Southeast Region Championship


CarlosCarlos de Barros from Lake Worth, Florida, played a bit steadier than the rest of the field with rounds of 74-77 to take top honors at the USGTF SoutheastRegional at GlenLakes Country Club in Weeki Wachee, Florida, July 30-31, 2016. Finishing a stroke off the winning score were Mark Harman, Ridgeland, South Carolina, and Rich Lively, Rockledge, Florida. Lively had the best round of the two-day event with a 70 after the first round but was unable to maintain his hot pace, and a double bogey on 17 the second day hurt his chances for the trophy. De Barros pockets $500 and the Southeast Trophy donated by regional director Mike Stevens. De Barros previously won a Southeast Region and Southwest Region championship.

It was a great weekend, and special thanks to host pro Tom McCrary and his staff for their hospitality.

F2016 SE Championship Participantsinal Results:

Carlos de Barros               74-77- 151
Rich Lively                         70-82-152
Mark Harman                    75-77-152
Mike Stevens                    81-78-159
Frank Mitchell                   79-82-161
Woody Hoover                  86-84-170
Bob Aronowitz                  92-87-179
Bruce McIrvin                    92-90-182
Brian Burke                        92-97-189



2015 Results:


USGTF Southeast Champion 2015 winnerJim Peters from Newport, Kentucky, played steady golf for two days and edged out defending champion Mark Harman by a single shot to take the USGTF Southeast Region crown and the $600 first place prize with scores of 75-72 – 147. Harman staged a brilliant rally, but his four-under-par effort of 68 in round two came up short.  Third place went to Carlos de Barros at 152, followed by Rich Lively in fourth at 154. David Thompson edged region director Mike Stevens for fifth-place money in a scorecard playoff, with both players shooting 158. Peters also won the 2014 USGTF Central Region championship, making him the second person in USGTF history to win two different region titles, after Carlos de Barros.

The tournament was held for the second consecutive year at the GlenLakes Country Club, a private facility in Weeki Wachee, Florida. The Southeast Region would like to extend special thanks to head professional Tom McCrary for making the course available to USGTF members. The course was in fantastic shape despite torrential rains in the area leading up to the championship.

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