Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Sara Bay Country Club - Sarasota
October 11-13, 2019

Hopkins Victorious at 11th Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship

SARASOTA, Fla. – Devon Hopkins raised the trophy on Sunday at the Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Fla. He fired a final-round 4-under 68 to capture the 4-shot victory.

“It means a lot. It shows I can play under pressure and pull it off down the stretch, which is pretty fun,” Hopkins said.

Hopkins, who began the day in a tie for second place, had a slow start to the round, playing the first five holes at 2-over. He settled in after that and birdied four of his next six holes to move into first place at 7-under.

The Jacksonville Beach native had a strong finish to the round, birding the final two holes, to finish the championship at 9-under 207. His second-round 6-under 66 was the low round of the tournament.

“I told myself all year that I could win, and I never really pulled it off. I had a good season and a couple good qualifiers, but it’s nice to wrap it up in a bow and put some icing on the cake,” Hopkins said.

David Taylor took home second place with a 5-under 211. Taylor, who held the third-round lead, finished the front nine at 2-over. He played steady golf on the back and finished the day with a birdie on the 18th hole.

RJ Nakashian secured a third-place finish at 4-under 212. The Palm Beach Gardens native birdied the final three holes to finish the day at 2-under 70. He was the only player in the field to shoot even-par or better in all three rounds, 72-70-70.

Marc France, Paul Royak and Pete Williams all finished tied for fourth at 3-under 213.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Round 1 6,790 yds. 73.0 / 131
Round 2 6,870 yds. 73.3 / 132
Round 3 6,820 yds. 73.1 / 131

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Breezy 86 °F
Sunny Less Breeze, Overcast PM 81 °F
Sunny Light Winds 90 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Devon Hopkins 73 66 68 207 4000
2 David Taylor 69 69 73 211 2800
3 R J Nakashian 72 70 70 212 2000
T4 Paul Royak 73 68 72 213 1400
T4 Pete Williams 73 67 73 213 1400
T4 Marc France 69 70 74 213 1400
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Format54 holes of gross stroke play 

Eligibility FSGA member at least 25 years of age

Entry Fee $190 / $200

Schedule of Events

Sara Bay Country Club is hosting the 2019 Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship. Players 25 years and older will compete in a Championship environment without having to compete with juniors and collegiate players. Sara Bay Country Club is a beautifully designed Donald Ross course, with greens that closely mirror the greens of Pinehurst No.2. Sara Bay has always been seen as one of the best manicured courses in the state, and continues to preserve the course as Ross left it. For a look at the full Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship results click here

Format

  • 54 holes of individual gross stroke play (no handicaps)
  • The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties after thirty-six holes

Eligibility

  • Male amateur golfer
  • At least 25 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA

Championship Field Size

  • Maximum of 156 players

Entry Fees & Prizes

  • $190 GHIN or Foundation Member
  • $200 Non-GHIN Member
    • Late entries will be accepted, first come, first served and subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Round One morning tee times off of tee #1 and #10

  • 12:30 PM - 2:18 PM - Round One afternoon tee times off of tee #1 and #10

Saturday, October 12th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Round Two morning tee times off of tee #1 and #10
  • 12:30 PM - 2:18 PM - Round Two afternoon tee times off of tee #1 and #10

  • Field will be cut to low 60 players and ties after play finishes

Sunday, October 13th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:48 AM Final Round tee times begin off of tee #1 and #10

Entry Priority

Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,800 - 7,000 yards.

Practice Rounds

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 $30.00 + tax. Please call 941-355-6544 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.

Carts

Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.

Defending Champion

Scott Turner captured the 2018 Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship in runaway fashion at The Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach. Turner rolled into the weekend on a mission as he shot a (-4) round of 68 on Saturday, followed up by a (-5) round of 67 to end the Championship. Turner finished with a three day total of 69-68-67--204, to win the 2018 Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship by 6 shots. Click here for the 2018 results. 

Other Policies 

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart PolicyClick 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 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.

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

Next year's Amateur Match Play Championship

Next year's Florida Open Championship

Top three & ties

Next year's Amateur Championship

Next year's Mid-Amateur Championship

Host Hotel and Accommodations

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Payment

Sara Bay Country Club accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Amex as forms of payment.

Directions

Sara Bay Country Club
7011 Willow Street
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-355-6544

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