Florida Mid-Amateur: Woulfe defeats Debra
Rick Woulfe
Rick Woulfe

VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2012) -- Rick Woulfe defeated Daniel Debra in the final match to win the 31st Florida State Mid-Amateur Championship held at John’s Island West in Vero Beach on October 4-7.

Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, earned the 19th seed after posting a 78-72--150 in the stroke play qualifying to advance to match play. In the first round, Woulfe defeated Rob Maddox, of Lynn Haven, 1 up in the round of 32, and then bested the 3rd seed, Thad Hudgens, of Longwood, 3 & 2, in the round of 16. Woulfe then defeated the 2005 Champion Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora, 7 & 6 to advance to the semifinals. Woulfe then ousted Chad Frank, from Sanford, in the semifinals 3 & 2 to secure his spot in the finals versus Daniel Debra.

The final match went back and forth with Woulfe prevailing to a 2 & 1 victory. Woulfe captured his first Mid-Amateur Championship on Sunday to add to his unbelievable Amateur golf resume. Woulfe will look to keep the momentum going this upcoming week at the Senior Four-Ball Championship where he hopes to defend his title with partner Bob Ethridge.

To be eligible for the State Mid-Amateur, participants must be 25 years of age or older as of October 4, 2012. Players attempted to qualify at one of seven sites in 18-holes of stroke play. The Championship consists of 36-holes of stroke play qualifying over the first two days with the lowest 32 advancing to the match play portion of the event to determine the champion.

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ABOUT THE Florida Mid-Amateur

36 holes of stroke play determine a 32-player match play bracket. Must be age 25 or older and be a member of the FSGA.

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