ATLANTIS, Fla. – Today, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the fourth Prep Tour Event at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables. This event featured a field of 42 players aging from 9-16 years old. With challenging weather conditions but great course conditions, seven individuals went home with a win. Weston native Mateo Gray captured the boys 9-10 age division with a 6-over par 77. West Palm Beach native Michael Nardone took runner-up in the boys 9-10 age division with a 10-over par 81. Boynton Beach native Maximilian Jelinek took home the boys 11-12 age division with a 7-over par round of 78. West Palm Beach native Townsend Childress took the runner-up spot in boys 11-12 age division with a 14-over par 85. Boca Raton native Bradley Hoppenstein won the boys 13-15 age division with a 9-over par 80. Jupiter native Riley Banker was the runner-up for the boys 13-15 age division in a scorecard playoff with a 10-over par 81. Miami native Joel Garcia-Lee captured the boys 16-18 age division with a 7-over par round of 78 Weston native Alessandra Tabora Lorenz captured the girls 9-10 age division with a 12-over par 83. Weston native Gabriela Sierra took home the runner-up spot in girls 9-10 age division with a 15-over par 86. Coral Springs native Kayla Holden won the girls 13-15 age division with a 14-over par 85. Palm Beach Gardens native Amanda Harper took home runner-up in girls 13-15 age division with a 95. Miami native Ally Jackman captured the girls 16-18 age division with a 94. Click here for full results. The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour is proudly presented by The Honda [...]
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Thirty South Florida PGA Professionals competed in the 9th Annual Senior/Super-Senior today on the West Course at Indian Spring Country Club this morning. The Senior-Super Senior Event is an 18 hole competition in which the front 9 holes were played in a four-ball stroke play format and the back 9 holes were played in a as a scramble. Teams were comprised of two South Florida PGA Professionals, one between the ages of 50-64 and other 65 or older. Taking home first place honors were defending champions Jerry Tucker and Chris Campbell of Stuart and Vero Beach as they fired an 11-under par 60 on their way to the podium. Finishing just one shot shy of the lead was the team of David Cunliffe and Peter Oakley as they carded 10 birdies to post 61. The South Florida PGA would like to thank PGA Director of Golf Michael McLellan, the entire staff as well as the membership at Indian Spring Country Club for hosting this year’s event. Also the South Florida PGA would like to recognize The PGA Tour for their supporting partnership. For the complete results click here.
The South Florida PGA announces Lucas Edelman as the 2016 South Florida PGA Professional Golf Management Scholarship recipient. This scholarship was created in 2007 to provide financial assistance to exemplary students enrolled in this South Florida based PGM program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Lucas has worked several internships in the golf industry over the past few years. He worked outside operations at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ for two summers and at Naples National Golf Club. He also worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at West Bay Club in Estero. While as West Bay, Lucas took on complete responsibilities of two events. Currently, he works at PGA Magazine where he helps with Best Practice articles and interviews PGA Champions Tour Golfers. Lucas is very passionate about environmental sustainability and is looking to pursue an MBA Degree after completing his degree at FGCU. He has been involved with the United States Green Building Council since 2013 and has created a new initiative for environmental sustainability within golf facilities. He has become the project lead for LEED for Golf Facilitates Initiative and he works directly with USGBC’s Chief of Engineering. Jeff Raimer, PGA Director of Golf at West Bay Club said this about Lucas, “It became incredibly obvious to me at a very early stage in his employment that Luke is well beyond his years in intellect, initiative and drive to be successful. Due to this I was able to hand off numerous projects and job responsibilities to Luke that I have not been able to with my previous interns.” We here at the South Florida PGA know Lucas will be successful with his future endeavors and we can’t wait to see what [...]