Golden Eagle Wins Northwest Club Challenge
After the first day, Golden Eagle shared the lead with Shalimar Pointe Country Club when each team shot a 231 total. Golden Eagle came out the second day to fire a 229 and win the title with a 460 total. Blake Hayward from Golden Eagle fired a 76 on both days while teammates Bob Sims posted a78-75—153 and Robert Gaff shot a 77-78—155. Shalimar Pointe Country Club took second place shooting a 231-231—462. Jon Olson led Shalimar Pointe posting a 74-74—148. Panama Country Club finished in third place with scores of 233-240—473. The 2003 State Amateur Champion Richard Maddox recorded a 78-76—154 for Panama Country Club.
Conducted by the Florida State Golf Association, the Northwest Club Challenge is played on the Tom Fazio designed Camp Creek championship golf course. The competition is open to all amateurs in Florida and all four team members must be members of the same club. This is a 36-hole stoke play event with the best three of four scores counted each round. This is the second year of the Northwest Club Challenge.