59th Senior Amateur Championship

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club - Naples
October 29-31, 2020

Armagost Prevails at 59th Senior Amateur

TAMPA, Fla. — Adam Armagost came out on top at the 59th Senior Amateur Championship on Sunday at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club. He fired a 7-under 209 to capture the three-shot victory and his first FSGA victory.

The Jupiter native began the final round in a tie for first place with Pete Williams at 7-under 137. Armagost put together two under-par rounds (67-70) to take a share of the 36-hole lead. 

Armagost got off a tough start in the final round with a double bogey on the first hole. He rebounded quickly and played the rest of the front side bogey free, adding back-to-back birdies to close out the front nine. Armagost played the back nine bogey free to post a final-round 72 and secure the victory.

This is the first FSGA victory for Armagost.

Paul Royak and Pete Williams both took home a share of second place at 4-under 212. Williams, the reigning FSGA Senior Amateur Player of the Year, held a share of the lead heading into the final round. The Juno Beach native carded a final-round 75 to fall back into second place. Royak put together a final-round 70, with two birdies and an eagle, to finish runner-up. 

Jimmy Jones and Andrew Fogarty finished tied for fourth at 3-under 213. Fogarty and Doug LaCrosse posted the low rounds of the day, 3-under 69.

Final Results

The 59th Senior Amateur Championship heads to beautiful Eagle Creek Golf  & Country Club. Traditionally, the Florida Senior Amateur attracts one of the strongest Senior Amateur fields in the country. Nearly 350 players will attempt to qualify for this Championship through 6 qualifying sites. At the Championship, in addition to the golf and comradery, enjoy a complimentary players' dinner, with guests invited, on the evening before the first round as well as lunch before or after the first two rounds.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Round 1 6,506 yds. 72.0 / 128
Round 2 6,634 yds. 72.0 / 128
Round 3 6,619 yds. 72.0 / 128

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Light Breeze, Wet 81 °F
Sunny Light Breeze, Windier through out the day 85 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Adam Armagost 67 70 72 209 5000
T2 Paul Royak 72 70 70 212 3000
T2 Pete Williams 65 72 75 212 3000
T4 Jimmy Jones Sr 71 72 70 213 1875
T4 Andrew Fogarty 72 72 69 213 1875
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Tournament Summary

Format:  54 holes of individual gross stroke play

Eligibility FSGA member at least 55 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 10.0 or less

Entry Fees:  Qualifying - $85  |  Exempt - $275

Qualifying:  Six local qualifying sites

Exempt Players

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Championship Format

  • 54 holes of individual gross stroke play
  • Championship Field Size - 144 players 132 players in 2020 due to single rider per cart
  • Cut to the low 60 and ties after the second round
  • Initial groupings will be for two days; the field will be cut and re-paired by score after the second round
  • Round three tee times will start at 8:00 AM off of the 1st and 10th tees

Eligibility

  • Male amateur golfer at least 55 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA
  • Active Florida GHIN of 10.0 or less at time of entry

Entry Fees

Qualifying Fee Championship  Fee  Exempt Fee
 Late Fee
$85.00 $250.00 $275.00 $10.00
  • Qualifying Fee: Qualifying Fee includes entry fee and cart fee.
  • Championship Fee: Fee paid by those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying. Includes a players' dinner, tee gifts and gift certificates, course and cart fees, range balls, and lunch for the first and second round.
  • Exempt Fee: Exempt Fee includes Championship Fee and Entry Fee for those individuals eligible for exemption. As well as the players' dinner, tee gifts and gift certificates, course and cart fees, range balls, and lunch for the first and second rounds.
  • Exempt Players must enter on time to use Championship Exemption.
  • Late entries for qualifiers will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the qualifying field.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 28th 

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM – Tournament registration
  • Optional practice rounds
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Cocktail hour (cash bar) at club
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM – Players’ dinner at club

Thursday October 29th

  • Tournament registration 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 9:48 AM - Round one morning tee times off #1 and #10
  • Complimentary players' lunch buffet in the main clubhouse
  • 12:30 PM - 2:18 PM - Round one afternoon tee times off #1 and #10

Friday, October 30th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:48 AM - Round two morning tee times off #1 and #10
  • Complimentary players' lunch buffet in the main clubhouse
  • 12:30 PM - 2:18 PM - Round two afternoon tee times off #1 and #10

Saturday, October 31st

  • 8:00 AM - Final round tee times off #1 and #10
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play
  • Lunch available for purchase

Pre-Registration

Those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying must pre-register and remit an additional $250 online at the FSGA website at www.fsga.org. Fees include lunch after each of the first two rounds and a Players' Dinner. Payment must be received by Thursday, October 22nd by 3:30 pm, or the individual will be withdrawn from the Championship. Championship Fee includes cart fees for all competitive rounds.

To Pre-Register:

  • Log on to the FSGA website at www.fsga.org using your email address and password
  • Click on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of the homepage
  • Under "My Tournaments", click on the "Pre-Register" button to the right of the tournament name
  • Enter your credit card information and then click the "Charge My Card" button on the bottom right hand corner of the page

Practice Rounds

Championship players are responsible for practice round cart fees at qualifying sites and at the Championship proper. Click on Tee Times & Info above and then view the Player Information sheet for each qualifying site venue to find the practice round information

At the Championship, a practice round at the rate of $35 plus tax is available on a space available basis at the following times:

  • One week prior to the event after 11:00 AM.

  • There may be limited availability earlier on Wednesday, 10/28, but that will not be known until the day before.

Please call 239-774-2202 to arrange your practice round up to 7 days in advance. 
 
Refunds, Notice of Withdrawals

Qualifying Entry Fees - Requests for qualifying entry refunds received prior to entry closing date will be honored (less $20 per entry administrative fee). Requests received after the closing date will be honored (less 50% of entry fee). No requests will be honored within two days of the scheduled start date of the qualifier.

Championship Fees & Exempt Entry Fees - Requests for refunds of Exempt or Championship fees prior to the pre-registration deadline will be honored (less $20 per entry administrative fee). No requests will be honored after the pre-registration deadline (See pre-registration date displayed on this page).

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,500-6,700 yards.

Local Qualifying

18 holes of stroke play at 6 local sites. Cart fees are included in your qualifying fee. 

Defending Champion

Kelly Gosse, of Inverness, held off Jimmy Jones & Rick Woulfe down the stretch at Southern Hills Plantation Club to take home the 58th Senior Amatuer Championship. Gosse posted rounds of 74-70-70--214 (-2), good enough for a two-stroke victory and to become the only player in field under par. Click here for the previous year's results.

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

  • Next 10 (Ten) Senior Amateur Championships
  • Current year's Amateur Championship
  • Next year's Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Next year's Florida Senior Open Championship

Top five and tied finishers

  • Next year's Florida Senior Open Championship

Top thirty and tied finishers

  • Next year's Senior Amateur Championship

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here. Due to the limited number of carts available, spectator carts will not be available at this Championship.
  • 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 Terms of the 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

Ritz-Carlton Naples - Click Here to View Rates

Payment at Club

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club accepts cash and all major credit cards

Directions

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club - Naples
11 Cypress View Drive
Naples, FL 34113
239-774-2202

Click here for directions.

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