Winter Series - Country Club of Ocala
February 25-26, 2019
OCALA, Fla. – In the final Winter Series event of the season, three players captured wins at the Country Club of Ocala on Tuesday. Douglas Schneider, Jimmy Jones Sr. and Bobby Lundquist all claimed their divisions in Ocala.
Douglas Schneider captured the mid-amateur division, defeating Christopher Anderson in a playoff. He posted a 2-over 146 for the two-day event. Following the first round, he was in a tie for second place, after shooting a 5-over 77 on Monday.
The Lake Park, Fla. birdied the first hole, before carding a bogey and a double bogey on the third and fourth holes. Heading into the back nine, Schneider was sitting at 7-over for the tournament. He posted five birdies on the back nine, with three straight on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes.
Schneider finished the final round with a 3-under 69, the low-round of the tournament. This was the first Winter Series win of his career.
Jimmy Jones, Sr. was victorious in the senior division, recording an even-par 144. After the first round, Jones was three-strokes behind the leader, after a 4-over 76 on Monday.
The Tampa, Fla. native carded a bogey-free round on Tuesday, with four birdies. Jones finished the final round with a 4-under 68, the only under-par round of the tournament, to capture the win. He finished five strokes ahead of runner-up Chuck Davis.
This is Jones’ first Winter Series victory since January 2018, when he won at Hunters Green Country Club with four-ball partner, Earl Lanoue.
Bobby Lundquist took home the trophy in super-senior division on Tuesday, his second-straight Winter Series win. The Sanford, Fla. native was in a tie for second heading into the final round, after shooting 3-over 75 in the first round.
He birdied three holes in the final round to finish with an even-par 72 and secure the win. Lundquist shot a 3-over 147 for the event.
Winter Series Points Champions
With Country Club of Ocala as the final of seven events, the Winter Series season wrapped up on Tuesday. At the conclusion of the event, Paul Tesori, Douglas Jones and Doug LaCrosse were named the 2018-2019 Winter Series Points Champions in their respective divisions.
Jones and LaCrosse locked up the titles earlier this month at LPGA International. Coming into the final event, Tesori need a fifth-place finish or better to clinch the title. He finished in third at 8-over 152 to be named the Mid-Amateur Points Champion.
Final Winter Series Points Lists
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Mid-Amateur||6,669 yds. 73.0/138|
|Senior||6,382 yds. 71.6/135|
|Super-Senior||6,057 yds. 71.0/132|
|PM Start - Strong Wind Gusts||74 °F|
Individual Event - Gross Only (No Handicaps)
Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are age 25 or older as of February 26, 2019 and a Regular or Foundation Member of the FSGA.
Entry Fees & Prizes
- $160 ($170 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).
- 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.
- Round 1 - 12:00 PM shotgun start
- Round 2 - 8:30 AM shotgun start
Individual 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 February 26, 2019. 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.
Practice Rounds & Cost
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event on a space available basis. Practice rounds are restricted until after 12:00 PM on weekends. To arrange your practice round please call the club at 352-237-6644. The cost of a practice round is $40 plus tax.
3712 SW 38th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474
$99 per room, per night, plus tax. Please call hotel and ask for "FSGA Winter Series - CC of Ocala Room Block" or click here to book online.
Maximum Field Size
Individual events - 96 players - foursomes