October 07, 2016

11th Florida Cup Teams Set

The 11th Florida Cup Matches will take place at Coral Creek Club, October 20-21. Thad Hudgens, 2014 Mid-Amateur Champion, will lead the North Team and the 2010 & 2011 FSGA Player of the Year Stephen Anderson will captain the South Team.

Thirty-two players representing North & South Florida will square off October 20-21 at Coral Creek Club, in Placida in the 11th Florida Cup Matches.

The North & South sides are each represented by 16 Players (4 seniors - 55 years of age & over, and 12 non-seniors – 21 years of age & over and not currently attending college) who earned spots on the team based on performance over the last two seasons.

North Team

Thad Hudgens, Longwood - Captain

David Anthony, Jacksonville – (Senior)
Bob Campione, Palm Coast
Marc Dull, Winter Haven
Matthew Giovannelli, Ocala
Jamie Girardi, New Port Richey
Chad Ibbotson, Sanford
Brian Keenan, Tampa
Doug LaCrosse, Tampa – (Senior)
Bob Levy, Windermere
Kevin Macy, Tampa – (Senior)
Davis Miller, Tampa
Alan Pope, Orlando
Paul Royak, Tampa
Michael Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach
Doug Snoap, Apopka – (Senior)

South Team

Stephen Anderson, Hobe Sound – Captain

Chris Carlin, Plantation
Michael Connors, Palm Beach Gardens
Richard Donegan, Okeechobee
Daniel Eggertsson, Royal Palm Beach
Ben Finley, Plantation
Marc France, Plantation
Brigham Gibbs, Miami
Owen Joyner, Bonita Springs – (Senior)
Matthew Marino, Miami Beach
R J Nakashian, Palm Beach Gardens
Gary Nicklaus, Jupiter 
Jerry Rose, Sarasota – (Senior)
Peter Wegmann, Fort Lauderdale – (Senior)
Jim Weick, Fort Lauderdale
Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale – (Senior)


Day 1

  • 8 morning Four-Ball Matches – 1 point for win, ½ point for halved match
  • 8 afternoon Foursomes matches – 1 point for win, ½ points for halved match

Day 2

  • 16 Singles matches – 1 point for win, ½ point for halved match

The South Team currently holds the cup and will need to gain 16 points to retain the cup. The North Team will need 16 ½ points to win the cup.

Team Selection

  • 8 Amateurs selected from the Two-Year Amateur Play of the Year Points List
  • 2 Seniors selected form the Two-Year Senior Play of the Year Points List
  • 4 Amateurs selected by the FSGA Championship Committee
  • 2 Seniors selected by the FSGA Championship Committee

Players are selected by their standing on the Points Lists on the Wednesday after the Mid-Senior Four-Ball Championships (September 14th). Due to NCAA regulations, college players are not eligible. Any designated selections which are not filled due to ineligibility, or other reason, will be selected by the FSGA Championship Committee.


This year will be the 11th playing of the Florida Cup. In 2014, at Seagate Country Club, the South Team was victorious 20-12, winning their second consecutive cup and evening the overall series at 5-5.

Click here for Full Event History.

The Club

Coral Creek Club features a world class Tom Fazio designed golf course that is currently ranked as #17 in the State of Florida by Golf Digest. Coral Creek is the only golf course in the Boca Grande/Cape Haze area as well as in all of Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota counties ranked in the top 30. Mr. Fazio has designed Coral Creek in a core configuration with the limited residences on the perimeter of the golf course. Bordered by picturesque Coral Creek, a salt-water estuary flowing to the Gulf of Mexico and a 6,000-acre nature preserve, Coral Creek Club provides for a very special, private golf experience.

The impeccably maintained, 211-acre golf course rolls gently through southern pines, oaks and palms around deep blue lakes and picturesque, high flashing bunkers that guard emerald greens.  Coral Creek Club offers water views over the mangroves on several golf holes, views that make the golf experience at Coral Creek unique among the best golf courses in Florida.

Captivating landscape and inspiring wildlife surround members and their guests at Coral Creek Club.  Reflecting the natural beauty of the environment, the masterful Tom Fazio design creates a harmonious transition from Mother Nature to golf course.  With the thoughtful location of five sets of tees, the peaceful and serene setting presents an inviting challenge that can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels.

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