BOB MIRUS MEMORIAL @ GRAND CYPRESS
JACK NICKLAUS DESIGN PROVIDES PLENTY
Summer is here in Florida now! With temperatures in the mid 90’s, 84 players
tested their skill and stamina in the 15th
Bob Mirus Memorial @ Grand Cyprress.
The 27 Jack Nicklaus holes provided more than enough challenge all
weekend. We thank Orlando member Steve
Start for sponsoring this event. This
tournament celebrates the memory of Bob
Mirus, Orlando director Tom Mirus’
late father who helped Tom start the Orlando tour in 1997.
Saturday we played the North-South
course and Sunday it was the South-East course so we got to play all three
nines that were available.
Chad Frank, Jeff Moritz and John Ward waged a weekend long battle
for the title. Frank grabbed the first day lead with 74. Ward
and Moritz were right behind with 75’s. Sunday was more of the same. Moritz struggled early but ended playing
steady golf down the stretch to shoot 77 and finish at 152. Ward
found trouble on his 17th hole and fell away with 81-156. Frank
just came up one shot short after a 79-153.
So it was Jeff Moritz first, Chad Frank second and John Ward third.
Flight—Bill Rambo plays a lot of golf at Grand
Cypress. And it showed as he ran off to a nine stroke victory with back to back
77’s for 154 total. The battle was for
second place as Ryan Silveira, who started the day in third after a
Saturday 78, moved up to second after an 85 Sunday. First
day co-leader Jason Manning (77-87-164),
Corbett (81-83-164) and John James (83-81) tied for
Flight—Mark Klenck and MJ Moore grabbed the early lead Saturday
after rounds of 80 and 81, respectively.
Klenck added a steady 83 on Sunday for a 163 total and a
four shot win. MJ slipped to an
86 Sunday and Ray Rodriguez shot 81 to catch him and tie for second. Both finished on 167. Dan Gardner (85-83-168) finished fourth.
year member Steve Kollar (93-86-179)
overcame a six shot deficit Sunday to win for the first time on tour. He finished one ahead of Joe Harris (88-92-180) and Tony
Prensa (87-93-180). Chris
Shuler (85-97-182) finished in fourth.
Flight—Daniel Wickell, back on tour after a few years away, took the crystal after rounds of 92-95-187. It was six
better than three players who finished tied for second place, Andy Maginnis (101-92-193). Ken Ross (Tampa, 99-94-193) and Steve Eberly (NCF, 98-95-193).