Mount Dora's Jon Veneziano continued his dominance in stroke play Friday at the Florida State Golf Associations 34th Mid-Amateur Championship at Sara Bay Club.
Veneziano, the overnight leader, opened up his lead to five strokes at the conclusion of stroke play. He finished 36 holes at 4-under to claim the top seed for match play, then advanced through the first match-play stage to today's round of 16.
Other amateur golfers to advance through the first round of match play Friday were Longwood's Tony Carli, Bonita Springs' Owen Joyner, Lake Worth's Edward Kenny, Fort Lauderdale's T.J. Shuart, Panama City's Mike Riley, Lutz's Joe Alfieri, Oldsmar's Bill Castleman, Lakeland's Kyle Thomas, Fort Lauderdale's Rick Woulfe, Tampa's Brian Armstrong, Fort Lauderdale's Ryan Abbate, New Port Richey's Jaime Girardi, Tampa's Will Sprague and Frankfort's Glenn Przybylski.
Matt Wells was the lone Bradenton golfer to survive stroke play. He shot 6-over to grab the 12th seed in the match play brackets, but was defeated by Castleman on Friday in 19 holes.
The tournament resumes today at 8 a.m.Venezi
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