Liga senior golf puerto rico: Puerto Rico Senior Golf League

Ian Aldarondo — 2022-23 — Men’s Golf

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• 2022 Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• 2020 Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2021-22 (Senior): Named to the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…only Eagle to participate in all 27 rounds over nine tournaments…became the first in program history selected to an NCAA II Regional…broke the program record for lowest season stroke average (73. 0)…also helped men’s golf earn the lowest team stroke total in the history of the program (299.1)…recorded the two lowest 54-hole scores in program history with a 209 (69-73-67) at the McDonough Cup (Nov. 1-2) to place 2nd and a 210 at the Saint Leo Invitational (Feb. 21-22)…additionally tied for the seventh-lowest three-round score at the Jay Jennison Cup (Sept. 20-21) with a 213 (75-69-69)…tallied two top-5 finished and three top-10 results, the most since Embry-Riddle became a full-time NCAA II member in 2017…notched 11 rounds at or below par…responsible for eight of the nine lowest rounds by an Eagle during the season…received a career-best .660 win/loss percentage (488-251)…finished T-75 out of 108 individuals at the NCAA II South/Southeast Regional (May 5-7) with a 226 (71-79-76)…recorded the lowest score by an Eagle in all nine competitions.

2020-21 (Junior): Played in two tournaments, including the SSC Championship (April 19-20)…averaged 75.0 shots per round.

2019-20 (Junior): Included in the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…one of three Eagles to play 18 rounds in all six events this season…led the team with five rounds under par…low man for the Blue & Gold at the Titan Invitational and Panther Invitational…named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week following his performance at the Titan Invitational and is the first ERAU golfer to earn the award in program history… turned in a new career-low 54-hole score of 213 (68-74-71), which is tied for the fifth-lowest 54-hole score in program history, at the McDonough Cup (Oct. 28-29)…fired season-low round of 68 to open the McDonough Cup, which is tied for the 10th-lowest single round score in prgram history…finished the event t-4th…turned in a score of 216 (71-75-70) at the Titan Invitational (Feb. 3-4) to finish t-4th…finished t-15th at the Battle of Hilton Head Island (Feb. 24-25) with a score of 222 (74-71-77)…took home a 12th place result at the Panther Invitational (Mar. 1-3) with a 54-hole score of 223 (74-75-74)…finished the season with a stroke average of 75.4, tied for the 10th-lowest average in program history.

2018-19 (Sophomore): Played 23 rounds in all eight ERAU events…finished as the low man for the Eagles in five tournaments…tied a career-low 54-hole score of 222 (71-76-75) at the Battle at the Shores (April 8-9)…fired a season-low round of 71 at the NSU Shark Invitational (Oct. 10-11), Panther Invitational (Mar. 5-7) and the Battle at the Shores (April 8-9)…finished 11th at the NSU Shark Invitational with a score of 223 (78-74-71)…placed 14th on the individual leaderboard at the Panther Invitational (Mar. 5-7) with a score of 225 (71-77-77)…finished the season with a stroke average of 75, the ninth-lowest average in program history. 

2017-18 (Freshman): Only Eagle to compete in all 21 rounds at all seven tournaments…had a season stroke average of 75.5, tops on the team…fired a career-low 69 in the final round of the SSC Championship (April 24), tied for the lowest individual round of the season by an Eagle.

Prep: 2017 graduate of Colegio Espiritu Santo…won nine tournaments during his senior season, including five US Kids Golf Tour titles and two Puerto Rico Golf League championships…was the 2016 Puerto Rico Junior Island Champion…five-time member of the Puerto Rico Junior National Team…shot a season-low 69 twice in 2016…compiled a stroke average of 76.4 as a senior.

Personal: Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico…son of Nilsa Hernandez and Bienvenido Aldarondo…received bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in the spring of 2022…pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Historical Player Information

