TAMPA, Fla. - Edward Craig won the 2005 Senior Championship wire-to-wire as Rennie Law was crowned the Super Senior Amateur Champion at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club on April 12-14. Edward Craig, 62, from Orlando, fired a 76 in the final round to clinch the title with a 217 three-round total. Craig had two birdies on the front nine to make the turn at 35. On the back nine, Craig held on with a 41 to seal the Championship by three strokes. Craig said, “My putting really helped me on the front nine.” Not knowing where he stood in contention, Craig “thought he needed a 2-putt on the 18th hole to win.” Craig led the entire tournament with rounds of 70-71. After not playing a practice round, “I feel very fortunate,” Craig said. “This is such an excellent course, I really amazed myself.” In a three-way tie for second, Kim Schwencke, AB Sisco and Rick Woulfe each shot a three-round total of 220. Schwencke, of Temple Terrace, and AB Sisco, of Pensacola, continued in the final round to shot a similar score of 76. In the first two rounds, each posted a 71-73. Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, fired a 1-under par 71 in the final round for a share of second place. Woulfe recorded a 74-75 in the first two rounds. Defending Champion Bruce Scamehorn, of Winter Haven, finished six strokes back from Craig with scores of 78-70-75.

In the Super Senior division, Rennie Law, 65, of Tampa, shot his low round of the tournament, 73, to jump into first place and win the Championship. Combined with scores of 74-75, Law won the Super Senior division with a three-round total of 222. In the final round, Law posted a 35 on the front with birdies on holes five and six. “I played solid today,” said Law. A 1996 US Senior Amateur finalist, Law has also competed in two US Senior Opens. Roger Nichols, from Ponte Vedra Beach, took second place after his final round of 72. Nichols shot a pair of 77’s in the first two rounds for a 226 total. Chuck Smith, of Naples, the 1995 Senior Champion, shared third place with second round leader, Bill Feehan. Smith logged a 75-76-76-227 while Feehan, from Marco Island, shot a 78-70-79-227.

Since the number of entries received has always surpassed the capacity of the Championship, a qualifying stage was instituted this year. While 92 players earned exempt status through a variety of different means, over 240 competitors attempted to qualify to complete the 156 player field. Players competed in 18 holes of stroke play hoping to advance to the Championship. Participants must be 55 or older to participate in the Championship and enter one of the age divisions, 55-64 and 65 & over. Competitors play 54 holes of stroke play over the course of the three-day event.

Designed by Ron Garl, Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club was one of the first tribute courses with replicas of famous holes from around the world. There are eight replicas--Augusta National’s Amen Corner 12th-13th & 16th, St. Andrews’ 1st & Road Hole 17th, Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp 8th, Muirfield’s 9th, and Baltusrol’s 4th--plus ten original holes.


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 41 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.

38th Senior Amateur Championship Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala Florida Final Results: April 14, 2005

