Palm Beach County Mid-Am: Germaine by 2
26 Aug 2007

JUPITER, Fla. (August 26, 2007) -- Off to a fast start for the second day in a row, Danny Germaine held on Sunday to win the inaugural Mickey Van Gerbig Memorial Palm Beach County Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the Jupiter Hills Club. Germaine birdied the first two holes on the Hills course enroute to a three under par 69, wining by two strokes at 141. In Saturday's opening round, he was five under par after five holes but finished with 72, a shot behind the leader, Brent Bush. Tied for second at 143 were former Palm Beach County Amateur champions R.J. Nakashian and Mike Nealy, who closed with 69 and 70, respectively. Bush added 78 for 149, tied for fifth. Coincidently, Germaine and Bush are the managers of the Edwin Watts golf stores in Port St. Lucie and Palm Beach Gardens. "After I let the lead get away from me Saturday, I just rationalized that if I had made an eagle and three birdies throughout the day and shot 72, it would have come out the same," Germaine said, "I tried not to stay upset about the way it happened." In 36 holes, Germaine, 28, made two eagles, seven birdies and eight bogeys. It was Germaine's fourth Palm Beach County Golf Association title, his third this year. Following victories in the Stroke Play in June and the Public Links in July, Germaine has taken the lead in the Player of the Year points standings. Three points events remain, including the 22nd annual Mid-Amateur Match Play next month. "Winning Player of the Year would be huge," Germaine said. "I don't get to play as much as people might think, mostly tournaments on the weekend. And this is the first year I've been able to do much of that." Germaine took the PBCGA's Nicklaus Junior Championship in 1997 and was the 13-15 age group winner in 1994. Germaine's wife, Jamie, delivered their first child, a son, Logan, on Aug. 9. There was a full field of 96 entries 25 years and older. Van Gerbig, a Palm Beach attorney, won the first Palm Beach County Amateur in 1976, was active in promoting golf on the local and state levels and was inducted into the PBCGA Hall of Fame in 2002. -0- Palm Beach County Golf Association Mickey Van Gerbig Memorial Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship full results:

Danny Germaine, 72-69--141, $500 Michael Nealy, 73-70--143, $275 R.J. Nakashian, 74-69--143, $275 Ryan Perna, 76-72--148, $150 Rick Othmer, 72-77--149, $112.50 Brent Bush, 71-78--149, $112.50 Andy Johncke, 76-74--150, $85 Josh Skivington, 77-73--150, $85 Ryan Konkus, 76-75--151, $65 Lenny Loyd, 74-77--151, $65 Darryl Osler, 74-78--152, $47.50 Paul Piccolo, 79-73--152, $47.50 Bill Griffith, 74-78--152, $47.50 Dave Tassell, 74-78--152, $47.50 Robert Lynch, 76-77--153, $32.50 William Civitella, 77-76--153, $32.50 Steve Earsley, 78-76--154, $27.50 Steve Ashley, 79-75--154, $27.50 Tim Cox, 77-78--155, $25 John Tighe, 76-79--155, $25 Matt Ribakoff, 75-80--155, $25 Toby Athol, 76-80--156, $23 Scott Rossa, 79-78--157, $21 Adam Chorzelewski, 74-83--157, $21 Mitchell Hantman, 81-76--157, $21 David Roschman, 78-80--158, $19 Patrick Rooney Jr., 77-82--159, $17.50 Troy Wheat, 76-83--159, $17.50 Jeff Sellers, 79-81--160, $15 Robert Saunders, 77-83--160, $15 Jim Patrone, 84-76--160, $15 Dann Merrell, 85-75--160, $15 Ira Saltzman, 81-80--161 Barry Cesarz, 78-83--161 George Weston III, 81-80--161 Scott Blasie, 83-78--161 Tim Conboy, 81-81--162 Chris Cowell, 77-85--162 Artie Scott, 82-81--163 Jim Bounds, 80-83--163 Rick Spears, 85-79--164 Kyle Henderson, 80-85--165 Tim Hanlon, 84-81--165 Gil Turner, 77-88--165 Joshua Della-Pietra, 80-86--166 Ron Fisher, 81-85--166 Brian Coffey, 81-86--167 Andrew Randle, 85-82--167 Joe Silk, 85-82--167 Paul Lyons, 84-83--167 James Wallace, 84-83--167 Danny Getson, 89-79--168 Michael Patterson, 86-82--168 Steve Condore, 90-79--169 Jon Weber, 86-83--169 David Ghirardini, 84-86--170 Paul Brinkman, 85-86--171 David Merrell, 82-89--171 Robert Kraft, 83-88--171 Phil Ridolfo Jr., 85-87--172 Nick Norman, 85-87--172 Curtis Gimson, 90-85--175 Don Woody, 84-91--175 Stuart Elkin, 85-91--176 Pat Kelly, 86-90--176 Joe Davis, 89-89--178 Bill Weible, 92-87--179 Robert Hogan, 90-90--180 Brian Ross, 93-88--181 Richard Gabel, 94-89--183 Jeff Higgins, 87-97--184 Hal Burke, 93-95--188 Joe Vassalotti, 97-92--189 J. Henry Cartwright, 98-94--192 Scott Borgmeyer, 103-89--192 Brad Bishop, 94-98--192 Larry Rule, Sr., 100-93--193 Brian Donnelly, 98-102--200 Marty Gonzalez, 99-WD--WD Andy Spears, 77-WD--WD Brian McEntee, 94-NC--NC Frank Schanne, 86-NC--NC Ross Adair, WD Phil Doherty, 93-WD--WD Terry Wright, WD Jeremy Silber, 86-WD--WD Jamie Krone, 78-NC--NC Jeff Egizio, WD Tim Howard, 94-NC--NC Vince Nobile, 83-NC--NC Carl Mistretta, 79-NC--NC Steve Rufino, WD Larry Monteith, 83-NC--NC Scott Harris, 96-WD--WD Tom Fiocchi, 87-WD--WD Paul Kaneb, 81-NC--NC

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