PBCGA Bobby Bryant Mid-Senior Championship

BOCA RATON, FL (September 18, 2005) -- At 146, Cook won the second annual Bobby Bryant Memorial Mid-Senior tournament by four strokes. He had opened with 74 to trail by two Saturday on the course playing about 6,600 yards.

"I avoided the big numbers today," said Cook, 44, a resident of the nearby Broken Sound community and the shop manager at Wynmoor Golf Club in Coconut Creek. He made a double bogey and three bogies in the span of six holes Saturday. "It's the biggest tournament I've ever won."

David Abell of Jupiter, winner of the Palm Beach Kennel Club/County Amateur Championship in July, was second on 73-150. Abell and Dave Roschman of Jupiter won the inaugural Bryant Memorial, which was staged as a four-ball event last year.

Bryant, who died Dec. 7, 2003, at 65, was 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.

Robbie Dew of Palm Beach Gardens was the first flight winner with 81-76-157.

The 68-player starting field of PBCGA members 40 years and older was divided into two flights based on first round scores, the cut coming at 81-and-over.

Cook is playing his third season in the PBCGA after moving from Southern California. He had his second eagle of the weekend, two birdies and four bogies on Sunday. He had salvaged his opening round at the par-5 18th hole, hitting 4-iron to the green and sinking a five-foot putt. Between two bogies on the back nine Sunday, he holed a 15-yard shot from left of the green at the par-5 14th. He began his round with bogies at the first and fourth holes, birdies at the second and third.

Cook may have saved his round by saving par at the ninth hole from a plugged lie in the face of a greenside bunker. He blasted out to about four feet and made the putt. "That enabled me to make the turn still at even par," he noted.

Palm Beach County Golf Association Bobby Bryant Memorial Mid-Senior Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Fla. Country Club Course, 6,600 yards, par 72

Championship Flight John Cook, Boca Raton, $250 74-72-146 David Abell, Jupiter, $150 77-73-150 George Weston III, Palm Beach, $100.50 78-73-151 Gary Zentner, Palm Beach, $100.50 77-74-151 Bill O'Keefe, Boca Raton, $48.33 76-76-152 Gil Turner, Palm City, $48.33 73-79-152 Scott Stubbe, Jupiter, $48.33 72-80-152 Craig Howell, Lake Worth, $28.33 75-78-153 Bill Civitella, North Palm Beach, $28.33 74-79-153 Dave Roschman, Jupiter, $28.33 74-79-153 Steve Condore, Boca Raton, $15 75-79-154

First Flight Robbie Dew, Palm Beach Gardens, $125 81-76-157 Steve Sim, Fort Lauderdale, $100 84-74-158 Tony Rick, Delray Beach, $80 85-74-159 Jim McGuigan, Jupiter Island, $60 83-78-161 Jim Bounds, Boynton Beach, $50 85-77-162 Rick Westwood, Wellington, $40 82-81-163 Aldo Butera, Boynton Beach, $35 84-80-164 Clay Bass, Lake Worth, $27.50 82-84-166 Jack Mansmann, Boca Raton, $27.50 81-85-166 Paul Brinkman, Palm Springs, $17.50 86-81-167 Kevin Johnson, Jupiter, $17.50 81-86-167

Money listed awarded in gift certificates.

Hole-in-One - Allistar Brown, Palm City, No. 13, 171 yards, 6-iron, first round.

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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