October 22, 2006

Golden Eagle Wins Northwest Club Challenge

Golden Eagle G&CC won their second Northwest Club Challenge title as Shalimar Pointe CC captured the Senior division.

In the regular division, Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club, located in Tallahassee, secured the division with a team total of 312. Playing 36 holes of stableford scoring, team members Tom Perrin, Van Champion, Robert Gaff and Allen Ross posted a 155-157 to edge out the field by three points. Gaff and Ross were members of the Golden Eagle team who won the 2004 Northwest Club Challenge. Teams from Panama Country Club placed second and third in this State Championship.

Shalimar Pointe Country Club won the senior division with a total of 302 points. Rusty Napier, Fred Gross, Jim Szabo and Walt Ebbert contributed with totals of 152-150. Bluewater Bay Resort posted a 295 total for second place while defending champion Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club placed third in the senior division.

Conducted by the Florida State Golf Association, the Northwest Club Challenge was played on the Doug O’Rourke designed course, rated the longest in Florida. This State Championship is open to all amateur golfers and each team consists of four members from the same club. The format is 36-holes of stableford scoring with the total of the high three point totals of the four scores counting for each round. There is a Regular and Senior Division for ages 55 and above.

To view tee times, pairings, and complete results, please see www.fsga.org.

Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 22 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships and the Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

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