Brown picks up second Moot Thomas Invitational title
Brian Brown, John Fritz, Tom Grady and Jim Pfrogner fought off challenges by some of the top senior amateur golfers in the country to win their divisions in the Moot Thomas Invitational over the weekend at the Ocala Golf Club.
Heading into the final round Brown (Inverness) trailed the leader of the Senior Division by three shots. Brown’s final round 2-under-par 70 enabled him to go past the leaders and edge out Orlando’s Robert Parker by one shot 213 to 214. Parker finished second. Randy Haag (CA) finished tied for third with Steve Humphrey (Odala) at 215. Fifth place went to Mike Murphy (Oldsman) with a score of 216.
In the Super Senior Division John Fritz was also a come-from-behind winner. Fritz (NC) shot a 4-under-par 68 to win the division. His 214 total was one better than Tim Vigolsky (Palm City) who finished at 215. Third place went to Doug Harris (TN) posting a 216 score. Tied for fourth place were Kevin Macy (Tampa) and Robert Parmar (AL) with 219 totals.
In the Legends Division Tom Grady (Lakewood Ranch) edged Berger Warner (Ocala) by one shot. Both players shot identical 3-under-par 69’s on the last day giving them 215 and 216 respectively. Mike Jackson (GA) finished third with a 218 total. Fourth place went to George Washburn(MD) at 219 with Frank Perry (GA) coming in fifth at 220.
It was not a close contest in the Super Legends Division as Jim Pfrogner (Sarasota) won by 12 shots. Pfrogner shot the low round of the day, a 5-under-par 67 which gave him a 213 total. Finishing second was Charlie Busbee (GA) with a 225 score. Third place went to Ron Russo (Ocala) with a 227. In fourth place was Brian Sachs (Newberry) with a 230 score. Joe Pavoni (KY) finished fifth with a 231.
CHIP SHOTS – This was the second Moot Thomas Title for Brown, having won previously in 2014. The win for Pfrogner was also his second Super Legends title having won in 2019.
ABOUT THE Moot Thomas Invitational
54 hole stroke play championship for men 55 years
age or older. Super Senior division must be 65 or
Legends division must be 70 years or older, and
Super Legends must be 75 years or older. The
tournament honors Moot Thomas, an Ocala native
FSGA Hall of Famer who had a lengthy and
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