Eubank & Pfrogner Claim Division Crowns
Due to inclimate weather the 70-74 division and the 75 and Over division were limited to an 18-hole event. That did not prevent Jim Pfrogner and Joe Eubank from winning their first State Championship titles at the Forest Country Club – Bear Course, in Fort Myers, on April 9.
In the 70-74 age division Jim Pfrogner of Sarasota, held off a strong field to win by one stroke after this round of 75. Pfrogner's final round included one birdie to go along with three bogies on the front, turning at two-over par 38. Pfronger would play the next seven holes in one-under par, giving him a little breathing room coming down the home stretch. Two late bogies on 17 and 18 did not prevent Pfronger from capturing his first state Championship on Wednesday. Five players finished tied for second place, including past Champions Edward Craig of Orlando, and Brian Sachs of Newberry. Other players finishing tied for second included Jim DuBois of Coral Springs, Russ Berkoben of Naples, and Jack Ruhs of Palm City.
In the 75 & Over Division, Joe Eubank of Daytona Beach, prevailed in a sudden death playoff. After posting a round of three-over par 75, Eubank would find himself tied with Bill Feehan of Marco Island. Eubank would go on to make a par on the first playoff hole to capture his first FSGA State Championship title. Eubank jokingly stated, “I guess I was due since my last victory came back in 1949.” Max Mathews, of Andalusia, AL, and Richard McClear, of Boynton Beach, took home second place honors after their rounds of five-over par 77.