JAY KING AND BERGER WARNER WIN MCGA GOLFER AND SENIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jay King and Berger Warner won their respective divisions in Marion County Golf Association’s Golfer and Senior Golfer of the Year kudos..

King played in six of the point tournaments in which he won three, finished second twice, third once and sixth. King amassed 1976 points to finish on top.  Second was Matt Giovannelli with 1475 points. Finishing third was Osten Waite (515), fourth was Steve Albright (512) and fifth was Seth Wright (459).

Warner won two tournaments on his way to gathering 1146 points to win his title. Finishing second was Bill Zylstra with 733 points followed by Bobby Bryant (66). Fourth place went to David Mears with 604 points and fifth was Bobby Johnson with 528 points.

For the final standings go to Golfer Of The Year/Golfer of the Year Standings and Golfer Of The Year/Senior Golfer of the Year Standings.

GOSSE/HUME AND KELLY/STARNES WIN OCALA CUP TITLES

Some of the local, state  and out-of-state’s better players gathered at The Ocala Golf Club this weekend for the area’s final golf tournament of the 2016 season. Give those caliber golfers ideal weather, ideal course conditions and a course that was set up to score and the result … lots of birdies, eagles and low scores.

Winning the Open Division were a couple of Crystal River golfers, Kelly Gosse and Tim Hume. They set a torrid pace on Saturday with a 12-under-par 60 and followed it up with an 11-under-par 61 on Sunday for a whopping  23-under-par 121 score. Finishing in second place were Kyle Allen and Mike Zito (Sea Island, Georgia) with a 19-under-par 125 (63-62). Third place went to the father and son team of Rob and Billy Hess (Casselberry) with an 18-under-par  127 total (62-64).

Ed Kelly (Fernadina) and James Starnes (Fort Myers) shot a final round 9-under-par 63 to come on top of a tightly contested Senior Disivion. Kelly/Starnes’ two day total of 15-under-par 129 edged out  the teams of Jimmy Williams III/Scott Hancock and Bobby Bryant/Larry Cotten by a shot. Both teams shot identical 65-65 – 130 (14-under-par) scores.

For all the scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/FINAL SCORES 2016 OCALA CUP.

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