Palm Beach Mid-Senior: Babusik wins by four

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (May 22, 2011) -– Frank Babusik of Jupiter, the only player to break 70 in two days, won his first Palm Beach County Golf Association title Sunday, taking the eighth annual Bobby Bryant Memorial Mid-Seniors Championship by four strokes at Hobe Sound Golf Club.

A final round of five under par 67 gave Babusik, 46, a tournament record 137 and the advantage over Mike Weeks, 45, also of Jupiter, who closed on 71-141 with three birdies and a double bogey. They had shared the first round lead at 70 with a third Jupiter golfer, Rod Armstrong. Armstrong earned low net honors with 140 on a gross score of 146.

Steve Anderson of Hobe Sound, the Bryant winner last year at Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Jupiter, was third at 143.

He had five birdies Sunday, at Nos. 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13, and one outstanding save. After hitting his second shot over the green and behind a trap at the par-4 fourth hole, Babusik flipped a flop shop back to within two feet and made the putt.

After thinking about it for a few moments, Babusik said the last time he won a tournament was likely during his mini-tour days in the Orlando area in the 1990s. He regained his amateur status in 1999 and was the U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying medalist here two years ago with 70.

ABOUT THE Bobby Bryant Championship

Open to all PBCGA members and non-members. Format is 36-holes of stroke play with Open, Senior (50-59), and Super Senior (60+) divisions. This tournament is named in memory of the late Bobby Bryant, a former PBCGA president, long-time executive board member and five-time Volunteer of the Year. He was inducted into the PBCGA Hall of Fame in 2001.

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