Wellington Open Crowns Champions

On what could be described as a “chamber of commerce day” with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, the inaugural Wellington Amateur Championship was conducted Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Binks Forest Golf Club in Wellington.

Not only were there many local participants, but players came from Sarasota, Clearwater, Orlando and Miami to compete in the one-day event that benefited the summer junior golf program conducted by the Wellington Parks & Recreation Department.

The tournament provided a trophy to the champion of each division and a plaque to the net champion.

The Open Division consisted of players under the age of 50 and was won by Matt Damon of Sarasota, who shot a 79.

The net champion in the Open Division was Paul Masolitti of Wellington with a 72.

The Senior Division was closely contested, with Tim Fuller of Wellington winning with a low score of 82.

The Senior Division low net winner was also a Wellington resident, Paul Phelps, with a 69.

“While only a few walk away with hardware, everyone who competed and junior golfers are all winners today,” said Bruce DeLaney, Wellington’s Parks and Recreation director.

Wellington resident Michael Danzey won a Las Vegas vacation getaway raffle conducted in conjunction with the tournament.

For more information about the Binks Forest Golf Club, call (561) 333-5731 or visit the club’s web site at www.binksforestgc.com.