  • 2017-18Freshman


  • 2018-19Sophomore


  • 2019-20Junior


  • 2020-21Junior


  • 2021-22Junior


  • 2022-23Senior


Section Champion, Kyle Sanders Competes in Puerto Rico Open

Collet, Angell Headline 2022 South Florida PGA Rolex Players of the Year

22 Dec, 2022

West Palm Beach, Fl — The 2022 South Florida PGA tournament season has come to an end with two new Rolex Players of the Year being named in Tyler Collet, PGA and Heather Angell, PGA. After being edged out in 2021 by South Florida PGA Hall of Fame Member, Alan Morin, PGA, Collet, an Assistant Professional at John’s Island Golf Club accumulated 1,337 points over the 2022 tournament season, notching his first Rolex Player of the Year by nearly 400 points. This season, Collet finished in the top-10 in five of his nine starts, highlighted by his second place finish at the E-Z-GO South Florida Open at Miromar Lakes Golf Club. On a national level, Collet finished T11 at the National PGA Professional Championship, earning 394 points and catapulting him to the top of the points standings. In addition, Collet made his second consecutive PGA Championship start and his third PGA TOUR start of his career. As the 2022 Rolex Player of the Year, Collet was granted a berth into the 2023 Honda Classic and a spot in the National 2023 PGA Professional Championship. Angell, The Director of Instruction at Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club, managed a near perfect season, accumulating three first place finishes and one third place finish, none sweeter than winning the 2022 Women’s Section Championship at Imperial Golf Club. With 880 total points in only five events, Angell beat out Katie Dixon, PGA Assistant Professional at St. Andrews Golf Club by 170 points. Additionally, Angell secured a top-5 finish at the Cadillac Invitational and a second place finish at the Yamaha Pro-Pro Championship. On the Senior level, Mark Mielke, PGA Teaching Professional at High Ridge Country Club accumulated 1,321 points to win his third Senior Player of the Year, narrowly edging out Morin who was the 2021 Senior Player of the Year. Throughout the 2022 season, Mielke managed one first place finish at the South Florida Senior Open and two second place finishes. On the national level, Mielke earned a second place finish at the Florida Senior Open and a T26 finish at the 2022 Senior PGA Professional Championship. Additionally, with a seventh place finish at the SFPGA Section Championship, Meilke earned a spot into the 2023 PGA Professional Championship, joining Collet and others. Finishing in a tie for the Super Senior Player of the Year, PGA Life Member, Pete Oakley, and Jerry Tucker, PGA of Jerry Tucker Golf, wrapped the season at exactly 237.50 total points. The South Florida PGA Player of the Year Awards are based off ROLEX Player of the Year points accumulated throughout the SFPGA Tournament season.

Four Members Split $11,400 Hole-In-Club Pot Supported by Majors Challenge and Global Golf Sales

19 Dec, 2022

West Palm Beach, Fl — Steve McDonald, PGA, Jason Robinson, PGA, Joe Kern, PGA and Dennis Meyer, PGA all split the $11,400 pot as the 2022 South Florida PGA Hole-In-One Club season concluded after the SFPGA Quarry Pro-Am last Friday. The $11,400 pot was generated by member fees and contributions from partners, Majors Challenge and Global Golf Sales. This year’s pot, unlike last year where we saw Austin Davenport, PGA take home the entire $19,150 pot, will be split evenly between McDonald, Robinson, Kern and Meyer who all had hole-in-one’s during one of the eligible events. The South Florida PGA Hole-in-One Club is open to all SFPGA Members and Associates. If a hole-in-one is made during an eligible event, the player will get a share of the money pool, provided that member or associate was a HIO Club member prior to the event. Joe Kern, PGA (Director of Instruction at The Mooring at Hawks Nest Golf Club) July 29th | North Palm Beach Country Club | Senior Series Pro-Pro | Hole #7 Dennis Meyer, PGA (Director of Instruction at Dennis Meyer’s Golf School) September 14th | Imperial Golf Club | SFPGA Section Professional Championship |Hole #12 Steve McDonald, PGA (Life Member) April 11th | Banyan Cay Resort and Golf | Nelson Cup Matches Jason Robinson, PGA (Assistant Professional at Country Club At Mirasol) June 20th | The Club at Gateway | Tournament Series #1 | Hole #4

South Florida PGA Quarry Pro-Am Raises 6,500 to Benefit Foundation Programs

17 Dec, 2022

Naples, FL — The South Florida PGA Foundation Annual Quarry Pro-Am hosted today at The Quarry Golf Club raised $6,500 to support Foundation programs. The charitable arm of the SFPGA, the SFPGA Foundation strives to positively impact the south Florida community through the game of golf, funds raised will directly support those efforts. 24 teams, comprised of one PGA Member and three amateurs competed in a 18-hole, team two best ball of four, one gross/one net format. Finishing at 15-under and taking home first place honors was the team from Bay Colony Golf Club led by Director of Golf, Andrew Zullo, PGA and his team of Greg Dewitt, Kevin Powderly and Ed Dunphy. After a 6-under front-nine, the group managed a 9-under back-nine to beat out Jon Pazdera, PGA and his team from Cypress Lakes Golf Club by two shots. The 2022 Quarry Pro-Am was supported by BKS Partners and Titliest, without their support, this event would not be possible. Thank you to The Quarry Golf Club General Manager, Bob Radunz, PGA, Head Professional Patrick Doyle, PGA and their entire team for hosting. Leaderboard

