62nd Senior Amateur Championship

Lago Mar Country Club - Plantation
October 16-17, 2023

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Six months after the championship first began, Miles McConnell raised the trophy at the 62nd Senior Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Lago Mar Country Club in wire-to-wire fashion. The Tampa native used rounds of 71-68-69 to take home the six-shot victory at 8-under 208.

"This is the first Senior Amateur that I've been able to play and I really wanted to win," McConnell said. "It was kind of an odd situation having the tournament being spread over six months, but we got it in with some beatiful weather for these two rounds. I'm really excited to get it done here this week."

This is the fourth FSGA championship for McConnell and his first Senior Amateur title.

With this victory, McConnell garners Senior Player of the Year honors for the third straight-year. His championship total of 208 ties the lowest three-day total in Florida Senior Amateur history with Jim Carley, who carded an 8-under 208 in 2011. His six-shot win is the largest margin of victory at the Senior Amateur since Gordon Marshall’s six-shot win in 2015.

"It was so windy this morning that I knew if I could make some pars early and see what happens," McConnell said.

McConnell began the final round with a three-shot lead over the field 5-under 139, after rounds of 71-68 to open the championship. The reigning Senior Player of the Year got off to a steady start playing the first eight holes at 1 under with a birdie on the fourth. His lone bogey on the came on the ninth hole, making the turn at even par.

"It was really a turning point on the 10th hole, I was able to hole out a wedge for eagle which really turned the day around," MCConell said.

He got it rolling on the final nine with an eagle on the par-5 10th hole, holeing out from 78 yards. McConnell added another birdie on the 13th hole to extend his lead to six shots. He played his final nine holes bogey free and secured the victory with a final-round 69.

McConnell was the lone player in the field to post three under-par rounds for the championship.

"Anytime that you can get a Player of the Year honor in this state with, in my opinion, the best players in the country," McConnell said. "I get my name of this trophy with Mike McCoy, who won last year, and is one of the great amateurs. It's so humbling and I'm just happy to earn this."

William Mallon used rounds of 70-70 after the resumption to earn a second-finish place at 2-under 214. Ryan Howison finished in third place at even-par 216, with rounds of 71-74-71. McConnell, Mallon and Howison were the only three players in the field to post an under-par total.

After the first round of the Senior Amateur was completed in early April, a historic flash flood event occurred in Fort Lauderdale area caused play at the Senior Amateur Championship to be suspended for 187 days with players making their way back in October to crown a champion.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
62nd Senior Amateur 6,650 yds., 71.6/132

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
WindyRain Wind & Rain 72 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Miles McConnell 71 68 69 208 5000
2 William Mallon 74 70 70 214 3500
3 Ryan Howison 71 74 71 216 2500
T4 Kevin VandenBerg 78 67 72 217 1875
T4 Tommy Smith 74 71 72 217 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 - $110 | Exempt $320
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
  • 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


  • 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
$110 $275 $320 $10
  • 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 tee gift and gift certificates, course and cart fees, range balls, and lunch for the first, second & final rounds
  • Exempt Fee: Exempt Fee includes Championship Fee and Entry Fee for those individuals eligible for exemption; includes tee gift and gift certificates, course and cart fees, range balls, and lunch for the first, second & final 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

Monday, April 10th 

  • Optional practice rounds - Golf Genius Booking Link will be provided after qualifying completes.

Tuesday, April 11th

  • Tournament registration 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 7:45 AM - 9:25 AM - Round one morning tee times off #1 and #10
  • Complimentary players' lunch buffet in the main clubhouse
  • 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM - Round one afternoon tee times off #1 and #10

Wednesday, April 12th

  • 7:45 AM - 9:25 AM - Round two morning tee times off #1 and #10
  • Complimentary players' lunch buffet in the main clubhouse
  • 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM - Round two afternoon tee times off #1 and #10

Thursday, April 13th

  • 8:15 AM Modified Shotgun; final 3-4 groups started on #1 8:15 - 8:45 AM
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play
  • Complimentary players' lunch buffet in the main clubhouse


Those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying must pre-register and remit an additional $275 online at the FSGA website at www.fsga.org. Fees include lunch after each of the rounds. Payment must be received by Tuesday, April 4th 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 $40 + tax is available on a space available basis at the following times:

  • One week prior to the event, limited to after 12:00 PM on weekends

  • All day on Monday, April 10th - a Golf Genius Booking Link will be provided after qualifying completes.

Please call (954) 472-7047 to reserve a time for a practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range. Hitting multiple balls on the golf course is unacceptable.

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 6,500-6,600 yards.

Local Qualifying

18 holes of stroke play at 6 local sites. Cart fees are included in your qualifying fee. The number of qualifying spots will be posted at the host site and will be proportionate to other qualifying sites based on the size of the field. Ties for the last qualifying spot will also qualify (there are no playoffs). Alternates will be determined by ordering the players that just missed qualifying, and ties for alternate spots will be broken by the USGA suggested method (last 9, last 6, last 3, etc.).

Defending Champion

Mike McCoy came out on top at the 61st Senior Amateur Championship at Avila Golf & Country Club. He was the lone player to finish under par to capture the two-shot victory at 1-under 212.

Click here for previous year's results 

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament


  • Next 10 (Ten) Senior Amateur Championships
  • Current year's Amateur Championship
  • Current year's Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Current 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 NOT permitted in FSGA Championships and FSGA qualifying rounds per the FSGA Code of Conduct; except at the Florida Open, Florida Women's Open & Senior Open, and the Florida Senior Open - Click here
  • 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

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West Hotel
1230 S. Pine Road
Plantation, FL 33324

Click here for more information and to book your stay


Lago Mar Country Club accepts cash and all major credit cards as method of payment.


Lago Mar Country Club
500 NW 127th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33325

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