Winter Series - CC of Winter Haven - *Four-Ball*

The Country Club of Winter Haven - Winter Haven
January 14-15, 2019

Three Teams Claim First at Winter Series

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Four-Ball Winter Series event saw many red numbers across the leaderboard at The Country Club of Winter Haven. The teams of Finster/Keenan, LaCrosse/Kerper, and Watson/Stone earned victories, defeating tough competition. 

Mid-Amateur

Brian Keenan, of Saint Petersburg, and Mike Finster, of Tampa, posted the tournament low round to claim a wire-to-wire win by six strokes. Finster and Keenan opened the winter series with an impressive 63 (-9). Together the duo scored an exceptional nine birdies and with an eagle from Finster on the 18th hole, the team took the early lead by five strokes after round one. A finishing round of 67 sealed their victory, at 130 (-14), over a field of strong competition. Ponte Vedra residents, Chad James and Paul Tesori, posted two consistent rounds of 68 to finish tied for second place, six strokes behind at 136 (-8). A comeback round of 66 on day two moved the team of Kevin Dutkowsky and Paul Royak, of Tampa, to tied for second place. Consistency proved to be key as Andy Green and Ryan Roberts carded two rounds of 69 to finish in fourth place at 138 (-6). 

Senior

A birdie on the fourth playoff hole crowned Doug LaCrosse and Richard Kerper Senior division Champions. Kerper, of Tampa, and LaCrosse, of Oldsmar, played steady golf with rounds of 70-69 to tie the team of Cash Wiseman and Len Cole for first place after the final round. Wiseman, of Lehigh Acres, and Cole, of ChampionsGate, made a total of 10 birdies to advance to the playoff. Four holes later, and a birdie from LaCrosse, earned the team of Kerper/LaCrosse a victory. Rounding out the top three was the team of Edward Parnell and Chip Peterson who posted an impressive first round of 67 to finish at 141 (-3). 

Super-Senior 

Carey Watson and Jim Stone eliminated a two stroke deficit after round one to capture first place by three strokes. Stone, of Bradenton, and Watson, of Plantation, never let a tough hole break their fire as they posted seven birdies in their final round to finish with a 68 (-4) and tournament total 138 (-6). Round one leaders, John McCreary and Thomas Jung, followed a 68 with a round two 73 to fall to tied for second place at 141 (-3). The team of Bruce Moskovciak and David Hawkins hit red numbers in round two to tie McCreary and Jung in second place, 72-69—141 (-3). Fourth place was claimed by Pete Andrews and Lenny Barthle at two-under par, 142. 

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Amateur 6,633 yds. 72.5/135
Senior 6,335 yds. 72.0/129
Super-Senior 5,995 yds. 69.7/126

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Perfect 72 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Brian Keenan / Mike Finster 63 67 130 75
T2 Paul Tesori / Chad James 68 68 136 48
T2 Paul Royak / Kevin Dutkowsky 70 66 136 48
4 Andy Green / Ryan Roberts 69 69 138 30
5 Phillip Westfall / Ryan Fenton 71 71 142 20
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Doug LaCrosse / Richard Kerper 70 69 139 75
2 Len Cole / Cash Wiseman 68 71 139 55
3 Chip Peterson / Edward Parnell 67 74 141 40
T4 Tom Norton / Jack Ramsey 69 73 142 17
T4 Jack Hannon / Jimmy Jones Sr 70 72 142 17
T4 Chuck Davis / Jeff Condello 71 71 142 17
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Jim Stone / Carey Watson 70 68 138 75
T2 David Hawkins / Bruce Moskovciak 72 69 141 48
T2 John McCreary / Thomas Jung 68 73 141 48
4 Pete Andrews / Lenny Barthle 70 72 142 30
T5 Bobby Lundquist / Jerry Young 71 72 143 7
T5 Bruce Scamehorn / Kevin Hyman 70 73 143 7
T5 Shaun Donnellan / George Henninger 70 73 143 7
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Four-Ball Event - Gross Only (No Handicaps)

Eligibility

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

  • $320 ($340 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).***Price is 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. 

Tee Times

  • Round 1 - 11:00 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
  • Round 2 - 8:30 AM shotgun start

Four-Ball Age Divisions & Yardages

There are three age divisions; Mid-Amateur (25-54), Senior (55-64) and Super-Senior (65 & above). A player and his partner can be of any age, but the team will compete in the division of the youngest player's age as of February 26, 2019. Points earned by each competitor will remain in their actual age group. Both team members must play from the same tee.

  • 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 863-324-4579.  The cost of a practice round is $40 plus tax.

Maximum Field Size

Four-Ball events - 48 teams

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