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The 2005 Michelob ULTRA Golf Tour's National Championship came to a close after 72 holes of exciting, competitive golf. nearly 500 golfers competed on three championship courses at Disney World's Eagle Pines, Palm and Magnolia golf courses in Orlando, FL.

The low gross total for the event, and Nicklaus Flight medalist honors went to Danny Nungesser of Atlanta (GA). The lone competitor finishing the tournament under par, Nungesser carded at 72-hole total of 1-under-par 287 (72-77-66-72). Nungesser’s 6-under 66 at the Palm course on Saturday was the low round for the week. One stroke behind was James Bowery Jr. from Jacksonville (FL) with a total 288 (70-75-71-72), followed by Justin Hoft, also of the Jacksonville tour with a one-over-par 289 total (76-68-75-70).

Palmer Flight champion for 2005 is Jacksonville's Paul Hammerlund with a 4-day total of 312 (78-84-73-77). Hammarlund came from 5 strokes back to take the trophy followed closely by John Taylor (78-78-75-82) of Jacksonville and RJ Opliger (76-79-75-83) of Kansas City (MO), who both carded totals of 313 for the championship.

Denver’s (CO) Patrick Isom rode a 1-over 73 on day one to win the trophy for the Hogan Flight with a four-round total of 312 (73-79-82-78). Isom was followed by Jim Davidson of Richmond (VA) with a 325 total (81-73-83-83) and Rick Ramsey of Cincinnati (OH) with a total of 326 (84-82-83-77).

Aaron Uhle of Washington DC came from 4 shots back in the final round to capture the Sarazen Flight hardware with a tournament total of 334 (86-84-87-77). Kirk Guthrie of Dallas came just shy of the title again with a total of 341 (92-87-80-82). Third place honors went to Jacksonville's Michael Ames with a 342 total (85-85-85-87).

Matt Kehm of Tampa (FL) held on to his third round lead to capture the title of Jones Flight champion. Kehm's total of 344 (90-80-88-86) edged out fellow Tampa member Shane Mello who totaled 347 (96-84-83-84) for the tournament. Cedric Coleman of Jacksonville finished third with a 348 total (87-82-92-87).

In the Snead Flight, New York’s John Marsala took home the trophy by carding a four-round total of 362 (93-90-89-90). Marsala bested South Florida’s Steven Charles (96-87-89-92) by 2 strokes. Third place in the flight went to 2004 champion Scott Ford of Atlanta with a total of 366 (92-89-91-94).

The senior flight champions for 2005 are Nicklaus: Jack Miles from Louisville (KY), Palmer: Kenny Robshaw from Jacksonville, Hogan: Bruce Addleman from Minneapolis (MN), Sarazen: Doug Wolford from Louisville, Jones: Rodney Pennock* from Pensacola (FL), Snead: Dave Sample from Kansas City.

*won playoff

 

Sunday, October 2
All day Players arrive, practice rounds
7-10pm Sir Elford Cup Pairings Party
Radisson World Gate Resort (conf. center)
Monday, October 3
7:30am Sir Elford Cup - Round 1
Shotgun start at both Palm & Magnolia Golf Courses
11-1pm Lunch served
1pm Sir Elford Cup - Round 2 (nine holes)
Shotgun start at both Palm & Magnolia Golf Courses
Tuesday, October 4
7:30am Sir Elford Cup - Round 2 completion
Shotgun start at both Palm & Magnolia Golf Courses
  Sir Elford Cup - Round 3 (following Rd 2)
Shotgun start at both Palm & Magnolia Golf Courses
8-10pm Sir Elford Cup Awards Party
TBD
Wednesday, October 5
All day Practice Rounds
Magnolia & Eagle Pines Golf Courses
2-5pm National Championship Early Registration
Radisson World Gate Resort (lobby)
7-10pm Kickoff/Pairings Party & Registration
Radisson World Gate Resort (conf. center)
Thursday, October 6
7:30am National Championship - Round 1
Palm, Magnolia & Eagle Pines Golf Courses
Friday, October 7
7:30am National Championship - Round 2
Palm, Magnolia & Eagle Pines Golf Courses
8-10pm National Championship Raffle Party
TBD
Saturday, October 8
7:30am National Championship - Round 3
Palm, Magnolia & Eagle Pines Golf Courses (cut day)
Sunday, October 9
7:30am National Championship - Final Round
Palm & Magnolia Golf Courses
7pm Awards Presentation
Palm & Magnolia Golf Courses