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The Charles Evans PCF Pro/Am Tour athletes gathered in the Hamptons for stop 3 of the tour and an exciting agenda of activities ahead of them. Deanna and Bob Adler kicked off the weekend by hosting an intimate cocktail party for the players at their scenic oceanfront home. The players regrouped the following morning at various private homes on courts generously donated by Allan Rose, Ricky Sandler, Darius Bikoff, and Mickey and Dean Palin. The Palin Family's traditional "alfresco" lunch at their magnificent Southampton home following the practice, proved to be a highlight of the weekend.
On Saturday evening Julia and David Koch hosted an exclusive cocktail and dinner party where the auction raised a record high amount for PCF as guests bid on their favorite teams. Afterwards the pool bar and dance floor were crowded with players and guests. Following brunch on Sunday, the teams took to the courts for the much anticipated Pro/Am. After the dust had settled, 4 teams emerged as divisional winners advancing to the finals.
Jim Coleman, a former champion with Andres Gomez in Palm Beach, and his partner, Brian MacPhie faced John Griffin, also a former champion in the Hamptons and his partner, Alex O'Brien. John and Alex went on to defeat the favoured team in a great match 6-4, extending their winning record to an amazing 10-0 in the Hamptons. The other great match final included the always dangerous, former champion Brian Reynolds and Jared Palmer up against Bill Finneran, in his first finals appearance, and partner David Adams. Brian Reynold's Birthday wish came true winning 6-2 and received his trophy while the crowd sang "Happy Birthday!" His partner Jared Palmer now leads the pros with 4 titles under his belt.
From the leaderboard standing, Joel Pashcow holds an extremely slim lead followed very closely by Brian Reynolds, Jim Coleman and Sam Herzberg. We all await the exciting finale at The Breakers in Palm Beach over the weekend of November 20-22, and what a great time of the season to be there! Details on the weekend can be found on this site under Events, Palm Beach.
Thank you to Julia and David Koch, Deanna and Bob Adler, The Palin Family, Darius Bikoff, Allan Rose, Ricky Sandler, Herschel Bonchek, Movado, Gamma-O, Thorlo, Babolat, Menaji, Scott Rubenstein and his entire staff.
Next stop: Palm Beach!