Jacobs, Yarmitzky capture FSGA Mid-Amateur Four-Ball South title
Scott Jacobs and David Yarmitzky captured the South Championship at The Sanctuary Golf Club held on June 5 and 6 on Sanibel. In doing so, both men punched their ticket to the 61st Four-Ball Championship on July 10-11.
Jacobs, of Aventura, and Yarmitzky, of Sunrise, went wire-to-wire to capture the title by four strokes. The team shot back to back five-under par 67’s to win the championship with a tournament total of 10-under par 134.
Three teams finished tied for second place with a tournament total of six-under par 138.
Ben Finley, of Plantation, and Mike Stiber, of Pembroke Pines, along with the team from Fort Myers, Dave Marshman and Rokki Rogan, and the team of Frank Strafaci, of Davie, and Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale.
The Florida State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Four-Ball South Championship consists of 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. The field is flighted after 18 holes. To be eligible, players must be 25 years of age or older.
The Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) was formed in 1913 to preserve and protect the game of golf. The FSGA is a volunteer-based organization that includes over 800 member clubs and over 180,000 individual members from across the state.
The FSGA provides a variety of services to its member clubs, their members and the general golfing community of Florida. The association conducts more than 325 tournament days each year, including 25 state championships and over 40 days of USGA qualifying events.
The Sanctuary Golf Club is an Arthur Hills designed course that truly captures the island feel while also being able to challenge the very best. Hills, whose design work includes Top 100 courses around the world has worked on over 300 golf courses but considers The Sanctuary Golf Club his “Island Masterpiece”.
In addition, The Sanctuary was the recent recipient of a number of coveted national awards including the Platinum Club of America and recently was selected by the Boardroom Magazine and the Distinguished Club of America as one of only two private clubs across the country to receive the coveted Emerald Club Award.
In 2009, Joe Passov, the Architectural Editor for GOLF Magazine, recognized the club as one of the top 500 clubs in the world which is indeed high praise considering the more than 32,000 clubs worldwide.
“This is a golf course members can play, enjoy and be challenged by every time. That’s as high a compliment as I can give," said Vartan Kupelian, President of the Golf Writers Association of America and 30-year golf writer for the Detroit News and Golfweek Magazine, on a recent visit to the club while covering the PGA Tour’s Florida swing.
For more information on The Sanctuary Golf Club, visit www.SanctuaryGC.net.