FOR RELEASE: Monday, November 27, 2017


JACKSONVILLE, FL – The 2017 Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) tournament season came to a close on Monday on a sun-splashed day at Timuquana Country Club with Deercreek Country Club walking away with a one-shot victory over the King & Bear.

Head professional K.W. Godwin captained his team of members Arch Copeland, Lee Fields and Ken Prebola to their winning score of 124 in the two net best balls format. Fields recorded four birdies and an eagle on his own ball.

A stroke back at 125 was the King & Bear team comprised of PGA member Jonathan Williams and club members Henry Chambliss, Barnes Gray and Nick Stark.

WINNING TEAM (left to right): Ken Prebola, Arch Copeland, Lee Fields, with JAGA President Fred Seely (far left). K.W. Godwin (missing).

The top nine teams and ties were:



Twenty-one teams representing JAGA member clubs from North Florida and one representing the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation were in attendance.

The tournament was conducted jointly by the Northern Chapter of the North Florida PGA and JAGA, with Timuquana head pro Clint Avret and outgoing JAGA president and longtime Timuquana member Fred Seely serving as co-chairmen.


The start of the 2018 JAGA tournament season is not far off. Things get underway Jan. 13-15 at Hidden Hills Golf Club with the JAGA First Coast Amateur. Last year’s inaugural event featured 77 elite players from 11 states, four countries and 12 colleges. Rising star Brandon Mencheno of Jacksonville and now an Auburn freshman captured the title by three shots, completing all 54 holes without a single bogey. For more details, go to


Established in 1954, JAGA celebrates its 64th year in 2017. It is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (4) corporation comprised of over 40-member golf clubs located in the Northeast Florida area. JAGA’s mission is to promote golf and goodwill through tournaments and related events and activities. It conducts 10 tournaments, including five championship events and five others that feature team formats. JAGA manages a scholarship program that currently provides college funding for 26 area students. Since 1974 the program has generated approximately $1.7 million in financial aid to approximately 300 students.

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Jeff Adams
JAGA VP-Tournaments
Cell: 904-607-6142