Steve Albright, Daniel Owen and Walter Himelsbaugh who led their respective divisions after the first round of the Bo Williams City of Ocala Amateur came out winners when the final scores were posted at Ocala Golf Club.

Hanging on to win the Open Division was Albright who shot a final round 72 that gave him a two-round total of 7-under-par 137 and a one-shot victory over Matt Giovannelli. Giovannelli who closed with a 2-under-par 70, shot a two-day score of 6-under-par 138. Finishing alone in third place was Martin Musgrave with a 142 score.  Third place went to Christian Anderson at 145 and in fifth place was Ryan Letterly at 146.

Owen also managed a one-shot victory to claim the Senior Division. Owen shot a final round 2-under-par 70 giving him a 8-under-par 136 total. Mike Zito (GA) closed with a 6-under-par 66 to finish in second place with a 7-under-par 137. Tied for third place were Robert Bechtrol and Dough Jones with 4-under-par 140s. Fith place went to Scott Goldbach with a 3-under-par 141 total.

In the Super Senior Division. Himelsbaugh’s 8-under-par 136 total (66-70) was enough to give him a three-shot win over Cory Walker. Walker shot rounds of 67-72 for a 5-under-par 139. Tied for third were Mike Murphy and Robert Parmar with 4-under-par 140s. All alone in fifth place was Jim Williams with a 2-under-par 142 (73-69)


Brendan Ehlers and Matt Giovannelli went wire-to-wire to capture the North Mid-Am Four-Ball Championship at Lake Jovita, firing a 25-under 119 for the championship. They took the first-round lead with a 13-under 59 on Saturday, putting up seven birdies on the front side. The duo headed into the final round with a two-shot lead over the field with a host of other teams looking to make a charge on Sunday.

Ehlers and Giovannelli kept it rolling in the final round with a 7-under 29 on the front side with the highlight being an eagle on the ninth from Ehlers. They secured the championship victory with a final-round 60 to take home the nine-shot victory.



Berger Warner won his seventh Marion Masters Super Senior title by winning a playoff with Robert Parmer. Warner had a three shot lead going into the last round and shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round but Parmar, who shot a 73 in the first round of the 2-day event, fired the low round of the tournament (68) to tie Warner. On the first hole of the sudden-death playoff at Ocala Palms Golf Club, Warner made a birdie to win. Finishing in third place was David Mears who was the only other player to finish the event under par on rounds of 73-69 (142). In fourth place was Jim Prendergast at 149 (76-73). Fifth place went to Bo Craig with a 151 total (75-76).

Winning the Super Senior Division was Parmar. On top of the Silver Seniors was Warner and there was a tie for first in the Golden Seniors between Wayne Page and Tom Stephenson.

We are still having technical difficulties and once they are resolved the final scores will be posted.

CHIP SHOTS – Warner’s latest Marion Masters title gives him a total of 14 – 2 Marion Masters, 5 Marion Masters Seniors and 7 Marion Masters Super Seniors.


Playing in very hot weather didn’t seem to bother the teams of Ben Locker/Ryan Letterly, Travis Wilemon/Richie Crile and Marcus Bech/James Starnes as they won their respective divisions in the Summer Games.

Locker and Letterly (both college students) shot a sizzling hot 9-under-par final round 63 to run away with the Open Division. Their two-day total of 167 was 11 shots better than runners-up Scot Kaylor and Kelly Sellers at 178. Finishing third were Jeff Hill and Matt Giovannelli at 179.

Going wire to wire in the Senior Division were Wilemon and Crile who shot a 173. Finishing second were Tommy Lowe and Steve Humphrey at 177. Third place went to Bobby Bryant and Bill Wright at 179.

The Super Senior title went down to the wire with Beck and Starnes edging out Robert Cunningham and Juan Campos 168-169. Ending up in their place were Robert Parmar and Jim Prendergast at 175.


CHIP SHOTS – The currently ranked top three Super Seniors in the country played in the event. Steve Humphrey (1), Marcus Beck (2) and James Starnes (3).


