Pictured above: The winners with Magellan Jets Director of Business Development, Snowden Hernandez
On Thursday, January 5, 2012, private jet company, Magellan Jets was the exclusive title sponsor in the Fourth Annual Magellan Jets Waldorf Astoria Open. This PGA team event was held at The Waldorf Astoria GC in Orlando, Florida. This event involved many top players off of the PGA Tour. The participants were thrilled to be playing on the challenging 18-hole Rees Jones-designed championship course which winds through a large wetland preserve and measuring 7108 yards with a Par 72, Slope 139, and 74.6 rating from its Professional Tees. On the day of the tournament, the majestic pine and cypress trees lining the fairways glistened in the sun, making it a beautiful and memorable day for everyone present.
In an exciting finish at the tournament, Chris DiMarco shot a 6 under par and course record 66 on his own ball and partnered with fellow University of Florida alum, Billy Horschel, to win the 4th annual Magellan Jets Waldorf Astoria Open. Chris who has been runner up in the Masters and was the hero of the 2005 Presidents Cup, shot 5 under on the front nine and together they finished strong as each player made a 20′ putt on the 18th hole to win by two shots over last year’s champions, Sam Saunders (Arnold Palmer’s grandson) and EJ Cole. Englishman Brian Davis (runner up at 2011 Hilton Head PGA Tour event) and Greg Owen finished in 3rd place.
After having spent 10 years at Keene’s Pointe running the Brian Mogg Performance Center, Brian Mogg is now the Director of Instruction at the Waldorf Astoria GC. The move to the WAGC in April 2011 has been a positive one. DA Points won his first PGA Tour event at the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament in February. This was the 22nd win by a Tour player who works with the BMPC since 2001 on one of the major Tours. Brian Mogg reflected on the tournament stating, “It was great to see Chris shoot a course record and Chris/Billy birdie the last 2 holes to win the tournament. The pros had a great day, the Waldorf was in amazing shape and everyone appreciated Magellan’s support.”