JACKSONVILLE (Florida Sports Wire) – Palencia Golf Club won its first JAGA/NFPGA Club Team Championship on Monday, Nov. 7 by three shots, besting a field of 24 other teams at the King and Bear at The World Golf Village in the two best balls of four, net format.
This year’s tournament was the 25th playing of the championship, which is conducted by the Jacksonville Area Golf Association and the Northern Chapter of the North Florida PGA Section.
The winning Palencia team posted an 18-under-par score of 126. Team members included Northern Chapter PGA member and Flagler College men’s and women’s golf coach Santiago Cavanagh and amateurs Larry Baker, Tom Cassady and Dannie Wilson.
Three strokes back at 129 was the Deerwood Country Club team of pro Mitchell Haley, Sal Randisi, Melissa Heaton and Mat Nemeth.
A trio of teams shared third place at 130. They were Palatka Golf Club – Andy Heartz (pro), Jeff Elledge, Ron Jerin and Ron Mullis, Sawgrass Country Club – Leonard Thompson (pro), John Caden, Bob Long and Chuck Smith, and WGV/Slammer and Squire – Jake Etherton (pro), Rich Regan, Henry Chambliss and Max Norgart.
Deerwood Country Club assistant professional Mitchell Haley took home low professional honors firing a 6-under-par 66 on his own ball. World Golf Village host professional Etherton recorded a 69 to finish runner-up, with Jennifer Borocz of the North Florida Section claiming third with a 70.
Also posting sub-par scores were Sean McGauley (71) of the Golf Club at Fleming Island and Stephanie Connelly-Eiswerth (71) of San Jose Country Club.
The tournament featured 25 four-player teams from JAGA member clubs comprised of one PGA member and three amateurs representing the club.
For results of all 25 teams, click this link: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/3287337