association

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 more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

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Mid-Amateur Championship
October 8, 2005

Round of 16

7:30 am Steve Carter, Jacksonville (140) def. James Weick, Fort Lauderdale (147), 5 and 3
7:38 am Richard Maddox, Panama City (145) def. James Wingerter, Winter Park (145), 4 and 3
7:46 am Jeff Sunday, Orlando (146) def. Ken Moody, Ponte Vedra Beach (142), 2 and 1
7:54 am Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora (142) def. Jackie Miller, Naples (146), 3 and 1
8:02 am Scott Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach (141) def. Pete Leveille, Orlando (146), 3 and 2
8:10 am Cap Caponi, Orlando (145) def. Bobby Barben, Avon Park (144), 2 up
8:18 am Bret Voisin, Orlando (142) def. Scott Kennedy, Pompano Beach (146), 3 and 2
8:26 am Tommy Dudley, Jacksonville (145) def. Dion Gonsalves, Pembroke Pines (143), 3 and 2

Quarterfinal Results

1:00 pm Steve Carter, Jacksonville (140) def. Richard Maddox, Panama City (145), 3 and 2
1:08 pm Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora (142) def. Jeff Sunday, Orlando (146), 5 and 4
1:16 pm Cap Caponi, Orlando (145) def. Scott Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach (141), 3 and 1
1:24 pm Bret Voisin, Orlando (142) def. Tommy Dudley, Jacksonville (145), 3 and 2
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