Florida Azalea: Stauffer takes early lead
16 Mar 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Florida Azalea Amateur Golf Tournament, Palatka Golf Club, Logan Stauffer Profile

PALATKA, Fla. (March 15, 2013) -- Logan Stauffer fired a first-round 67 and leads a solid field at the 2013 Florida Azalea Amateur at Palatka Golf Club.

Stauffer’s first-round score leaves him one shot up on a pair of contenders currently in second place after 68s, Zhong Yang Fu of Purdue and Travis Trace.

Cyril Suk, a former IMG Academy attendee and current Jacksonville University freshman, Texas A&M commit Mickey Werenski and Osten Waite of University of North Florida are tied for fourth place after firing first-round 69s.

A Golfweek/amateurgolf.com rankings event, the Florida Azalea Amateur first began in 1958 as a two-man team tournament. Throughout its history, the field has included numerous players who went on to success at the game’s highest level, including Tommy Aaron, the 1973 Masters champion, and Bob Murphy, an 11-time PGA Tour winner. Peter Uihlein won the event in 2008.

The host course is a Donald Ross design dating back to 1925. It only checks in at 6,000 yards from the tips but proves to challenge the ever-improving field with its well-placed bunkers and small and fast greens.

Second-round action begins Saturday morning.

Results For Florida Azalea Amateur Golf Tournament
1Czech RepublicCyril SukCzech Republic30069-68-65--202
2FLOsten WaiteJacksonville, FL20069-68-66--203
3FLTyler HockOcala, FL10077-65-65--207
4FLKevin JordenJuno Beach, FL10072-69-67--208
T5FLRobert GeibelPembroke Pines, FL10072-69-69--210

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ABOUT THE Florida Azalea

The Florida Azalea was started in 1958 as a two-man team tourney. The field has, over the years, boasted players who have gone on to greatness at the professional level. Tommy Aaron, who teamed with Dan Sykes for the 1960 Florida Azalea team title, went on to win the 1973 Masters. And Bob Murphy, winner of back-to-back Florida Azalea titles while playing for the University of Florida golf team in 1965-66, was an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour.

More recently, there is the 1997 champ Ryuji Imada of Japan.

The 220-man Azalea field competes in one of six flights. The first flight is Championship, with a cut after 36-holes. The next five flights are Net.

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