Old Marsh Golf Club Hosts 4th Annual South Florida PGA Pro-Lady

13 Dec, 2022

Palm Beach Gardens, FL — The South Florida PGA hosted its 4th Annual SFPGA Pro-Lady today at Old Marsh Golf Club with 24 teams of one PGA Professional and three female amateurs competing. The 24 teams hit the course for an 18-hole stroke play event that consisted of a best-ball format, taking the best score on the par-4’s and par-5’s, while taking the two top scores on the par-3’s The team from Mayacoo Lakes Country Club, led by Assistant Professional Nick Beddow, PGA and his team of Nicole Bielen, Rebekah Alfond and Jessica Shapiro took home first place honors with a 18-under 66, beating out two other teams by one shot. Taking home his second low-professional title in the last week, Justin Hicks, PGA Teaching Professional at Stonebridge Country Club fired a 7-under 65, beating out Kyle Roig, PGA and Nick Beddow, PGA by one shot. Hicks’ round included eight birdies to go along with an eagle on the par-5, 17th hole. Special thank you to supporting partner, XXIO and Jon Davis, PGA for all their efforts in making this event so successful. In addition, thank you to Old Marsh PGA General Manager, Michael Menery, PGA, Director of Golf, Brian Boushie, PGA and their entire team for hosting. Leaderboard

South Florida PGA Retains Cup at 17th Annual Senior Challenge Cup

08 Dec, 2022

The South Florida PGA captures the 17th Senior Challenge Cup, defeating North Florida PGA for the second consecutive year. Over the two-day stretch of Ryder Cup style matches, South Florida tallied 18.5 total points compared to North Florida’s 11.5 points at Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa yesterday and today.

Kenny Leech is Awarded the South Florida PGA Professional Development Award

06 Dec, 2022

West Palm Beach, FL — Kenny Leech, PGA Academy Director at The Don Law Golf Academy has been awarded the South Florida PGA Professional Development Award. The PGA Professional Development Award recognizes a professional who provides outstanding and continuous contributions in developing and improving educational opportunities for the PGA Professional. “I’m so honored to receive this award. I have been shaped and molded by so many PGA professionals and I am so thankful for all that my mentors have done for me,” said Leech. “For me to be the one doing the sharing is extremely rewarding and I look forward to every opportunity to help fellow PGA professionals.” Throughout his career, Leech has been a big believer in giving back to the game and to those that want to pursue a career in it. As a South Florida PGA Junior Tour alum, Leech benefitted from so many hardworking PGA Professionals through his journey with golf and now gives back through those he teaches and mentors. In his role at the Don Law Golf Academy, Leech mentors each of the PGM interns who work at the Academy during the summer months. This past summer, Leech assisted a young student transition her career path from teaching to retail management, helping her land a summer internship at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. In addition to his work with the interns and students at Don Law Golf Academy, Leech is passionate about sharing his knowledge with his peers in the Section. Leech has created education videos and presentations to help PGA Professionals, has presented at the SFPGA Teaching Symposium and is an advocate for junior golf. “I love helping and mentoring other driven professionals,” explained Leech. “I work hard but I cannot help all the golfers in the world which is why it is important to help all the coaches so we can all have a positive impact on our communities.” Outside of teaching, Leech is also a top player in the South Florida Section and this past summer, won the SFPGA Pro-Scratch Championship with his student, Elijah Zamarron. The PGA Professional Development Award is one of the South Florida PGA’s annual awards. The SFPGA will honor each recipient at their individual facilities amongst students, members, friends and family. Click here for a full list of award winners.

