GIOVANNELLI/GRIFFIN GRAB FIRST ROUND LEAD IN SUMMER GAMES
Matt Giovannelli and David Griffin continued their team magic as they grabbed the first round lead of the Summer Games. With weather playing havoc on the field at Pine Oaks GC the duo shot a 98 total and lead second place holders Kelly Gosse and Joel Durrance who posted 99. Third place belongs to Drew Ditty and Joe Donnelly who sit at 103. Fourth place is Jay King and Christian Andersen with 104. Tomorrow’s final round will be a best ball nine holes and an alternate shot nine holes.
For all the scores see TOURNAMENT RESULTS/FIRST ROUND SUMMER GAMES SCORES
LOCALS MAKE CUT IN USGA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Three Ocalans made the cut in the USGA Amateur Championship. The first round, which was played at Ocala National GC, had Colton Godwin shooting a 75. Travis Saunders and Osten Waite shot 78’s to make the cut.. The final round of qualifying is today. The leader was Kyler Tate of Winter Garden with a 69.
COLTON GODWIN WINS INNISBROOK AMATEUR
Colton Godwin won the 23rd Innisbrook Amateur Championship. Godwin shot rounds of 75-69-74 for a 218 total and a one-shot victory over Bill Castleman. Other Ocalans who played well were Christian Anderson (236), Palmer Lovell (241), Grant Lovell (252) and Howie George 256.
GIOVANNELLI WINS THE MARION MASTERS TOURNAMENT
Matt Giovannelli came from behind to win the 29th Marion Masters. Trailing the leader Christian Andersen by four shots heading to the last round at the Country Club of Ocala, Giovannelli’s even par 36 pulled him to within one of the lead heading to the home nine. “Gio” shot a 2-under-par 34 for a 70 total and a 3 shot win. The best round of the day was posted by Jay King who shot a 5-under-par 67 giving him a 211 total to end up in a tie for second with Andersen. Brent Dorman finished third with a 212 score and Colton Godwin rounded out the top five with a 214 (72-72-70). The win for Giovannelli was his first Marion Masters win and gives him a 10-year-exemption into the tournament. The top ten finishers from this year scores earn an exemption into next year’s event (SEE BELOW)
Marion Masters Winner Matt Giovannelli
The top ten finishers were:
1. Giovannelli (208)
T-2 Andersen (211)
T-2 King (211)
4 Dorman (21
5 Godwin (214)
6. Steve Albright (215)
T-7 Osten Waite (217)
T-7 David Griffin (217)
9. Drew Ditty (218)
10. Troy Glaus (220)
For all the scores see Tournament Results