De BARROS BREAKS THROUGH FOR SECOND VICTORY AT USGTF SOUTHEAST REGIONAL – 2016
Carlos 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.
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
PETERS DETHRONES HARMAN IN SE CHAMPIONSHIP – 2015
Jim 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.