March 22, 2018

Super-Senior Amateur Championship Preview

Seniors from across the state converge at Buckhorn Springs to decide who will be this years Super-Senior Champion.

                                                                                     2017 Super-Senior Champions                   

                                                                         Michael Bell / Jim Pfrogner / Earl Daniell

As the Super-Senior Amateur Championship returns for its 22nd play through, host site Buckhorn Springs is gearing up for a tough competition. This years Super-Senior Championship will be held April 3-5, and will feature 144 of the best Senior amateur golfers from across the state. 

The 2018 Super-Senior Championship is a 54-hole, individual stroke play tournament for the men aged 65 & Over, with no cut after 36 holes. The 70-74 & 75 & Over age divisions will play 36-holes of indivdual stroke play, also with no cut line. Some past Champions who will be competing in this years event are; Michael Bell, Earl Daniel, Jim Pfronger, Edward Craig, Pat Vincelli and Brian Sachs. 

In the 65 & Over division, Michael Bell, of Sarasota took home the hardware last year after very solid rounds of 72-76-72 saw him atop the leader board after three rounds. This was Bell's first victory of his FSGA career, however many feel it will not be his last. Bell is in the field for this years Championship, as all Champions receive exemptions into the next years' Championship automatically. Other notable names in the field are Berger Warner, who finished in a tie for second place at last years Super-Senior Championship, and Florida Cup captain Doug LaCrosse. 

Defending Champions of the 70-74 and 75 & Over age divisions are also in the field this year looking to defend their titles. Earl Daniell, of Tallahassee will be trying to defend his victory in the 70-74 age division, while Jim Pfrogner, of Sarasota will be doing the same in the 75 & Over age division. 

Buckhorn Springs is a worthy host, playing between 6,200-6,400 yards for the 65 & Over age division, 5,900-6,100 yards for the 70-74 age division, and 5,500-5,700 yards for the 75 & Over age division. The course, located just outside of Tampa in Valrico, is one of the oldest Country Clubs in the Brandon/Valrico area. First opened for play in 1968, Buckhorn boasts a championship layout, plush greens and pristine fairways. The par-72 course should play difficult for our Super-Seniors, but we predict a few red numbers will be had! Be sure to check the website and our social accounts for updates throughout the event.

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