Golfers from South Florida Get in on Action at Pebble Beach Golf Links

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Five pros from Palm Beach and Martin Counties, where Waterfront Properties and Club Communities specializes in home sales, swing to success in the Nature Valley First Tee Open.

Russ Cochran, of Jupiter, is one of five South Florida pros who played in the Nature Valley First Tee Open.

There is no question why golfers – and other homeowners – chose to live in northern Palm Beach County: The area offers an abundance of natural beauty, superb shopping, exquisite dining and luxury real estate.

Five South Florida golf pros placed in the Champions Tour event that wrapped up July 8 in picturesque Pebble Beach, Calif., and four of them live in Palm Beach County, the nation’s newest golf capital.

Russ Cochran, of Jupiter, P.H. Horgan III, of West Palm Beach, Mark Calcavecchia, of Tequesta, Lonnie Nielsen, of Palm Beach Gardens, and Olin Browne, of Hobe Sound, each earned some money at the Nature Valley First Tee Open. Kirk Triplett, of Scottsdale, Ariz., took home the trophy.

Cochran, 53, came in 13th place at three under par with a final-round score of 72. He tied Steve Jones, Chien Soon Lu and Jeff Hart after three days of play on the stunning Pebble Beach Golf Links course.

Horgan, 51, came in 17th place, a spot he tied with six other players: Joel Edwards, Craig Stadler, Mike Goodes, John Huston, Hal Sutton and Tom Pernice Jr. Horgan shot two under and a final round of 70.

Calcavecchia, 52, ended up tied in 24th place at one under par. He shot a final round of 73 and shared the spot with Andrew Magee, Mark Wiebe, Roger Chapman, Tommy Armour III, Michael Allen, Steve Pate and Jeff Freeman.

Nielsen, 59, finished the tournament at three over par, shooting a final round of 75. He tied five other players – including Browne – in 54th place. Browne, 53, also shot a three over and a 75 in the final round. Also coming in 54th place were Jim Carter, Sonny Skinner, Jay Don Blake and Scott Simpson.

As a premier Realtor in golf country, Waterfront Properties and Club Communities has had the opportunity to work with some of the aforementioned pros and is proud of their success on the Tour. The licensed real-estate firm and brokerage house specializes in homes for sale in Jupiter, as well as homes for sale at The Bear’s Club and in other golf developments in the area.

There is no question why golfers – and other homeowners – chose to live in northern Palm Beach County: The area offers an abundance of natural beauty, superb shopping, exquisite dining and luxury real estate.

For information, call Rob Thomson at 561-746-7272.

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