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Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out

Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course, Lakewood Ranch, FL

October 26-27, 2023

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - The 2023 Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out was blessed with fantastic weather and superb conditions Thursday and Friday on the Commander Course at Lakewood National Golf Club in Sarasota. After 54 holes of golf, Chad Frank and William Shufelt took home the trophy in the Senior Division while Bill Barnes and Richard Kerper emerged victorious in the Super-Senior Division after a one-hole playoff. 

Senior Division

On Thursday morning, teams teed off competing in a modified alternate shot format. Bobby Bird and William Mallon’s round of 5-under, 67, provided the pair from Vero Beach with a two-shot lead over Miles McConnell, the 2023 Senior Amateur Champion, and Pete Williams, and a three-shot lead over Greg Hendrix and Kevin Sullivan.

The second round, taking place Thursday afternoon, came with a switch in format as players competed in a scramble. The change in format was accompanied by low scores across the field with a staggering 15 teams finishing the round at 7-under, 65, or better. No round was more impressive than Chad Frank and William Shufelt’s 14-under par, 58. This catapulted them into first place heading into Friday. Bird and Mallon were able to stay within striking distance after posting 8-under, 63, to sit just one shot behind the leaders. McConnell and Williams would begin the final round in third, four shots off the lead, after recording an 8-under par, 64, in the scramble.

Then, on Friday, the competitors would face off in a four-ball stroke-play format for the final round of the Championship. After beginning the day with a one-shot lead, Frank and Shufelt would use four birdies en-route to a front-nine total of 3-under par, 33, to extend their lead to three shots. Despite great playing, the teams of Bird/Mallon (16-under, 200) and McConnell/Williams (15-under, 201) ultimately fell short, making Frank and Shufelt (19-under, 197) the 2023 Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out champions. This is the first FSGA Championship victory for both Frank and Shufelt.

Super-Senior Division

The first round of competition in the Super-Senior Division concluded with Bert Kosup and James Starnes sitting alone atop the leaderboard. The duo from Fort Myers were the only team in the division to shoot under-par Thursday morning. Their score of 1-under par gave them a one-shot lead over Bill Barnes and Richard Kerper, and a two-shot lead over Walter Himelsbaugh, who was victorious at the 2022 Senior Two-Man Shootout, and Cory Walker.

Thursday afternoon’s scramble was tightly contested with 10 teams scoring 5-under par, 67, or better. The low score in the scramble belonged to Himelsbaugh and Walker. The pair from Leesburg and Ormond Beach, respectively, carded a 9-under, 63, that brought them into a tie for first place with Kosup and Starnes, whose score of 5-under, 67, was highlighted by a bogey-free front nine. Barnes and Kerper remained in contention just three shots back after their score of 7-under, 65.

Throughout the final round on Friday, the three teams at the top of the leaderboard continued to separate themselves from the rest of the field. When the leading groups made the turn onto the front nine (groups started on Hole #10), Kosup and Starnes held a one-shot lead over Himelsbaugh and Walker, and a five-shot lead over Barnes and Kerper. However, Barnes and Kerper were not ready to give up their hopes of winning just yet. The duo from Oldsmar and Bonita Springs, respectively, would string together a masterful 5-under, 31, on the front nine to race back up the leaderboard. At the completion of the round, all three teams vying for the top spot throughout the Championship were tied at 10-under par, 206. On the first playoff hole, Barnes and Kerper would emerge victorious with a birdie, completing an incredible comeback. This is Barnes’ second FSGA Championship win and Kerper’s third.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Senior Division

6,431 yds. 70.2/130

Super-Senior Division

5,996 yds. 68.5/127

Par: 72

Weather Information




Sunny with high winds.

84 °F


Sunny with high winds.

