Tire Kingdom Stroke Play
August 7-8 @ Broken Sound- Old Course
Jared Meyers of North Palm Beach birdied the last three holes Saturday to pull out his seventh Palm Beach County Golf Association victory, winning the 19th annual Tire Kingdom Stroke Play by three shots. Closing with 69 for 138 on the Old Course at the Broken Sound Club, Meyers overtook first round leader Carson Klawoon of West Palm Beach and former champion Scott Wilson of Palm Beach Gardens. They shot 77 and 73, respectively, to tie for second at 142. “Revenge” was the first word Meyers uttered when he sat down to check his scorecard after the round. In a similar 36-hole tournament last weekend, Meyers was beaten by Richard Donegan of Okeechobee on the second extra hole of a playoff after they tied at 143 on the East course at BallenIsles CC in Palm Beach Gardens. “This makes up for what happened last Sunday,” said Meyers, who turns 36 on Aug. 23.
It was Meyers’ second PBCGA victory this season following the Arrigo Four-Ball with Deron Zendt in April. Wilson has five County victories, while Klawoon, a recent graduate of King’s Academy, has none.
Other age group winners Saturday were Darryl Osler of West Palm Beach, seniors, 50-59, and Nelson DeBow, Port St. Lucie, super seniors, 60-older. Meyers was the only player to break 70 the final round. After a bogey at the third hole, Meyers birdied Nos. 5 and 11 but he still trailed by three when they approached the 16th tee. He birdied the 16th from 6 feet to pick up one shot, sank a 25 footer at 17 as Klawoon bogeyed to pull even, then sank a 5 footer for the win at 18. “This makes up for what happened last Sunday,” said Meyers.
Instead, the playoff scene shifted to the senior division where Osler had an easy par-5 at the first extra hole when Walt Taormina of Boca Raton hit his second shot into a tree on the left side of the fairway and it was never found. They had tied at 143 on final rounds of 72 and 70. Osler, 53, was the co-leader after the first round. It was his ninth PBCGA victory, his third this year. DeBow earned his first PBCGA title with a pair of 72s to nip first round leader Mark Rubin of Coconut Creek, 144 to 145. “Very consistent,” said DeBow, who had three birdies and three bogeys each day. DeBow, 61, moved from New Jersey three years ago. It was his first PBCGA start of 2015.