Firefighter makes first ace at Miami Lakes Golf Course

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Paul Abolafia, a driver engineer with the City of Hialeah Fire Dept. recorded his first ace on the 110-yard 5th hole at the newly renamed Miami Lakes Golf Club on Jan. 6.  Abolafia, shown at center above, used a pitching wedge. His playing partners that day were Ben Ruiz, a retired firefighter with the Hialeah Fire Dept., at left, and at right, firefighter Edwin Barnes, a current member of the Hialeah Fire Dept. 

     All three also played in the Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament held at the course in December. Sixty-eight firefighters participated to honor fire rescue brothers and sisters who lost their lives in 2021, according to Dave Gergely, golf sales and tournament coordinator at Miami Lakes Golf Club.  Dave Gergely also supplied the photo.

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