Who won the first-ever Donald Ross Memorial Invitational boys individual title?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

David Leadbetter and Tony Jacklin make Lakewood Ranch Country Club appearance

Two titans of golf made appearances at Lakewood Ranch Country Club on Thursday.

World-renowned teaching instructor David Leadbetter and former two-time major champion Tony Jacklin spent the day watching their sons in the West Florida Golf Tour's event on the Kings Dunes course.

James Leadbetter is still an amateur, while Sean Jacklin turned pro following his freshman year at the University of North Carolina that wrapped up this past spring.

Leadbetter posted a 73, while Jacklin carded a 77.

Neither score was low enough to win. Blake Holbrook defeated amateur Chris Kennedy in a sudden-death playoff after both players shot 2-under par 70 on a difficult scoring day.

Kennedy continues his solid play this summer. After his collegiate career ended this past spring, he returned to the City of Sarasota Men's Amateur for the first time since his triumph there in 2007.

Kennedy captured the prestigious title for the second time in his career, and followed that up with a berth in the U.S. Open's Florida sectional.

He didn't make it through, but did qualify for the Florida State Amateur and Florida Open.

The Lakewood Ranch resident and Cardinal Mooney alum said he'll attempt to qualify for the U.S. Amateur and turn pro following that tournament later this summer.

No comments:

Post a Comment