Three Champions Crowned at Ironhorse CC
Lloyd Fisher, Howard Logan, and James Byer won their division titles at the FSGA Winter Series event held at Ironhorse Country Club, in West Palm Beach, on December 9-10.
Lloyd Fisher, of Dade City, went wire to wire to capture the Regular Division title. In the first round, Fisher opened up a large lead after his impressive round of one-under par 71 in near perfect conditions. Fisher posted a final round of three-over par 75 to claim the title by two strokes. In the first two events of the 2013-2014 Winter Series, Fisher has finished no worse than second place, aiming his sites on the Amateur exemption which will be held at Quail Valley Golf Club, in Vero Beach. Brian Kennedy, of Highland Beach, took home second place honors after rounds of 77-71 for a tournament total of 148. Stevenson Clarke, of West Palm Beach, finished alone in third place with a tournament total of 149.
Howard Logan, of Naples, won the Senior Division title with a tournament total of five-over par 149. Logan started the event with a round of four-over par 76, to trail the first round leader by only one stroke heading into the final round. Logan would turn in a solid round on Tuesday, posting a one-over par 73 to capture the title by two strokes. The first round leader, Victor Lohman, of Ormond Beach, finished in second place after rounds of 75-76. Paul Melson, of Fort Lauderdale, finished in third place with a tournament total of 152.
James Byer, of Latana, used a final round of three-under par 69 to capture the Super Senior Division title. Byer found himself only one stroke back after his first round of two-over par 74, and used a hot putter in the final round, en route to his first title of the 2013-2014 season. Tony Metro, of Port Saint Lucie, finished in second place with an even par total of 144. Pat Vincelli, of Stuart, would capture third place honors after rounds of 75-71.
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.