NAPLES, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2008) -- Tim Hume, of Tampa, and Pete Williams, of Juno Beach, captured the top two spots in the National Chrysler Club Championship, held at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, December 12-13.
Playing in his third National Chrysler Club Championship, Hume was looking to improve on his runner-up finish from last year.
The reigning Men’s club champion of Hunter’s Green Country Club shot 77 in his first round and sat six strokes behind leader Randy Haag, who had a rough final hole that knocked him out of contention.
“We faced tough conditions both days. The winds blew 25-30 MPH and I knew scores would be higher,” Hume said.
Not deterred with a six-stroke deficit, he came back in the second round, hitting 17 out of 18 greens in regulation for a two-under par round of 70 and a one-stroke victory.
Pete Williams, the current Men’s club champion of Jupiter Country Club, finished second in the event shooting rounds of 75-73.
In the Women’s division, Kim Eaton of Colorado won the women’s title, shooting 81-79--160 for a two-shot victory. Jeanne Zeske of Wisconsin was second at 162.
To qualify for the National Chrysler Club Championship, participants had to be the current club champions at their respective country club and participate in a Regional Chrysler Club Championship. Hume and Williams both participated in the Florida Regional, played at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, October 11th. The top four men and women Regional participants qualify for the National Chrysler Club Championship. The winner of the National Chrysler Club Championship earns an invitation to participate in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, a PGA Tour event, in Palm Springs, California, January 21-24, 2009.