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JULY 28-29 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP @ SOUTHERN DUNES
Posted: 7/31/2018 7:10:39 PM

MORRISON TAKES TITLE AFTER SUNDAY 66; HINKLEY COMES FROM 9 BACK TO WIN D FLIGHT; SENIOR C NEEDS 4-HOLE PLAYOFF


Players Championship @ Southern Dunes
(L-R) Chad Frank (SrChamp) & Garrett Morrison (Champ)

The Golfweek Amateur Tour / Orlando played its final major of 2018 at Southern Dunes on July 28-29..  On a hot July weekend, players competed hard for positions in the Points Race.  The top 15 in A, B, & C flights along with the top 10 in Champ and D flights get the coveted invitations to the Tour Championships in October.. 

Championship flight belonged to Garrett Morrison as he fired a hot 6-under 66 on Sunday to follow his opening 74.   His 140 was good for a six shot win over Chad Frank who shot 69 Sunday after opeiing with 77.  Danny Nash finished third with a pair of 74's.  Iin the Senior Championship flight, Chad Frank's 69 Sunday topped first round leader John Ward, who fell back with 77 after 71 on Saturday..

Chmp1 Morrison, Garrett 140
Chmp2 Frank, Chad 146
Chmp3 Nash, Danny 148
Chmp4 Vigeant, Ray 150
2nd Day$ Frank, Chad 69



SrChmp1 Frank, Chad 146
SrChmp2 Ward, John 148


Players Championship @ Southern Dunes
(L-R) Byron Murrell (SrA) & Sam Bellamy (A)

A Flight saw a close race between Jason Manning and Sam Bellamy.  Jason opened with 75 for the first roundlead, but Sam was just 2 back on 77.  Sam played steady on Sunday and posted 76 for 153 to hold off Manning who put up 79 to finish one back.  Eric Kellough took third with 78-80.    In Senior A FlightByron Murrell (80-76) held off steady Andy Baker (80-80). 

A1 Bellamy, Sam 153
A2 Manning, Jason 154
A3 Kellough, Eric 158
A4 Cleary, Steve 160
2nd Day$ Robinson, Robbie 81



SrA1 Murrell, Byron 156
SrA2 Baker, Andy 160


Players Championship @ Southern Dunes
Jay Starr (B)

Jay Starr (79-73) cruised to victory in B Flight.  He beat Ray Rodriguez by 9.  Ray opened with 79 as well, but couldn't keep up on Sunday.  Neil Corbett was one behind Ray in third with 81-81.   Jay earned a promotion back to A flight following the event.   In Senior B Ray took top honors with his 79-82.  Neil Corbett was second.


Players Championship @ Southern Dunes
Ray Rodriguez, (SrB)


B1 Starr, Jay 152
B2 Rodriguez, Ray 161
B3 Corbett, Neil 162
B4 Prano, John 164
B5 Kenney, Jim 166
2nd Day$ Kenney, Jim 79



SrB1 Rodriguez, Ray 161
SrB2 Corbett, Neil 162
SrB3 Kenney, Jim 166
2nd Day$ Kenney, Jim 79


Players Championship @ Southern Dunes
Alex Kluka (Philly Metro, C)

Alex Kluka (Philly Metro) shot 79-83--good scores--to win C flight.  Todd Smith took second with 86-81-167.  Chris Schuler was third with 86-85-171..  Gator Gatrell topped the Senior C flight after a four hole playoff with Tony Prensa.  Each shot 176.


Players Championship @ Southern Dunes
Gator Gatrell (SrC)

C1 Kluka, Alexander (Philly) 162
C2 Smith, Todd 167
C3 Schuler, Chris 171
C4 Prensa, Tony 176
2nd Day$ Prensa, Tony 83




SrC1 Gatrell, Gator 176
SrC2 Prensa, Tony 176
SrC3 Ricardo, George 183


Players Championship @ Southern Dunes
Danny Hinkley, (D)

D Flight was the tightest race all weekend.  Danny Hinklley stormed back from a 9 stroke deficit after the first round to grab a one stroke victory over Kim Crank of the Tidewater tour.  Danny shot 99-90 and Kim 100-90.  Robert Russ  was third after steady rounds of 95-96-191. 

D1 Hinkley, Danny 189
D2 Crank, Kim (Tidewater) 190
D3 Russ, Robert 191
D4 Harris, Mark, (Tampa) 192
2nd Day$ Crank, Kim (Tidewater) 90

Congratulations to all the winners

Next Event--August 11--Waldorf Astoria Golf Club


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