Golden Eagle & Shalimar Pointe Defend Titles
Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club won back-to-back Championships capturing this year’s Regular division with 303 total points. The team from Tallahassee earned 147 points in the first round to trail the leading team by five points. In the final round, Golden Eagle secured 156 points to defend their title by one point. Team members Allen Ross, Robert Gaff and Tom Perrin were on last year’s winning team and this year added Jeff Corson to the roster. Playing their home course, Kelly Plantation finished just one point back from the leading team with a 302 total. Kelly Plantation recorded 152-150 points for the two rounds. Another Golden Eagle team took third place finishing with 300 points. With 147 in the first round, Golden Eagle “B” earned 153 points in the final round.
In the Senior division, Shalimar Pointe Country Club defended their title winning with 327 total points. With all team members returning from last year, Fred Gross, Jim Szabo, Rusty Napier and Walt Ebbert went on to post 160 points in the first round and 167 points in the final round to win by eight points. Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club, from Valrico, took second place securing a total of 319 points and Stonebrook Golf Club, in Pace, finished in third place with a 316 total.
This State Championship is open to all amateur golfers and each team consists of four members from the same club. The format is 36-holes of stableford scoring with the total of the high three point totals of the four scores counting for each round. There is a Regular and Senior Division for ages 55 and above.
For tee-times, pairings and results, please see www.fsga.org.
Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 25 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships and the Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.