Edward Craig, Orlando, 70-71-76--217

Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale, 74-75-71--220

A B Sisco, Pensacola, 71-73-76--220

Kim Schwencke, Temple Terrace, 71-73-76--220

Bruce Scamehorn, Winter Haven, 78-70-75--223

Fred Peel, Chipley, 74-77-73--224

Carl Tuke, Hobe Sound, 75-74-75--224

Tim Miller, Venice, 75-76-75--226

Rick Bauch, Naples, 73-74-79--226

Russ Berkoben, Naples, 76-72-79--227

Joseph Cristillo, Crystal River, 77-80-70--227

Bruce Walters, Pikeville, 75-78-75--228

Lenny Loyd, Port Saint Lucie, 72-80-77--229

Brian Sachs, Newberry, 77-78-74--229

Felix Bertucci, Gulfport, 80-82-68--230

Mike Walters, Tampa, 75-80-75--230

Dennis English, Venice, 76-77-77--230

Bruce Holliday, Pensacola, 78-76-77--231

Bradley Schuchat, Bradenton, 76-79-76--231

Bob Bleakley, Crystal River, 76-78-78--232

Stuart Iliffe, Coral Gables, 77-78-77--232

Dan Smith, Naples, 76-77-79--232

John Darr, Gainesville, 79-78-75--232

Steve Earsley, Stuart, 78-77-77--232

Joe Cantrell, Palm City, 74-83-75--232

Norman Swenson, Boynton Beach, 78-77-78--233

Bob Patrick, Wayzata, 78-78-77--233

Robert Keller, Palm Beach Gardens, 80-76-77--233

Jerry Jackson, Sarasota, 77-79-77--233

Pat Vincelli, Boca Raton, 77-78-79--234

George McLaughlin, Lecanto, 75-83-76--234

Neil Carter, Citrus Springs, 78-80-76--234

Art Green, Leesburg, 77-78-79--234

Rick Spears, Stuart, 80-78-76--234

Rusty Napier, Shalimar, 77-82-75--234

Michael Benham, Ocala, 78-77-79--234

David Kartner, Stuart, 78-79-78--235

John Mussoline, Palatka, 74-82-80--236

Fred Gross, Shalimar, 77-85-74--236

Donald Neumann, Thonotosassa, 76-83-77--236

Ron Cleland, Naples, 78-77-82--237

Mike Craven, Naples, 78-81-78--237

Curtis Madson, Mount Dora, 80-79-78--237

Gunnar Bennett, Aiken, 83-76-79--238

Jack Richey, Winter Park, 76-79-83--238

Harold Najarian, Sarasota, 75-83-81--239

Michael Sanderson, Homosassa, 80-82-77--239

Kevin Davey, Tallahassee, 83-79-77--239

Terry Chercourt, Jacksonville, 80-81-78--239

Skip Lujack, Brandon, 79-84-77--240

Jim Stone, Bradenton, 80-82-78--240

Barry Allison, Stuart, 77-78-85--240

Bob Sims, Tallahassee, 79-82-79--240

Ron Michals, Port Saint Lucie, 81-82-78--241

Bobby Kilgore, Tampa, 75-82-84--241

Gary Pettit, Dade City, 79-84-79--242

Randy Briggs, Ocala, 79-81-82--242

Dwaine Roney, Fort Myers, 80-80-82--242

Joe Lukasik, Orlando, 84-83-76--243

Robert Layman, Ormond Beach, 79-85-79--243

David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley, 86-81-76--243

Tom Robertson, Bradenton, 80-83-80--243

Ed McFee, Orlando, 80-81-82--243

Cail Pearce, Lake Wales, 83-82-79--244

Jim DuBois, Coral Springs, 88-79-77--244

Hank Lehwald, Coral Springs, 78-84-82--244

Bob Ethridge, Plantation, 76-89-80--245

Don Johnson, Tampa, 85-82-78--245

David Lombardi, Sarasota, 81-87-77--245

Randy Simmons, Orange Park, 81-84-81--246

Robby Stanford, Winter Park, 80-84-82--246

Tom Danluck, Miami Beach, 78-85-83--246

Ralph Hutchins, Fort Myers, 86-84-76--246

Jack Ruhs, Palm City, 80-89-77--246

Ken Couturier, Melbourne, 78-84-84--246

Gary Cloutier, Fort Myers, 80-83-84--247

Richard Tatum, Atlanta, 84-83-81--248

Carey Watson, Coral Springs, 82-85-81--248

Roberto Duran, Miami, 81-85-82--248

Daniel Gregg, Ann Arbor, 89-83-76--248

Michael Reavey, Santa Rosa Beach, 79-93-77--249

