GOSSE/HUME, MEARS/BROWN WINNERS IN OCALA CUP

It was the last event of the 2014 Marion County Golf Tournament season and it was an exciting finish. Both divisions of the tourney went to a playoff to decide the winners.

In the Open Division it was Kelly Gosse and Tim Hume (Crystal River) beating Andy Caratini and Dan Ogden (Crystal River) on the first hole of the playoff. Ogden missed his five-footer for birdie and Hume made his four-foot birdie put. Gosse/Hume shot a 66-67 – 133 total and Ogden/Caratini shot 69-64 – 133.

Miles Albright and Steve Albright Jr. won the Open Division  A Division with 9-under-par 135 (70-65). Finishing second was Riley Owen and Daniel Owen with a 6-under-par 138 (71-67).

In the Senior Division again it too overtime to determine the winner. David Mears and Brian Brown (Inverness) shot 63-66 and the Tampa team of Kevin Macy and Dick Clemons 65-64 for impressive 15-under-par 129 totals and went to the 10th tee for a sudden-death playoff. Brown knocked in a 15-foot birdie putt to win the title.

In the Senior A Division Don Steimle and David McLeod won with 7-under-par 137 with  Jack Dudley and Randy Bushboom finishing second with a 5-under-par 139 total.

For all the scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results.

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Ocala Golf Club Head Professional Chris Howley, Ocala Cup Open Division Champions Kelly Gosse and Tim Hume

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Ocala Golf Club Head Professional Chris Howley,  Ocala Cup Senior Division Champions David Mears and Brian Brown

GRIFFIN AND GIOVANNELLI QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL FOUR BALL EVENT

David Griffin and Matt Giovannelli qualified for the USGA Four  Ball Championship at Golden Ocala. The event which is being played in May, 2015 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco in the first 4-Ball Championship for the USGA. The Ocala pair of golfers shot a 7-under-par 65. Also qualifying were Jackb Huizinga (Orlando) and William Wrigley (Winter Springs) who shot 67. Finishing as an alternate was Steve Albright and Bill Smith (Raleigh, NC) with 68.

BOBBY BRYANT DEFENDS OCALA PUTTING CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

Bobby Bryant defended his 2013 Ocala Putting Championship by winning it again. Bryant outlasted the 48 player field at The Ocala Golf Club putting match play event. With three flights of 16 players having played down to the final three putters it was Bryant coming out on top for the second year in a row. The final match was cumulative scoring with Bryant beating out Rich Hendrix (2nd place) and last year’s runner-up Jim Williams III finishing third.

DOUG SNOAP AND BERGER WARNER WIRE TO WIRE WINNERS IN DOUG OSWALD INVITATIONAL

Doug Snoap and Berger Warner held off a charges  from  their closest rivals to capture the Doug Oswald Invitational Senior and Super Senior titles, respectively.

Snoap (Apopka) withstood a charge from the 2014 Henry Camp Champion and 50-year-old rookie Jerry Slagle (Texas) and Crystal River’s Tim Hume  to win his second consecutive Doug Oswald Invitational. Snoap shot a 7-under-par 137 total for a two shot victory over Slagle (74-65 – 139) and Hume 69-70 – 139). Finishing in third was Lloyd Fisher at 140 (71-69) and fourth went to Kelly Gosse (142).

In the Super Senior Division Warner hung tough down the stretch to shot a 3-under-par 141 score (70-71) and a two shot win over Larry VanderBie (Brooksville) who shot a 1under-par 143 (71-72). Finishing Third was Ormond Beach’s Jim Carley at 144 and fourth went to Tampa’s Phil Leckay with 148.

The Super Senior win makes Warner the first player to win both the Senior and Super Senior titles.

For all the scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/2014 Final Doug Oswald Scores.