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Three Win at Winter Haven

November 14, 2023

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Three players took home Winter Series wins on Tuesday at The Country Club of Winter Haven. Walter Himelsbaugh was victorious in the Super-Senior division, Chad Ibbotson captured the win in the Senior division, and Jacob Richard earned the Mid-Amateur title.


Richard finished with an even-par 144 to secured the nine-shot victory in the Mid-Amateur division. He sat tied with two other players after shooting 1-over 73 in the first round. Getting off to a strong start in the final round, Richard birdied the fifth and ninth and made the turn at 1 under. The Mount Dora native birdied the 11th and 13th holes to secure the win with a final-round 71.  

Ryan Prokay and James Preston tied as they both shot 73-80--153.


Ibbotson used his even-par in the second round of the tournament to pick up the win in the Senior division at 3-over 147. The Sanford native carded three birdies during Tuesday’s second round to post an even-par 72 and secure his title. 

Michael Nealy finished second at 7-over 151, with rounds of 73-78. John Barry secured third place shooting 73-79--152. 


Himelsbaugh earned the title in the Super-Senior division by 1-shot, finishing at 2-over 146. He got the tournament started with a 1-over 73 in the first round to be one-shot behind the leader, Jim Stone who fired an even-par 72 .  The Leesburg native used a final-round 73 to take home the win.

Jim Stone finished second at 3-over 147, with rounds of 72-75. Earl Lanoue earned third place, finishing at 5-over 149.