Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

AREA GOLF NOTEBOOK; Playoff Is Highlight in Azalea Amateur

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

AREA GOLF NOTEBOOK; Playoff Is Highlight in Azalea Amateur

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Byline: GARRY SMITS

Area players won two flights and the championship flight went to sudden death in the Florida Senior Azalea Amateur, played last week in gusty wind at the Palatka Golf Club.

The marquee flight was won by Rick Woulfe of Fort Lauderdale, who shot 75 in the third round to lose a one-shot lead, then beat David Brookreson of Huntington Valley, Pa., with a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the overall championship. Both players finished 54 holes at 6-over-par 216 on the par-70 course. Brookreson, five shots behind Woulfe at the start of the day, shot even-par in the third round, and Woulfe shot 75.

On the first playoff hole, a 320-yard par-4, Woulfe hit a drive of 300 yards, leaving himself with a short pitch to 3 feet. He made the putt for birdie after Brookreson missed a 20-foot birdie attempt.

Woulfe's week also was highlighted by a hole-in-one at the par-3 14th hole. He used a 5-iron to ace the hole from 165 yards out.

Rob Hess of Casselberry, who had the day's low final round with a 69, finished in a tie for third with Bruce Scamehorn (72) of Winter Haven and Warren Wilhite (75) of Palatka at 8 over.

Chip Lutz, whose 66 had given him the first-round lead by four shots, finished 76-77 to tied David Anthony of Jacksonville for sixth. Lutz entered the final round one shot behind Woulfe, and Wilhite was two off the pace.

Boyd Johnson of Statesboro, Ga., won the super-senior gross flight at 18 over. Doug Feltner of Palatka won the senior handicap flight at 13 under, and Sam Browning of St. Augustine won the super-senior handicap flight at 2 over.

GET CARDED

The Champions Club at Julington Creek and the Windsor Parke Golf Club are offering their "Champions Card," which also can help St. Johns County schools if the cards are purchased from groups such as PTAs and athletic booster clubs.

On an annual basis, the card ($49) gives players reduced green and cart fees at the two area courses as well as at other OB Management courses located in Orlando, Biloxi, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Southern California. …

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