US Mid-Am: Anything but Dull
John’s Island Club in Vero Beach is in the spotlight this week, as host of the 35th US Mid-Amateur Championship, the first time a national championship has come to Florida since hosting both the Men’s & Women’s Senior Amateurs in 2010. As one of the FSGA’s member clubs, John’s Island has been a great friend to the association and host to numerous Championships, most recently the 2012 FSGA Mid-Amateur. We congratulate John’s Island on the great week of golf they have had so far and wish them luck with the final tomorrow!
Marc Dull, of Winter Haven finds himself in the finals. The Florida Southern grad gave professional golf a try briefly after college, but has returned to the amateur ranks and caddies full-time at Streamsong Resort. Marc grew up playing numerous FSGA events, appearing in events as far back as the 2004 Boys’ Junior, and notably leading the 2010 Amateur Championship thru 36 holes at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Dull comes from a great golfing background. His great-grandfather, Dexter Daniels, is a legend in Florida Amateur Golf. Daniels did not pick up golf until his 50’s, but found great success in the Senior Ranks, capturing the 1961 & 1966 USGA Senior Amateur Championships, the 1963 & 1967 FSGA Senior Amateur Championships, and the 1976 & 1980 FSGA Senior Four-Ball Championships. Marc will attempt to capture the Robert T. Jones Memorial Trophy Thursday morning in the finals. Click here to follow along live scoring from John’s Island. FSGA Director of Competition’s, Jack Pultorak, a long-time member of the US Mid-Amateur Committee is scheduled to accompany the final match as the referee.
Also, last week, two FSGA Members found success in the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur. Sue Cohn, of Palm Beach Gardens, and Tama Caldabaugh, of Ponte Vedra Beach, both reached the semifinals at the championship. Congratulations ladies!