Kinkopf, LaCrosse & Altenhof Win Fox Club
Only two more Winter Series events remain in 2018 after 79 players teed it up at The Fox Club in Palm City, November 12-13. The Fox Club proved to be a tough test with only four red numbers highlighting the leaderboard.
Kevin Altenhof, of Melbourne, overcame a three stroke deficit to win his first Winter Series event of 2018. After a round one 77, Altenhof lit up the back nine with four birdies en route to a final round 73 and tournament total 150. Paul Tesori, who started the final round in second place, finished at 151 and tied for second place. Tesori, of Ponte Vedra, tied Peter Navaretta, Douglas Schneider, and Jaime Girardi, one stroke behind. The Mid-Amateur first flight was captured by Scott Campbell who posted rounds of 82-76—158 to win by five strokes.
A final round in the red clinched a victory for Ken Kinkopf, of Jupiter. Kinkopf started the final round one stroke behind first round leader James DiBiase, of North Palm Beach, who posted a 73. Kinkopf finished strong in round one with an eagle on the par five 12th hole followed by two birdies. He continued his great play in round two, carding three birdies to finish one under-par for a 145 (+1) total. Six strokes separated Kinkopf from Walter Himelsbaugh and Jame DiBiase who finished tied for second place at 151 (+7). Gene Johnson fired a 84-79—163 to win the Senior first flight by one stroke over Joe Dimarzio and Michael Paolin tied for second.
Doug LaCrosse, of Tampa, lit up the leaderboard with two under-par rounds of 70-71 for a three under-par total and three stroke win! LaCrosse carded a total of five birdies on the front nine and two birdies on the back nine over the course of two days to finish at 141 (-3). Two consistent even par rounds led Bobby Lundquist, of Sanford, to a second place finish. The tournament low round of 69 was posted by Jim Flagg, of Melbourne Beach, who rounded out the top three at 147 (+3). Rounds of 84-81—165 gave Bob Shulha the Super-Senior first flight victory by three strokes.