With the weather vastly improved from yesterday’s deluge, Martin Musgrave shot a sizzling 66 in the final round to force a 3-way playoff with Miles Albright and Justin Grant who shot 69 and 68, respectively.  Musgrave birdied the second playoff hole to capture the title.  Ty O’Shields matched Musgrave’s 66 to finish in 4th place.  First round leader Matt Giovannelli shot even par 72 to tie for 5th with Tommy Lowe and Steve Humphrey who shot 68 and 70, respectively.  The top 20 places are in the money plus the top five scores from today who weren’t otherwise in the money.  Prize allocations for all places will be posted on the Marion County Golf website by Wednesday of this week.  For the entire field scores go to: Tournament Information/Results/FINAL RESULTS – 2023 MARION MASTERS

Chip Shots:  Three groups of father and son played in this year’s Marion Masters – Daniel and Riley Owen, Bill and Seth Wright, and Doug and Patrick Gulick. Bill and Seth Wright both shot even par 144 for the tournament.  Congratulations to all.



Corey Haught and Scott Kaylor shared medalist honors in the Marion Masters Qualifier which was held at the Country Club at Silver Springs Shores. Haught and Kaylor both shot 3-under-69 to lead the group of 68 players.  Also under par for the event were Bob Bailey, Bobby Bryant, Scot Thul, Ben Law and Ty O’Shields as they all posted 1-under-par 71. For the entire field scores and to see who qualified for next month’s Marion Masters go to: Tournament Information/Results/MARION MASTERS QUALIFIER SCORES.


The winds at the Ocala Golf Club were strong and blustery during the final round of the Henry Camp Invitational but they didn’t seem to bother last year’s winner, John Coultas. The Jacksonville resident trailed the tournament leader Justin Grant by seven shots starting the day. Coultas stood steady and posted a 5-under-par 67 which gave him a 10-under-par 206 total. Now he had to wait and see how Grant would finish. Grant birdied the 17th hole and made a gutsy par on the 18th hole to end up with a 74 which also giving him a 206 three-day total. The two then headed for a sudden death playoff. Both players parred the first extra hole. On the second hole, Grant hit his approach shot to 10 feet and Coultas hit his shot five feet. Grant just missed his attempt and Coultas calmly rolled in the birdie putt to capture his second consecutive Camp victory. Finishing in third place just one shot off the pace was Joel Durrance (Orlando) with a 208 (68-69-71). Fourth place was Brendon Ehlers with a 210 score and finishing fifth was Chad Branton with a 211 total.

For the entire field scores see: TOURNAMENT INFO/Results/FINAL SCORES – HENRY CAMP


Matt Giovannelli, Tommy Lowe and Robert Parmar all came from behind to win their divisions in the George Scales Memorial at the Country CLub at Silver Spring Shores.

Giovannelli shot a 4-under-par 68 in the final round for a two-day total of 5-under-par 139. Finishing in second was St. Leo University golfer Ryan Letterly who shot a final round 7-under-par 65 for a 3-under-141 score. Third place went to Micharl Karatzas with a 142.Grant ended up fourth with a 143 and Martin Musgrave and Joe Coey tied for fifth with 147  totals.

In the Senior Division, Tommy Lowe shot a 3-under-par 69 to finish the tournament at 1-under-par 143 and a 1-shot win. Inverness’ Chris Bernhard shot a 2-day score of even to finish second. Scot Thul finished in third place with a 147. Bobby Johnson was fourth with a 150 total and Jeff Morley was fifth with a 151.

Parmar fired the low round of the day and tournament to come from behind to take the Super Senior title. Parmar posted a 9-under-par 63 for a 10-under-par 134 score and an easy 8-shot victory. Tied for second were Walter Himelsbaugh (Leesburg), Bill Zylstra and Bob Bailey with 2-under-par 142s. Cory Walker finished in fifth place with a 143 score.

The entire field final scores are under TOURNAMENT INFO/Results/FINAL RESULTS – GEORGE SCALES MEMORIAL


It was a cold start for the golfers that teed it up at Ocala Golf Club on the final day of this 3-day event, but it didn’t seem to bother some of them. And those were: Daniel Owen, Chris Kelos, Phil Pavoni and Brian Sachs as they won their respective divisions in the 16th Annual Moot Thomas Invitational.

Owen, making his tournament debut, came from behind on the last day to capture the Senior Division title. Owen shot a final round 5-under-par 67 for a 1-shot victory runners-up Chris Hall (GA) and Douglas Jones (Brandon). Owen’s three-day total was a 4-under-par 212 and Hall and Jones shot 3-under-par 213’s. Finishing in fourth place was Brian Keenan (Tampa) with a 2-under-par 214 (72-71-71). Chad Ibbotson (Sanford) finished in fifth place at 1-under-par 216.

