Cooper George had the hot hand for last two days of the Marion Masters and ended up taking home the coveted MM Trophy. George, who opened up the three day tournament on Friday with a 3-over-par 75 at Golden Ocala Golf Club and Equestrian Center and trailed the tournament leader Brent Dorman by five shots. The second day of the tournament, which was played at StoneCreek Golf Club, saw the Trinity Catholic senior shoot the low round of the tournament with a 7-under-65 working his way into contention. Heading for the final round of the event at Ocala Golf Club, Cooper trailed Dorman by just two shots as Dorman shot a 69 on day two. The drama for the event built up on the last day as Gray Albright and Jeff Hill started making birdies and Dorman and George faltered on the front nine. Albright and Hill were now tied for the lead heading down the stretch until George caught fire and lit up the back nine at Muni shooting a 5-under-par 31. The 31 propelled George to the top of the leader board and ended up beating Albright and Hill by one shot. George ended up with a 6-under-210 total. Albright and Hill finished up with 5-under-par 211 totals. Finishing third was Steve Albright with a three total of 3-under-par 213 (73-69-71). Finishing fourth was Joel Durrance with a 1-under-par 215 (74-73-68). Bobby Bryant (74-71-71) and Dorman (70-68-78) finished the event at even par 216.

The event, as it has in the past, finished up on Father’s Day and there were several fathers and sons playing in the event. There were Steve Albright and his sons Gray and Miles; Bill Wright and his sons Nathan and Seth; Drew and Hunter Ditty, James and Brandon Powell and Daniel and Riley Owen.

For all the final scores of the Marion Masters see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/Marion Masters Final Scores





The Silver Spring Shores Inter-Club Team won the 2017 FSGA Inter-club Championship. The SSS Team won the six-week regional schedule and capped it off by winning the regional which automatically put them into the finals The finals which were played at Ocala National was a two-day Stapleford Point total with the six best net scores out of the eight-man team were used. After day one SSS had a slim one point lead however, sparked by Dale Hogsten’s 41 points the Ocala team pulled away winning the crown by eight points over defending champion Julington Creek .

Members of the winning team were:  Steve Bowen, Perry Crenshaw, Buddy Fudge, Dale Hogsten, Roger Hogsten, Joe Reyes, Philip Yancey, and Bill Zylstra.

Silver Spring Shores Team With Winner’s Trophy