Jared Meyers wins incredible eight-hole playoff at Palm Beach Tour Championship
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2014) — Jared
Meyers of North Palm Beach equaled the longest
playoff in the 38-year history of the Palm Beach
County Golf Association with his victory on the
eighth extra hole Saturday in the fifth annual
Tour Championship at Mayacoo Lakes Country
Meyers, 35, a financial planner, outlasted
teenager Anthony Gabriele of West Palm Beach
after they tied at 142, even par for 36 holes.
They halved the first seven holes on six pars and
birdies at the par-5 fifth. Then Meyers sank a
four footer to save his par-4 from a greenside
bunker at the eighth. Moments earlier, Gabriele
made a 20-foot putt for bogey.
“It was crazy, I’ve never seen anything like it,”
said Myers. It was his fifth PBCGA title since
2008, his first this year. “I drove the ball great
both days and I’ll bet I made more putts in the
10-20 foot range than I did on 5-10 footers.” He
had rounds of 72-70 with three birdies Saturday
in matching the low round of the day.
Gabriele, a home-schooled high school graduate,
is headed for the College of Charleston, S.C., in
January. He had consecutive par-71s here.
Gabriele and Jackson Shoenfelt won the Arrigo
Fiat Classic on Oct. 5 at Palm Beach Polo.
Heretofore the only PBCGA event to go eight
extra holes was the 1998 Dodge Four-Ball at
Bear Lakes CC won by Vince Cherrix and Jim
The Tour Championship’s two older age groups
were won by Darryl Osler of West Palm Beach,
50-59, and Steve Sim, Fort Lauderdale, 60-older.
Osler shot 69-73—142 to win his sixth PBCGA
event since 2005, his third this year. In 36 holes,
he had five birdies, three bogeys and a double
Sim had 74-78—152 on four birdies, two bogeys,
none Saturday, and four doubles. His only other
PBCGA victory came in 2004.
Season-long points winners were cited after the
final event of the season. The winners were
Meyers, Open division, Bankrate Cup; Peter
Wegmann, Fort Lauderdale, Braman Cup,
seniors, and Dann Merrell, West Palm Beach,
Braman Cup, super seniors.
View results for Palm Beach County Tour Championship Golf Tournament