Chuck Kuhn, Bonita Springs, 81-89-79--249

Ed Bishop, Niceville, 85-83-81--249

Ron Russo, Ocala, 79-90-80--249

Toby Wolter, Miami, 85-88-77--250

Jim McKenzie, Pensacola, 82-86-82--250

Darryle Mongeon, Ocala, 80-89-82--251

Butch Casey, Jacksonville, 84-84-84--252

Joe Raby, Palm Coast, 83-88-82--253

Mike Rollyson, Boca Grande, 85-82-87--254

Jim Bounds, Boynton Beach, 86-86-82--254

Charles Kovaleski, Winter Park, 83-86-85--254

Ron Goldburg, Delray Beach, 87-89-79--255

Edwin Hoyt, Cooper City, 87-86-82--255

Charles Costolo, Port Saint Lucie, 83-88-84--255

Donald Lasley, Valrico, 82-88-85--255

Donald Danielson, Cocoa, 82-87-87--256

Marvin McKinley, Shalimar, 81-89-88--258

Tom Hayes, Pensacola, 78-88-93--259

Edmond Little, Boca Raton, 86-82-91--259

Bob Weyand, Jacksonville, 87-86-86--259

Gil Turner, Palm City, 89-86-86--261

Carl Miller, Gainesville, 83-103-83--269

Terry Keene, Lighthouse Point, 90-87-94--271

Jim Riley, Port Saint Lucie, 86-91-94--271

Failed to Qualify

Jim Applegate, Palm City, 82-WD--WD

Chris Keyte, Lehigh, 82-WD--WD

Bill O'Keefe, Pompano Beach, 78-WD--WD

Robert Yates, Jacksonville, 84-WD--WD

David Hopkins, Plantation, 80-WD--WD

David Boesel, Winter Park, 74-DQ--DQ

Charles Pilkey, Bonita Springs, 90-WD--WD

Rufus Dowell, Jacksonville, 81-WD--WD

Mike McDoniels, Ocala, 86-WD--WD

Wayne Rudzewicz, Tampa, 85-WD--WD

Chuck Krause, Highland Beach, 76-84-NC--NC

Super Senior Amateur Championship Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala, Florida Final Results: April 14, 2005

Rennie Law, Tampa, 74-75-73—222

Roger Nichols, Ponte Vedra Beach, 77-77-72--226

Chuck Smith, Naples, 75-76-76--227

Bill Feehan, Marco Island, 78-70-79--227

Dick Johnson, Bonita Springs, 73-79-77--229

Moot Thomas, Ocala, 72-77-80--229

Ron Audi, Ocala, 75-78-76--229

Max Mathews, Andalusia, 76-79-74--229

Ray Darmstadt, Cocoa Beach, 72-86-72--230

Jay Fitzgerald, Tequesta, 75-79-77—231

Peter Jackson, Valrico, 73-77-82--232

Jerry Hult, Bonita Springs, 81-74-80--235

Larry Martin, Plant City, 82-78-76--236

Bud Davis, Orlando, 75-86-77--238

Bill Western, Sarasota, 82-78-79--239

Richard Evenson, Estero, 80-82-77--239

Roger Peoples, Palm City, 80-87-78--245

Robert Martin, Fort Lauderdale, 80-86-80--246

Frost Walker, Coral Gables, 80-82-85--247

Al Clements, Lake City, 84-83-81--248

Bob Harris, Boynton Beach, 87-81-80--248

Harold Newburn, Pinecrest, 82-82-84--248

Sam Loethen, Weeki Wachee, 79-91-79--249

Alan Gilison, West Palm Beach, 83-87-80--250

David Kurtz, Winter Park, 82-84-84--250

Daniel Howe, Sarasota, 83-86-81--250

Bill Wobeser, Boynton Beach, 80-85-85--250

Bud Allen, Palm Beach Gardens, 81-88-82--251

Tom Matey, Orlando, 83-87-81--251

James Dowling, Hobe Sound, 81-89-82--252

Larre Barrett, Homosassa, 88-78-86--252

Seymour Gardner, Miami, 84-82-86--252

Bob Madsen, Fort Lauderdale, 90-82-80--252

Jerry Sullivan, Crystal River, 85-84-86--255

Ted Antos, Miami, 89-86-87--262

John Tucker, Jacksonville, 93-85-88--266

Charles Highley, Fort Lauderdale, 93-93-85--271

Failed to Quailfy

Ed Feeney, Wellington, 83-85-NC--NC

ABOUT THE Florida Senior Amateur

The Senior Championship is for those individuals over the age of 55. 54 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes. Must be an FSGA member.

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