Solid Weekend Gives Steve Anderson Mid-Seniors Championship

JUPITER – Steve Anderson of Hobe Sound shot back-to-back rounds of 69 over the weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club to win the seventh annual Bobby Bryant Memorial Mid-Seniors Championship conducted by the Palm Beach County Golf Association.

Anderson, who turned 40 on May 1, the minimum age for participation in the Mid-Seniors, finished at 138, five strokes ahead of Rick Woulfe of Fort Lauderdale and R.J. Nakashian of Palm Beach Gardens, who tied for second at 143 on final round scores of 71 and 72. Woulfe made three birdies and two bogeys, Nakashian three of each.

And though he had the same score each day, Anderson said the means of reaching it were quite different.

“Yesterday, I hit the ball fantastically, only missing one fairway, and scored four birdies and a bogey, he said. “Today I was all over the golf course but scrambled and putted well, with 25 putts, 11 on the front nine, carding five birdies and two bogeys."

Both Woulfe and Nakashian challenged Sunday. Woulfe got within two shots before making bogey at the 12th hole as Anderson birdied. And at the 15th, Nakashan was just a stroke down before making bogey as Anderson birdied. The latter closed out the day with birdies at 17 and 18.

It was Anderson’s third PBCGA victory this year and fifth since 2008. A former mini-tour player from Ohio, Anderson, a real estate salesman, won the Four-Ball with Brent Bush in May and the Junior-Senior with Pete Williams in June. Anderson has also finished second twice this summer, in the International and the Public Links. In ’08, he won both the International and Mid-Amateur titles.

Mark Sasser of Jupiter was the low net winner among 78 starters with 138.

Next on the PBCGA schedule:

Event: The Challenge
Date: Sept. 11
Location: Jonathan's Landing GC @ Old Trail

Palm Beach Open
Date: Sept. 17-19
Location: Banyan Golf Club

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