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61st Senior Amateur Championship

Avila Golf & Country Club - Tampa

April 12-14, 2022

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


This is the first FSGA championship victory for McCoy. "It’s great to win," McCoy said. "There’s so many good senior players in Florida, so happy to win." McCoy has appeared previoulsy in 65 USGA Championships, and captured the 2013 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship at the age of 50.


McCoy fired a 2-under 69 to open the championship on Tuesday to take the first-round lead, carding a bogey-free front side with two birdies. The North Palm Beach resident followed that up with a 1-over 71 in the second round to sit in second place behind Michael Arasin and Terry Werner, who shared the 36-hole lead.


“The course played challenging, very demanding,” McCoy said. “It was an great test this week and it was in beautiful condition.”


Beginning the final round one shot back of the leaders, McCoy played the first seven holes at 2 over. He rolled in a birdie on the eighth to take a share of the lead. The future Walker Cup captain birdied the 11th to take the outright lead.


McCoy continued his strong play, birdieing back-to-back holes on the 15th and 16th to extend his lead. Heading to the final hole with a one-shot lead, McCoy finished with a bogey to secure the victory with a final-round 71.


"The first day I made some putts," McCoy said. "Today, I kept the ball in play and didn’t beat myself."


Arasin finished runner-up at 1-over 214. He posted rounds of 71-69-74 for the championship. Three players finished the championship in a tie for third place at 3-over 216: James DiBiase, Brian Keenan and Terry Werner, while Joe Shaktman finished sixth at 4-over 217.


Shaktman fired the low round of the championship with a final-round 65, while DiBiase posted a 5-under 66 in the final round.


Avila Golf & Country Club was well represented in the event, having three of it's own members making the cut and in contention. Brian Keenan finishing T3rd is the current Senior Club Champion, and a multiple time Club Champion at the club. Former Miami Hurricane's standout and NFL Quarterback Vinny Testaverde finished T19, and Jack Hannon finished T21. Avila was created in 1980 as a vision of Bob Sierra, and is a luxery community in North Tampa. In 1989, Jack Nicklaus redesigned the golf course and it has been one of the top facilities in the Tampa area since. This was the third FSGA Championship hosted at Avila, having previously hosted the 1998 Mid-Amateur Championship & 2003 Florida Cup.



Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Round 1

6,638 yds. 72.0/137

Round 2

6,613 yds. 72.0/137

Round 3

6,608 yds. 72.0/137

Par: 71

Weather Information




Light Breeze

82 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Michael McCoy 69 72 71 212 5000
2 Michael Arasin 71 69 74 214 3500
T3 Brian Keenan 71 74 71 216 2084
T3 James DiBiase 78 72 66 216 2084
T3 Terry Werner 71 69 76 216 2084
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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 - $100  |  Exempt - $300
QualifyingSix 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
$100 $260 $300 $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 and second round.
  • 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 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

Monday, April 11th 

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

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Tournament registration 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 7:45 AM - 9:33 AM - Round one morning tee times off #1 and #10
  • Complimentary players' lunch buffet in the main clubhouse
  • 12:15 PM - 2:03 PM - Round one afternoon tee times off #1 and #10

Wednesday, April 13th

  • 7:45 AM - 9:33 AM - Round two morning tee times off #1 and #10
  • Complimentary players' lunch buffet in the main clubhouse
  • 12:15 PM - 2:03 PM - Round two afternoon tee times off #1 and #10

Thursday, April 14th

  • 8:00 AM - Final round tee times off #1 and #10
  • 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 $260 online at the FSGA website at Fees include lunch after each of the first two rounds. Payment must be received by Tuesday, April 5th 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 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 $50 plus tax is available on a space available basis at the following times:

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

  • All day on Monday, April 11 - a Golf Genius Booking Link will be provided after qualifying completes.

Please call (813) 961-1754 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

Dave Bunker, of Fort Myers, went wire-to-wire to claim a 3-shot win in 2021.  Bunker fired rounds of 71-69-70--210 to hold off runner-up Paul Royak. 

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 allowed in all FSGA Championships except for Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player MUST ride, with the player's clubs remaining on the golf cart - 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

Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel

Address: 2867 Lajuana Boulevard Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Phone: (833) 214-9098

Booking Information 

  • King, Sofa bed option - $179/night + tax
  • 2 Queen, Sofa bed option - $219/night + tax
  • Book your room HERE

Booking Deadline: March 25, 2022

Additional Information

  • 15 minutes from the club
  • Close proximity to several chain resturants
  • Located next to the outlet mall

Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: (855) 829-2536

Booking Information 

  • Single King option - $279/night + tax
  • Book your room HERE

Booking Deadline: March 25, 2022

Additional Information 

  • 20 minutes to the club
  • Located in the heart of downtown/soho
  • Walking distance to Bern's Steak House




Avila Golf and Country Club accepts cash and all major credit cards as method of payment.


Avila Golf & Country Club
943 Guisando de Avila
Tampa, FL 33613

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