Society of Seniors Ralph Bogart Invite Results

NAPLES, Fla. - Mike Bell of Indianapolis made a three footer for par Thursday to win the Society of Seniors' Ralph Bogart Memorial Winter Invitational golf tournament for the second year in a row.

Bell and Mike Rice of Houston, Texas, winner of the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship earlier this fall, tied at three under par 213 on the North course at the Club at Mediterra on final round scores of 72 and 71. Bell, the second round leader here Wednesday, won last year at one over par 217 at the nearby Club at TwinEagles.

Rice bogied the par-4 18th hole.

Bob Davis of East Lansing, Mich., and Fort Myers, won the super seniors division for players 70 and older with 233 on rounds of 77-79-77.

John Gibbs of Oneonta, Ala., one of the founders of The Golf Channel, had the low round of the day, a 68 with 30 on the front nine which included a hole-in-one with a 6-iron at the 170-yard eighth hole. He finished at 219, tied for eighth.

This was the fourth and final event of the year for the Society of Seniors, begun in 1983, an organization of senior amateur golfers 55 years and older with handicaps of three or less. This was the 23rd staging of the Bogart.

The 2006 schedule: April 25-27, John Kline Super Seniors, Miromar Lakes CC, Fort Myers; May 2-4, Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball, Daniel Island Club, Charleston, S.C.; Nov. 6-9, Dale Morey Memorial Society of Seniors Championship, Quail Ridge CC, Boynton Beach; December, Ralph Bogart Memorial Winter Invitational, dates and site to be announced. Tutwiler, Morey and Bogart were the founders of the Society of Seniors.


Society of Seniors Ralph Bogart Winter Invitational The Club @ Mediterra, Naples, Fla. North course, 6,720 yards, par 72

Mike Bell, Indianapolis, Ind. 71-70-72-213 Mike Rice, Houston, Texas 72-70-71-213 Bell won playoff, par-4 on first extra hole. Rick McArdle, Palm Coast 73-69-74-216 Stan Fischer, Richmond, Va. 74-71-72-217 Bob Hullender, San Antonio, Texas 72-73-72-217 Tim Miller, Kokomo, Ind. 73-74-71-218 Don Marsh, Alpharetta, Ga. 72-74-72-218 John Gibbs, Oneonta, Ala. 74-77-68-219 Bruce Rotte, Naples 73-76-70-219 Jerry Jackson, Kokomo, Ind. 74-71-74-219 John Baldwin, Astoria, N.Y. 75-74-71-220 Jim Smith, Orchard Park, N.Y. 74-74-72-220 Steve Hakes, San Diego, Calif. 72-75-73-220 Rick Bauch, Orlando 72-74-75-221 Taylor Metcalfe, Glendale, Ohio 70-76-75-221 Jim Ruschioni, Leominster, Mass. 73-74-75-222 Bill Maloy, North Canton, Ohio 77-73-73-223 Dennis Rouse, Brandon 75-75-73-223 Rick Cain, Louisville, Ky. 74-78-72-224 Steve Earsley, Stuart 71-79-74-224 Fred Silver, Lewiston, N.Y. 73-75-76-224 Michael Sanger, Hydes, Md. 75-78-72-225 Russ Berkoben, Perrysburg, Ohio 73-79-73-225 Stuart Iliffe, Coral Gables 77-73-75-225 Skip Snow, Dayton, Ohio 68-76-81-225

Hole-in-One - John Gibbs, Oneonta, Ala., No. 8, 6-iron, 170 yards.

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