PALM CITY, Fla. – Andy Johncke of Palm Beach Gardens was the only golfer to break par Friday, winning by five strokes with a four under par 68 in the 15th Sheehan Realty Challenge at Piper’s Landing Country Club.
It was the third Challenge victory for Johncke, the others coming in 2002 at Emerald Dunes Golf Club and in 2004 at Boca Country Club. No only else has won the Challenge more than once. He made seven birdies, a bogey and a double bogey.
Harry Cooke of Jensen Beach was the net winner on a match of cards with Adam Murchison of Palm City after they tied with 70s. In the gross standings, Murchison was second at 73, Cooke third on 74. Cooke’s effort was enhanced by a hole-in-one with a 7-iron at the 173-yard seventh hole.
Next on the Palm Beach County Golf Association schedule: Sept. 25-26, Senior Amateur, Eastpointe CC, and Oct. 2-4, Mid-Amateur Match Play, Jonathan’s Landing GC @ Old Trail. For membership information and tournament entry, go to www.pbcga.org.
Palm Beach County GA
Sheehan Realty Challenge
Piper’s Landing CC, Palm City, Fla.
6,515 yards, par 72
Andy Johncke, Palm Beach Gardens 35-33—68
Andy Murchison, Palm City 35-38—73
Harry Cooke, Jensen Beach 37-
Paul Brinkman, Palm Springs 36-39—75
Brian Coffey, Tequesta 37-38—75
Chris Cowell, Wellington 37-38—75
Robbie Dew, Palm Beach Gardens 37-38—75
Sherman White, Delray Beach 34-41—75
Jim Bounds, Boynton Beach 36-40—76
Jimmy Key, Palm Beach Gardens 40-36—76
Steve Ross, Boca Raton 38-38—76
Marco Salerno, West Palm Beach 40-36—76
Rick Westwood, Wellington 39-37—76
Hole-in-One – Harry Cooke, No. 7, 173 yards, 7-iron