Musgrave, Lowe and Parmar Take Marion County Golf Honors
Monday, November 27, 2023

    Martin Musgrave, Tommy Lowe and Robert Parmar won the Marion County Golfer of the Year honors in their respective age divisions, all of them first-time winners of the award.

    The year-long competition included 10 events in which the golfers could accumulate points toward this county honor, finished up with the recently held Golf Central Cup. 

    Musgrave played in every point event, winning two of them, the Marion Masters and Stone Creek Fall Classic.  He garnered 16,750 points for the competition year. Finishing second is a former GOY champion, Matt Giovannelli, with 15,353. Gio won three events in the 2022-2023 season, the Country Club of Ocala Invitational, George Scales Memorial and the final event of the year, the Golf Central Cup. Finishing third was Justin Grant with 10,650 points followed by Ryan Letterly at 7,875 and Riley Owen fifth with 5,817 points.

    The Senior Golf of the Year honor went to Lowe, who also played in every event. Lowe amassed 15,650 points by finishing up near the top in tournaments played and winning the George Scales Memorial. Daniel Owen finished second with 10,200 points but only played in four events and managed to win three of them. Owen won the Bo WIlliams City Am, Stone Creek Fall Classic and the Golf Central Cup. Finishing in third place was Travis Wilemon with 8,525 points. Among his good finishes was a win in the Summer Games. Brent Dorman’s win in the Marion Masters Seniors helped him to fourth place with 8,100 points. Finishing in fifth place was Scott Thul with 8,000 points.

    Parmar’s four wins in the Super Senior Division made him a runaway winner. Parmar amassed 22,875 points by virtue of wins in the Memorial, Marion Masters Senior (SS Division), George Scales and the Doug Oswald Invitational. Berger Warner finished second with 10,755 points. Warner’s points were highlighted by winning the Marion Masters Super Senior and the Golf Central Cup. David Mears finished third with 9,992 points. Bill Zylstra was fourth with 7,967 points and Jim Williams was fifth with 6,775 points.


    The Golf Central Cup was the last tournament of the wrap-around-year for the Marion County Golf Association and featured 16 golfers each from the Open, Senior and Super Senior Golf of the Year standing. When the final scores were tallied at Ocala Golf Club, Matt Giovannelli and Daniel Owen were clear winners, but Berger Warner needed extra holes to claim his victory in this one-round shootout.

    Giovannelli shot a 5-under-par 67 to edge Justin Grant by a single stroke (68) in the Open Division. In third place was last year’s winner, Ben Law,with a 69. Tied for fourth place were Daniel Meadow and Bill Searcy with even par 72’s.

    In the Senior Division, Owen fashioned a 3-under-par 69 to top Scott Thul and Jeff Morley who both posted 2-under-par 70’s. Finishing in fourth place was Carl Erickson with a 72 and fifth place went to Tommy Lowe with a 73.

    At the end of regulation play in the Super Senior Division, Warner and Robert Parmar ended up tied as they both shot 4-under-par 68’s. Warner came out on top in the four-hole sudden-death playoff. Finishing in third was David Mears with a 3-under-par 69. Fourth place went to Bill Zylstra with a 2-under-par 70. Alone in fifth place was Bob Bailey with a 72.

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