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Defending Champion Lake Nona Wins Tavistock Cup Again(3)

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 5:45pm
The Associated Press

Team Lake Nona celebrated their fourth straight Tavistock Cup victory and fifth overall win in the annual interclub series hosted at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

With a two-shot victory at -41, Team Lake Nona overtook Team Isleworth in the singles format to once again become the World Golf and Country Club Champion.

Isleworth, who entered the second round with a two-stroke lead, finished in second place at -39. Team Queenwood finished third at -31, and Albany was fourth with -26.

Retief Goosen and Ross Fisher helped stage Team Lake Nona's second-round comeback with a score of -5 (67). Team Isleworth's Robert Allenby, Team Albany's Ernie Els and Team Queenwood's Thomas Bjorn also finished 5-under par. The five shared the low medalist distinction for Day Two and earned the Payne Stewart Salver Award. The $350,000 award will be evenly split among the five players.

Team Isleworth's Sean O'Hair claimed the closest to the pin challenge on Hole # 4, Team Albany's Ernie Els on Hole # 6, Team Queenwood's Thomas Bjorn on Hole # 13 and Team Queenwood's Soren Kjeldsen on Hole # 17.

In its ninth year, the Tavistock Cup has generated more than $7 million for charity. Beneficiaries include various player charities as well as The First Tee of Lakeland, the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The UCF Foundation and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

The 2013 Tavistock Cup returns to Isleworth Golf & Country Club March 25 and 26.

ABOUT TAVISTOCK GROUP Tavistock Group is an international private investment company founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in more than 200 companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group's investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. For more information, visit www.tavistock.com.

ABOUT ALBANY Albany is a new luxury resort community created by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Nestled among approximately 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas, Albany is conveniently located seven minutes and five miles from Nassau's international airport. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a well-appointed boutique hotel, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course, a fitness center and spa, an adult pool and bar, a family water park, a kids' clubhouse and casual and fine dining restaurants. Albany's deep-water marina is being designed and built to aesthetically rival the great resort ports of the world. For information, visit www.albanybahamas.com.

ABOUT ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes in southwest Orlando, Isleworth Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre private residential community with more than seven miles of shoreline and a championship golf course. Conceived by Arnold Palmer, designed by Ed Seay and enhanced by Steve Smyers, Isleworth's course features generous, undulating and fast greens and is consistently ranked one of the longest and toughest in Florida. Isleworth is home to an 89,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse where members have access to multiple dining venues and a fitness center. Members also enjoy tennis facilities, a year-round children's program, concierge services and 24-hour gated security. Isleworth's natural setting lends the perfect backdrop for its collection of monumental sculptures. Elegant estate homes, priced from $2 million to more than $20 million, are afforded commanding golf to water views. For more information, visit www.isleworth.com.

ABOUT LAKE NONA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Offering world-class education, exceptional family experiences and outstanding amenities, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club has delivered the highest quality of living in Central Florida for more than 25 years. A vibrant, international population of members and residents enjoy an active lifestyle along with a full social calendar for recreation, celebration and entertainment. Lake Nona's Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course is world-ranked and has been a regular host of the PGA TOUR-sanctioned Tavistock Cup. Lake Nona also features a newly renovated fitness center, guest lodge, tennis courts and pool, year-round children's programming, as well as a trio of pristine lakes providing freshwater fishing and boating opportunities. Just outside the gates of this private sanctuary lie numerous parks and trails, diverse workspaces, as well as forthcoming retail and entertainment choices beside a cluster of hospitals, universities and research institutions setting new benchmarks in medical education, patient care and scientific research. For more information, visit www.lakenona.com.

ABOUT QUEENWOOD GOLF CLUB Queenwood Golf Club is a traditional private golf club nestled in the heart of the rolling Surrey countryside near London. Founded by American entrepreneur Frederick D. Green, Queenwood features a heathland course, extraordinary clubhouse facilities and a limited membership. Queenwood's course is the creation of David Kidd, widely known for his work at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Providing sophisticated tranquility for members and their guests, Queenwood's clubhouse offers a wide array of services available throughout the year, including fine dining experiences and luxurious guestrooms. For more information, visit www.queenwood.co.uk.

SOURCE Tavistock Group -0- 03/20/2012 /CONTACT: Krista Zilizi, kzilizi@tavistock.com, +1-407-620-5799 /Web Site: http://www.tavistock.com CO: Tavistock Group; Lake Nona Golf & Country Club; Albany; Isleworth Golf & Country Club; Queenwood Golf Club ST: Florida Bahamas United Kingdom IN: FIN SPT SSE HRT SU: NPT PRN -- FL73833 -- 0000 03/20/2012 23:21:01 EDT http://www.prnewswire.c

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