PALM CITY, Fla. - Gary Mackintosh birdied his first three holes Sunday and went on to win the 27th annual Palm Beach County Senior Amateur Championship at his home club, Martin Downs Country Club.
Mackintosh equaled his own competitive scoring record with a six under par 66 for 138, edging playing partner Rick Westwood of Wellington by one shot. Westwood closed with 67-139, low in the 50-59 age group. "We fed off each other," McIntosh said.
Jim Bounds, a six handicapper from Boynton Beach, shot his best score ever, also a 66, and earned overall low net honors among 95 Palm Beach County Golf Association members 50 years and older with 70-60-130 on the Osprey Creek course.
Beginning at the par-4 second hole, Mackintosh birdied the second, third and fourth holes, had more chances with birdie putts inside 10 feet on the next three holes, then added birdies at Nos. 8, 10, 15 and 17.
"I used my length off the tee to play the par-5s well, reaching five of them in two and being pin high off the green in two others," Mackintosh said. His only bogey Sunday was at the par-5 13th hole. It was his first senior golf win. He turned 50 in November.
Next on the PBCGA tournament schedule: Oct. 7-8, Dodge Four-Ball, Fox Club, Palm City, and Oct. 14-15, Junior-Senior, Abacoa GC, Jupiter. For information and tournament entry, go to www.pbcga.org.
The overall and age group winners:
Palm Beach County Golf Association
27th annual Senior Amateur Championship
Martin Downs CC, Palm City, Fla.
Osprey Creek course, 6,412 yards, par 72
Gary Mackintosh, Palm City, 72-66-138
Jim Bounds, Boynton Beach, 70-60-130
Rick Westwood, Wellington, 72-67-139
Tim Cox, Palm Beach Gardens, 71-70-141
Lenny Loyd, Stuart, 70-71-141
Steve Condore, Boca Raton, 68-73-141
Steve Sim, Fort Lauderdale, 68-76-144
Cab Hargrave, West Palm Beach, 71-76-147
Tom Savage, Fort Lauderdale, 71-77-148
Gil Turner, Palm City, 5 78-73-151
Steve Ashley, Lake Worth, 77-74-151
Ralph Scarinzi, Juputer, 78-74-152
Dave Andersen, Boca Raton, 71-65-136
Mike Spillane, West Palm Beach, 68-69-137
Dann Merrell, West Palm Beach, 67-70-137
Barry Allison, Stuart, 70-70-140
Terry Wright, Wellington, 73-68-141
Alan Harper, Palm Beach Gardens, 71-70-141
Jack Mansmann, Boca Raton, 71-70-141
Bob Harris, Palm Beach Gardens, 70-71-141
Harry Cooke, Jensen Beach, 4 67-74-141
Steve Norell, Stuart, 67-75-142
Patrick McCabe, Jupiter, 72-72-144
Craig Slocum, Port St. Lucie, 70-76-146
Bill Erwin, Palm Beach Gardens, 75-74-149
John Evans, Palm City, 76-76-152
Roger Loeffelbein, Jensen Beach, 65-69-134
Larry Rule Sr., West Palm Beach, 70-68-138
Gary Burkhead, Palm Beach, 69-70-139
Henry Jacobs, Boynton Beach, 69-71-140
Clyde Gibson, Hobe Sound, 73-75-148
Don Edwards, Hobe Sound, 77-76-153
Roger Coutu, Indiantown, 72-71-143
Bud Allen, Palm Beach Gardens, 75-72-147
Hole-in-One - Wesley Freeman, Fort Lauderdale, No. 11, 7-iron, first round.