2004 Players of the Year
Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, receives his second Player-of-the-Year award this year after winning it once before in 2002. This year, Rick has placed in the top ten in four State Championships including second in the Four-Ball with partner Frank Strafaci. In October, Rick played in his 5th Southeast Challenge Matches and has been a member of two USGA State Teams. Rick has two titles under his belt, the 1995 Four-Ball and 1998 Mid-Sr Four-Ball with Frank Strafaci. An All-American at Michigan State, Rick has proved to be a top amateur in the country qualifying for the US Amateur and US Mid-Am six times each, US Senior once and the British Amateur three times.
Two competitors shared this year’s Senior Player-of-the-Year. Bruce Scamehorn, of Winter Haven, is the current Senior Champion and also represented Florida in this year’s Southeast Challenge Matches. Bruce placed second in this year’s Senior Four-Ball Championship. In 2002, he won the Parent-Child with his son Scott. In addition to the Senior and Parent-Child, Bruce has won the 1995 Match Play, 1993 Mid-Amateur and 1992 Mid-Senior. Mike Walters, from Tampa, also shared the Senior Player-of-the-Year after an extremely successful season. Mike defended his Senior Four-Ball title winning this year with partner Curt Madson. He also advanced to the US Senior Amateur semifinals making him exempt into next year’s Senior Amateur and US Senior Open.
Judson Eustaquio, from Lake Worth, was named the Junior Player-of-the-Year with a win at the Boys Junior Championship. Judson also had a great performance in the Amateur as well as in Florida Junior Tour events. He placed second at Grand Cypress and then won the event at PGA National in October. Judson took second in both the individual and team Class 1A State High School Championships.