April 01, 2012

Bluewater Bay Resort wins Interclub

Eight weeks of matches and Bluewater Bay emerges as the champions

Bluewater Bay Resort went wire-to-wire to win the 2012 Men’s Interclub Team Championship at Grand Cypress Golf Club & Walt Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course in Orlando, March 31-April 1.  After six weeks of matches and two rounds of play-offs, Bluewater Bay Resort beat out seven other Regional Champions to be crowned the Men’s Interclub State Champions.

Bluewater Bay Resort earned 202 points in the first round to take a 12 point lead heading into the final round.  In the final round, Bluewater Bay was lead by Rolf Klam and his 41 stabelford points, to help his team finish with 217 points on the day, and a tournament total of 419 points to capture the title by three points. This is Bluewater Bay’s second Men’s Interclub Championship title after claiming the Inaugural Championship.  The Palencia Club finished in second place with 416 points, while the Defending Champions Wentworth Golf Club and The Evergreen Club finished tied for third place with 395 points.

After two rounds of playoffs, Lake Ashton Golf Club, in Lake Wales, won the Central Region.  The Palencia Club, in Saint Augustine, won the Northeast Region.  Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club, in Ocala, grabbed the title of the Greater Ocala Region. Bluewater Bay Resort, from Niceville, won the Panhandle Region. The Evergreen Club, from Palm City, claimed the Southeast Region title, Forest Glen Golf and Country Club, in Naples, claimed the Naples Region, Wentworth Golf Club, in Tarpon Springs, captured the Tampa Bay Region title, and Pelican Sound Golf & River Club, from Estero, captured the Suncoast Region title.

In the State Championship, the six lowest individual net scores (highest net Stableford points) per team count. The team with the highest number of points will be crowned the Interclub State Champions. Net Stableford points are as follows: Double Eagle 5-points, Eagle 4-points, Birdie 3-points, Par 2-points, Bogey 1-point, Double Bogey or higher 0-points.

The Men's Interclub Team Matches began in January and included six weeks of home and away matches, followed by regional play-offs and a State Championship at Grand Cypress Golf Club and Walt Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course. Matches are played on Thursday afternoons and utilize full handicaps (18.4 indexes and below) featuring eight players from each team competing against another local club. All competitors play an individual 18-hole match and at the same time, play with a partner from their team in a four-ball match against two players from the opposing team (2-man, best ball).

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