Bonita Bay Club Hosts the 2014 FSGA's 68th Florida Open Championship

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Bonita Bay Club, in Naples, will be the host of the Florida State Golf Association’s 68th Florida Open Championship, on July 18th-20th.

BBC Naples

It is a great honor for Bonita Bay Club and our members to host the Florida Open Championship. It's one of the premier golf events in the state of Florida, said EJ McDonnell, Director of Golf.

The Florida Open Championship is open to Florida Golf Professionals and Amateurs who are residents of Florida. The estimated purse for the 2014 Championship is $75,000.

Individuals advancing to the Championship will play eighteen holes each on the Cypress and the Bay Island course on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th. The field will be cut to the low sixty and ties after thirty-six holes. The final eighteen holes will be played on the Cypress course.

Defending Champion, Tyler McCumber, of Ponte Vedra Beach, won the 67th Florida Open Championship shooting a 69-68-67--204 at Quail Valley Golf Club & Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach.

Started in 1942, The Florida Open Championship has produced past champions that include Willie Turnesa, Bob Murphy, Gary Koch, Bruce Fleisher, John Huston, Dudley Hart, and Bart Bryant. This will be the fourth year the FSGA will be conducting this great championship.

Bonita Bay Club, located between Naples and Fort Myers, boasts the widest range of amenities of any club in Southwest Florida. Three Arthur Hills-designed courses are located within the 2,400-acre Bonita Bay community; two Tom Fazio courses, Cypress and Sabal at nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples, provide a pure golf experience with no residential development on 1,035 acres of cypress wetlands and pine flats. The club’s tennis and swim center has 18 Har-Tru courts, a fitness center and one of the region’s most active tennis programs, directed by a United States Professional Tennis Association Master Professional. Bonita Bay Club operations are overseen by Daniel Miles, CCM, CCE, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer.

To learn more, visit, or contact the membership office at 239-949-5061 or membership(at)bonitabayclub(dot)net.

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