1982 Florida Open - Sandpiper Bay Resort

Donnie Hammond

Hammond Nips Byrne For FL Open Title

Tampa Tribune
July 12, 1982

Donnie Hammond emerged from the pack with a 5-under-par 67 and eased past third round leader Kip Byrne to win the $50,000 Florida Open golf tournament by one one stroke Sunday at Sandpiper Bay Country Club.

The 19 year old mini tour player from Lonwood finished with a 72-hole total of 12-under-par 276 over the par 72, 6,557-yard Sandpiper course. Byrne, who started the day with a 2-shot lead, carded a 7222 to finish at 277.

Hammond, playing in his first Florida Open, earned $6,000. Byrne, of Winter Springs, won $4,800.

Tom Garner of Pompano Beach was third with a 281 total, followed by John Elliott, the second round leader from Delray Beach, at 283. Walt Zemriski, of Orlando; Roger Kennedy of Pompano Beach; and Marc Arnette and David Ross, both of Jacksonville, were all bunched at 284.

Hammond took the lead for the first time when he birdied the 11th and 12th holes on putts of 4 and 60 feet. He bogeyed the 13th to drop into a tie with Byrne, but recaptured the lead with a birdie on No. 14.

 

 

 Pos.
Name
 Rd. 1
2
3
4
Total
Winnings

1

Donnie Hammond, Longwood

68

69

72

67

276

$6,000

2

Kip Byrne, Winter Springs

67

69

69

72

277

$4,800

3

Tom Garner, Pompano (a)

69

68

71

73

281

0

4

John Elliott, Delray Beach

71

64

74

74

283

$3,800

T5

Walt Zemriski, Orlando

70

74

70

70

284

$2,475

T5

Marc Arnette, Jacksonville

69

72

70

73

284

$2,475

T5

Roger Kennedy, Pompano

72

66

7

74

284

$2,475

T5

David Ross, Jacksonville

73

67

72

72

284

$2,475

T9

David Canipe, West park

73

66

74

72

285

$1,425

T9

Ron Terry, Tampa

68

72

71

74

285

$1,425

T9

Richard Nast, Orlando

69

68

73

75

285

$1,425

T9

Rick Hartmann, Laurel

69

71

70

75

285

$1,425

13

Tom Cleaver, Tampa

74

65

72

75

286

$987

14

Pat Venker, Tampa

73

71

72

73

289

$503.57

15

Jon Benson, Tampa

72

72

74

75

293

$154

T16

Doug Hines, Tampa

70

75

74

75

294

$66

T16

Grant Turner, Lakeland

80

72

71

71

294

$66

T18

Jerry Stone, Lakeland (a)

71

75

76

74

296

 

T18

P. Sosong, Wesley Chapel

74

73

75

74

296

 

20

Chris Campbell, Lake Wales

73

71

73

79

297

 

21

Scott Behl, Lakeland (a)

75

73

72

80

300

 

T22

Jeff Stephens, Tampa

72

76

75

78

301

 

T22

Vito Seputo, Tampa

72

73

79

77

301

 

24

B. Semmerberg, Lakeland (a)

79

72

74

78

303

 

25

Kirk Stringfellow, Tampa

76

75

74

79

304

 

26

Rob Long, Lutz

75

71

75

76

307

 

27

Charles Priester, Haines City

72

76

80

80

308

 

28

Will Adams, Winter Haven

80

78

81

77

316

 

29

Jeff Schmucker, Lakeland (a)

75

76

78

88

317

 

 
FSGA links and resources
© 2018 Florida State Golf Association. All rights reserved. • Sitemap
While viewing this site, you are subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Return to Top