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ALEXANDRA MURPHY NAMED RECIPIENT OF DON E. BEATTIE SCHOLARSHIP

The South Florida PGA is pleased to announce the recipient of the Don E. Beattie Scholarship: Alexandra Murphy of Tequesta. This scholarship of $2,500 is annually awarded to one Palm Beach County resident meeting all eligibility requirements.

The Don E. Beattie Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of PGA Professional Don E. Beattie for his service to the South Florida PGA Section as a Past President and for his support of the game of golf. Don E. Beattie was a selfless, giving, unassuming individual dedicated to community outreach efforts and countless charities throughout Palm Beach County.

Alexandra is the daughter of Anna-Ruth Murphy and Kevin Murphy, PGA who is the Head Professional and General Manager at McArthur Golf Club in Hobe Sound.

Alexandra recently graduated from Jupiter Community High School where she maintained excellent grades with a 3.7 GPA. She was active in Student Government as the Parliamentarian her Junior year and Vice President her Senior year. Additionally, she was involved with cheerleading, golf team, Key Club, Students Working Against Tobacco, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Social Studies National Honor Society, English Honor Society and Lamp of Knowledge.

PGA Director of Golf of Bear Lakes Country Club, Ted Strelec said this about Alexandra: “She has demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm and a strong will to succeed.”

Alexandra will attend the University of South Florida in the fall and will pursue a degree in Finance. We congratulate Alexandra on all her success and know she will continue her achievements at the University of South Florida.

About the South Florida PGA Foundation

The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education, scholarships and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA […]

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75 of South Florida’s Top Juniors Squared off at Worthington Country Club

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held event #10 at Worthington Country Club in Fort Myers.  With extremely warm temperatures and perfect course conditions, South Florida’s top juniors provided plenty of entertainment.

Coconut Creek native Spencer Stillman started off round one with an even par 72 to take the lead in the boys overall division.  This week meant a little more to Stillman than the many SFPGA Junior Tour events he has participated in over the years.  This tournament was Stillman’s last before enrolling in the PGA program at Florida Gulf Coast University next week.  In order to end his junior career with a win, he would have to hold off young star Ryder Sutcliffe of Jupiter.  Both players battled back and forth during the final round, but Stillman was unable to hold off Sutcliffe who fired a final round 3-under-par 69 to capture the overall boys title.  Stillman would go on to take home the boys 16-18 age division, while Coral Springs native Justin Shiao would take home the boys 13-15 title.

The overall girls division featured a dominating performance.  13 year old Brittany Shin of Cape Coral, who was playing in her first SFPGA Junior Tour Event, opened up round one with an impressive 5-under-par 67 to take a 9 shot lead heading into round 2.  Shin would go on to shoot a 2-under-par 70 in round two and take home the girls overall division title.  Naples native Kelly Newbrough would go on to capture the girls 13-15 age division title while Anna-Marie Kuenzle of Naples would take home the girls 16-18 age division title.

The boys 11-12 division once again proved that the future of […]

By |August 24th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

75 of South Florida’s Top Juniors Faced off at Worthington Country Club

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held event #10 at Worthington Country Club in Fort Myers.  With extremely warm temperatures and perfect course conditions, South Florida’s top juniors provided plenty of entertainment.

Coconut Creek native Spencer Stillman started off round one with an even par 72 to take the lead in the boys overall division.  This week meant a little more to Stillman than the many SFPGA Junior Tour events he has participated in over the years.  This tournament was Stillman’s last before enrolling in the PGA program at Florida Gulf Coast University next week.  In order to end his junior career with a win, he would have to hold off young star Ryder Sutcliffe of Jupiter.  Both players battled back and forth during the final round, but Stillman was unable to hold off Sutcliffe who fired a final round 3-under-par 69 to capture the overall boys title.  Stillman would go on to take home the boys 16-18 age division, while Coral Springs native Justin Shiao would take home the boys 13-15 title.

The overall girls division featured a dominating performance.  13 year old Brittany Shin of Cape Coral, who was playing in her first SFPGA Junior Tour Event, opened up round one with an impressive 5-under-par 67 to take a 9 shot lead heading into round 2.  Shin would go on to shoot a 2-under-par 70 in round two and take home the girls overall division title.  Naples native Kelly Newbrough would go on to capture the girls 13-15 age division title while Anna-Marie Kuenzle of Naples would take home the girls 16-18 age division title.

The boys 11-12 division once again proved that the future of […]

By |August 24th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments