Three Teams Defeat the Dunes
HAINES CITY, Fla. – The teams of See/Ulsh (Top), Lamarche/Torres (Left), and Hyman/Norka (Right) prevailed through the dunes and tough competition to be crowned Men’s Net Four-Ball Champions.
Under 50 Division
A rain storm delayed the start of round one, but both rounds finished with sunny skies and great golfing weather. Two teams, Mike See/Michael Ulsh and William Gariepy/Jim Jensen, tied at the top after the final round with an impressive 12 under-par 132. See, of Palm Harbor, and Ulsh, of Tampa, started Sunday’s round six strokes back after a first round 67. Round two was highlighted by seven net birdies and a net eagle, from See/Ulsh, to post a 65 and climb up the learderboard. The team from Brooksville, Gariepy and Jensen, posted two net eagles in round one to lead by four strokes. The duo finished round two with a 71 to tie See and Ulsh at the top. A modified USGA score card playoff was used to crown See and Ulsh Champions due to their lower final 18 hole score. Four teams tied for third place with a final ten under-par 134; Jimenez/Stone, Rolfs/Wooley, Vassallo/Vassallo, and Mealey/Young.
An exciting finish for Edwin Torres, of Bartow, and Carlos Lamarche, of Orlando, crowned the duo victorious. A four-way tie at the top concluded the final round with the teams of Lamarche/Torres, Briggs/Johnson, Daugherty/Rosenberger, and Hogan/Kelly finishing at 13 under-par 131. Despite starting round two five strokes back, Torres and Lamarche fought back with eight net birdies and a net eagle. Finishing with a nine under-par 63, Lamarche/Torres broke the tie at the top and seized victory!
65 & Over Division
John Zuehlke, of Hernando, and James Sparks, of Spring Hill, dominated round one with three net eagles to finish in the lead with a 12 under-par 60. The team from Winter Haven, Kevin Hyman and David Norka, was a force to be reckoned with in round two. Hyman posted back-to-back net eagles on holes 16 and 17 while Norka had a net eagle on the 10th hole to finish in first place. Hyman and Norka finished with rounds of 65-63 to claim the win at 16 under-par 128. John Thompson and Bruce Moskovciak played steady rounds of 63-66 to finish one stroke back in second place. In third place finished John Christensen and Dwaine Zitko, with an impressive first round of 62, and 14 under-par 130 total.