Super-Senior Amateur Championship

Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club - Valrico
April 3-5, 2018

Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club, located in Valrico, was in pristine condition to serve as a great test for the Super-Senior Championship. Red numbers led the 65 & Over and 70-74 age divisions after round one. The 65 & Over age division plays 54 holes of stroke play to determine the Champion while the 70-74 and 75 & Over age divisions would crown the Champion after 36 holes. 

The 65 & Over division got off to a roaring start, with two players finishing round one under par. Bobby Lundquist, of Sanford, shot a first round 69 to take the lead by two strokes over Bruce Scamehorn, of Winter Haven, who fired a one-under 71. A host of players sat a few strokes behind Lundquist and Scamehorn, one of which was 2013 Senior Player of the Year, Doug LaCrosse. LaCrosse is a staple on the Senior circuit, posting Top Ten finishes in all but one tournament so far this year. After the second day of the Championship, LaCrosse was in solo fourth place, sitting just two shots back of the leader Bobby Lundquist. With a lot of past Championship experience, LaCrosse teed off on the final day of the Championship with one goal in mind; to win. He would go on a birdie/bogey stretch on holes two through six to find himself at one over-par coming into the ninth hole. He would go on to birdie nine, posting a front-nine score of 36. After making pars on the first four holes of the back nine, LaCrosse birdied the par five 14th hole, only to make bogey on the following hole. He would finish with three straight pars to shoot a final round 72, and claim his first Super-Senior Championship title. Donald Staton, of Boca Raton, finished in second place, one stroke behind LaCrosse. First and second round leader Bobby Lundquist finished third after a final round 77.

In the 70-74 age division, Jack Heinemann, of Green Cove Springs, carded five birdies in his first round to seize the lead with a one under-par 71. Three players finished tied for second place with a 73 including, Randy Briggs, Jack Ramsey, and Jim Mason.  Heinemann began his second round vying for his first FSGA Championship win but fell to a tied for seventh finish after a second round 84. Meanwhile, Jim Mason broke from his tie for second place to capture first place by one stroke. Mason, of Freeport, had one birdie in the final round en route to card a 76 and 149 (+5) total. Randy Briggs remained tied for second with Pat Vincelli and Paul Nunez at 150 total. Mason has won several one-day events but has now earned his first FSGA Championship victory. 

Edward Craig birdied his 17th hole to take the lead by one stroke over defending Champion, Jim Pfrogner, after round one. Craig, of Orlando, posted a first round 74 while Pfrogner sat one stroke back with a 75. Brian Sachs and Phil Leckey finished in third and fourth place respectively with rounds of 76 and 77. Craig, who won the 70-74 age division in 2016, was ready to take his crown back from Pfrogner in the final round.  Scoring the lowest round of the division, Craig achieved a wire-to-wire victory with an impressive second round even par score and 146 (+2) total. Craig carded three birdies in the first four holes to jump start his final round and add a second Super-Senior victory to his resume. Pfrogner remained in second place, five strokes behind, with a 151 (+7) total. 

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Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
65 & Over Championship 6,256 yds. 70.1/128
70-74 Division 5,993 yds. 69.0/125
75 & Over Division 5,713 yds. 67.7/118

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
PartlyCloudy Light Breeze 84 °F
PartlyCloudy Perfect Conditions 85 °F
Sunny Hot 88 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Doug LaCrosse 75 70 72 217 3500
2 Donald Staton 72 72 74 218 2450
3 Bobby Lundquist 69 74 77 220 1750
T4 Bill Barnes 75 74 73 222 1313
T4 Michael Bell 74 77 71 222 1313
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Jim Mason 73 76 0 149 0
T2 Pat Vincelli 75 75 0 150 0
T2 Randy Briggs 73 77 0 150 0
T2 Paul Nunez Jr 77 73 0 150 0
5 Truman Libby 77 74 0 151 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Edward Craig Jr 74 72 0 146 0
2 Jim Pfrogner 75 76 0 151 0
3 Jim DuBois Jr 78 74 0 152 0
4 Phil Leckey 77 76 0 153 0
5 Brian Sachs 76 78 0 154 0
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Join us in a reunion of golfers 65 years of age and older competing in one of our most popular events. The Super-Senior Championship offers a competitive Championship environment for golfers in a stroke play scratch format with three different age divisions from three different sets of tees. Enjoy a player's dinner on the eve of the first round and lunch each day included in your entry fee. For a look at the 2017 Championship Results click here.

Championship Format

  • 54 holes of individual stroke play in the Championship Division (Age 65 & Over)
  • 36 holes of individual stroke play in the 70-74 and 75 & Over Age Divisions

Championship Field Size

  • Maximum of 144 players

Eligibility

  • Male amateur golfer
  • At least 65 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA

Entry Fee

Championship Division (Open to any player age 65 & Over) - 54 holes of stroke play (includes players' dinner and three lunches)

  • $265 GHIN or Foundation Member
  • $275 Non-GHIN Member

70-74 Age Division / 75 & Over Age Division - 36 holes of stroke play (includes players' dinner and two lunches)

  • $210 GHIN or Foundation Member
  • $220 Non-GHIN Member

Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field

Course Set-Up & Age Divisions

New for 2018
At time of entry, players must select which division in which to play. A player of any age may select the 65 & Over division and must play from the longer tees. Otherwise, players are required to play in the age division commensurate with their age as of the first day of the Championship.

Players may not play in multiple age divisions. The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • Championship Ages 65 & Over (54 holes):  6,200-6,400 yards
  • Ages 70-74 (36 holes):  5,900-6,100 yards
  • Ages 75 & Over (36 holes):  5,500-5,700 yards

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 2nd

  • Practice rounds
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Cash bar at Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Complimentary Players' Dinner
  • Golf attire is acceptable
  • Guests may attend for $20

Tuesday, April 3rd

  • Morning Wave (65 & Over) - Round one tee times begin at 8:00 AM off of #1 and #10 tees
  • Afternoon Wave (70-74) and (75 & Over) - Round one tee times begin at 12:30 PM off of #1 and #10 tees
  • Complimentary players' lunch

Wednesday, April 4th

  • Morning Wave (70-74) and (75 & Over) - Round two tee times begin at 8:00 AM off of #1 and #10 tees
  • Awards ceremony for 70-74 and 75 & Over age divisions immediately following the completion of play 
  • Afternoon Wave (65 & Over) - Round two tee times begin at 12:30 PM off of #1 and #10 tees
  • Complimentary players' lunch

Thursday, April 5th

  • Shotgun start at 8:30 AM
  • Awards ceremony for Championship Division immediately following the completion of play
  • Complimentary players' lunch

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week leading up to the Championship on a space available basis.The price for a practice round is $35 plus tax.  Please call 813-689-7766 to arrange your practice round.

Defending Champions

Michael Bell, of Sarasota, posted 72-76-72--220 at Mission Inn Resort's El Campeon course to win the 65-69 Age Division. The 70-74 Age Division was taken by Earl Daniell, of Tallahassee, who shot 76-74-150. Capturing the 75 & Over Age Division was  Jim Pfronger, of Sarasota. Jim shot a 75-79-154, to capture the title. Results

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

  • Next year's Senior Amateur Championship (Championship Division)

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart. 
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Conditions of 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 any matter will be final.

Payment

Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard as payment.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon
10220 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619
813-653-1905

$139 per room, per night, plus tax. Click here to book online, or call 813-653-1905 asking for the FSGA Room Block. Must reserve by March 12th.

Directions to Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club

Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club 
2721 South Miller Road
Valrico, Florida  33596

Click here for directions

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