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July 10, 2018 - FERNANDINA BEACH, FL - The winner of the Northern Chapter Championship is Ron Philo Jr.!

Entering the second round of the Northern Chapter Championship at Amelia National Golf & Country Club, Philo (Sawgrass Country Club) held the lead with 8-under 64, on the par 72 course. Behind on the leaderboard was Spencer Smith (St. James Bay) with 4 under 68. In the second round, Smith made an unfortunate double bogey on the front nine and only two birdies throughout the round. Smith finished at T4. Charles Raulerson (The Golf Club at Fleming Island) had an impressive front nine with an eagle and a birdie. Following the eagle on Hole #7, Raulerson had a double bogey, bogey, and four more birdies. Round two moved Raulerson up on the leaderboard to finish in second place.

Starting the round with a bogey on Hole #1, Philo quickly recovered with a birdie on the following hole and five more throughout the round. With this consistency, Philo held the lead to win the 2018 Northern Chapter Championship (Regular and Senior) with 13-under-par. This is Philo's first win since moving back to the North Florida Section in September of 2017.

Thank you to presenting sponsors Bushnell Golf and Discover and supporting sponsors NFP Hole-in-One U.S.A. and Levelwear.

For full results and leaderboard, visit BlueGolf.

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Russ Libby (left) presents Ron Philo Jr. (right) with the Northern Chapter Championship trophies.

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