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Fieger Earns 2014 Senior Player of the Year

Atlantis, Fla. – Gene Fieger, PGA Director of Golf at the Hideout Golf Club in Naples has earned the 2014 South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year Award. Fieger’s impressive year was highlighted by a win at the 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz in April. This is the second consecutive year that Fieger has been named South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year. He also earned SFPGA Player of the Year in 2000.

Fieger competed in numerous South Florida PGA events this season, rarely finishing outside the top-10. His season included: South Florida Senior Open (T4), Fort Lauderdale Open (Senior Division T1/Open Division T15), South Florida Open (T4), Florida Senior Open (T3), Senior Section Championship (T3), South Florida PGA Professional Championship/Section Championship (T7), and The Naples Beach Club Senior Open (T5). Fieger’s scoring average throughout these events was 71.1.

On a national level, Fieger won the 2013 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, which was postponed from its original date of November, 2013. He then traveled to Benton Harbor, Michigan to compete in the Senior PGA Championship. Most recently, Fieger finished T11 in the 2014 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club. As a result of his finish, he has earned a spot in the 2015 Senior PGA Championship, which will be contested at the Philadelphia Cricket Club June 28-July 1.

As the SFPGA Senior Player of the Year, Fieger has earned a spot into the Monday qualifier for the Allianz Championship, held February 2-8, 2015 at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton.

By |November 19th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Trout & Bertilson are Champions in the Inaugural Mixed Team Event

Atlantis, FL – Monday, November 17th Sailfish Golf Club in Stuart played host to the inaugural South Florida PGA Mixed Team event.  This event featured twenty-seven teams comprised of one male and one female PGA/LPGA professional competing in an eighteen hole four ball format.

 

Firing an impressive 66 on a difficult golf course with strong winds was PGA Director of Instruction at Sun Cup Golf Center and PGA Assistant Professional at Naples National Brittany Bertilson.  Trout and Bertilson’s 66 was low enough to claim victory by one shot over the team Jerry Tucker and Laurie Rinker and the team of Pat Patterson Sherri Pla who both fired 67’s. In addition to our event champions, Debbie Moss PGA Professional at the Presidents Country Club was the recipient of a Game Golf unit after knocking her shot on #12 to 6 feet, winning the closest-to-the hole contest!

 

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By |November 17th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Lee and Janiga Take Top Honors at Championship Event #10

ATLANTIS, FL – This weekend, The SFPGA Junior Championship Tour held event #10 at Mariner Sands Golf Club in Stuart.  The final regular season Championship Tour Event of 2014 was welcomed with perfect weather to accompany an outstanding golf course.

Port St. Lucie native Wanjoo Lee opened up round one with an opening round 1-under-par 71 to take a two stroke lead over Wellington native Anthony Gabriele heading into Sunday’s final round.  Gabriele, who has played outstanding all season, gave it all he had on Sunday but was not able to overcome Lee’s lead.  Lee shot a final round 2-over-par 74 to take home the Overall Boys title.  Gabriele would go on to take home the boys 16-18 age division title.  Boca Raton native Anthony Muttillo went on to take home the boys 13-15 age division title.

The Girls division has featured an outstanding battle all season long between Wellington native Mary Janiga and Hallandale Beach native Valeria Sophia Pacheco.  Janiga entered the tournament with only a 12 point lead in the Player of the Year race.  Janiga opened up round one with an impressive 2-under-par 70 to take two stroke lead over Pacheco heading into the final round.  Pacheco and Janiga had another great battle on Sunday as Janiga was able to shoot a 1-over-par 73 to take home the Overall Girls Title over Pacheco who fired a final round 2-over-par 74.  Pacheco would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division.  Wellington native Emily Faulkner would go on to take home the girls 16-18 age division title.

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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 12-18 in […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments