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Michael Visacki captures The 56th Annual IRO dedicated to the memory of Danny Aylwin

Tornado warnings, Lightning , Torrential rain and thunderstorms…..That’s what the Florida Professional Golf Tour faced on Sunday Morning prior to the start of the final round of this years 56th Annual IRO.

The overnight leader was Michael Visacki, last years Ocala Open Champion after an opening round of -8 under par 64, followed closely by Anthony Sebastianelli at -7 under. Four players were at -6 and another 7 players at -5 under par.

After closely monitoring the weather forecasted for Sunday, a decision was made to postpone the start of the final round 1 hour with the goal to complete as many hole as possible before darkness forced us to stop play.

In the end the decision worked perfectly, and the final group reached their final hole with 15 minutes of daylight left.

In the end, Visacki ended with a final round of -6 under 66 and a three shot margin of victory over Tim O’Neal (66-67) and Brendon Doyle (68-65).Joe Durrant (PGA Tour Champions) and FPGTour Season money leader Willie Mack III rounded out the top 5 finishing at -10 under par.

My thanks to all competitors who stepped up on Sunday, played without delay, and made it possible to complete this Championship.

My condolences to the Aylwin family on the recent loss of course superintendent Danny Aylwin….He was truly one of the best.

And of course congratulations to Michael Visacki on some great golf this weekend under some less than perfect weather conditions.

A very special thanks to New Smyrna Beach course superintendent Mike Kenovich who had these greens as good as we have ever seen…..Great job Mike.

And of course Gary Wintz, PGA Professional and his entire staff on another fantastic Championship.

The FPGTour heads west to Wildwood,FL for the Wildwood Open and Continental Pro-Am on Feb. 19-21 (Fri.,Sat., Sun.) at Continental Country Club which has a guaranteed first place prize of $5000

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