Winter Series - Buckhorn Springs G&CC

Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club - Valrico
March 8-9, 2021

Three Capture Season-Ending Victory

VALRICO, Fla. – Three players captured season-ending victories, as the 2020-21 Winter Series wrapped up on Tuesday at Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country. Miles McConnell took home the win the Mid-Amateur Division on Tuesday, while Doug Jones was victorious in the Senior Division and Doug LaCrosse captured the Super-Senior Division.

With the 2020-21 Winter Series season coming to a close, Chester VandenBerg, Joe Shaktman and LaCrosse were named the Winter Series Points Champions. LaCrosse earned the titles for the third-straight season, while Shaktman picked up the honor for the second-straight season.


McConnell used a 3-under 141 to earn the win in the Mid-Amateur Division. The Tampa native opened the tournament with a 1-under 71, finishing the day with four birdies, to take a one-shot lead over the field.

McConnell got off to a quick start with a birdie on the second. He carded back-to-back birdies on the seventh and the eighth to make the turn at 1 under for the day. McConnell added two more birdies on the back side to post a final-round 70 and secure the nine-shot victory.

Troy Vannucci and Ben Fisher both took a share of second place at 6-over 150, while Jim Loftin and Oliver Fisher finished tied for fourth at 8-over 152.


Jones captured a wire-to-wire win in the Senior Division, posting an even-under 144 for the week. The Brandon native fired a 72 in Monday’s first round to take a share of the first-round lead.

Starting on the sixth hole, Shaktman began the day with a birdie on the seventh. His only hiccup of the day came with a bogey on the fourth. He posted a final-round 72 to secure the one-shot victory.

John Gabler fired a 2-under 70 in the final round to take home a second-place finish at 1-over 145. Paul Royak finished third at 2-over 146, while Rokki Rogan finished fourth at 3-over 147. Gabler and Rogan’s final-round 70 was the low round of tournament in the Senior Division.


LaCrosse picked up his second win of the Winter Series season in commanding fashion, securing the eight-shot victory with a 2-under 142. He fired a 3-under 69 in Monday’s first round to take a seven-shot lead over the field.

The Tampa native carded three birdies in the final round to post a final-round 73 and take home the win.

Three players finished the week in a tie for second at 6-over 150: John Hall, Carey Watson and Kevin Macy.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Amateur 6,719 yds. 72.5/133
Senior 6,340 yds. 70.2/128
Super-Senior 6,045 yds. 69.0/125

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Light Breeze 69 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Miles McConnell 71 70 141 150
T2 Troy Vannucci 72 78 150 90
T2 Ben Fisher 77 73 150 90
T4 Oliver Fisher 77 75 152 55
T4 Jim Loftin 72 80 152 55
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Douglas Jones 72 72 144 150
2 John Gabler 75 70 145 105
3 Paul Royak 73 73 146 75
4 Rokki Rogan 77 70 147 60
5 Steve Douglass 72 77 149 50
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Doug LaCrosse 69 73 142 150
T2 John Hall 75 75 150 80
T2 Kevin Macy 78 72 150 80
T2 Carey Watson 75 75 150 80
5 Bobby Lundquist 74 79 153 50
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Buckhorn Springs has 72 golf carts and does not have dividers. We will play in a mix of threesomes and foursomes. Players will be given opportunity for single cart preference or to walk.

Tournament Summary

Format:  36-holes of gross stroke play 

Eligibility FSGA Adult Member at least 25 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 10.0 or less

Age Divisions:  Mid-Amateur, Senior & Super-Senior

Entry Fee: $160

Schedule of Events


  • 36 holes of individual gross stroke play (no handicaps)


  • Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are age 25 or older as of March 10, 2021
  • 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.

Age Divisions

There are three age divisions; Mid-Amateur (25-54), Senior (55-64) and Super-Senior (65 & above). Each player must compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of March 10, 2021. Competitors may not elect to play in a different age division or from a different tee than designated.

  • 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.

Entry Fees & Prizes

  • $160
  • 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. 

Schedule of Events

Monday, March 8th

  • Round 1 - 1:00 PM Shotgun

Tuesday, March 9th

  • Round 2 - 8:30 AM Shotgun

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 (813) 689-7766. The cost of a practice round is $40 plus tax. 

Host Hotel

There is currently no host hotel for this event.

Maximum Field Size

Individual events - 84-96 players in a mix of threesomes & foursomes

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