Roger Kennedy Jr., PGA Captures 32nd Annual JaniKing South Florida Senior Open Title

Roger Kennedy Jr., PGA Captures 32nd Annual JaniKing South Florida Senior Open Title

Joe Shaktman earns low amateur honors
May, 15, 2019 – Roger Kennedy, PGA Director of Golf at the Country Club of Mirasol, shot a four-under, 140 (68-72) to beat out the field of 84 and take home the 32nd Annual JaniKing South Senior Florida Open at Jonathan's Landing Golf Club at Old Trail – Fazio Course.

Joe Shaktman of Coral Springs fired a two-day 142 (72,70) to emerge as low amateur for the tournament.

Kennedy began the second round on top of the leaderboard after Tuesday’s 68 gave him a two-stroke lead over the rest of the field. However, Daniel Heaslip, PGA Director of Golf at Windstar Naples Bay refused to go down easy, firing consecutive 70’s to keep himself in the hunt.

Tied at the end of the 36-hole regulation, Kennedy and Heaslip teed off hole number 18 for a one-hole, sudden death playoff with Kennedy knocking in a birdie to seal the victory. 

Kennedy’s win comes on the heels of his low-senior performance last week at the Technogym Fort Lauderdale Open, winning the Senior Division with a two-day score of 132.

The event was played over two days, May 14-15, and brought together some of south Florida’s best professional and amateur golfers age 50 and older, competing across four age divisions: 50-59, 60-69, 70-74 and 75 and over. Divisions 50-59 and 60-69 played the Fazio Course while divisions 70-74 and 75 and over played the Hills Course.

Final Leaderboard:
  1. Roger Kennedy (-4) *
  2. Daniel Heaslip (-4)
  3. David Ladd (-3), Rick Gomes (-3), JC Anderson (-3), Mike Miekle
*-Signifies victory in sudden death playoff.

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About the South Florida PGA
The South Florida Section of the PGA of America is an association of golf professionals whose mission is to promote interest, participation and enjoyment in the game of golf; establish and maintain professional standards or practice; and enhance the well-being of golf professionals.
Approximately 1,830 members and apprentices are employed at over 475 facilities in the South Florida region, currently ranking South Florida Section the third largest Section of PGA Professionals amongst all 41 PGA Sections in the United States.
Back in 1979, the growth and golf population boom in the state of Florida caused what was once known as just the Florida Section to divide geographically into two Sections, now known as the North Florida and the South Florida PGA Sections. Geographically, the South Florida PGA extends as far North as Vero Beach on the east coast, to Punta Gorda on the west coast, south through the Florida Keys, in addition to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The South Florida Section PGA is further divided into four distinct Chapters, including the Southern, Southeast, Southwest and Island Chapters.