86 °F


Sunny with moderate winds

86 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 TotalTotal Score Points
1 William Shufelt / Chad Frank 71 58 68 197 1000
2 William Mallon / Bobby Bird 67 63 70 200 700
3 Pete Williams / Miles McConnell 69 64 68 201 500
4 Glenn Przybylski / Gregory Seelinger 75 61 67 203 400
T5 Brian Keenan / Michael Kelley 72 62 71 205 325
T5 Todd Franks / Patrick Stayer 74 62 69 205 325
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Tournament Summary

Format:  54 holes of two-man stroke play
                - Modified Alternate Shot
                - Scramble
                - Four-Ball (Two-Man Best-Ball)

Eligibility FSGA adult member at least 55 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 15.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $420 (per team) 

Schedule of Events

Past Results 

Championship Format

  • 54 Holes of stroke play
  • Maximum field size - 52 teams (104 players)
  • Two-man team, gross stroke play (no handicaps)
  • Senior (55-64) & Super-Senior (65 & Over) Age Divisions
  • Each round is a different form of play (Modified Alternate Shot / Scramble / Four-Ball)


  • Male amateur golfers age 55 or older as of the first day of the Championship
  • Both entrants are required to be an adult member of the FSGA
  • Active Florida GHIN, with index of 15.0 or lower

Entry Fee

  • $420 per team ($210 per player)

Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 26th

  • Morning Round - 8:00 AM shotgun - Modified Alternate Shot (18 holes) where each player hits a tee shot, then the team selects a ball to be played into the hole and alternates playing that ball into the hole
  • Lunch - Included 
  • Afternoon Round - 1:30 PM shotgun - Two-Man Scramble

Friday, October 27th

  • Final Round - 8:00 AM shotgun - Four-Ball (Two-Man Best-Ball)
  • Playoff - For overall team Champion only.  The format for the playoff is a sudden death play-off alternating with each form of play used for one hole (Modified Alternate-Shot, Scramble & Four-Ball). It is the team's responsibility to be present for any playoff.

Championship Field Size

Maximum of 52 teams - 104 players

Entry Priority

Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,000 yards (Super-Senior) - 6,500 yards (Senior).

Rounds & Prizes

Each round of the Shoot-Out is treated as a separate competition and gift certificates are awarded for each round.  There is an overall prize for the team Champion, but the emphasis and the majority of gift certificates are paid out on the basis of each individual round.


After 36 holes, the number of flights will be based on the number of teams and the range of scores.

Practice Rounds

A discounted practice round of $50 plus tax will be available one week prior to the Champiponship, on a space available basis, limited to after 12 noon on the weekend prior. Please call 941-900-2424 ext. 1 to book.


Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.

Defending Champions

Brian Keenan and Michael Kelley took home the Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out title at the Country Club of Ocala, posting a 12-under 204 to win the championship by two strokes. The Super-Senior title was won by Walter Himelsbaugh and Andrew Padova, who finished at 13-under 203 on the week.

Click here for previous year's results 

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy -  Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are NOT permitted in FSGA Championships and FSGA qualifying rounds per the FSGA Code of Conduct; except at the Florida Open, Florida Women's Open & Senior Open, and the Florida Senior Open - Click here
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of the Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in 4000 RCA Boulevard  Palm Beach Gardens  FL  33410 
    any matter will be final.

Host Hotels

Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

Address: 8305 Tourist Center Drive Sarasota, FL 34201

Phone: 941-360-2626

Room Information

  • Rates Available: October 25-28, 2023
  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds - $179/night 
  • Deadline to book: September 25, 2023
  • Book here


Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch

Address: 8565 Cooper Creek Blvd Sarasota, FL 34201

Phone: 941-355-8619

Room Information

  • Rates Available: October 25-28, 2023
  • 2 Queen Beds - $149/night
  • 1 King Bed Suite - $149/night
  • Deadline: September 25, 2023
  • Book here


Lakewood National accepts all major credit cards for purchases.


Lakewood National Golf Club
17605 Lakewood National Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211


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