Congratulations to golfer Michael Visacki of Sarasota, Fla. for shooting 14 under overall to win the 56th Annual Indian River Open at New Smyrna Golf Club and its $4,000 purse with a comfortable 3-shot lead.
"What's interesting about Michael is that he really came out of nowhere," said Club Manager & PGA Pro Gary Wintz. "Never played a practice round here. He just showed up and shot 66 in the first round, then 64 in the second."
Visacki had the 2nd highest par breaker total, 14 birdies and 1 eagle, behind only Tim O'Neal of Savannah, Ga., who shot 16 birdies but was held back by 5 bogeys to finish tied for 2nd place with Brendon Doyle of Louisville, Ky. at 11 under.
Of note, the top performing player representing New Smyrna Beach was Derek Lamely, who finished tied for 13th place at 6 under to take home $604.
Looking ahead, on Apr. 17 New Smyrna Golf Club will host an already full charity tournament for Operation Changing Lives, a Daytona-based nonprofit medical service organization that performs life-altering maxillofacial surgeries on disadvantaged patients with severe facial deformities both in the United States and abroad. One week later on Apr. 24, a charity tournament in support of New Smyrna Beach's Sacred Heart Catholic School will also take place. Please contact Jessica Higgenbothem at (407) 376-0509 for further details.
Would you like to know more? Please visit www.newsmyrnagolfclub.com or call the Pro Shop at (386) 410-2690.