Horrobin Wins Florida Senior Open
Peter Horrobin posted a tournament total of fourteen-under par 202 to capture the Florida Senior Open Championship at Interlachen Country Club and Shingle Creek Golf Club, on August 9-11.
Peter Horrobin, from Miami, fired a final round of five-under par 67 on Sunday to win by three strokes and take home the $5,000 first prize. Horrobin opened up the Championship playing Interlachen Country Club, where he would post a six-under par 66 to trail the leader by only one stroke. In the second round held at Shingle Creek Golf Club, Horrobin continued his steady play carding a three-under par 69, which included 5 birdies to go along with only two bogeys. After 36-holes of play Horrobin would trail the leader, Dennis Meyer, of Estero, by one stroke heading into the final round.
In the final round at Interlachen Country Club, Horrobin got off to a hot start making birdies on 3, 4, and 7 to take control of the tournament and turn at three-under par 33. Horrobin continued his solid play on the back nine making birdies on 12, 14, and 16 to go with his lone bogey on the afternoon on number 13, to fire a final round of five-under par 67 and capture his first Florida Senior Open title. Doug Dunakey, of Port Charlotte, finished alone in second place posting rounds of 66-70-69, for a tournament total of eleven-under par 205. Gary Koch, of Tampa, and Kim Young, of Oviedo, finished tied for third place with a tournament total of nine-under par 207. Gordon Marshall, of Sarasota, took home low amateur honors after his rounds of 72-71-68, good enough for ninth place.
The Florida Senior Open is for players who are at least 50 years of age by the beginning of the event. The Championship is conducted over fifty-four holes of individual stroke play. At the Championship each player played 18-holes at Interlachen Country Club, in Winter Park, and Shingle Creek Golf Club, in Orlando, with a cut instituted after thirty-six holes to the low 60 players and ties.