Mike Kostelnik of the Lost Tree Club and Andrew Zullo of Bay Colony Golf Club finished tied for 1st in the inaugural Global Golf Sales Cup with scores of +11 each taking home $3,345.29 from the total purse payout of $39,150.00. The event was hosted at Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
The Global Golf Sales Cup was a stableford event with each player being assigned a point quota. The players point quota was determined by their stroke average from the 2012 playing season. The number of stableford points accumulated for the round was subtracted from the point quota leaving the player with either positive or negative score for the event.
Kostelnik accumulated 47 stableford points with a point quota of 36. Zullo made 46 stableford points and had a quota of 35.
Coming in third place with a score of +9 was Brian Peaper, also of the Lost Tree Club. All players, 48 in all, who reached or exceeded their point quota collected a purse check.
Prior the event, many South Florida PGA Professionals made donations to the Quantum House in the form of kitchen and laundry room items as well as gift cards. Quantum House is a caring and supportive home for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach Country for a serious medical condition. Thank you to everyone who supported this cause.
In addition to supporting the event, Steve Sponder of Global Golf Sales contested six Closest-to-the-Hole contests throughout the summer. The winners and runners-up from those contests competed in a shootout format before today’s round for a chance to win a cruise for two to the Bahamas. Nine players each took a swing from 159 yards with Mark Ledom of the Jim McLean Golf School winning the trip after his shot finished 10’-5” from the hole.
Special thanks to Steve Sponder of Global Golf Sales for his continued support of Section activities and the tremendous success of this inaugural season ending event. Additional thanks to Tom Dyer, PGA Director of Golf from Old Marsh Golf Club and his staff and superintendent Al Clements who went above and beyond expectations in helping to administer the event and in getting the golf course ready for competition.
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