Bull, Byrd, Holder Take FSGA Junior Match Play Titles

Charlie BullCharlie Bull captured the Boys 16-18 age division in the FSGA Junior Match Play Championship held at the Indian River Club in Vero Beach. Evan Byrd and Ashley Holder captured their division titles at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach. The event was held July 29 - Aug. 1.

Charlie Bull, of Orlando, defeated the 2010 Boys Junior Champion, Hank Lebioda, of Winter Springs, 1 up in the final match to claim the Championship Bracket of the Boys 16-18 age division.

Bull, coming off a fifth place finish at the Boys Junior Championship, won four matches before meeting Lebioda in the finals. Bull, the 9th seed, won his first match 1 up over Jeffrey Heinicka, of Pinellas Park, then proceeded to beat John Jonas, of Jacksonville, 4 and 3 in the Round of 16.

In the quarters, Bull won 5 and 3 over Michael Visacki, of Sarasota.  In the semi final Bull defeated Rocky Khara, of Sebring, 6 and 4.

In the Boys 16-18 Ben Hogan Bracket, Tas Sipowski, of Jupiter, defeated Spencer Ciesla, from Naples, 4 and 3 for the bracket title. In route to the finals Sipowski defeated Clay Brooks, of Lake Worth 6 and 5, Gary Buffington III, of Tampa 2 and 1, and Josh Pisarri, of Naples 6 and 5.

In the Boys 16-18 Bobby Jones Bracket, Chipper Hughes, of Ponte Vedra Beach, defeated Trent Strafaci, of Davie 4 and 3 for the bracket title.  In route to the finals Clark defeated David Santiago, of Bradenton, 5 and 4, of Naples, Calvin Rosser, Longwood 5 and 4, and Nicholas Jones, of Plant City, 6 and 5.

Evan ByrdEighth seed, Evan Byrd, of Ocala, won the Boys 13-15 age division Championship Bracket after beating Ethan Wagner, of Port Orange, in 19 holes to win the Championship. In route to the finals Byrd defeated, Nicholas Cammarene, of Vero Beach 2 and 1, Matthew Plunkett, of Saint Augustine, in 19 holes, and Jake Leffew, of Vero Beach 2 up.

This is Byrd’s second State Championship after winning the 2009 Boys Junior Championship.

In the Boys 13-15 Byron Nelson Bracket, Bradley Wonka, of Vero Beach, defeated Alex Rios, from Coral Springs, 4 and 3 for the bracket title. In route to the finals Wonka defeated David Gates, of Miami 2 and 1, Kerry Sweeny, of Melbourne 3 and 2 and Nicholas Alvarez, of Davie, 5 and 4.

Ashley Holder, of Orlando, won the Girls 13-18 age division Championship Bracket after beating Madison Lellyo, of Windermere, 2 up in the final. In route to the finals Holder earned a bye in the first round after carding a two-over par 74 in the seeding round to earn the second seed in the bracket. Holder then defeated Jasmine Wade, of Oldsmar, 6 and 5, and Shane Crutchfield, of Saint Petersburg 7 and 5.

 

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