JAGA Spring Four-ball crowns winners


Forty one teams competed in the Jacksonville Area Golf Association’s Spring Four-ball tournament played at Jacksonville Golf and Country Club March 27.

The teams consisted of a variety of men and women of all ages and included an interesting mixture of amateurs and professionals.

The results of the competition crowned champions in both gross and net divisions.

Par for the course was 72, and the format was one best ball of each twosome.

Clark Tiller and Johnny Watts teamed up to win the gross division with a score of 7-under, which was one better shot better than Colby Misora and Taylor McCorkle, as well as the tandem of Alex Grote and Molly Holbert, who both finished tied for second place.

It was not the first time Johnny Watts found himself fighting at the top at the end of a JAGA championship, as he finished in a tie for second place at the 2022 JAGA Jacksonville Amateur at Deerwood Country Club.

Meanwhile, in the net division, it was Skip Lunsford and Kevin Buller who reached double digits and won by two strokes with a final score of 10-under.

Mitch Howard and Cairo Santos challenged for the victory but finished in sole position of second place by posting a score of 8-under, while Jeff Johnstone and Joe Cronauer come home third at 7-under.

The winning pairing of Lunsford and Buller, who both call host Jacksonville Golf and Country Club their home course, captured the net division title at the event for a second consecutive season.

Chairing this year’s spring four-ball tournament were Lunsford and Dennis Fallen, JAGA directors at Jacksonville Golf and Country Club along with JAGA vice president of tournaments Johnstone and Gregg Deiboldt, both of Sawgrass Country Club.

Next up on the JAGA tournament schedule is the St. Johns County Four-ball tournament at St. Johns Golf Club in Elkton May 6-7.

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