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Franklin Templeton Shootout Summer Series open for registration

By Greg Hardwig of the Naples Daily News

Registration for the sixth annual Franklin Templeton Shootout Summer Series is open.

The six-tournament series is for two-person teams that compete in six holes of alternate shot, six holes of better ball, and six holes of scramble in a format modeled after the PGA Tour’s Franklin Templeton Shootout that’s played in Naples at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

The first event is Saturday, May 21 at Kensington and has a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Other events — The Rookery, June 11, 9 a.m. shotgun; Worthington, July 23, 8:15 a.m. shotgun; Raptor Bay, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. shotgun; Hammock Bay, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. shotgun; Tiburon (Black), Oct. 1, 12:45 p.m. shotgun.

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SFPGA Junior Tour: Naples’ Vasy Montague lost in a playoff to Skylee Shin of Doral at Vineyards Country Club in Naples over the weekend. Both shot 153 totals, with Montague shooting a final-round 74. Shin won the playoff on the fourth hole. Bonita Springs’ Kim Egozi tied for third at 154, and Naples’ Annika Church tied for eighth at 160.

Naples’ Christian Taylor won the Boys 16-18 division and was second overall, shooting 74-71/145. Nicklas Staub of Boynton Beach won with a 138. Adam Beatty of Naples shot 69-76/145 and tied Taylor for second overall. Fort Myers’ Bobby Hurst II tied for fourth at 146, and Naples’ Harrison Ornstein and Tommy Amendola tied for sixth at 147. Josh Braverman tied for eighth with a 149.

Fort Myers’ Logan Eakins was sixth in the eight-person Boys 11-12 division with a 167, and Marco’s Ian Campbell had a 222. Eliza Kodak of Naples was second out of three golfers in the Girls 11-12, shooting a 161. Natalie Miksovska of Fort Myers was third with a 180.

FSGA Mid-Amateur: Naples’ Carl Santos-Ocampo, a former Community School and Notre Dame golfer, tied for fifth on Sunday at TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs.

Santos-Ocampo shot 71-74-72/217. Bonita Springs’ Owen Joyner shot 76-77-71/224, and Naples’ Rob Thorngate had a 230. Michael Connors of Palm Beach Gardens won with a 209.

West Bay Open Championship: Zach Hammerberg, a Florida Gulf Coast University PGA Management student, won the inaugural tournament, shooting a 4-under-par 66 on Saturday. Hammerberg started with a double bogey on No. 10, but played the final 17 holes at 6 under.

“I got hot on the (second) nine and it was the best ball-striking round I have had all year,” he said.

Former FGCU golfer Pat Williams of Canada was second with a 69, and Jon McDonald was third with a 71. Brandon Lee and Jake Daly tied for fourth 73s. Cathleen Wong of Singapore had a hole-in-one on No. 17.

LPGA Girls Golf: The LPGA Girls Golf summer program schedule has been released for high school and middle school girls. Golfers will have instruction and play nine hole events on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The dates and locations are: Worthington — May 21, June 18; Spring Run — June 4, 11; Estero CC — June 25; Copperleaf — July 9; Quail Creek — July 16; The Strand — July 23; Vasari — July 30; Esplanade — Aug. 6; West Bay — Aug. 13; Wildcat Run — Aug. 20, 27.

The program also released its schedule for elementary (starting at age 7) and novice middle school girls. Instruction and play will be at Worthington Country Club on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The dates are June 8, 15, 22 and 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3.

For registration information, contact Janie Huling at

Alico Family Golf: The 9-Hole Short Course League starts on Wednesday. The two-person teams with a Stableford points format will run for eight weeks through June 22. Overall winning team will be decided based on the best six scores out of eight. Registration is $50 per team entry, with a $12 weekly entry fee. Contact Kraig Feighery at 334-4653 or


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About Greg Hardwig

Greg Hardwig has been at the Daily News since 1997 and the sports editor since 2004. He also cover golf in Southwest Florida.

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