Canada’s Kelos needed an extra hole to claim the Super Senior crown. Tied after 54 holes were Kelos and Marcus Beck (Tallahassee).  Kelos parred the first playoff hole to win. Both players shot 217 totals, Kelos did it with rounds of 70-72-75 and Beck shot 68-70-78. Finishing in third place was Steve Humphrey with a 218 score. John Armstrong (MD) finished in fourth place with a 220 total and in fifth place was Robert Parmar with a 221.

Pavoni (GA) came from behind to win the Legends Division when he fired a 3-under-par 69 in the last round to give him a 217 total and a two shot victory. Finishing in second place was Robert Cunningham (St. Cloud) at 219. Bill Zylstra’s 3-under-par 69 moved him into third place. Finishing fourth was Ken Eichele (NC) at 221. David Crocker finished in fifth place with a 222 score.

Sachs won the Super Legends Division by besting Jim Pfrogner 216 to 218. Sachs (Newberry) shot a 3-under-par 69 to claim the title. Finishing in third place was Joel Hirsch (IL) with a 221 score. Fourth place went to Gil Stenholm (IL) with a 223 score and tied for fifth were Jack Heinemann (Green Cove Springs) and Steve Wilson (CA) with 225’s.

CHIP SHOTS – This was Sach’s fifth Moot Thomas title (2 Super Senior, 1 Legends, 2 Super Legends). Two players had a hole-in-one on the last day – Joel Hirsch and Jim DeLeon (SC). The diverse field consisted of players from 16 states and Canada.


Phil Pavoni, Danel Owen and Chris Kelos display their winning crystal.


Matt Giovannelli, Lloyd Fisher and Steve Humphrey won their respective divisions this weekend at the Country Club of Ocala Invitational.

In the Open Division, Giovannelli shot rounds of 68-71 to win the title by five shots. Finishing in second was Ryan Borruso with a 144 total (71-73). Michael Karatas and Jonathan Volk tied for third with 149 totals.

The Senior Division champion was Lloyd Fisher who edge Doug Jones for the win. Fisher shot rounds of 71-70 for a 141 total and Jones posted 71-71 for a 142 score. Finishing third was Todd Mudge with an even par 144. Tied for fourth were Daniel Owen and Tommy Lowe with 149 scores.

Winning the Super Senior title was Steve Humphrey. Humphrey shot back-to-back 71’s for a 2-under-par 142 score and one shot ahead of Robert Cunningham who shot 73-70 – 143. Walter Himelsbaugh shot an even par 144 for third place and Peter Guillette posted a 146 total for fourth place.

Due to a technical error all the final scores will be posted later this week.


It seems as though Mother Nature waits until there is a golf tournament on the weekend and then she decides to test the tenacity of the players by throwing different weather conditions at them throughout the event. Well, during the final round of the Marion Masters Senior Championship she did just that. The round started out cool, then she added a misty rain with gusty winds and then she decided to drop the temperature a little and finally she turned up the fans a notch. With all that going on, the 72 players that started the final round at Ocala Golf Club managed to finish the 36 hole event and at last it was over …. except for two golfers.

Tied at the end of regulation play with a 145 2-day total were first round leader Brent Dorman and Travis Wilemon. Dorman started out the day with a 2-shot lead and had a 4-shot lead on Wilemon. Dorman came in with a 76 and Wilemon posted an even-par 72 to catch the leader. A sudden death playoff ensued and on the second playoff hole Dorman made a par to win the title. Finishing in third place was Steve Albright with a 147 (73-74). Tied for fourth at 150 were Michael Crews, Jon Hochens and Mike Kemp. A 2-under-par 70 gave Kemp the medalist honor for the last round in the Senior Division.

Bobby Bryant and Tommy Lowe tied for the Silver Senior Division title with 153 scores.

Robert Parmar won the Super Senior Division with a 1-under-par 143 score.

Bill Zylstra captured the Golden Senior Division title which came via his 3-under-par 69 for a 1-under-par 143 2-day score.

The Legends Division title was won by Randy Briggs on rounds of 76-75.

For all the final scores see Tournament Information/Results/FINAL ROUND – MARION MASTERS SENIOR

For the final division results and prize allocations see Tournament Information/FINAL RESULST MARION MASTERS SENIORS DIVISIONS and Tournament Information/Prize Allocations/2023 MARION MASTERS SENIORS PRIZE ALLOCATIONS

Marion Masters Senior Leader Brent Dorman putts on the ninth hole at Silver Spring Shores on his way to his first MM Senior title.


