Coral Oaks Golf Course is celebrating its 25th anniversary of existence this weekend while welcoming the largest field of players (178) ever to enter the two-day, 36-hole City Championship tournament Saturday and Sunday.
"We will crown new champions in the men's and women's divisions because the defending champs are not playing," said tournament director and head professional Allen Manguson. "We also have 100 players in Friday's Pro-Am, the largest ever for that as well."
Great weather and great course conditions, despite all the rain this summer, will greet players teeing off as early as 7:45 a.m. Saturday.
"The course had dried out beautifully," said Manguson. "The greens are spectacular. They are firm and fast and some people will be surprised."
While celebrating the course's anniversary, Manguson invited all of the past champions to return if possible. Most responded to the invitation, but only a few are playing this weekend, including Donnie Hopper (2005, 2006).
"I'm putting a lot of things in the cool fun packs for all the players," added Manguson, "like course records, official opening day and the winner of the name the course contest."
Saturday, Oct. 19
at Coral Oaks Golf Course
First-Round Tee Times
7:45 a.m. - Scottie Carroll, Shelley Gogel, Marianne Marchese, Rose Genovese
7:53 - Bettina Dittrich, Colette Charpentier, Brooke Ciccone, Anna Marie Allraun
8:01 - Rich Doutherty, David Snell, Randy McGruther
8:09 - Ed Whiteman, Mike Caruso, Ty Tyson, Mario Cruz
8:17 - Kevin Dobbs, Kip Atley, Keith Dobbs
8:25 - John Evans, Bernie Rogozewski, Tony Walsh, Brent Hanny
8:33 - Greg Goike, John Nolan, Bob Doer, Dave Cobb
8:41 - Chris Dowaliby, Bill McKee, Norm Gagne, Wayne Tufts
8:49 - Reinhard Rother, Nicholas Marchitto, Jason Heidig, Paul Murphy
8:57 - Fernando Madureira, Harvey Simpson, J.D. Kinnin, Scott Sanders
9:05 - Tony Moulder, John Blalock, Richard Honyost, Rick Upchurch
7:45 a.m. - Frank Seiler, Pete Seiler, Robb Dillinger
7:53 - Steve Boroski, Eugene Schreiber, Ernie Dentzau, Jom Bondy
8:01 - Jim Farrell, Alan Denslow, Al Caliguire, Charlie Dressel
8:09 - Tom Acken, Tom Ribarich, Dave Maldonado, Charles Sloan
8:17 - Ed Crann, Steve Nance, Jim Burch, Duncan Fischer
8:25 - Dwight Henderlong, Joe Krutis, Michael Hollow, John J. Powers
8:33 - Greg Block, Gary Maschmidt, Richard Maltby, Nick Hempfling
8:41 - Anthony Genovese, Ben Marchese, Jack Falkenstein, Robert Michie
8:49 - Jeffrey Mueller, Jim Smith, Jack Tomann, James Brown
8:57 - David Durnell, Rich McDonnell, James Walker, Greg LaPlaca.
11:45 a.m. - Mike Hines, Jeff Cooper, Jerry Dycke
11:53 - Richard Crotty, Joe Marshall, Eric Gainey
12:01 - Larry Lema, Brian Duczyminski, Andy Muench, Don Vaskie
12:09 - Payton Shehane, Vince Albany, Mike Griffiths, Daniel Suero
12:17 - Ralph Renfro, Pete Soom, Chuck Spencer, Bob Prout
12:25 - Chjris Zimmerman, John Young, Wes Dale, Randy Clark
12:33 - Richard Tedesco, John Rhoades, Luis Benitez, Bill McConnell
12:41 - Steve Larsen, Vito Mennona, Sonny Jungferman, Ray Holton
12:49 - Jim Maracelak, Chris Lussier, Braden Roberts, Adam Meyer
12:57 - Kevin S. Berry, Ed Ziegler, David Frogge, Garrett Melita
1:05 - Jeff Spingler, Brad Harmer, Ryan Hall, Brad Strey
1:13 - Terry Stokes, Scott Skully, Tim Murphy, Aaron Greenberg
1:21 - Jeff Corlett, Ross Lally, Josh Belau, Marc Kay
11:45 a.m. - Phil Mamone, Mike Christianson, Brian Gauthier, Dan Bakes
11:53 - Larry Galaviz, Mark Formon, Greg Willin, Adam Nolin
12:01 - Troy Grabow, Mike Stephenson, Marty Waters, Mike Barnes
12:09 - Dee Mclelland, Tom Hinkle, Phil Everhart, Ben Crews
12:17 - Matt Wadding, David Holzhauer, Kenneth Holzhauer, Robert Roy
12:25 - Patrick Flynn, Mark Biddison, Brad Zimmer, Chris Spoone Jr.
12:33 - Mike Cautin, Phil Jackson, William Soll, Mark Ludden
12:41 - Daryl Carlson, James Branham, Jim Gleason
12:49 - Chris Evensen, Karl Meter, Scott Harvey, Tom Vongpathporn
12:57 - Jonathan Tedesco, Donnie Hopper, Pete Garcia, Nicholas Holliday
1:05 - Mark D'Alberto, Dan Bumpus, P.J. Everhart, Jeff Straus
1:13 - Jack Leaf, Zach Holton, Bill Rummell, Mike Lawver
Last year's men's champion, Jonathan Lowrey, came from behind to win the championship flight by five strokes with a 36-hole total of 143, one under par. The 2012 Fort Myers High grad is not the first teenaged player to win the championship. Dean Hofer won the title as a senior at Mariner in 2010 and Mriner grad Connor Arendell fired a course record 66 and tournament 36-hole record 136 to win in 2007.
Flight C winner Bob Prout (166) won in a sudden death playoff over Mariner High's Chris Spoone, who is back playing in this year's field.
Baker High players Ross Lally and Peyton Shehane also are competing. So is Brooke Ciccone of Cape High, who will be trying to win the women's division like Oasis High's Gina Falvey had done each of the last two years.