Southeastern Challenge Team Set
TAMPA, Fla. – The 12-player roster for the Florida Team for the 18th Southeastern Challenge Match is set. Eight amateurs and four senior amateurs were selected on Friday to represent the state of Florida. The team will meet Alabama and Georgia at Willow Point Golf & Country Club in Alexander City, Ala. on October 15-17.
The 12 players announced by the FSGA are: Joe Alfieri, Jordan Batchelor, Chip Brooke, Daniel Debra, Richard Donegan, Marc Dull, Mike Finster, Devon Hopkins, Joey Latowski, Miles McConnell, Paul Royak and Don Whittemore.
Meet the Team
The Southeastern Challenge is a tri-state biennial competition between Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The Match is played over two days with four-ball, foursome and three-ball matches. Florida holds the most overall team victories with eight, while Georgia holds seven and one for Alabama.
The Sunshine State will look to reclaim the Southeastern Challenge trophy following a Georgia win at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Georgia in 2019. Florida and Georgia are tied for the most Southeastern Challenge victories at eight a piece, while Alabama has captured one win.
The men’s Southeast Challenge Match debuted at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, in 1989 as an event intended to promote goodwill and competition between the best amateur players, playing as a team, from Florida, Georgia and Alabama.