Florida Azalea Amateur: Dillon Board Comes From Behind to Win
Palatka Golf Club
(Palatka Golf Club Photo)
PALATKA, FL (March 20, 2016)--Dillon Board (-7) spent much of the first two rounds of the Florida Azalea Amateur just hanging around. On Friday Board posted an even-par 70, a score he matched on Saturday to sit five back entering the final round at Palatka Golf Club.
On Sunday it was a different story for Board, the Jacksonville, FL resident swung his way to a 7-under par, bogey-free 63 to win by three. It was the first amateur win for Board, a junior at Coastal Georgia.
First round leader, Jackson Stroup (-4) of Naples, FL finished in second place. It was an up and down three days for Stroup who went 65, 72, 69.
Daniel Brennan (Shannon, Ireland) and Baptiste Mory (Quebec) tied for third place at 3-under par. Second round leader Russell Bowie (Mississauga, Ont.) tied for fifth with Matt Williams (Calgary, CAN) after a final 3-over par 73.
ABOUT THE Florida Azalea
The Florida Azalea was started in 1958 as a two-
team tourney. The field has, over the years,
boasted players who have gone on to greatness at
the professional level. Tommy Aaron, who teamed
with Dan Sykes for the 1960 Florida Azalea team
title, went on to win the 1973 Masters. And Bob
Murphy, winner of back-to-back Florida Azalea titles
while playing for the University of Florida golf team
in 1965-66, was an 11-time winner on the PGA
More recently, there is the 1997 champ
Ryuji Imada of Japan.
The 220-man Azalea field competes in one of six
flights. The first flight is Championship, with a cut
after 36-holes. The next five flights are Net.
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