Cox, Blasie win Palm Beach Senior Better Ball easily
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Tim Cox and Scott Blasie combined for their second straight seven under par 65 Sunday for a five-stroke victory in the 18th annual Senior Better Ball tournament conducted by the Palm Beach County Golf Association.

“We made seven birdies each day,” on the Estate course at PGA National, said Cox, of Palm Beach Gardens, “and we were never close to making a (team) bogey.” Cox led the first round effort with four birdies. Blasie, of Lake Worth, had five birdies Sunday. In effect, both birdied the par-4 first hole, Blasie from six feet with Cox six inches away after his second shot.

In the super seniors division, Paul Quigley, Jupiter, and Don Edwards, Hobe Sound, coasted to a nine shot margin of victory with 66-70—136. They led by six Saturday enroute to winning the 65-older flight for the second year in a row. “We made one bogey Saturday and three Sunday,” Edwards said, “but two of them were stupid bogeys, three-putts.”

Quigley and Edwards won last year with 129 atThe Fox Club. It was Cox’s third victory in the Senior Better Ball, winning with Steve Condore of Boca Raton in 2006-07, the latter on the Estate in a playoff at 137. Cox and Blasie won the county’s Senior Four-Ball last year at Hammock Creek. Cox has been playing in county tournaments since the PBCGA began in 1976. This is his 13th win since 1990.

ABOUT THE Tommy Belen Better Ball

The Tommy Belen Better Ball Championship a 36- hole Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship (two person teams), with Open, Senior (50+) and Super Senior (60+) divisions. Named in honor of past PBCGA Executive Director, Thomas Belen.

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