TYLER HITCHNER WINS HENRY CAMP INVITATIONAL IN A PLAYOFF

University of  Alabama Freshman Tyler Hitchner’s first trip to Ocala Golf Club will be something that he will remember for a long time. There was a lead battle happening all day long within the final foursome between Hitchner, Matt Giovannelli, David Griffin and Dick Clemens. Back and forth they went until Griffin grabbed  a one shot lead on the 12th hole. Griffin and  Hitchner matched scores until on hole 17 Hitchner’s  35-foot eagle topped Griffin’s birdie and they were knotted heading to the 18th hole. Both players made par and headed for the first tee and a sudden-death playoff. Hitchner hit a marvelous second shot to within two feet and made the birdie putt to win the championship.  Hitchner shot a 71 for a 5-under-par 211 total. Griffin shot a 70 also for a 211. Finishing in third was Jay King who shot 213. Fourth was Matt Giovannelli with 214 and fifth was Dick Clemens with 215.

For all the  scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/Camp Final Championship Scores and Camp Final Flight Scores

RON AUDI WINS FSGA SUPER SENIOR 75+ DIVISION

Ron Audi brought yet another state title to Ocala. Audi added his name to the growing list of Ocalans who have won a State Championship by capturing  the Super Senior 75+ Division. The event which was played at The Country Club of Ocala saw Audi shoot a last round  even par 72 for a 149 total which was one shot better than Joe Eubank. John Teller finished 8th in the division.

Another familiar face in Ocala’s golf scene, Brian Sachs (Newbury) won the  Super Senior 70-74 Championship with scores of 75-76.

The Super Senior Division played 54-holes and it was Pat Vincelli (Stuart) going wire-to-wire for the win with a 217 total to edge out Dr. Jim Carley (Ormond Beach) who shot 219. Finishing tied for 12th was Randy Briggs with a 232 score.

TOM HIXON, BERGER WARNER WINNERS IN PINE OAKS INVITATIONAL

There was one wire-to-wire winner and one come-from-behind winner in the Pine Oaks Invitational.

In the Open DIvision, Tom Hixon who blistered the Pine Oaks Golf Course on day one with an 8-under-par 64 shot a 73 on day two to edge out Matt Giovannelli by three shots. Gio shot 66-74 (140). Third place went to Kelly Gosse who shot the low round of the day, a 4-under-par 68 giving him a 142 total.

In the Senior Division Berger Warner overtook first round leader Tom Alvey by posting his second straight 1-under-par 71 for a 142 total. Alvey shot a final round 76 for a 146 score. Finishing in third place was Ed Cambias with a 147 total (75-72).

The final scores for the open division were not compiled yet but the senior scores can be seen under Tournament Information/Tournament Results/Pine Oaks Invitational Senior Division Final scores.

 

KELLY GOSSE TEAMS WITH PETE WILLIAMS TO WIN FSGA JUNIOR/SENIOR EVENT

Ocala’s Kelly Gosse received a phone call from Juno Beach’s Pete Williams in which Pete asked Kelly he would like to partner up for the Florida State Junior/Senior Tournament. Gosse said yes and the newly created pair went out and won. The event was played at Victoria Hills in Deland. Gosse and Williams shot a whopping 16-under-par 128 (65-63) and won by three strokes over Jimmy Jones and Gordon Marshal (131). Finishing third were Tim Hume (Crystal River) and Brian Brown (Inverness) with a 133 score. This is the 10th state title for Gosse. The win by Gosse brings the number of state titles by Ocalans to 35.

SNOAP, WARNER, SACHS WINNERS IN MOOT THOMAS INVITATIONAL

Doug Snoap, Berger Warner and Brian Sachs lead their respective divisions going into the last round of the Moot Thomas Invitational and after the last putt of the day all three had convincingly won.

Apopka’s Snoap posted his third under-par round a 5-under-par 67 for an amazing 9-under-par 207 three day score. In second place was Bill Zylstra who shot a final round 2-under-par 70 for a 219 total. Third Place went to Mark Weston (Windemere) with a 220 score.

In the Super Senior Division, Berger Warner  went in the red again with a 3-under-par 69 for n 8-under-par 208 .  Warner’s long time friend and rival Daytona’s Jim Carley  finished second. Carley also shot a final round 3-under-par 69 for a 3-day score 211. John Abbett (McLean, VA) and David Crocker (Bluffton, SC) finished in a tie for third with a 219 score.

In the Legends Division Brian Sachs (Newberry) won the title by 7  with an even par 216 total (71-70-75). Second place went Oviedo’s Ron LeClair. The 78-year-old LeClair beat his age all three days, 74-74-75 for a 223 score. Finishing third was Tampa’s Ed Craig with a 226 score (83-73-70).

For the final scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/Moot Thomas Invitational Final Scores.

 

Doug Snoap, Berger Warner, Brian Sachs display championship crystal

ANDERSEN, CLARKE, SACHS WINNERS AT CCO INVITATIONAL

Christian Andersen fired a final round 4-under-par 68 to run away with the Championship. Andersen’s 141 total gave him a five shot win over Daniel Owen (75-71 – 146). Finishing third was Drew Ditty who had a pair of 76’s. Fourth went to Steve Albright with a 153 score.

In the Legends Division Ian Clarke went wire-to-wire as he backed upped his opening round of 70 with a 75 and a four shot win over Berger  Warner (75-74). Finishing third was Brian Brown (152) and fourth place went to Bobby Johnson (154).

In the Hall of Fame Division Brian Sachs closed  with a 1-under-par 71.  Sach’s 147 total was two shots better than runner-up  Michael Benham  (149). Finishing tied third were Ron Audi and Keith Keister with 151 totals.

For all the scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/CCO Invitational Final Results.

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Brian Sachs, Christian Andersen, Ian Clarke