Winter Series - RedTail GC
March 2-3, 2020
Three Capture Season Ending Victories at RedTail Golf Club
SORRENTO, Fla. – The Winter Series made its final stop of the season this week at RedTail Golf Club. Paul Tesori took home the win the Mid-Amateur Division on Tuesday, while Joe Shaktman were victorious in the Senior Division and Bobby Lundquist captured the Super-Senior Division.
With the 2019-20 Winter Series season coming to a close, Tesori, Shaktman and Doug LaCrosse were named the Winter Series Points Champions. Tesori and LaCrosse earned the titles for the second-straight season, while Shaktman picked up the honor for the first time.
Tesori used a 1-under 143, the only under-par score in the tournament, to earn the win in the Mid-Amateur Division. The Ponte Vedra native posted a 73 on Monday, with an eagle on the par-5 second hole. He sat in second place, two shots back of the first-round leader, Chris Solomon.
Starting on the 14th hole, Tesori began the final round with a birdie. He pulled ahead of Solomon and into first place with a birdie on the seventh hole. Solomon carded three-straight bogeys on Nos. 6-9 to give Tesori a three-shot lead. Tesori added a birdie on the 12th to extend his lead to five shots.
Capturing his second Winter Series win of the season, Tesori shot a final-round 70. This victory moved him to the top of the Mid-Amateur Points List, earning him exemptions into the Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship to be contested later this year.
Solomon took home a second-place finish at 3-over 147, while Christopher Anderson finished third at 5-over 149.
Shaktman captured a wire-to-wire win in the Senior Division, posting a 2-under 142 for the week. The Coral Springs native fired a 69 in Monday’s first round, the low round of event, to hold a five-shot lead over the field.
Starting on the 10th hole, Shaktman began the day with a bogey, but birdied two of the four final holes to close out his first nine at 1-under. He finished the day with a 1-over 73 to secure the five-stroke victory.
Tom Myers finished second at 3-over 147, with Walter Himelsbaugh finishing four shots back at 7-over 151.
Lundquist fired a 3-under 141 to capture the win in the Super-Senior Division. The Sanford native used a first-round 71 to sit at the top of the leaderboard with Robert Cunningham and Steve Sponder.
Starting on the fourth hole, Lundquist started the day with a bogey-free first nine. He added three birdies on his back nine to card final-round 70 to earn the win.
Kim Schwencke took home a second-place finish at 2-under 142, shooting a final-round 68, while Cunningham finished third at 1-under 143.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Mid-Amateur||6,729 yds. 72.9/139|
|Senior||6,395 yds. 71.1/132|
|Super-Senior||5,916 yds. 69.6/124|
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
- 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 3, 2020
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Monday, March 2nd
- Round 1 - 12:30 PM Shotgun
Tuesday, March 3rd
- 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 352-383-5692. The cost of a practice round is $40 plus tax.
There is currently no host hotel for this event.
Maximum Field Size
Individual events - 96 players in foursomes