Deercreek Country Club captures JAGA Club Team Championship


The 2017 Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) tournament season came to a close Nov. 27 on a sun-splashed day at Timuquana Country Club, with Deercreek Country Club walking away with a one-shot victory over the King & Bear.

Head professional K.W. Godwin captained his team of Arch Copeland, Lee Fields and Ken Prebola to a winning score of 124 in the two-net best balls format. Fields recorded four birdies and an eagle on his own ball.

A stroke back at 125 was the King & Bear team comprised of PGA member Jonathan Williams and club members Henry Chambliss, Barnes Gray and Nick Stark.

Twenty-one teams representing JAGA member clubs from North Florida and one representing the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation were in attendance.

The tournament was conducted jointly by the Northern Chapter of the North Florida PGA and JAGA, with Timuquana head pro Clint Avret and outgoing JAGA president and longtime Timuquana member Fred Seely serving as co-chairmen.

The start of the 2018 JAGA tournament season begins Jan. 13-15 at Hidden Hills Golf Club with the JAGA First Coast Amateur. Last year’s inaugural event featured 77 elite players from 11 states, four countries and 12 colleges. Rising star Brandon Mencheno of Jacksonville and now an Auburn freshman captured the title by three shots, completing all 54 holes without a single bogey. For more information on JAGA, go to