DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2008) -- John Robinson took home the title of the first Florida State Golf Association event of 2009. The Daytona Beach Winter Series event was held on the Legends course at LPGA International Golf Course January 5-6.
Robinson, of Orlando, went wire-to-wire after shooting a 3-under par 69 in round one. He followed his first round with a 74 for a 1-under par 143 total, winning by four strokes.
Tying for second place were Samuel Martinez, of Miami with rounds of 73-74 and Scott Jones, of Orange Park, with rounds of 72-75.
Bob Coleman, of The Villages, overcame a two-stroke deficit to secure the top spot in the Senior Division. Shooting a 74 in the first round he sat behind co-leaders Fred Peel and Lou Paolucci.
Coming back strong in round two, Coleman fired a 1-under par 71, winning by three strokes. Jim Stone of Bradenton and John Darr of Gainesville tied for second, each shooting rounds of 75-73 for a 148 total.
Joe Eubank, of Daytona Beach, also went wire-to-wire to prevail in the Super Senior Division. Eubank recorded a 72 in his first round and built on his two stroke lead in the second round, finishing with a 77 and a three stroke victory. Robert Martin, of Fort Lauderdale, finished second with rounds of 77-75—152 while Hank Schinman, of Jupiter, placed third with rounds of 75-78 and a 153 total.
The Winter Series events include nine competitions, six individual events and three four-ball events. There are three age divisions, Mid-Senior (40-54), Senior (55-64) and Super Senior (65 & over). The Winter Series is a great opportunity for golfers to compete in competitive events that normally may not because they do not live in Florida year round.
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