Palm Beach Amateurs Win Sam Smidt Cup Matches
09 Dec 2009
by Palm Beach County Golf Association


JUPITER, FL (December 4, 2009)--The Jupiter team of Deron Zendt and Jared Meyers led the way Friday as a team of amateurs representing the Palm Beach County Golf Association won the 16th annual Sam Smidt Cup matches at the Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club at Old Trail.

Zendt and Meyers won all nine points in their match against Thad Fields of the Palm Beach Country Club and Chris Czaja of the Boca West Club.

PBCGA won by 33-21 over area club professionals from the Southeast Chapter of the South Florida PGA Section. The Southeast Chapter leads with eight wins to seven for the PBCGA and a halved match in 1996.


Seniors – Jerry Tucker, Stuart, and Ed Sabo, Tequesta (SEC), d. Tim Cox, Palm Beach Gardens, and Marc Rosenbaum, Hollywood, 2 and 1. Tucker and Cox halved, 1 ½ to 1 ½. Sabo d. Rosenbaum, 2-1.

Andy Johncke and Dean Stokes, Palm Beach Gardens (PBC), d. Billy Ziobro, Palm Beach Gardens, and Sean Quinlivan, The Fox Club, Palm City, 2 ½ to ½. Ziobro and Johncke halved, 1 ½ to 1 ½. Quinlivan d. Stokes, 2 ½ to ½.

Danny Germaine, Palm Beach Gardens, and John Powers, Boca Ratom (PBCGA), d. Neil Lockie, Jonathan’s Landing GC, Jupiter, and Alan Zimmerman, Old Marsh GC, Palm Beach Gardens, 3-0. Germaine d. Lockie, 2-1. Powers d. Zimmerman, 2 ½ to ½.

Steve Anderson, Hobe Sound, and Mark Peel, Delray Beach (PBCGA), d. Rod Curl Jr., Hammock Creek GC, Palm City, and Lee Rinker, Emerald Dunes GC, West Palm Beach, 3-0. Anderson d. Curl, 2-1. Rinker d. Peel, 3-0.

Deron Zendt and Jared Meyers, Jupiter (PBC) d. Thad Fields, Palm Beach CC, and Chris Czaja, Boca West Club, Boca Raton, 3-0. Zendt d. Fields, 3-0. Meyers d. Czaja, 3-0.

Jimmy Buell, Abacoa GC, Jupiter, and Ryan Garrity, The Dye Preserve, Jupiter (SEC), d. Kevin Hammer, Boynton Beach, and David Abell, Jupiter, 3-0. Buell and Hammer halved, 1 ½ to 1 ½. Abell d. Garrity, 2-1.

Final Score: Palm Beach County GA 33, SFPGA Southeast Chapter 21.

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