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Sebring Golf Club wins Interclub

SEBRING - – Taking advantage of playing on their home course, Sebring Golf Club finished first in the Men’s Heartland Interclub event on Monday. Using a points quota system over 18 holes, Sebring Golf Club posted a score of +28 points to finish first, Golf Hammock Country Club placed second with +24, Country Club of Sebring was third at +21 and Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club was fourth at +19. Leading the way for Sebring Golf Club in the A Flight was Steve Scheck who was +6, Ronnie Johnston was +6 in the B Flight, Kye Pahk was +8 in the C Flight and Jerry Snook was +5 in the D Flight. Golf Hammock Country Club was paced in the C Flight by Jack Stafford who was +8 and Jack McLaughlin who was +4.
The Bluffs came in fifth place with +16, River Greens golf course came in at +14, Harder Hall Country Club had a +4, Highlands Ridge was at -5 and Pinecrest Golf Club finished -12. The A Flight was a very competitive with Scheck winning with +6, Jim Hester of Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club tied for second place at +4 with Ennis Caldwell from Harder Hall, George Beres was +3 along with Jack Niehoff and Tony Santoro. The B Flight was won by Bob Simmons of the Bluffs at +8, Johnston tied for second place at +6 with Cliff Steele and Keith Strickland. The C Flight saw Pahk finish tied for first at +8 with Jack Stafford of Golf Hammock, Ken Koon was third at +5 and Keith Kincer and Jack McLaughlin tied at +4. Snook won the D Flight at +5 with Bill Taylor coming in second at +4 and Randy O’Neill and Gerry David tied at +3. Closest-to-the-pin winners were Dick Bouchard in the A Flight, Bob Miller in the B Flight, Tim Thomas in the C Flight and Joe Magisano in the D Flight. Longest drive winners were Billy Pruitt in the A Flight, Chuck Ford B Flight, Jack Stafford C Flight and Chuck Fullerton in the D Flight. The next event on the Men’s Heartland Interclub schedule is set for May 13 at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club’s demanding Deer Run Course. The Ladie’s Heartland Interclub starts on April 22 at Country Club of Sebring. The once a month tournaments continue through Dec. 2 with the first half winners taking on the winner’s of the second half to determine the overall champion. Points are tallied up over the course of the season to determine each club’s standing. “This is a great event that runs through the rest of the year,” said Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club professional Andy Kesling. “The point quota system makes it easy for golfers of all abilities to compete and have a good time. “We’re pretty excited about some of the changes we’ve made, including paying out cash after each event. “It’s a great way to have a good time playing different courses each month.” mpinson@highlandstoday.com

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