Burriss Battles Back at East Lake Woodlands

Tampa, FL, May 30, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The USA Golf Tour played the course at East Lake Woodlands in Oldsmar, FL on Saturday with windy conditions. Anthony Burris had not played on the amateur tour the last 3 events due to a troubled back.

Anthony returned to the amateur tour and played the front nine at 2 under 34 to grab a 5 shot lead from the largest field the tour has had this season. As conditions became hard with the wind gusting. Mike Ennis made a run at Anthony getting to within one shot teeing of the 13th hole. Anthony grinded out the remainder holes at even par to finish with an even par 72. Mike Ennis finished tied with Joe Sierra with a 3 over 75 for second.

Par three at Heritage
There has been discussion about the 14th hole at the 1st Major of the season. All players will be moved up on the tees for that hole as it is unreasonable to expect players to tee off on a 263 yard par three.

Players that have a handicap of 11.0 to 17.9 will be playing the gold tees on the front and blues tees on the back. This will make the yardage they play to be 6300 yards and the slope rating to be 124.

First Major of the season

1st Annual
USA Golf Tour
Florida Open

This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd at the well-manicured Heritage Harbor GC in Lutz FL.

Registration begins at 8am, with tee-off at 9 am.

The cost for this event is only $150. This price includes entry into all events, 36 holes of golf, riding cart, and various awards. There will be an awards presentation directly after golf.

"The course has to be challenging. You have to test the players and I think we have all the components out there" – Designer Jed Azinger, talking about Heritage Harbor

Heritage Harbor is a par-72, 6,900-yard course with four sets of tees and loads of water and marshes to cross. Along the way, you’re likely to spot hawks, ospreys, loons, ibis, herons and kingfishers; you name it. It’s a paradise for birds as well as for golfers.

The intention here was to create a playable public course, but also one that can get golfers to think and rise to new levels of play on some holes. The breezy, open feeling of Heritage Harbor is going to last forever. From the gold tees, Heritage Harbor is 6,898 yards long (rating/slope, 73.5/129); from the blue tees, the course is 6,053 yards long (rating/slope, 69.4/117); from the white tees, the course is 5,437 yards in length (66.9/109); from the red tees the distance is 4,773 yards (68.2/116).

Challenges and hazards that golfers love to conquer at this public daily-fee course.

Golf attire is required. No steel spikes are allowed on the course.

For more info goto usagtour.com

USA Golf Tour
Mike Pearson