CALEB JOHNSON JR. WINS FLORIDA OPEN, EDGES TYLER HOCK FOR TITLE
There’s a new pro in town who is trying to make a name for himself and what a way to get your name out there … win the Florida Open. Caleb Johnson Jr. did just that, the tournament which was being played at Bonita Bay in Naples, had Johnson trailing Ocala’s Tyler Hock by two shots after the first two rounds. With Hock still holding a two shot lead after 11 holes of the final round , the young Muskegon, Michigan pro got hot and birdied holes 12-15, 17 and 18 with a lone bogey on the difficult 16th hole. The 22-year-old Johnson finished the tournament at 12-under-par 204 (68-71-65 ) two shots clear of Hock (70-66-70 – 206) and Matt Borchert (Windemere). Johnson earned $12,000 for his effort. Johnson is managed by Greenlynx Golf Management Group. Visit greenlynxgolf.com for more information.
CALEB JOHNSON JR.
OCALA JUNIORS FINISH WELL IN FSGA JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Christian Anderson and Colton Godwin had top finishes in the FSGA Junior Amateur Championship which was played in St. Petersburg at the Belleaire CC. Andersen closed with a 4-under-par 67 to move up into a tie for 10th with his 211 three day total. Godwin shot a 2-over-par 73 and finished with a 211 total and a tie for 14th place. John Coultas of Valrico shot three straight 67′s to win the win with a 201 score.
GRIFFIN AND GOSSE ON TOP OF GOLFER AND SENIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Strong showings in the Marion Masters put David Griffin and Kelly Gosse on top of the Golfer and Senior Golfer of the Year Standings. Griffin’s 960 points leads second place Gosse (870) by 90 points for Golfer of the Year honors. Gosse’s 870 points in the Senior Golfer of the year race has him leading second place Berger Warner (809) by 61 points. Steve Albright is in third place in the Golfer of the Year race and Bobby Bryant is third in the Senior. In the two close races, Gosse is looking to become the first winner of both titles in the same year.
DAVID GRIFFIN BLITZES SILVER SPRING SHORES TO WIN MARION MASTERS
David Griffin started the final round of the 33rd Marion Masters trailing the tournament leader Kelly Gosse by three shots. Griffin got out of the gate quickly at Silver Spring Shores Country Club by shooting a 2-under-par 34 on the front nine. Griffin played the back nine in 3-under for a 33 and a 5-under-par 67 total to pull away from the rest of the field. Coupled with rounds of 68-77 it gave Griffin a 4-under-par 212 total and a four shot margin of victory over Gosse (72-69-74 – 216) and Osten Waite (73-74-69 – 216). Finishing alone in fourth place was Daniel Owen (71-72-74 – 217). For all the scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/ Marion Masters Final Scores.
DAVID GRIFFIN WITH 2014 MARION MASTERS TROPHY