Doug Snoap & Bob Campione (FSGA photo)
OCALA, FL (March 18, 2018) - The Senior / Mid-Amateur Four-Ball begins the Men's Championship season every year in exciting fashion. In its 15th year of existence, the tournament boasts a strong field annually that sets the tone for the remainder of the championship season. This year the tournament was hosted by the well known Stone Creek golf Club, in beautiful Ocala, and featured many past amateur champions in the field.
The Senior / Mid Amateur Four-Ball Championship is a tournament where two men, one aged 25-54 and the over aged 55 and over, compete in a "best ball" format over two days. This years tournament saw a strong field of 80 men compete for the title across a golf course that normally churns out some pretty low scores. Stone Creek recently held a Florida Junior Tour event where the winner, Roberto Nieves, finished at 9-under par for two days.
Last years champions, Daniel Eggertsson, of Royal Palm Beach, and Craig Howell, of Lake Worth, were in the field this year to attempt to defend their title from last year. After a first round 71, Eggertsson and Howell had some catching up to do on day two. Past Champion Doug Snoap, of Apopka, and his partner Bob Campione, of Palm Coast, were the story of the day on Saturday, firing an impressive 9-under par 63, that would give them a three shot lead heading into Sunday. Three teams were sitting three strokes behind Snoap and Campione - one of which included Florida Cup captain Rick Woulfe. Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale and his partner Kasey Denesevich, of Lauderhill, were hoping for a low round Sunday that would propel them ahead of Snoap and Campione.
Sunday saw perfect playing conditions, and the field took advantage of the opportunities they had. Snoap and Campione had a comfortable lead, but others were nipping at their heels all day. The team of Woulfe and Denesevich took dead aim at the title on Sunday, shooting a 65 to tie Campione and Snoap who shot 68. After the conclusion of the second round, the two teams made their way to the 10th hole for a playoff to decide the winner. After tying the first two holes, the team of Snoap and Campione made birdie at the third playoff hole to win the Championship. This marks Snoap's second Four-Ball title in the past three years, and is the first for Bob Campione.
Notables in the field include Marc Dull, of Winter Haven, and Jeffrey Horn, of Boynton Beach. Dull, 2017 Amateur Player of the Year and recent Gasparilla Invitational winner and his partner made a run on Sunday, shooting 65 and ultimately finishing in a T3. The low round on Sunday went to the duo of Joey and John Latowski, of Port St. Lucie, who fired a second round 64 to get them into the Top-Five.
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ABOUT THE Florida Senior/Mid-Am Four-Ball
The Senior/Mid-Am Four-Ball, previously
the Junior Senior, pairs one senior player and
one mid-amateur player. The pair will play 36
holes of four-ball stroke play and will be
flighted after 18 holes. Entrants must both be
members of the FSGA. One partner over 55
years of age, one partner 25-54 years old.
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