Silver Springs Shores Wins Men's Interclub
The Country Club Club at Silver Springs Shores dominated the 2017 Men’s Interclub Team Championship at Ocala National Golf Club in Ocala. After six weeks of matches followed by two rounds of playoffs, The Country Club at Silver Spring Shores outlasted eight other Regional Champions to be crowned the Men’s Interclub State Champions in their hometown.
The State Championship saw all but one new team in the field this year competing for the title of Interclub Champions. During Tuesday’s round, Ocala National greeted players with sunny skies, the winning team from the west region, and Ocala natives Silver Spring Shores, earned a two stroke lead after a round one 211 team total. Cypress Lakes Country Club of Fort Myers trailed in second place by four strokes (207 total) followed by Julington Creek and Tampa Palms (203 totals) tied for third. The player with the highest stableford points came from the first place team. Dale Hogsten from Silver Spring Shores boosted his team with 41 points! Robert Dyer of Heron Creek and Tom Bean of Cypress Lakes earned the second highest individual points with 39!
Silver Spring Shores never let go of their lead and posted 203 points in the final round to win by eight points over the defending champions Julington Creek! Congratulations to the members of the Championship team from the West Region: Steve Bowen, Perry Crenshaw, Buddy Fudge, Dale Hogsten, Roger Hogsten, Joe Reyes, Philip Yancey, and Bill Zylstra. Joe Wallace posted the tournament high on Thursday with 40 points. Eric Wood of Julington Creek posted the individual tournament high with 77 points.
The 2017 Men's Interclub season began with 124 teams competing from Pensacola all the way to Vero Beach. Nine Regional Championship teams listed below earned their ticket to compete at the State Championship held at Ocala National Golf Club.
Tampa Bay Region: Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, Tampa
Suncoast Region: Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, North Port
West Region: The Country Club at Silver Springs Shores, Ocala
Fort Myers Region: Cypress Lakes Country Club, Fort Myers
Central Region: The Country Club of Winter Haven, Winter Haven
Naples Region: Pelican’s Nest Golf Club, Bonita Springs
Northeast Region: The Champions Club at Julington Creek, Jacksonville
Panhandle Region: A C Read Golf Course, Pensacola
Southeast Region: La Cita Golf & Country Club, Titusville
In the State Championship, the six lowest individual net scores (highest net Stableford points) per team count. The team with the highest number of points is crowned the Interclub State Champion. Net Stableford points are as follows: Double Eagle 5-points, Eagle 4-points, Birdie 3-points, Par 2-points, Bogey 1-point, Double Bogey or higher 0-points.