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Alfieri wins FSGA Mid-Senior in a playoff
Joe Alfieri (FSGA photo)
Joe Alfieri (FSGA photo)

It took two extra holes, but Joe Alfieri claimed a seventh FSGA championship on Sunday by winning the Florida Mid-Senior Amateur.

The Lutz, Fla., native defeated Daniel Owen in the playoff to raise the trophy on Sunday at Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota, Fla. Alfieri had a three-shot lead entering Sunday’s final round, but two bogeys in his first three holes opened the door for his chasers.

Alfieri, a four-time FSGA Player of the Year, finished off his front nine with a birdie on the eighth. He birdied two of this first four holes on the back to move to 9-under for the championship. He added one more birdie on the back nine to head to the final hole at 10-under with a two-shot lead over Daniel Owen and Owen Joyner at 8-under.

Alfieri bogeyed the final hole, while Owen’s birdie on the 18th forced a playoff, both players finishing at 9-under 207.

This was Alfieri’s seventh FSGA Championship win and his first Mid-Senior Championship victory. He and Owen were the only two players in the field to post three under-par rounds for the championship. Joyner took home a third-place finish, posting a 5-under 211 for the championship, while Mike Riley finished in fourth place at 3-under 213.

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ABOUT THE Florida Mid-Senior

For those 40 years of age and above, the Mid- Senior Championship features 54 holes of stroke play over three days. The field will be cut to the low 60 plus ties after 36 holes. Must be an FSGA member.

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