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Weeks Captures 2016 Florida Senior Open Title

Mike Weeks (a) of Jupiter, posted a bogey-free 67 on Sunday en route to a one stroke victory. Lee Rinker, of Jupiter entered the final round with a two stroke lead over 2010 Florida Senior Open Champion Gene Fieger, of Naples. Fieger would be the first to tie for the lead after birding the 1st & 3rd hole. However, Rinker would quickly take the lead back with a birdie on 4. Michael Weeks (a), of Jupiter playing a group ahead of the leaders would birdie the 1st & 2nd to get to -3 to slide up the leaderboard. Eight consecutive pars on 3-10 would see him still sitting 2 behind Rinker. Weeks would make closing birdies on 11, 14 and 17, and narrowly miss on 18 to post -6 for the Championship and a bogey free 67. Rinker would only make one bogey and one birdie from holes 5-17. Sitting in the 18th fairway, with a wedge in hand, Rinker hit it hole high about 20 feet left  of the hole, with a putt to tie Weeks at -6, he would narrowly miss, finishing at -5 for the Championship with a closing 71.David Good, of Lakeland, also playing in the final group would post a bogey-free 68 (-4), including a birdie on 18 to tie for second and share the low professional purse with Lee Rinker. Gene Fieger's final round 72 would see him fall short in his quest for a second title, finishing solo 4th. Defending Champion, Eduardo Herrera, of Windermere finished T7. This is Weeks second FSGA Championship, adding to his 2011 FSGA Mid-Senior Championship he captured at his home club, Bear Lakes Golf & Country Club. The 40th Florida Senior Open, conducted by [...]

By | August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Sixteen Juniors Advance to Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Qualifier

On Saturday, August 13, the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance hosted a Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Qualifier. The top-3 finishers at the following local qualifiers advanced to the Sub-Regional Qualifier: Stoneybrook Golf Club, PGA National Golf Club, Country Club of Miami, TPC Dorado, Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Osprey Point Golf Course. 144 junior golfers competed to advance to the Regional Qualifier which will take place at TPC Sawgrass on September 10th. Congratulations to the following individuals who qualified: Girls 7-9: Sophia Coronel (Miami) and Kayla Bryant (Boca Raton) Boys 7-9: Roan Greyvensteyn (Tequesta) and Tristan Rhodenizer (Palm Beach Gardens) Girls 10-11: Chloe Kovelesky (Boca Raton) and Angelina Guertin (Boynton Beach) Boys 10-11: Carson Baez (Palmetto Bay) and Sam Davey (Fort Lauderdale) Girls 12-13: Kelly Shanahan (Coral Springs) and Jayda Dookie (Greenacres) Boys 12-13: Alexander Dalmau (Coral Gables) and Samuel Kodak (Naples) Girls 14-15: Jillian Bourdage (Tamarac) and Taylor Roberts (Boca Raton) Boys 14-15: Aidan Kramer (Oviedo) and Nicholas Estrada (Lake Worth)

By | August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Sutcliffe and Garris Capture Natalie’s Juice Junior Championship

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Tour held the Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company Junior Championship on the East Course at Hunters Run Golf & Racquet Club in Boynton Beach.  With a field of 68 players featuring many of South Florida’s top Junior Golfers, the strong field did not disappoint.   Palm Beach Gardens native Cameron Starr and Pompano Beach native Isak Nilsson each opened up round one with 2-under-par 69’s to take the early lead in the boys’ division.  Boca Raton native Philip Manceri played his way into contention on Thursday after firing a 1-under-par 70.  Boca Raton native Michael Checo made a late surge during Friday’s final round by firing a 1-under-par 70.  Ryder Sutcliffe of Jupiter, FL also played his way to the top after a final round 2-under-par 69.  After regulation ended, Sutcliffe, Manceri and Checo found themselves tied for the lead, sending the boys’ division to a sudden death playoff.  Sutcliffe was able to capture the victory during the second playoff hole and return to his winning ways.  Pembroke Pines native Justin Lilly would go on to capture the boys 13-15 age division, while Checo would take home the boys 16-18 age division.   Jupiter native Sophia Dieter took the early lead in the girls division after an opening round 1-over-par 72.  Taylor Roberts of Parkland made a push during the final round after firing a 3-over-par 74.  Paige Lee Garris of West Palm Beach, who shot an opening round 78, was able to battle back during the final round with a round of even-par 71 and edge out Dieter by one stroke to capture the overall girls’ division.  Roberts would go on to claim the [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|0 Comments