The Jacksonville Area Golf Association’s first team event of 2018, the JAGA Spring Four-Ball, took place on Monday at Marsh Landing Country Club, with 40 teams competing over four divisions. New this year was a Scratch Division, which drew 16 teams and some of North Florida’s most accomplished golfers.
Marsh Landing member George Halvorsen served as Tournament Chairman and was supported by fellow members Ray Cabano and John Tancredi.
Though the skies were threatening late in the afternoon round, play was completed on schedule. The following are the flight-by-flight results:
JAGA 1 – SCRATCH DIVISION (6,500 yards)
1st – Jason Smith / Michael McGrath (Timuquana CC) 68
2nd - David Anthony (Marsh Landing CC) / Duke Butler IV (TPC Sawgrass) 68
3rd - Jack Kegelmeyer / Ben Miller (Marsh Creek CC) 69
4th - Eric Graybeal (Ponte Vedra Inn & Club) / Alan Henderson (Marsh Landing CC) 70
JAGA 2 – WOMEN’S DIVISION (5, 100 yards)
1st - Shari Zeimetz (Queen’s Harbour Y&CC) / Chris Hunt (Sawgrass CC) 75
1st - Paula Fairley / Donna Fiedorowicz (Sawgrass CC) 64
JAGA 3 – 5,900, 6,100 yards and teams playing different yardages
1st - Jack Heinemann / Rick Jacobs (Eagle Harbor GC) 70
2nd - Guy Bridgeman (Fleming Island GC) / Randy Mertens (Unattached) 70
3rd - Donny Allison / /Rusty Holsworth (Hyde Park GC) 72
1st - Skip Lunsford / Wayne Sinclair (Jacksonville G&CC) 60
2nd - Bart Robinson / Tom Peterson (Sawgrass CC) 63
3rd - Lynn Augenstein / Danny Cash (TPC Sawgrass) 63
JAGA 4 – 5,550 yards
1st - George Halvorsen / John Tancredi (Marsh Landing CC) 70
2nd - Tom Luyster / Fred Cramton (Unattached) 72
1st - Ray Cabano / Fred Vines (Marsh Landing CC) 59
2nd - Steve Ivey (Ponte Vedra Inn & Club) / Rae Marks (Windsor Parke GC) 63
In addition to the team prizes (Marsh Landing golf shop certificates), gift cards from top-area restaurants – Bonefish Grill, Caffe’ Andiamo, European Street Cafe, Nona Blue, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and 3 Palms Grille at Oak Bridge Club - were presented as drawing prizes.
NEXT UP FOR JAGA…
The 61st JAGA Senior Amateur Championship will be played at Eagle Harbor Golf Club in Orange Park, April 16-18. Entries to date have been steady. The field features three divisions (age 50+, 60-69 and 70+) and a maximum of 78 players. Entries for the Championship close April 11, interested competitors can sign-up at WWW.JAXAREAGOLF.ORG. European Street Cafe is the tournament sponsor.