First Coast Sweeps Championship Flight at Harbor Hills by Ginny Kavanagh
It sounds like a bad mystery novel. It was a dark and stormy night. Well it was a dark and stormy day at Harbor Hills Golf Club for the NFSE Sectional Qualifier. As reported by Lori Collins, the practice round went off on Friday without a hitch. The weather was great and most of our team was able to practice. Saturday was a completely different story. The tournament was set for an 8:00 shotgun start. The deluge began at 7:45 and by 8:30 the rain was so heavy, visibility was down to zero. Even if the rain stopped immediately, the course would surely be under water. Play was delayed. Lori complimented those in charge for giving the players an update every 30 minutes. When it was still raining at 11 am, the players were offered an early lunch. At 12:15 it was announced that the players would go out for 9 holes. There was a distinct possibility that it would end in a 9-hole tournament. The players went out to play 9 holes. The scramble teams were on one side and the stroke play on the other. Even though the course had drained extremely well, it was a challenge for all players. At the end of 9 holes, it was announced that the field would try for an 18-hole tournament. Despite the trying conditions, the intrepid players somehow completed the 18-hole round.
The results were fabulous. At the end of the day, our Donna Fiedorowicz and Jeri Roche had swept the Championship Flight, winning gross and net respectively. Myra Balgos won low gross in the Second Flight. All three are destined for Mission Hills and the National Championship. Congratulations to our team!
- Jun 17, 2019
Jeri Roche 1st Gross Championship Flight
Lori Collins 1st Gross First Flight
Barbara Lawson 1st Gross Second Flight
Myra Balgos 1st Net Second Flight
TerryMcFarland 1st Gross Third Flight
Fran Kinney 1st Net Third Flight
1st Place - Deb Fritz, Paula Holmes, Paige Moore, Susan Hamilton
2nd Place - Dawn Wallace, Joan Moore, Jean Jackson, Nancy Babineaux
Winners have the opportunity to represent our Chapter and advance to the District Semi-Finals at Harbor Hills Country Club, Lady Lakes, FL on Saturday, June 8th.
The Championship Finals will be held on October 11 & 12 at the Westin Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.
Special thanks to Deb Fritz who served as our Championship Director again this year.