Pete Williams wins in playoff at Palm Beach County Senior
Pete Williams
Pete Williams

TEQUESTA, Fla. — Former champions Pete Williams of Juno Beach and Mark Rubin of Coconut Creek were age group playoff winners Sunday in the 36th annual Palm Beach County Senior Amateur at the Turtle Creek Club.

Williams birdied the first extra hole, reaching the green in two and two-putting from 60 feet at the par-5 first hole to edge Mike Weeks of Jupiter after they tied at three under par 141 in the senior division for players 50-59 years old.

Rubin outlasted Nelson DeBow of Port St. Lucie by winning the fourth extra hole with birdie. After they tied at one over 145, Rubin and DeBow matched pars at the first, ninth and first holes before the super seniors flight for ages 60-69 ended at the par-4 second on Rubin’s 20 footer.

In the Legends flight for players 70 and older, Terry Louis of Palm Beach Gardens shot 162, closing with 78 on four birdies, six bogeys and two double bogeys. It was the only score under 80 among the four contestants.

It was Williams’ second Senior Amateur title, the first coming in 2011 at Old Trail. A United Airlines pilot, Williams, 56, now has 19 Palm Beach County Golf Association wins since 2009. In regulation, he had 16 pars, bogeyed the 11th hole, then birdied the 17th to make up two strokes on Weeks.

Rubin claimed his third Senior Amateur title, all in playoffs, and he has five PBCGA victories since 2005. He won on the fourth playoff hole in 2005 at Hobe Sound and on the first extra hole last year at Pine Tree.

Next on the PBCGA tournament schedule: Sept. 26-27. Bobby Bryant Mid-Senior, Quail Ridge CC.

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Format is 36-holes of stroke play with Senior (50- 59), Super Senior (60-69), and Legend (70+) divisions. Open to all PBCGA members who have reached their 50th birthday by the start of the tournament.

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