Palm Beach International: Steakin goes off

PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 29, 2007)-- Kevin Steakin, of Wellington, recorded 39 points in the final round for a total of 87 points to win this year's Palm Beach International at Martin Downs C.C.

The first round leader with 48 points, he had 39 on Sunday. "I tried to give it away," he said, noting a double bogey and three bogies on the last seven holes for a gross score of 73. He birdied holes 2, 3, 8 and 13.

"I took about six months off from tournament golf just to work on my game and I guess it paid off," said Steakin, 20, a former Wellington High and junior golf standout who is now a freshman at Palm Beach Community College. "I wanted to do well this summer and this is a good start."

The victory qualifies Steakin for the Palm Beach County Golf Association Tournament of Champions on Oct. 31 at the Lost Tree Club.

Kevin Gai of West Palm Beach, a former Golden Bear Tour player from Newington, Conn., made his first start after regaining his amateur status and was second among 92 entries with 41-85.

Kevin Gai, a former Golden Bear Tour player originally from Newington, Conn., finished second with 85 points.

Brian Fragakis, of Royal Palm Beach, finished third with 84 points and Danny Germaine, of Palm Beach Gardens, was fourth with 83 pts.

The following points are awarded: 1pt for bogey, 2pts for par, 4 pts for birdie and 6pts for eagle.

Brian Donnelly, of Palm Beach Gardens, won the net division at +7. Donnelly had 31 points in the first round and 26 points in round two.

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--Story courtesy PBCGA

ABOUT THE Palm Beach International

Individual Modified Stableford for 36 Holes. Competitors lose 1 point for a Double Bogey or worse. 1 point for Bogey, 2 points for Par, 4 points for Birdie, 6 points for Eagle, 8 points for Double Eagle. Open to all PBCGA Members. Open, Senior and Super Senior divisions. Maximum handicap allowed is 18.

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