Summer Am Series - Sara Bay CC
August 17-18, 2020
FSGA Summer Amatuer Series Events are new for 2020!
These are thirty-six hole, gross (No Handicap Applied) competitions, flighted by age. They were added as additional playing opportunities to get your game sharp after the COVID-19 layoff. They will be run very similar to the Winter Series Events. Player of the Year Points information will be added at a later date.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Four players left Sara Bay Country Club on Tuesday with wins at the second Summer Amateur Series event of the year - Dalton Shettle (Amateur), Chester VandenBerg (Mid-Amateur), Earl Lanoue (Senior), and Doug LaCrosse (Super-Senior).
Shettle played the low round of the tournament with his final round 69 and capped it off with a birdie on the first playoff hole to take home his win. After a first-round 75, which left him three shots back of the lead, Shettle started his final round hot with three birdies and turned at 1-under for the day. He would go on to play his best nine holes of the event with a 2-under 34, which included birdies on16 and 17 to finish the tournament at even par. Johnny Tucker fired rounds of 73-71 to finish at even par for the event along with Shettle. On the first playoff hole, the par-4 10th, Shettle hit his approach shot to 2 feet and rolled in his birdie after Tucker missed his birdie attempt. Chase Ibbotson and Rhett Pooley finished in a tie for third at 2-over par.
In a very competitive Mid-Amateur Division, VandenBerg came out on top after firing rounds of 72-74. VandenBerg opened the event on Monday with a very smooth 72, which included an eagle and a birdie, to put him in a tie for the lead with Alex Bury. An up and down start to the final round left VandenBerg at 1-over through his first nine holes. After a few early bogeys on his second nine, the Ruskin native turned it on birdieing his final three holes of the tournament to secure his victory. Felipe Hasson fired the low round of the tournament in the Mid-Amateur Division with his final round 71 to spring him into a tie for second place with Richard Stapleton at 4-over par.
Lanoue captured the Senior Division title on Tuesday with rounds of 79-74. The Tampa resident opened the tournament with a first-round 79 to leave him two shots back of Tom Myers heading into Tuesday's final round. A steady 74, which included 16 pars and 2 bogeys, was enough to give Lanoue a two-shot victory over the field. Myers fired rounds of 77-78 to finish in second and Rokki Rogan shot 81-75 to finish in solo third.
LaCrosse finished atop the Super-Senior Division at Sara Bay after firing rounds of 75-72. The Tampa native started the final round three shots back of the leader, after his 75 in Monday's opening round. He would go on to play the best round of the day in his division, finishing at even par for the day and passing a number of players to claim his Summer Amateur Series victory. LaCrosse battled it out down the stretch with playing competitor Bobby Lundquist, who fired a final round 73, to finish 1-shot back of LaCrosse in solo second. Greg Shires finished in third by himself with rounds of 73-76.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Amateur||6695 yds. 73.0/131|
|Mid-Amateur||6695 yds. 73.0/131|
|Senior||6354 yds. 71.8/130|
|Super-Senior||6117 yds. 70.8/128|
Format: 36-holes of gross stroke play
Eligibility: FSGA Adult Member at least 18 years of age
Handicap: Florida GHIN 10.0 or less
Age Divisions: Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior & Super-Senior
Entry Fee: $160
- 36 holes of individual gross stroke play (no handicaps)
- Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are age 18 or older as the first day of the event
- Entrant must be a Regular or Foundation Member of the FSGA
- Entrant must have an active Florida GHIN Handicap and have a current handicap index of 10.0 or lower.
There are four age divisions; Amateur (18-24), Mid-Amateur (25-54), Senior (55-64) and Super-Senior (65 & above). Competitors may not elect to play in a different age division or from a different tee than designated.
- Amateur (18-24) plays approximately 6,700 yards
- Mid-Amateur (25-54) plays approximately 6,700 yards
- Senior (55-64) plays approximately 6,400 yards
- Super-Senior (65 & above) approximately 6,100 yards
**After the first round, each age division may be flighted based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores.
- Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
- Age-group Champions at each event will receive a commemorative award. Gift certificates (totaling approximately $30 per-player in the field) will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group.
Monday, August 17th
- Round 1 - 7:30 AM - 1st & 10th Tee Start
Tuesday, August 18th
- Round 2 - 7:30 AM - 1st & 10th Tee Start
Practice Rounds & Cost
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event on a space available basis and are restricted to after 12:00 PM on weekends. To arrange your practice round please call the club at 941-355-7658. The cost of a practice round is $30 plus tax.
There is currently no host hotel for this event.
Maximum Field Size
Individual events - 84 players