Ocala Pro wins the 2018 US Professional Hickory Golf Championship Sponsored by United States Golf Teachers Federation
February 26, 2018: The Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club opened in 1922 and laid out by noted architect Tom Bendelow, was described by the Tampa Tribune as a brute of a course stretching out over 6,400 yards. Probably not worthy by today’s standard but a stout test for the century old clubs used back then. The links held up well against some excellent modern-day hickory golfers with Ocala’s Dylan Malafronte carding an even par 72 to grab the John Shippen Cup a margin of 2 strokes clear of Mark Harman from Ridgeland, South Carolina. This year’s Ladies Championship goes to Jennifer Cully of Apollo Beach Golf Club with an excellent round of 86.