Winter Series Four-Ball - Southern Hills Plantation Club
January 18-19, 2021
Three Teams Win at Southern Hills
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – The Winter Series traveled to Southern Hills Plantation Club for the first four-ball event of the season. Southern Hills proved to be a great test for the players over the two-day tournament.
Mike Finster and Devin Hernandez took home the win the Mid-Amateur Division on Tuesday, while Charles Siebrecht and Jerry Nick were victorious in the Senior Division. Bobby Lundquist and Kim Schwencke captured the Super-Senior Division.
Finster and Hernandez took home a six-shot victory in the Mid-Amateur at Southern Hills, finishing the week at 11-under 133. The pair fired a first-round 64, the low round of the tournament, finishing the day bogey free with eight birdies.
They took a four-shot lead into Tuesday’s final round. Finster and Hernandez began the day with a bogey-free front nine to make the turn at 1 under. The pair added three more birdies on the back side to card a 3-under 69 in the final round to secure the win.
Matthew Anderson and Ryan Borruso finished second at 5-under 139, finishing the tournament with rounds of 71-68. Ryan Prokay and Robert Bischofberger tied for third place with Tory Carli and Derek Camps at 2-under 142.
Nick and Siebrecht finished the tournament at the top of the Senior Division leaderboard with a 9-under 135. Following the first round, Nick and Siebrecht sat in first place after an 5-under 67 on Monday, the low round of the division.
The duo carded six birdies in the final round to post a 4-udner 68 and capture the six-shot win.
Robert Arthur and Tom Hyland finished second at 3-under 141, while Jack Hannon and Tom Johnson took third place at 1-under 143.
Lundquist and Schwencke fired a 6-under 138 to capture the two-stroke victory in the Super-Senior Division. The duo posted a 3-under 69 on Monday to head into the final round tied at the top. Lundquist and Schwencke used another 3-under 69 in the final round to secure the win, carding four birdies on the day.
Bill Moore and Kevin Macy secured a second-place finish with two red numbers for the tournament, 69-71–14. The teams of Edward Kosek / Tom Halchak and Mike Corbin / Tom Kleppe tied for third place with a 2-under 142.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Mid-Amateur||6717 yds. 72.6/137|
|Senior||6280 yds. 70.7/133|
|Super-Senior||6011 yds. 70.0/131|
Carts & Riding
Partners in Four-Ball Competitions during Phase 3 of Florida's reopening are expected to share carts. Players will have the option to walk. Southern Hills is a long and challenging walking golf course.
Format: 36-holes of gross four-ball 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: $320 ($160 per player)
- 36 holes of four-ball gross stroke play (no handicaps)
- Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are age 25 or older as of March 10, 2021
- Entrant must be a Regular 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.
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 10, 2021. Teams will be entered into the age division of the youngest player as of March 10, 2021.
- 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.
- 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.
Monday, January 18th
- Round 1 - 12:30 PM Shotgun
Tuesday, January 19th
- Round 2 - 9:00 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 352-277-5000. The cost of a practice round is $55 plus tax.
There is currently no host hotel for this event.
Maximum Field Size
Four-Ball events - 104 players (52 Teams) in foursomes