Mixed Shoot-Out Crowns Champions
The Mixed Shoot-Out, held at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club in Naples, consists of three different formats. The first round is a scramble, followed by a second round Chapman (modified alternate-shot), and round three is four-ball stroke play. The teams would play a scramble for nine holes and then switch to modified alternate shot for their second nine holes on the first day. On Sunday the players would tee it up in four-ball stroke play format.
After round one in the Championship Division, the team of Gary Blackwell and Susie Fonde dominated the field. Blackwell and Fonde, of Jacksonville, fired a 30 in
scramble format and followed it up with a 34 in modified alternate-shot for a day one eight-under par, 64. The duo carded an impressive six birdies for the day! Daniel and Jennifer Udd followed behind in second place with a day one 71 (-1), seven shots from first.
The Forward Division saw a closer race at the top of the leaderboard compared to the Championship Division. In first place by one stroke was the team of David and Nora Faller, of Naples with a 33-35—68 (-4). Raymond and Kay Landry, of Lake Mary followed close behind in second place with a day one total three-under par, 69. Pete and Sheila DeLongchamp would enter Sunday in third place, after a day one score of 70, one stroke ahead of three teams tied for fourth place.
Blackwell and Fonde went wire-to-wire and fired a final round 73 for a tournament total 137 and a five-stroke victory in the Championship Division. Matthew and Sarah Matin, of Winter Garden came from behind with an impressive three-under, 69, in Four-Ball format to finish tied for second. Jennifer and Daniel Udd tied the
Matin’s with a final round 71, tournament total 142. The Forward Division also crowned a wire-to-wire Champion with David and Nora Faller capturing first place by four-strokes. The Faller’s shot a one-over par, 73 in round three for a tournament total 141. Charles and Belinda Walters, of Bradenton crept up to tied for second place with a final round three-under par, tournament total 145. Two other teams finished tied for second including the DeLongchamp’s and MookSang’s.
The Mixed Shoot-Out also awards Net Winners. Mark and Liz Elliott, of Jensen Beach earned the net title after rounds of 31-32—122. Coming in second place with a 125 net total were Forward Division Champions, David and Nora Faller. Championship Flight winners, Gary Blackwell and Susie Fonde captured a net third place with rounds of 29-32—129.