April 06, 2019

Dunedin GC Wins Interclub Championship

Dunedin GC erased a three point deficit to claim the Interclub Team Championship, April 5-6.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The Men’s Interclub Team Championship returned to Mission Inn Resort, in Howey-in-the-Hills, for the second consecutive year to crown the 2019 champion. Ten teams made it through sectional and regional qualifying to be named Regional Champions, and earn a spot in the field of the Interclub Team Championship. 

The players experienced a delayed start in round one due to rain moving through the area. With a clear afternoon forecast, La Cita Golf & Country Club took the early lead at 213 points. Don Frederick led the team with 42 points while Don Danielson followed close behind with 38 points. Jason Snodgrass, John Trimble, Toby McCormick, Scott Ahmie, Dave Clarke, and Tim Fields contributed to the strong team of La Cita Golf & Country Club. Three points behind in second place was the team of Dunedin Golf Club. La Cita Golf & Country Club will enter round two vying to seize victory after finishing in seventh place the previous year. 

Dunedin Golf Club erased their three stroke deficit to capture first place at 411 stableford points! Ken Palladino led the team in round two with 40 points but was followed by John Mahony (38 points), Dean Karis (33 points), Ernie Davis (32 points), Gary Huffaker (29 points), Jim White (29 points), George Fair (27 points), and Dave Williams (25 points). Dunedin GC earned 201 points in round two and 210 points in round one to claim a 14 point victory! LaCita CC fell to second place after a total of 184 points in round two. Quail Creek Country Club tied LaCita CC in second place at a final 397 points. Orange Tree GC finished in fourth place at 388 points. 
The 2019 Men’s Interclub season began with 130 teams competing from all across the State. Ten Regional Championship teams listed below earned their spot at the State Championship held at Mission Inn Resort. 

Tampa Bay Region: Dunedin Golf Club, Dunedin 
Suncoast Region: Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, Gulfport  
Suncoast Region 2: River Strand Golf & Country Club, Bradenton 
West Region: Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club, Tampa 
Naples Region: Quail Creek Country Club, Naples
Naples Region 2: The Golf Club at Olde Cypress, Naples 
Central Region: Orange Tree Golf Club, Orlando
Northeast Region: Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club, Ormond Beach
Panhandle Region: Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club, Destin  
Treasure Coast Region: La Cita Golf & Country Club, Titusville 

In the State Championship, the six lowest individual net scores (highest net stableford points) per team count. The team with the highest number of points is crowned the Interclub State Champion. Net stableford points are as follows: Double Eagle: 5-points, Eagle: 4-points, Birdie: 3-points, Par: 2-points, Bogey: 1-point, Double Bogey or Higher: 0-points.

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