REGULAR SEASON ENDS, PLAYERS OF THE YEAR NAMED; ERIC BAKER SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD GOES TO ROBINSON
Our thanks to Fairway Management for sponsoring the Awards Luncheon as well as the Eric Baker Sportsmanship Award.
Andy Baker presented the 6th annual Eric Baker Memorial Sportsmanship Award to the 2017 recipient, Robbie Robinson.
Golfweek Amateur Tour completed its 2017 regular season September 23 at
Orange County National's Crooked Cat course. Player of the Year was
still up dor grabs in five flights entering the last event. The season
ended up with playoffs in several flights.
Jeff Moritz and Jacob Richard shot 73's to force a playoff for Championsship Flight. Jeff prevailed on the third extra hole. Chad Frank missed the playoff by one shot and as a result, Moritz passed him to take the Player of the Year for the flight. All was not lost for Frank as he tied John Ward on 74 for first in Senior Championship. Chad won on the second extra hole. The victory gave Chad the Senior Championship Flight Player of the Year in his first year playing as a senior.
A Flight saw Steve Cleary shoot 74 to force a playoff with Eric Huffington. Steve won on the first extra hole. The second place finish guaranteed Huffington the A Flight Player of the Year. Donald Dunivant won his third straight event in Senior A Flight after posting 76. Robbie Robinson was second with 78. The three straignt wins pushed Dunivant to the top of the Seniior A Player of the Year points list, edging past Doug Conklin, who had led most of the season.
Dan Seidenfaden won the B flight Player of the Year. Mark Klenck, Jonathan Pinkney and Mike Birzon all shot 82 to tie for first in B flight. Pinkney won the playoff. Ray Rodriguez won Senior B Player of the Year. Peyton Zeigler won the C Flight with 84. Paul Lomangino (Tampa) was second. Charlie James 88 was good enough to win Senior C. Rick Whitman was a double champion, winning Player of the Year in C and Senior C Flights.
In the D flight Chris Shuler shot 93. Mark Harris (Tampa) posted 94. Kenney Brumfield II had already clinched D flight Player of the Year.
Congratulations to all the winners at Orange County National and to our 2017 Players of the Year.
Here are all the Players of the Year:
Jeff Moritz--Championship Flight
Eric Huffington--A Flight
Dan Seidenfaden--B Flight
Rick Whitman--C Flight & Senior C Flight
Kenney Brumfield II--D Flight
Chad Frank--Senior Championship Flight
Donald Dunivant--Senior A Flight
Ray Rodriguez--Senior B Flight
END REGULAR SEASON