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Amateur golfers hook up with the pros at PGA’s Oasis Championship

Fireworks stood in for a drum roll to announce the pairings for the pro-ams at the PGA’s Oasis Championship. Amateur golfers waited to see which pro would accompany their foursome before professional play starts at the Old Course at Broken Sound. The matchups were announced on a Jumbotron and paper lists at an evening pool party Tuesday in Broken Sound Club.

The tournament’s defending champion Mark Calcavecchia was paired with Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital CEO. The hospital is the main nonprofit benefactor. Oasis president and CEO Mark Perlberg was paired with Billy Andre, who he met before, and Mark O’Meara. O’Meara did the clinic for the women’s pro-am Monday. Billy Mayfair was set to play with Mark Gensheimer, president and CEO of Penn-Florida. JM Lexus’ Jim Dunn drew famous golfers Corey Pavin and Tom Kite. Crocker Partners’ Angelo Bianco will play with Colin Montgomerie.

The setting was pure Boca. Plenty to eat and drink. Beautiful women in costume. There was even a contortionist in a see-through ball floating in the pool. Televised professional play in the Oasis starts Friday. Tickets for the 54-hole event through Sunday are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Kids 18 and younger and fans 70 and older get in free with proper ID.

For tickets, parking and the tournament schedule visit the Oasis Championship webpage.

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