Mother Nature wasn’t kind to the golfers who played in The Memorial tournament this past weekend at Eagle Country Club.  She dropped the temperature, coupled it with rain on the opening round and then threw in high winds during the final round. But none of that dampened the enthusiasm of the golfers in the event, especially the winners.

Troy Vannucci won the Open Division, Chad Branton won the Senior Division, and Robert Parmar won the Super Senior Division.

Vannucci (Palm Coast) opened the event by firing the low round of the weekend, a 5-under-par 67 on his way to capturing the Open Division title with a 6-under-par 138. Finishing in second place was Martin Musgrave who was also under par with a 3-under-par 141.  In third place was Scott Wood at 150, fourth place went to Ben Law at 154 and fifth was Reilly Owen at 155.

In the Senior Division, Georgia’s Chad Branton managed to shoot even par on rounds of 70-74 (144) and a one-shot winning margin over Tommy Lowe who shot a 145 score. In third place was Brent Dorman at 146.  Fourth place was David Knorr (Virginia) with a 149 score. Tied for fifth were Richard Weber (Tampa) and Bobby Johnson at 151.

It took overtime to decide the winner of the Super Senior Division. Kevin Macy (Tampa) fired a final round 68 to catch first round leader  Robert Parmar.  Both ended a 4-under-par 140 total.  Parmar took control on the first extra hole making a birdie to win the title.  Finishing in third place was Bill Zylstra at 3-under-par 141. Tied for fourth with 1-under-par 143 scores were Bob Bailey and Pete Guillette (The Villages).

For all the final scores and prize allocations see Tournament Information/Results/FINAL RESULTS – THE MEMORIAL and 2023 MEMORIAL PRIZE ALLOCATIONS.

Memorial Winners Robert Parmar, Troy Vannucci and Chad Branton


Mother Nature threw another cold curve ball at the field during the final round of the Ocala Cup at Ocala Golf Club, but the golfers still managed to handle it and post low scores – again.

There was a four-way tie for first place in the Open Division at the start of the final round but Ben Locker and Ryan Letterly went out and shot a 9-under-par 63 to pull away from the pack to win by four shots with a 127 total. Finishing second were Marty Musgrave and Justin putting up a two-day total of 131. Third place went to Jake and Troy Vannucci (Jacksonville) with a 132. Three teams tied for fourth at 134, Jeff Neugebauer/Christian Crabil (Tampa), Michael Bil/Daniel Adkins and Riley and Daniel Owen.

Heading into the final day Kyle Allen/Mike Zito (GA) and Scott Thul/Tommy Lowe were tied for the lead with 62’s. Allen/Zito fired a 7-under-par 65 to pull away from Thul/Lowe who shot a 4-under-par 68 for second place. Third place went to Scott Goldbach/Mike Kemp at 136. Tied for fourth at 138 were Dave Patterson/Laurie Harrison and Arnold Cunningham/Terry McNamara.

Walter Himelsbaugh (Leesburg) and Mike Murphy (Oldsmon) went wire-to-wire to capture the Super Senior Division with a 21-under-par 123 score. The round of the day was shot by second place finishers David Mears (Citra) and Brian Brown (Inverness) as they shot an 11-under-par 61 for a 125 total. Finishing in third place were Jim Starnes/Ed Kelly (Ft. Myers) with a 12-under-par 132. Tied for fourth were Bill Zylstra/Mark Plummer and Rob Carney/Tom Keedy at 136.

For all the final scores see Tournament Information/Results/FINAL RESULTS – OCALA CUP


Make it two in a row for Bobby Bryant and Austin Grey as they successfully defended their Senior/Junior championship at the Country Club of Ocala. Deadlocked after the first round with 4-under-par 68’s were Bryant/Grey (Hernando), Berger Warner/Fred Roberts Jr. and Walter Himelsbaugh (Leesburg) and Matt Dunlop (Windemere). A second 68 on the final day gave Bryant/Grey a 136 total and a slim one-shot win over Warner/Roberts who finished with a 69 for a 137 score. Alone in third place was Himelsbaugh/Dunlop with a 140 total.  Tied for fourth place at 141 were the teams of Bill Zylstra/Perry Crenshaw and Tom Keedy/Paul Irvin.

Winning the net division were Tim Roach and Paul Bergan with a 126 total. Tied for second were Brian Gagnon/John McComb and Zylstra/Crenshaw with 131s. Tied for fourth were Chad Strausbaugh/Ken Rischitelli and Bryson Hobson/Nick Guasco at 134.