Champions Crowned at Jacaranda West
Stevenson Clarke earned first place honors at the Winter Series event conducted at Jacaranda West Country Club in Venice, on January 21-22. Clarke was joined in the winner’s circle by Sam Till and Mark Wilcox, who won the Senior and Super Senior divisions respectively.
Stevenson Clarke, of West Palm Beach, captured the title after his consistent play. Clarke carded back-to-back 75’s to post 150 for the event and win by one stroke. Jerry Rose, of Sarasota, finished in the top once again after rounds of 79-72 to take second place. Baldonick Fernandez, of Pembroke Pines, and Bruce Pape, of Windermere, finished tied for third place, posting 152 for the tournament.
Sam Till, of Fort Wayne, IN, cruised to a three stroke victory with a tournament total of 138. Till, currently ranked 7th in the Golfweek Senior Amateur U.S. rankings, posted a one-under par 71 to trail first round leaders, Bob Casamento, of Davenport, and Kim Schwencke, of Temple Terrace. Till fired an impressive final round of five-under par 67 to earn his first Winter Series title of 2013. Kim Schwencke finished in second place with a tournament total of three-under par 141. Past Winter Series Champion, Dennis Brady, of Melbourne, earned third place honors with a tournament total of two-under par 142.
Mack Wilcox, of Venice, posted even par for the tournament to win by one shot. Wilcox opened up with a one-over par 73 to trail by six shots entering the final round. Wilcox final round of one-under par 71 earned him the victory. Lincoln Rodon, of Coral Gables, finished in second place after rounds of 73-72. First round leader, Pete McDade, of Lakeland, earned third place honors with a tournament total of two-over par 146.
The Winter Series events include seven competitions, six individual events and one four-ball event. There are three age divisions, Mid-Senior (40-54), Senior (55-64) and Super Senior (65 & over). The Winter Series is a great opportunity for golfers to compete in competitive events that normally may not because they do not live in Florida year round.