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Since 1963, had worked for liquor company. . . in 1984 started his own liquor company, owned retail liquor stores in Orlando and Tampa were he owns a mini-storage business now, with total of 8 storage facilities. Long-time Florida State Golf Association player, has won every amateur tournaments in the last five years from state amateur, mid-amateur, match play to four-ball events. . . the FSGA Player-of-the-Year in 1996 and 2000. Also the 2000 Coleman Invitational Champion and four-time champion of the Invitational de Avila. . . qualified for PGA Tour’s Tampa Bay Classic in 2001, but event was cancelled because of 9/11. . . earned a scholarship to University of South Florida in 70s, played two years and won Florida Intercollegiate in final season. . . turned professional after college for 6-month stint, went to Q-school in 1976 but did not make the tour, reinstated amateur in 1978. . . quit playing after failure at Q-school, only to take the game up again in late 1980s. . . married for 21 years. . . has two girls, Cathy, 18, and Cindy, 16. . . qualified for USGA mid-amateur in 1989, “opened door” to level of competitiveness, spirit which he thought he’d lost. . . .in 1990s, had good run, with qualifying for eight U.S. Amateur championships, seven mid-amateurs. Remembers especially the young Tiger Woods from those early championships. . . Has missed several opportunities by one shot – missed qualifying for Champions Tour by 1 shot in 2001. . . in 2002, made the cut in the Champions’ Tour’s Mastercard Championship in Mexico. . .
2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 2; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 73.86 (ranked N/A); money - $13,066 (ranked 135th); best finish - 35th Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Finished T3rd in 2006 Q-School.