St. Augustine Amateur: First Round Results from Florida

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (October 14, 2005)— Hawaiian Bank Vongvanij of the IMG/Leadbetter Academy in Bradenton, FL, and Thomas Murray of Orange Park, FL, a recent FSGA Match play finalist and US Amateur contestant, lead a strong field of players after the first round of the 2005 St. Augustine Amateur. Each shot a round of 69 in breezy conditions at the St Johns Golf Club in St Augustine, FL.

Vongvanij combined 3 birdies and 2 bogies for his one under par round. Murray started unevenly and was 4 over after five holes but finished strong with 3 birdies and an eagle.

Trailing but not far back are last years 3rd place finisher Robert Parker of Sanford, FL (70) and defending champion Tyler Brown of Ponte Vedra, FL (71).

The field is tightly bunched with 28 players within 6 shots of the lead. Winning the Long Drive contest following play with a blast of 349 yards was Jacob Richards of Melbourne, FL.

Play continues tomorrow with the final round on Sunday. The tournament is a national event for better amateur and collegiate players. Starting times are 8am to 10am daily. The public is invited at no charge.

The winner will receive a replica of the St. Augustine Amateur Championship crystal trophy created by Heritage Creations of Glens Falls, NY.

Among the sponsors of this year’s event are St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, Flagler College, A.D. Davis Construction, Bank of St. Augustine, Conquest Realty, Flagler Hospital, Hallmark Homes, Inc., and St. Johns Golf Club.

For additional information, please call or contact Jay Jennison at committee@staugustineamateur.org or 904-377-6440.

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First round results (leading scores shown) from the St Augustine Amateur, played at the St. John's County Golf Course:

First Last City State Rd1
Arnond Vongvanij Bradenton Florida 69
Thomas Murray Orange Park Florida 69
Robert Parker Sanford Florida 70
Tyler Brown Ponte Vedra Florida 71
Steven Davis Orange Park Florida 71
Jimmy Fitzpatrick Clearwater Florida 71
Ian Morrill Rockledge Florida 71
Daniel Silcox Key West Florida 71
Adam Boghosian Niskayuna New York 72
Tim Dahlberg Clio Michigan 72
Matt Haglund Pembroke Massachusetts 72
Adam Scrimenti Dania Beach Florida 72
Peter Uihlein Bradenton Florida 72
Stephen Conrad Syracuse Indiana 73
Brandon Davis Port Saint Lucie Florida 73
Anders Ekdahl Skanor Sweden 73
Ian Hoffman New Smyrna Beach Florida 73
Kelly Manders Potomac Maryland 73
Scott Murray Marietta Georgia 73
Chanin Puntawong Bradenton Florida 73
TJ Shuart Coral Springs Florida 73
Brad Brunner Tampa Florida 74
Andrew Duvall Ogdesnburg New York 74
David McCulloch Lenoir City Tennessee 74
Stewart Murray Sherman Texas 74
Michael O'Neal Jacksonville Florida 74
Brad Barfield Bryceville Florida 75
David Dilibero Gainesville Florida 75
Mu Hu Celebration Florida 75
Steven Rojas Aadorf Switzerland 75
Kenny Loar Jacksonville Florida 76
Mike McGann Hallendale Beach Florida 76
Mackey Miles Conway South Carolina 76
Jacob Roth Humlebaek Denmark 76
Shelton Smith Port Orange Florida 76
Robert Taylor Rockledge Florida 76
Alberto Castillo Jacksonville Florida 77
Joey Greive Pembroke Pines Florida 77
Ben Hargis Alexandria Louisiana 77
Bjorn Karringer Landskroner Sweden 77
Donnie Lowe St. Augustine Florida 77
Brendan McKinney Baltimore Maryland 77
Matt Scheck Sebring Florida 77
Thomas Smith Harriman Tennessee 77
Rahul Sriram Pensacola Florida 77
Keith Storms Ormond Beach Florida 77
James Bowery Jacksonville Florida 78
Jacob Davidson Jacksonville Florida 78
John Fritz Charlotte North Carolina 78
Spence Fulford Rockymount North Carolina 78
Lou Mattiace Jacksonville Florida 78
Charles Motes Jacksonville Florida 78
Clayton Gamber III Doral Florida 79
Chris Goldan Bozeman Montana 79
Brandon White Ponte Vedra Florida 79
Kyle Gugliotta Baltimore Maryland 80
Andrew Howard Gainesville Florida 80
Andrew Kayworth St. Augustine Florida 80
Eddie Lively Jacksonville Florida 80
Tim O'Neal St. Augustine Florida 80
Matthew Salane Columbia South Carolina 80
MIchael Young Ponte Vedra Florida 80
ABOUT THE St. Augustine Amateur

54 hole stroke play event for better amateurs and collegiate players. The field will be limited to 84 players, with no cut. The tournament is open to Amateurs only whose entry has been accepted by the Tournament Committee however there is an open qualifier several weeks prior to the event - contact the Tournament Committee or visit the website for details.

Unless prior arrangements are made with the approval of the Committee, competitors must walk during the competition.

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