10th Annual Quail Valley Pro-Am Raises Nearly $10,000 to Support South Florida PGA Foundation Programs

05 Dec, 2022

Vero Beach, FL — The South Florida PGA conducted its 10th Annual Quail Valley Pro-Am, benefitting the SFPGA Foundation today at Quail Valley Golf Club, raising nearly $10,000. The money raised will directly support the SFPGA Foundation which strives to impact the lives of many in the south Florida community through the game of golf. This year’s event consisted of 27, two-person teams of a PGA Professional or Associate along with an amateur competing in an 18-hole, better-ball stableford point system (Net & Gross) format. David Carey and Matt Avril finished atop of the Gross Division with 56 points, two points better then the three teams who tied for second. With two eagles, including the par-4, fourth hole, Avirl tallied 12 points between those two holes alone. In the Net Division, Ryan Isaacson and Terry Arenson of Quail Valley Golf Club took home first place honors with 63 points, edging out Bob Mallek, PGA and Shawn O’Toole of The Club at Emerald Hills by five points. The duo of Isaccson and Arenson managed three eagles to go along with eight birdies, routing them to the win. Justin Hicks, PGA of Stonebridge Golf Club secured his third low-professional win at this event with 48 points. Hicks turned in a clean scorecard that included a 4-under back-nine, wrapping the event at 5-under. Greg O’Mahony of Celtic Golf finished in second with 46 points, two behind Hicks. The 10th Annual Quail Valley Pro-Am was presented by Tire Kingdom, along with supporting partners, Heritage Creations and Sailfish Brewing Company. Thank you to Quail Valley Director of Golf and SFPGA Section President, Don Meadows, PGA and his entire team for making this event so successful.

Justin DeFont, PGA Awarded South Florida PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

29 Nov, 2022

West Palm Beach, FL — Justin DeFont, PGA Head Professional at Audubon Country Club has been awarded the 2022 South Florida PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award. The Bill Strausbaugh award recognizes the professional whose overall commitment is to promoting the game, the Association, and fellow PGA Professionals. This professional is honored for his/her integrity, leadership ability, professional mentoring and community involvement related to golf activities. “Being selected as the 2022 Bill Strausbaugh award recipient is an incredible acknowledgement, » said DeFont. “I’m driven by a passion to mentor and share the knowledge I have gained as a PGA Professional. It’s an honor to be chosen for this award and the highlight of my career.” DeFont and his team at Audubon Country Club are committed to teaching and grooming the next generation of PGA Professionals. During Defont’s first year as Head Professional, Audubon had just one Professional Golf Management student on the golf operations staff. By Defont’t fourth year, six students were on staff, including four inside operation interns and two outside operation interns. DeFont has made it a priority to work with each individual to help teach new facets of the industry from tournament operations to club financials. “I believe the hands-on approach we offer is a great educational tool that better prepares our interns and certainly creates a sense of accomplishment all under the watchful eye and guidance of our PGA Professional staff,” explained DeFont. Overall, DeFont has played a role in mentoring 16 interns at Audubon during his six years. Each of these interns have gone on to obtain full-time positions, with a majority of them in the golf industry. The Bill Strausbaugh Award is one of the South Florida PGA’s annual awards. The SFPGA will honor DeFont and present his award March 14th.. Click here for a full list of award winners.

Alejandro Fernandez, PGA Award South Florida PGA Youth Development Award

22 Nov, 2022

West Palm Beach, FL — Alejandro Fernandez, PGA Director of Instruction at Crandon Golf Academy has been named the 2o22 South Florida PGA Youth Player Development Award recipient. The Youth Player Development Award annually recognizes the professional who uses his/her leadership skills to promote and develop junior golf at both the club and community levels. “That commitment to reaching as many juniors as possible and seeing them grow at all levels of the game drives us to succeed every day. Receiving this award means the world to myself and my staff. It is a culmination and validation for years and years dedicated to growing our great game at every level.” As owner of Crandon Golf Academy, operating out of all three Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Golf Courses, Fernandez is committed to junior golf and growing the game amongst the community of all ages and backgrounds. With Crandon Golf Academy being a staple of Junior Golf programming, Fernandez and his team offer a variety of opportunities for juniors, culminating over 2,500 hours dedicated to junior activities yearly. “Programs over the last 15 years have directly led to a sense of community at the facility,” Fernandez said. “I am now instructing children of the first participants in our facility.” Fernandez believes his biggest contribution to youth player development has been the success and impact of PGA Junior League at three facilities. Starting in 2018, the program had 7o participants join before growing to 130 in 2019, the most for any single facility in Florida and South Georgia. This past year, Crandon Golf Academy saw a 100 percent increase in enrollment. “This incredible result could not be possible without the commitment of both my staff and parents, wishing to expose the game of golf to their children,” Fernandez explained. “My entire staff at Crandon Golf Academy believes golf is a universal language, bridging all socioeconomic backgrounds” The Youth Player Development Award is one of the South Florida PGA’s annual awards.

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