OWEN, BROWN AND TUMLIN ARE WINNERS IN CCO INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Daniel Owen went wire-to-wire and won the Country Club of Ocala Men’s Invitational. Owen;s consistent play (73-73-146) won the title by four shots. This is the second tournament in a row Owen has won having captured the Marion Masters Seniors last weekend. Finishing second was Travis Saunders at 150 (78-72). Tied for third at 153 were Jeff (78-75) and Mark Caffee (80-73).
Inverness’ Brian Brown shot the only sub-par round of the on the last day and it propelled him to the top spot in the Senior Division. Brown’s 3-under-par 69 coupled with a first round 72 gave him the distinct honor of being the only golfer in the field to be under par for the tournament. Finishing second was Apopka’s Doug Snoap with 145 (72-73). Berger Warner finished third at 146 (77-72). Mike Murphy finished in fourth place with 148 (71-77).
In the Legends Division, Ronnie Tumlin (Palatka) came from behind to win the Legends Division. Tumlin shot 75-75 (150) to win. Finishing was David Lee with 152 (73-79), third went to Dick McDonnough at 154 and Mike Benham shot 154 for fourth.
For all the final scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/FINAL ROUND SCORES CCO INVITATIONAL
OWEN CAPTURES MARION MASTERS SENIORS TITLE
Daniel Owen made the most of his debut into Marion County senior golf. Owen shot a 2-under-par 70 on the final round to easily capture the MM Senior title. Owen’s 8-under-par 136 gave him a decisive 5-shot win. Finishing in a tie for second at 3-under-par 141’s were Dave Falcone (70-71) and 5-time-champion Berger Warner (72-69). Tied for fourth at 2-under-par were Bill Zylstra (71-71) and Joe Donnelly (70-72).
For all the final scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/FINAL SCORES MARION MASTERS SENIORS
HILL, MEARS, McLOUGHLIN WINNERS IN MEMORIAL TOURNEY
Jeff Hill, David Mears and Shawn McLoughlin survived the chilly conditions to win their respective divisions in The Memorial over the weekend at the Country Club of Ocala.
Hill and Bradley Knight (Sarasota) found themselves knotted at the end of regulation play with identical 147 totals. Hill shot 75-72 and Knight shot 73-74. Hill won the playoff on the second hole. Finishing third was Mark Caffee (150). Fourth went to Bill Search (159) and fifth was Travis Sanders (161).
In the Senior Division David Mears shot a pair of 77s for 154 score and a five shot victory over Dan Ogen (159). Third was Brian Knight qith 160, fourth was Butch Elkins with 161 and tied for fifth was Mike McDoniels and Jim WIlliams with 167 scores.
In the Super Senior Division Shawn McLoughlin (Danbury, Connecticut) shot 73-76 for a 149 total. Finishing four shots behind was Randy Briggs with a 153 total *77-76). Third was Ron Hoover with 162, fourth was Mel Hauck (Leesburg) 164 and fifth went to Jerry Brown with 184.
For all the scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/Memorial Final Scores
JEFF HILL DAVID MEARS SHAWH McLOUGHLIN
DORMAN AND WARNER WINNERS OF GOLFERS OF THE YEAR HONORS
Brent Dorman and Berger Warner respectively were crowned the Marion County Golf Association’s Golfer and Senior Golfer of the Year for 2017.
The MCGA Golfer and Senior Golfer award(s) is non-political, it is something that is earned over the course of the entire county tournament year by their performances in designated tournaments.
It’s ironic that 11 years ago the MCGA started this county recognition competition and it was Dorman and Warner who were the inaugural winners which is a true testament their golfing abilities and being able to maintain it for more than a decade.
This year race was the closest one since the award’s inception in each division with both winners decided during the very last event of the year (The Ocala Cup).
Dorman’s 2017 highlights were winning The Memorial and The Bo Williams City of Ocala Amateur. This is the second time that Dorman has won the title. Finishing in second place was previous winner Daniel Owen, third was Jeff Hill, fourth was Cooper George and finishing fifth was Drew Ditty.
This is the fourth time that Warner has taken home the Senior Golfer of the Year title (2007, 2012, 1016 1nd 2017). Warner’s year was had him winning the Country Club of Ocala Invitational Senior, The Pine Oaks Senior and The Ocala Cup. Finishing second was Bobby Bryant. Third place went to Larry Cotten with Bill Zylstra fourth and Bobby Johnson fifth. Zylstra is also a four time winner of the title.
For a complete standing’s list of the Golfer and Senior Golfers of the Year see Golfer of The Year/Golfer of the Year Standings and Golfer of The Year/Senior Golfer of the Year Standings.