David and Jeremy Pernas make history with Bradenton 2-Man Championship win

June 16, 2013 

BRADENTON — The father-and-son team of David Perna and 15-year-old Jeremy Perna, a sophomore on the Riverview High team, made history Sunday with an eight-shot victory in the 15th annual City of Bradenton 2-Man Championship.

They became the first-ever father-son duo to win the event, which is conducted annualy on Father’s Day weekend. The pair also tied the tournament record single-day low score with a 10-under par 60 on Saturday to take a six-shot lead over the field.

They closed the deal with a final round 66 to extend the lead to eight strokes over the runner-up team of Alex Jones and Wayne Anderson. Last year’s defending champions, Todd Elliott and Drew Mitchell, were two strokes behind Jones and Anderson to claim third place in the tournament.

Kris and Paul Vasallo won the first flight competition with a 136. Phil Walters and Todd Pike captured the second flight with a 140, and Tony Farrell and Mike Reed won the third flight with a 156.

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