Moot Thomas Invitational: Thomas Lowe continues to lead heading into the final round
13 Mar 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

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Ocala Golf Club

After two rounds of the Moot Thomas Invitational at Ocala Golf Club in Ocala, Fla., Thomas Lowe of Ocala, Fla., holds a three-shot lead in the Senior Division at 8-under. 

Lowe finished T10 in the 2023 Moot Thomas Invitational. He shot 67-69 in the first two rounds to get to 8-under and holds a three-shot lead over Scott Ray of Central City, Ky., who is in solo second place at 5-under.

2023 champion Daniel Owen of Ocala, Fla., and Kevin VandenBerg of Naples, Fla., are T3 at 3-under. VandenBerg is currently ranked No. 3 in the AmateurGolf.com Senior Rankings.  

Daniel Owen among a quartet of winners at the Moot Thomas Invitational

Jerry Slagle of Southlake, Tex., and Chad Ibbotson of Sanford, Fla., are T5 at 1-under heading into the final round.

In the Super Senior Division, Doug Harris of Franklin, Tenn., shot a second-round 4-under 68 to take the lead by one shot into the final round. Harris is 6-under, while first-round leader Brad Rollinson of Ponte Vedra, Fla., is one shot back at 5-under. He shot a first-round 5-under but was only able to muster an even-par 72 second-round.

Marcus Beck of Tallahassee, Fla., and Andy Padova of Hudson, Fla., are T3 at 2-under. Beck is currently ranked No. 8 in the AmateurGolf.com Super Senior Rankings.

In the Legends Division, Dick Clemens of Tampa, Fla., shot a scorching 10-under 62 to take a two-shot lead over Robert Parmar of Ocala, Fla. It was a battle of heavyweights, as Parmar shot a second-round 8-under 64 to give Clemens chase. Clemens is 11-under while Parmar is 9-under with 18 holes remaining. 

In the Super Legends Division, Bill Engel of Alexandria, Va., has continued his impressive play, and he leads by four shots heading into the final round. Engel has shot rounds of 67-68 to get to 9-under. 


The Moot Thomas Invitational honors “The Mooter.”

As a 19-year-old private in the Air Force, on his way to Korea, he stopped in San Francisco long enough to take Gene Littler to the 18th hole of the California State Amateur Semi-Finals. He also won The All-Air Force Tournament, the Reno Amateur, and the Cal/Nevada Invitational.

In senior golf, he won the Pinehurst North-South Senior, the Florida Super Senior, and the Florida Senior 4-Ball and was the second oldest player to qualify for a USGA event. In 2009, he was inducted into the Florida State Golf Association Hall of Fame.

The tournament is played at Ocala Golf Club, the Ocala municipal course on which Moot learned the game.

Results: Moot Thomas Invitational
1FLThomas LoweOcala, FL50065-69-69=203
2FLDaniel OwenOcala, FL30068-71-66=205
3NYKevin VandenbergPulaski, NY20068-71-67=206
4KYJeffrey Scott RayCentral City, KY20071-66-71=208
5FLChad IbbotsonSanford, FL20070-71-68=209

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ABOUT THE Moot Thomas Invitational

54 hole stroke play championship for men 55 years of age or older. Super Senior division must be 65 or older, 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 and FSGA Hall of Famer who had a lengthy and successful amateur career.

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