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Dachisen aids North rally in Florida Cup

Florida State Golf Association player and staff member Peter Dachisen was a member of a 16-player team composed of North Florida amateurs who defeated a team of South Florida amateurs 17-15 in the Florida Cup on Feb. 9-10 at Jacksonville's Timuquana Country Club.

Dachisen, of Wesley Chapel, helped the North earn its second consecutive victory in the biennial event after a 20-12 win in 2003. The Cup had been scheduled for November but was postponed due to Hurricane Wilma.

The tournament, which uses a Ryder Cup format, consisted of 18 holes of four-ball play in the morning and an alternate shot round in the afternoon on the first day. On the second day, there was an 18-hole final round of singles match play.

Dachisen was key to the North's comeback victory. The 34-year old won his match in the first round, as did Crystal River's Joe Cristillo.

In the alternate-shot round, the South won five of eight matches to take an 8-7 lead. On the final day however, the North, led by Dachisen's 2-up victory over Brian Johnson, outscored the South 9-6.

For information, log onto www.FSGA.org.

FJGA CALLS IT QUITS: After 10 years, the Florida Junior Golf Association is no more.

A visit to its Web site, www.FJGA.com, found a statement that read, "It is with deep regret that we announce that Florida Junior Golf Association will not operate in 2006.

After 10 years of competitions and numerous alumni that have gone on to great success on both the LPGA and PGA tours we have decided to cease operations."

Bill and David Rinaldo, the designers/owners of Scotland Yards Golf Club in Dade City and organizers of the tour, also said the lack of attendance due to "the constant influx of out of state associations holding events in Florida" made them unable to hold "quality events."

The Web site also said the increasing demands of operating Scotland Yards, an East Pasco fixation since 1988, aided in the tour's demise.

Alumni of the FJGA include Morgan Pressel and Nick Thompson, who recently earned their tour cards for the LPGA and PGA tours, respectively.

For information, call Scotland Yards at (352) 567-7600.

OTHER WEB NEWS: Anyone who recently tried to access Fox Hollow's Web site, www.golfthefox.com, may have had difficulty finding it. That's because Fox Hollow was revamping its site in conjunction with Sandri Oil, better known as Sunoco.

The course now shares the domain with Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, Mass. and Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam, Conn. All are designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr.

For information, log onto www.folfthefox.com or call (727) 376-6333.

What's going on at your course? Contact Times correspondent Mike Tompkins, (813) 431-4812 or Mtompkins61yahoo.com

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