PBG Man Wins Mid-Seniors Championship In Wellington

R.J. Nakashian of Palm Beach Gardens broke 70 for the second day in a row in scoring a five-stroke victory Sunday, June 30 in the ninth annual Bobby Bryant Mid-Seniors Championship at the Wanderers Club in Wellington.

Nakashian birdied five of his first seven holes, excluding the par-3 third and fifth, enroute to a four-under-par 68 for 135, a round marred only by a bogey at the short 15th. He made seven birdies and a double bogey at the 18th Saturday, June 29 for a 67.

It was the 17th Palm Beach County Golf Association title for Nakashian, 45, a former Florida Atlantic University golfer, his second this year. He won the Stroke Play Classic in May. He also captured the Mid-Seniors in 2008.

Steve Anderson of Hobe Sound, the 2010 Mid-Seniors titlist, was second among 60 PBCGA members 40 and older. Anderson shot 71 for 140 on an eagle at the par-5 17th hole after two birdies and three bogeys earlier in the day.

Dann Merrell of West Palm Beach won the net division by nine strokes with 141, scoring 155 on his own ball.

The Mid-Seniors honors the late Bobby Bryant, a former PBCGA president, rules official and a big supporter of senior amateur golf.

Next on the PBCGA tournament schedule is the 38th annual Palm Beach Kennel Club/County Amateur Championship July 12-14 at Quail Ridge Country Club.