TAMPA, FL (February 24, 2017) -- The last time a player
won consecutive Gasparilla Invitational's was in 2009
and 2010 when five-time champion Peter Dachisen
accomplished the feat for a second time. Tomorrow
Nicholas Mullhaupt will look to become the sixth
different player to accomplish the feat.
Starting the second round at Palma Ceia Golf and
Country Club within one shot of the lead Mullhaupt, who
upset Scott Harvey in a playoff last year, turned in a
second straight 2-under 68 to move to 4-under and two
shots in front of Kyle
Stiles and Mike Finster.
On Friday Mullhaupt poured in three birdies and
just one bogey. The birdies for Mullhaupt came on the
second, sixth and 18th holes.
| Peter Dachisen
||2009, 2010|| |
Dachisen ||2005, 2006|| |
|Bobby Dick ||1996, 1997|| |
|David Smith ||1987, 1988||
|Jack Veghte ||1965,
|Paul Tarnow Jr.
Both second place poll setters used second round
best 3-under 67's to recover from day one 1-over 71's.
Stiles bogeyed twice but offset the slip ups with five
birdies while Finster did the same.
Overall 11 players will begin the final round within
strokes of the lead, including a group of three at 1-
under and sharing fourth. That group is comprised of
low senior Bob Royak, Brendon Ehlers and Cameron
First round leader Matthew Latham struggled on
and fell to 1-over and into a tie for eighth.