Winter Series - Buckhorn Springs G & CC

Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club - Valrico
March 6-7, 2023

VALRICO, Fla. – Three players captured season-ending victories, as the 2022-23 Winter Series season wrapped up on Tuesday at Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country. Ryan Prokay took home the win the Mid-Amateur Division, while Miles McConnell was victorious in the Senior Division and Richard Kerper captured the Super-Senior title.

With the Winter Series season coming to a close, Prokay, Lloyd Fisher and Kevin Macy were named the 2022-23 Winter Series Points Champions. Prokay and Macy both earn the honor for the first time, being named the Mid-Amateur and Senior Points Champions, respectively. Fisher garners the honor for the first time since the 2013-14 season, being named the Super-Senior Points Champion.


Ryan Prokay Lloyd Fisher | Kevin Macy (not pictured)


Prokay used a 6-under 138 to earn the win the Mid-Amateur Division. He opened the tournament with a 4-under 68, finishing the day with six birdies, to take a four-shot lead over the field after 18 holes.

Prokay got off to a strong start in the final round, with a bogey-free front side, carding an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole. The Bradenton resident finished the day with an even-par back nine and secured the six-shot victory with a final-round 70.

His first-round 68 was the low round for the tournament. This victory marks the fifth Winter Series of the year for Prokay. Drew Downs took second place at even-par 144 after two rounds of 72, while Kevin Dutkowsky finished third at 1-over 145.


McConnell captured the 10-shot win in the Senior Division, posting a 7-under 137 for the week. The Tampa native carded a 3-under 69 in Monday’s first round to take a three-shot lead over the field.

Starting on the fourth hole, McConnell added back-to-back birdies on the eighth and ninth. He finished the day with a bogey-free second nine, with four birdies. His final-round 68 gave him the victory in the Senior division, his second win of the season.

Riviere finished the week with a final-round 76 to take home a share of second-place finish at 4-over 148. Brian King used the low round in the Senior Division (2-under 70) to finish in a tie for second with Riviere.


Kerper posted a 1-under 143 to pick up the win in the Super-Senior Division, securing the six-shot victory with rounds of 70-73. The Oldsmar resident used a first-round 70, with four birdies, to take a four-shot lead over the field after 18 holes. He used a final-round 73 to secure the victory. Michael Bell  

Michael Bell used rounds of 76-73 to take home second place at 5-over 149, while Bill Moore finished with rounds of 74-75—149 to finish third.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Amateur 6,709 yds. 72.5/133
Senior 6,340 yds. 70.2/128
Super-Senior 6,045 yds. 69.0/125

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Unseasonably Hot 86 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Ryan Prokay 68 70 138 150
2 Drew Downs 72 72 144 105
3 Kevin Dutkowsky 73 72 145 75
T4 Cortland Schofield 74 72 146 55
T4 Christopher Kupniewski 74 72 146 55
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Miles McConnell 69 68 137 150
2 Smith Patterson 72 75 147 105
T3 Douglas Jones 74 74 148 62
T3 John Gabler 75 73 148 62
T3 Matthew Avril 74 74 148 62
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Richard Kerper 70 73 143 150
T2 Michael Bell 76 73 149 90
T2 Bill Moore 74 75 149 90
4 James Lett Jr 76 74 150 60
5 Walter Himelsbaugh 75 77 152 50
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Tournament Summary

Format:  36-holes of gross stroke play

Eligibility FSGA Adult Member at least 25 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 10.0 or less

Age Divisions Mid-Amateur, Senior & Super-Senior

Entry Fee$180

Schedule of Events




  • 36 holes of individual gross stroke play (no handicaps)


  • Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are age 25 or older as of March 7, 2023
  • Entrant must be an Adult or Foundation Member of the FSGA
  • Entrant must have an active Florida GHIN Handicap and have a current handicap index of 10.0 or lower.

Age Divisions

There are three age divisions; Mid-Amateur (25-54), Senior (55-64) and Super-Senior (65 & above). Each player must compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of March 7, 2023. Competitors may not elect to play in a different age division or from a different tee than designated.

  • Mid-Amateur (25-54) plays approximately 6,700 yards
  • Senior (55-64) plays approximately 6,400 yards
  • Super-Senior (65 & above) approximately 6,100 yards

**After the first round, each age division may be flighted based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores.

Entry Fees & Prizes

  • $180
  • Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
  • Age-group Champions at each event will receive a commemorative award. Gift certificates (totaling approximately $30 per-player in the field) will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group. 

Schedule of Events

Monday, March 6th

  • Round 1 - 1:00 PM Shotgun

Tuesday, March 7th

  • Round 2 - 8:30 AM Shotgun

Practice Rounds & Cost

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event on a space available basis and are restricted to after 12:00 PM on weekends.  To arrange your practice round please call the club at 813-689-7766. The cost of a practice round is $45 plus tax. 

Host Hotel

There is currently no host hotel for this event.

Maximum Field Size

Individual events - 96 Players in foursomes


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