Winter Series Four-Ball - Southern Hills Plantation Club

Southern Hills Plantation Club - Brooksville
December 2-3, 2019

Three Teams Victorious at Southern Hills Winter Series

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. The Winter Series traveled to Southern Hills Plantation Club for the first four-ball event of the season. Southern Hills proved to be a great test for the players over the two-day tournament.

Luke McCann and JP Pearce took home the win the Mid-Amateur Division on Tuesday, while Walter Himelsbaugh and Doug Jones were victorious in the Senior Division. Dick Clemens and Kevin Macy captured the Super-Senior Division.

Mid-Amateur

McCann and Pearce survived a two-hole playoff to get the win in the Mid-Amateur Division at Southern Hills. After the first round, the pair was in a tie for first place with two teams at 1-over 73. The Jacksonville team carded an even-par 72 in the second round to finish the round in a tie for first place with Ken Cocolin and Matthew Giovannelli at 1-over 145. McCann and Pearce birdied the second playoff hole to secure the win.

Cocolin and Giovannelli, who started the day in a tie for fourth place, took home a second place finish. Cocolin aced the par-3 13th hole, as the Ocala duo fired the low round of the day, 3-under 69. Christopher Anderson and Cameron Smith finished third at 2-over 146.

Senior

Himelsbaugh and Jones finished the tournament at the top of the Senior Division leaderboard with a 1-under 143, the only under-par round in their division. Following the first round, Himelsbaugh and Jones sat in first place after an even-par 72 on Monday. The pair carded two birdied in the final round to post a 1-under 71 and capture the win.

Richard Kerper and Doug LaCrosse finished second at 1-over 145, while the teams of Len Cole / Cash Wiseman and Brian Coffey / David Tassell tied for third at 4-over 148.

Super-Senior

Dick Clemens and Kevin Macy fired a 7-under 137 to capture the two-stroke victory in the Super-Senior Division. The Tampa duo posted a 2-under 70 on Monday to head into the final round at the top of the leaderboard. Clemens and Macy used a bogey-free 5-under 67 in the final round to secure the win, carding five birdies on the day.

Jim Stone and Carey Watson secured a second-place finish with two red numbers for the tournament, 71-68–139. The teams of Bobby Lundquist / Jerry Young and Robert Hess / Fred Peel tied for third place with a 4-under 140

Full Results

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Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Amateur 6,717 yds. 72.6/137
Senior 6,280 yds. 70.7/133
Super-Senior 6,011 yds. 70.0/131

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Windy Cool & Windy. 15-20 mph, gusting to 35 58 °F
Sunny Colder, Less Wind 48 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 J P Pearce / Luke McCann 73 72 145 75
2 Ken Cocolin / Matthew Giovannelli 76 69 145 55
3 Christopher Anderson / Cameron Smith 77 69 146 40
4 Anthony Stephenson / Brian Letourneau 76 72 148 30
T5 Paul Royak / Kevin Dutkowsky 77 72 149 10
T5 Joe Tumlin / Garrett Morrison 73 76 149 10
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Walter Himelsbaugh / Douglas Jones 72 71 143 75
2 Doug LaCrosse / Richard Kerper 73 72 145 55
T3 Len Cole / Cash Wiseman 73 75 148 35
T3 David Tassell / Brian Coffey 76 72 148 35
5 Keith Hensel / Darrell Zavitz 76 76 152 20
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Kevin Macy / Dick Clemens 70 67 137 75
2 Jim Stone / Carey Watson 71 68 139 55
T3 Bobby Lundquist / Jerry Young 72 68 140 35
T3 Fred Peel / Robert Hess 72 68 140 35
5 Tom Grady Jr / Joseph Branconi 73 72 145 20
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Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of gross Four-Ball 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 $320

Schedule of Events

Format

  • 36 holes of individual gross four-ball stroke play (no handicaps)
    • Four-Ball (commonly known as two-person better-ball or best ball) is a two-person team where the lowest score of the two players on each individual hole is counted

Eligibility

  • Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are age 25 or older as of March 3, 2020
  • Both entrants must be a Regular or Foundation Member of the FSGA
  • Both entrants must have a handicap active Florida GHIN Handicap and current index of 10.0 or lower.

Age Divisions & Yardages

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 3, 2020. 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

  • $320 per team
  • 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, December 2nd

  • Round 1 - 12:30 PM Shotgun

Tuesday, December 3rd

  • Round 2 - 9:00 AM Shotgun 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 352-277-5000. The cost of a practice round is $50 plus tax. 

Host Hotel

There is currently no host hotel for this event.

Maximum Field Size

Four-Ball events - 48 teams / 96 players in foursomes

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