Ben Bates, a Pensacola golfer and native of Havana, finished tied for 14th in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open held last weekend at the En-Joie Golf Club in Edicott, NY. Golfing great Bernhard Langer won the Senior Champions Tour event.
Bates, a former PGA Tour professional who played high school golf at Robert F. Munroe and was an All-American at Troy State, shot a 9-under par three-round score of 207 to win $32,375. Langer shot 16-under to win the $277,500 first prize.
Bates is the son of Ed and Louise Bates of Havana.