Florida Azalea Amateur: Dillon Board Comes From Behind to Win
20 Mar 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Palatka Golf Club

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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-man 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 Tour.

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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Results For Florida Azalea Amateur Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1FLDillon BoardJacksonville, FL30070-70-63=203
2FLJackson StroupNaples, FL20065-72-69=206
T3IrelandDaniel BrennanIreland10067-69-71=207
T3CanadaBaptiste MoryCanada10068-71-68=207
T5CanadaRussel BowieCanada10069-66-73=208

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