May 01, 2005

Lago Mar Wins Club Team Championship

Lago Mar Country Club overcomes an eight stroke deficit to win the 62nd Club Team Championship.

Going into the final round, Lago Mar Country Club was tied with three other teams with a first round total of 231 to trail Redlands Golf and Country Club by eight strokes. The team from Plantation battled back in gusty winds and tough course conditions to fire a 219 in the final round and win the Championship with a 450 two-day total. Rick Woulfe, the 2004 Player-of-the Year, led Lago Mar shooting a 70-71 for a 3-under par 141. With Woulfe’s 71 in the first round, Steve Sponder shot an 80 and Craig Stevens posted an 81 for the team total of 231 on the North Course. In the final round, Stevens shot an even par 72 and Bob Ethridge added a 76 to go along with Woulfe’s 71 on the South Course and secure the title by eight strokes. Last year, the same team from Lago Mar finished second in the Club Team Championship.  

Redlands Golf and Country Club, in Homestead, placed second behind Lago Mar with a two-day total of 458. Redlands led after the first round with a team total of 223 on the North Course. In the final round, the team recorded a 235 on the South Course for second place. Samuel Martinez led Redlands with strong scores of 70-74. Interlachen Country Club, in Winter Park, pushed hard in the final round to post a 228 team total. Combined with a 231 in the first round, Interlachen posted a 459 for the tournament and third place.   

A tradition since 1941, the Club Team Championship is open to traditional golf clubs that own their own course and are members of the FSGA. The four team members must each be members of the club and each individual must also be a member of the FSGA. The Championship features 36 holes of stroke play with the total of the low 3 of the 4 gross scores counting in each round.

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