TAMARAC, Fla. (May 19, 2007) -- Head professional Dan James and Terry Bench, representing the Country Club of Coral Springs, combined for a six under par 66 to win the annual pro-scratch amateur golf tournament conducted Friday (May 18) by the Southern Chapter of the South Florida PGA Section.
Playing the Cypress course at Woodmont Country Club, they opened and closed well after beginning their round at the par-3 third hole in a shotgun start. James birdied the third hole, then finished with an eagle at the par-5 first and a birdie at the par-4 second. In between Bench made two birdies, James one, and they had one team bogey.
Second among 19 teams in the four-ball stroke play (better ball) format were Gary Braeseke, head professional at Inverrary Country Club, and his brother Ken, who shot 67. There were four teams from Inverrary, three finishing in the top five and in the money.
Next on the Southern Chapter schedule: June 1, Westview CC, Miami, pro-amateur; and June 8, Inverrary CC, Lauderhill, pro-amateur.
South Florida PGA Section
Southern Chapter, pro-scratch amateur, May 18, 2007
Woodmont CC, Tamarac, Fla.
Cypress course, par 72: 49 years and younger, 7,000 yards; 50-older, 6,600 yards
66 – Dan James and Terry Bench, CC of Coral Springs. $1,400 (team; money for amateurs awarded in merchandise certificates).
67 – Gary Braeseke and Ken Braeseke, Inverrary CC, Lauderhill. $1,200.
68 – Roger Beames and Ronnie Davis, Miami Shores CC. Nick Fortunato and Nick Didio, Inverrary CC, Lauderhill. Jan Urso and Nick Urso, Inverrary CC, Lauderhill.
Hole-in-One – Ronnie Davis, No. 13, 197 yards, 6-iron.