Team Isleworth Grabs First-Round Lead at Tavistock Cup

Mar 14, 2011, 19:46 ET from Tavistock Group

ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Isleworth leads Round 1 of the Tavistock Cup with a two-stroke advantage on its home course.

Team Isleworth, which features Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Brian Davis, J.B. Holmes, Sean O'Hair and Lee Janzen, shot 30-under par in the better ball format to hold a slight lead on Team Albany.

Isleworth's Davis and Holmes fired a 12-under par 60 to tie the best score of the day and overtake Albany's early lead. The duo of Appleby and Allenby and the pairing of Janzen and O'Hair both shot a 63.

Represented by Arjun Atwal, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods, Team Albany enters Round 2 in second place with a Round 1 score of 28-under par. Rose and Poulter carded a 61, while Els and Immelman posted a 63. Atwal and Woods combined for a 64.

At 25-under par, Team Lake Nona is in third place following Round 1. Lake Nona's Graeme McDowell and Retief Goosen shot a 12-under par 60 to match the low round of the day. Ross Fisher and Oliver Wilson posted a 64, and Peter Hanson and Henrik Stenson finished at 67.

Team Queenwood is in fourth place after finishing 16-under par. Thomas Bjorn and Adam Scott recorded a 65, Darren Clarke and David Howell posted a 67, and Paul McGinley and Soren Kjeldsen shot 68. Team Queenwood's Scott won the Long Drive Challenge on Hole 7 with a drive measuring 295 yards into the wind.

Round 2 of the four-team competition will feature individual stroke play. In each group, each player will play their own ball. Each team will count six 18-hole individual scores. The team with the lowest score in relation to par at the end of both rounds will be crowned World Golf and Country Club Champion.

The tournament will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel in the U.S., Canada and Japan and airs on international affiliates throughout the United Kingdom, Latin America and South Africa. TavistockCup.com will feature real-time live scoring of the matches.

ABOUT TAVISTOCK GROUP

Tavistock Group is an international private investment company founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in 175 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

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre private residential golf club community set amidst pristine freshwater lakes and tall oaks, pines and native cypress trees. Located in southeast Orlando, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club features a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship golf course, which is recognized as one of the top residential courses in the world. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club boasts a splendid array of neighborhoods and residences, priced from $1 million to more than $7 million, constructed by some of the leading custom builders in the south. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club forms a cornerstone holding to the Tavistock Group's 7,000-acre mixed-use development plan highlighted by a life sciences cluster becoming known as Lake Nona Medical City. 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.

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