Will Davenport and Michael Smith captured their second-straight Foursomes Championship on Saturday at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Paul Royak and Brian Keenan took home the win in the Senior Division, while Joseph Branconi and Tom Grady Jr. were victorious in the Super-Senior Division.
Davenport and Smith went back-to-back at the Foursomes, firing a 9-under 135 for the two-day championship. The duo began the championship with a 4-under 67 in the first round. They finished the day with six birdies to take a three-shot lead over the field heading into the final round.
On Sunday, Davenport and Smith birdied two of the first three holes to begin the day. The pair put together a bogey-free front nine, making the turn at 3 under for the day. They continued their strong play with back-to-back birdies on the back side. Davenport and Smith secured the three-shot victory with a final-round 68.
Mike Finster and Devon Hopkins picked up a second-place finish at 6-under 138. The pair posted a 3-under 138 in Saturday’s final round. Duke Butler and Len Schonfeld finished in third place with a 5-under 139 for the weekend.
Keenan and Royak took home the win in the Senior Division, finished the weekend at 7-under 137. The duo posted a first-round 67, the low round of the championship in the Senior Division, to take a three-shot lead. They used a bogey-free final round to secure the four-shot victory on Saturday, finishing the day at 2-under 72.
Steve Riviere and Rick Cloninger finished second at 3-under 141, while Jimmy Jones and Richard Kerper took third place at 1-under 143.
Branconi and Grady used a 4-under 140, the only under-par score in the division, to earn the Super-Senior win. They took the first-round lead on Friday with a 2-under 70, carding an eagle on the par-5 12th holes. The duo used another 2-under 70 in the final round to take home the five-shot win, posting a bogey-free back nine to end the day and secure the win.
Robert Karcher / Robert Dyer finished runner-up at 1-over 145, while Bobby Lundquist and Jerry Young took third at 3-over 147.
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ABOUT THE Florida Foursomes
Teams of two play in the Foursomes
Championship of 36 holes of alternate shot stroke play.
Two divisions: Championship and Senior (both players
ages 55+). Entrants
must both be
members of the FSGA.
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