Men's Net Four-Ball Championship

Walt Disney World Golf (Palm/Magnolia) - Lake Buena Vista
December 5-6, 2015

The Men’s Net Four-Ball Championship named three teams champions this weekend, December 5-6, at Walt Disney World Golf.  Play was conducted on the Palm course on Saturday and the Magnolia course on Sunday.  The teams of Mark Jerkins and Matt Ruthven, Peter Lucas and Dwaine Zitko, and Wayne Klepinger and Rick Page captured their respective divisions.  

The Under 50 Age Division was earned by Mark Jerkins and Matt Ruthven.  An opening 69 placed them four shots behind the overnight leaders, Curtis Anderson and Edward Mizerany Jr.  As play moved over to the Magnolia Course, the solid play by Jerkins and Ruthven continued.  They concluded with a 66, one of four teams to do so on Sunday, finishing with a 36-hole total of 135.  Second and third place were claimed by teams which also posted a 66 on Sunday.  Tommy Briggs and Freddy Tapanes, and Daniel Riley and Jacob Foster finished second and third respectively.  

The 50-64 Age Division was another hotly contested fight.  Coming out on top was the team of Peter Lucas and Dwaine Zitko.  It was a comeback similar to what we saw in the Under 50 Division.  Lucas and Zitko paced the field with a 63 on the Magnolia course.  Combining the spectacular 63 with a 67 from the Palm course resulted in a two shot victory over the teams of Steve Zonca and Greg Broxham, James Means and Tim Woodward, and Gary Morris and Michael DiFrancesco.  

Finally, the 65 & Over Division saw Wayne Klepinger and Rick Page fire a tournament low-61 on Saturday.  Klepinger and Page, with a 61 and 65, had the low round in their flight both Saturday and Sunday.  Rick Tuck and Ebba Wiechowski came in just behind the victors with a 63 and 66 – both totals were second each day.  The teams of Stanley Urban and Tom Pilon, and Richard Rosmarin and Ronald Hoover rounded out the top four.  

This was the second year of the Men’s Net Four-Ball Championship, and it heads back to Disney again next year.  

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Under 50 Age Division 6,489 yards 72.0/127
50-64 Age Division 6,217 yards 70.8/124
65 & Over Age Division 5,770 yards 68.2/116

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Sunny and breezy 81 °F
Sunny Sunny and breezy 82 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Mark Jerkins / Matt Ruthven 69 66 135 0
2 Tommy Briggs / Freddy Tapanes 70 66 136 0
3 Daniel Riley / Jacob Foster 71 66 137 0
T4 Patrick Brisley / Andy Weber 72 68 140 0
T4 Jay Wakefield / Beau Phillips 74 66 140 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Dwaine Zitko / Peter Lucas 67 63 130 0
2 Steve Zonca / Greg Broxham I 69 63 132 0
3 James Means / Tim Woodward 65 67 132 0
4 Gary Morris / Michael DiFrancesco 65 67 132 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Wayne Klepinger / Rick Page 61 65 126 0
2 Rick Tuck / Ebba Wiechowski 63 66 129 0
3 Stanley Urban / Tom Pilon 63 67 130 0
4 Richard Rosmarin / Ronald Hoover 68 66 134 0
5 Steve Beck / Mike Estridge 66 68 134 0
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~ Palm Course & Magnolia Course~

Entries close Wednesday, November 18, 2015

$125 per competitor ($250 per team)

Named for its majestic magnolia trees and host site of many PGA Tour events, the Magnolia course features elevated tees, spacious greens and challenging water hazards. Wide fairways invite you to hit the ball and hit it long, but beware—11 of the 18 holes boast water hazards and 97 bunkers dot the landscape. Sloping greens, tropical sands, and beautiful lakes characterize the challenging Palm Course. Grab a partner and compete on two fun golf courses in the 2015 Men's Net Four-Ball Championship. For a look at the 2014 Championship results click here.

Championship Format

  • 36 Holes of Net Four-Ball Stroke Play
  • Maximum 104 player field size (52 teams)
  • All players will play to 90% of their lowest index (LI) for the previous 12 months
  • The course handicap differential between partners may be no more than eight (8) strokes. (If the differential is more than eight (8) strokes, the higher course handicap will be reduced to allow for the difference).
  • Both team members will play the same set of tees based on the age of the younger team member

Eligibility

  • Must be a male amateur and have a valid Florida GHIN handicap
  • Players earn exempt status if both partners have won a One-Day net Four-Ball during the 2015 season playing together as partners.
  • Each player must have played in at least 2 One-Day events from January 1, 2015 through the close of entries on, November 18, 2015.
  • Entries are first come first serve and are charged after each player has completed their 2nd event.

Entry Fee

$250 *Price per team* - Entry fee includes both competitive rounds, cart fees, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes

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

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.

Handicaps

  • Must have a Florida GHIN Handicap no higher than 24.0.
  • All players will play to 90% of their lowest index (LI) for the previous 12 months
  • The course handicap differential between partners may be no more than
    eight (8) strokes. (If the differential is more than eight (8) strokes, the higher course handicap will be reduced to allow for the difference).
  • For the purpose of the lowest index (LI) for the previous 12 months, the December 1, 2015 handicap revision will be included

Schedule of Events 

Saturday, December 5th
  • 8:00 AM - Round One shotgun start *Palm Course*
Sunday, December 6th
  • 8:00 AM - Final Round shotgun start *Magnolia Course*
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

Course Set-up

  • Under 50 Age Division - 6,500 yards approximately 
  • 50-64 Age Division - 6,200 yards approximately 
  • 65 & Over Age Division - 5,800 yards approximately

Tee Times

Round One & Round Two: 8:00 AM shotgun start. **No pairings request will be honored for this Championship**

Practice Round and Practice Facility Information

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship on a space available basis. Practice rounds may be played after 12:00 PM Friday through Sunday. The price for a practice round is $45.00 plus tax. Please call (407) 939-4653 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Carts

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

Defending Champions

The Men’s Net Four-Ball Championship named three teams champions at Walt Disney World Golf on the Magnolia Course. The teams of Andy Weber and Patrick Brisley, Peter Lucas and Dwaine Zitko, and Keith Barber and Wayne Talmadge captured trophies in their appropriate age divisions. In the Under 50 Age Division, Patrick Brisley, of Tampa, and Andy Weber, of Lake Mary, fought through a tight leader board to be crowned victorious. Peter Lucas, of Spring Hill, and Dwaine Zitko, of Tampa, captured the 50-64 Age Division with a 14 under-par, 130, tournament total. Keith Barber and Wayne Talmadge, of The Villages, posted two bookend rounds of 63 to capture the 65 and Over Age Division.

Other Policies

  • Spectators - Only players are allowed to ride in carts.  Click here.
  • Caddies - If a player employs a caddie, the caddie MUST walk and 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.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

Currently, there is no host hotel for this event.

Method of Payments

Walt Disney accepts Cash, Visa/MasterCard, and American Express for payment.

Directions

1950 West Magnolia Palm Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Click here for directions.

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