April 5-7, 2016
Hess Wins 65-69 Age Division of Super-Senior
Craig & Audi earn 2nd Victories in Respective Divisions
Robert Hess, of Casselberry erased a three stroke deficit to win the 65-69 Age Division! Hess took an early lead after round one with the low round of the day, three under-par, 69. He fell from the lead after never recovering from a double-bogey on his third hole during round two, posting a three over-par 75. Dan Reagan advanced up the leaderboard playing steady golf with two under-par rounds of 71-70. Reagan, of Stuart held the lead after the second round by two strokes over Wyatt Meyer. Meyer, of Lutz posted an impressive two under-par, 70 in the first round followed by a round two 73 to chase Reagan from second place. Hess fell to tied for third place with James Smith leading into the final round.
Despite falling three strokes behind after round two, Hess kept his eye on the lead heading into the final round. He followed up a bogey on number one with a birdie on number two and carded two more birdies on holes five and 11 for a final round two over-par, 74. Meanwhile, Reagan struggled not able to recover from two double-bogies in his final round and finished the day with a six over-par, 78. As Reagan faltered, Hess advanced to capture a first place victory by one stroke with a three day total of 218. Reagan tied Meyer for second place after Meyer’s final round of four over-par, 76. Meyer started his final round with a birdie on hole number one but had a couple of rough holes keeping him out of first place. Tom Grady, Berger Warner, and Peter Van Ingen tied for fourth place, two strokes back, with a tournament total 220. Robert Hess (pictured top left) earned his first FSGA win at Quail Ridge Country Club!
In the 70-74 Age Division, consistency was key for Champion Edward Craig, of Orlando who posted two even par rounds for a 144 total. Craig (pictured right) started his final round hot with four birdies in his first six holes to turn at two under-par, 34. After a steady two bogies on his last nine holes, Craig overtook first round leader, Jim Brown, of Port Saint Lucie. Brown tied the low round of day one with a three under-par, 69 but he could not hold onto his early three stroke lead. Brown struggled on his final nine holes to a four over-par 76, 145 total, and second place finish. Craig’s one stroke victory adds to his growing list of Championship titles with the FSGA!
Three players faced off in a sudden death play-off to determine the Champion of the 75 and Over Age Division. Ron Audi, Harry Cain, and Max Matthews tied at the top after the final round with a tournament total of five over-par, 149. Ron Audi, defending Champion, ended the play-off quickly with a birdie on the first play-off hole to be crowned Champion. Audi (pictured bottom left) posted rounds of 76-73 for back to back victories! Audi played his final nine holes in one-under par which included a clutch birdie on this final hole to earn his spot in the playoff.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|65-69 Age Division||6,240 yds. 71.3/131|
|70-74 Age Division||5,974 yds. 70.0/129|
|75 & Over Age Division||5,690 yds. 68.9/123|
|Breezy PM||82 °F|
|20-25 Mph Wind Gusts||76 °F|
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Join us in a reunion of golfers 65 years of age and older competing in one of our most popular events. The Super-Senior Championship offers a competitive Championship environment for golfers in a stroke play scratch format with three different age divisions from three different sets of tees. Enjoy a player's dinner on the eve of the first round and lunch each day included in your entry fee. For a look at the 2015 Championship Results click here.
- 54 holes of individual stroke play in the 65-69 Age Division
- 36 holes of individual stroke play in the 70-74 and 75 & Over Age Divisions
- Maximum 144 player field size
- Male amateurs must be age 65 or older as of April 5, 2016, and a member of the FSGA
Ages 65-69 - 54 holes of stroke play (includes players' dinner and three lunches)
- $265 GHIN or Foundation Member
- $275 Non-GHIN Member
Ages 70 & Over - 36 holes of stroke play (includes players' dinner and two lunches)
- $210 GHIN or Foundation Member
- $220 Non-GHIN Member
Course Set-Up & Age Divisions
Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
All players will be placed in the age division commensurate with their age as of the first day of the Championship.
No player may play in multiple age divisions. The golf course will be set-up at approximately:
- 5,500-5,700 yards - Ages 75 & Over
- 5,900-6,100 yards - Ages 70-74
- 6,200-6,400 yards - Ages 65-69
Schedule of Events
Monday, April 4th
- Practice rounds on your own, available all day
- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Cash bar at Quail Ridge CC
- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Complimentary Players' Dinner
- Golf attire is acceptable
- Guests may attend for $20
Tuesday, April 5th
- Morning Wave (65-69) - Round one tee times begin at 8:00 AM off of #1 and #10 tees
- Afternoon Wave (70-74) and (75 & Over) - Round one tee times begin at 12:30 PM off of #1 and #10 tees
- Players' lunch provided
Wednesday, April 6th
- Morning Wave (70-74) and (75 & Over) - Round two tee times begin at 8:00 AM off of #1 and #10 tees
- Awards ceremony for 70-74 and 75 & Older Age Divisions immediately following the completion of play
- Afternoon Wave (65-69) - Round two tee times begin at 12:30 PM off of #1 and #10 tees
- Players' lunch provided
Thursday, April 7th
- Shotgun start at 8:30 AM
- Awards ceremony for 65-69 Age Division immediately following the completion of play
- Players' lunch provided
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship. Practice rounds may be played after 12:00 PM on the weekend. The price for a practice round is $35 plus tax. Please call (561) 737-5100 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range; hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.
Pat Vincelli, of Stuart, posted 68-73-76--217 at The Country Club of Ocala to win the 65-69 Age Division. The 70-74 Age Division was taken by Brian Sachs, of Newberry, who shot 75-76-151. Capturing the 75 & Over Age Division was Ron Audi, of Ocala. Ron shot a 77-72-149, besting his age by two shots!
Exemptions Earned from this Tournament
The 65-69 Age Division winner earns an exemption into next year's Senior Amateur Championship.
- Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
- 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 Conditions of 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.
The Quail Ridge Country Club accepts CASH ONLY as payment.
Host Hotel and Accommodations
Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach I-95
910 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
To book online, click here, or call 1.888.236.2427 identifying yourself as a "FSGA Super-Senior Competitor"
$104 per room, per night, plus tax.
Last day to book: 3/23/2016
Directions to Quail Ridge Country Club
Quail Ridge Country Club
3715 Golf Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
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