Palm Beach (Florida) G.A. Ends Season at PGA National
19 Nov 2005

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (November 19, 2005) -- David Abell of Jupiter and Mark Rubin of Boca Raton were honored Saturday as the Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year, respectively, as the Palm Beach County Golf Association completed its 30th season with an awards luncheon at PGA National.

Abell, 45, business manager for touring pro Nick Price, won the County Amateur and Mid-Amateur championships, was runnerup on two other events and also had a third place finish.

Rubin, 54, a mortgage broker, won the Senior Amateur and was the runnerup in the Senior Four-Ball.

Also honored was George Andre of Palm Beach Gardens, who received the Bobby Bryant Award as the Volunteer of the Year. Andre devoted more than 50 tournament days to the PBCGA this year as a rules official.

The PBCGA also awarded some $15,500 in scholarships to 11 high school and college students. The recipients were William Anderson, Greg Gonzales, Griffin Karr, Madonna March, Joanne Michel, Marie Saintclair, Slande Saintclair, Casey Schrader, Michelle Steakin, Andrew Stirling and Christie Wiederhold.

The Diamond Myst Finale Four-Ball preceded the luncheon. Forty teams competed in three separate formats on the 6,400-yard Squire course. Holes 1-6 was a scramble, holes 7-12, modified alternate shots, and holes 13-18, better ball of partners. The winners were Artie Scott and R.J. Nakashian, gross, 62; and Dave Dulman and Tom McConchie, net, 61.


Palm Beach County Golf Association Diamond Myst Finale Four-Ball PGA National GC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Squire course, 6,400 yards, par 72 Holes 1-6, scramble; holes 7-12, modified alternate shots; holes 13-18, better ball of partners

GROSS 62 - R.J. Nakashian, Palm Beach Gardens, and Artie Scott, Tequesta. $200 (team). 64 - John Arrigo and Tony Dabbs, West Palm Beach. $100. 65 - Bryan Pennington and Brandon Smith, Lake Worth. $80 66 - Scott Harris, Wellington, and Dave Roschman, Jupiter. $70. 67 - Bernard McAdoo, Lake Worth, and Jose Tirado, West Palm Beach. $60. 68 - Larry DeRito and Bill Luceno, Jupiter. $50. 69 - David Abell, Jupiter, and John Martin, Juno Beach. Jan Blick, Jupiter, and Bill Civitella, North Palm Beach. Don Edwards, Hobe Sound, and Woody Smoak, Stuart. Matt Ribakoff, Jupiter, and Rick Wentworth, Stuart. $30.

NET 61 - David Dulman, Palm Beach Gardens, and Tom McConchie, Jupiter. $200. 63 - Steve Rose, Pompano Beach, and Roger Whyman, Jupiter. $100. 64 - George Andre and Tom Watrous, Palm Beach Gardens. Parker Rudd and Colin Simpson, West Palm Beach. $75. 65 - Derren and Gerald Garber, Boca Raton. John Hansen, West Palm Beach, and Martin Horsky, Palm Beach Gardens. $55. 66 - Bud Allen, Palm Beach Gardens, and Carl Sawyer, Jupiter. Jim Ammon and Bruce Shollenberger, West Palm Beach. Ted Berghaus, West Palm Beach, and Jim Bounds, Boynton Beach. Mel and Sean Boner, West Palm Beach. Josh Della Pietra, West Palm Beach, and Dan Getson, Royal Palm Beach. Ron Fisher, Delray Bedach, and Alan LaBorwit, Boca Raton. $30.

Money listed awarded in merchandise certificates.

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