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Former Dolphins TE Jed Weaver Wins Miami Dolphins Foundation Golf Tournament

Posted May 18, 2012

Leave it to two former Miami Dolphins to wind up embroiled in an exciting and controversial finish to the 2012 Miami Dolphins Foundation Golf Tournament today in Miami.

Former Dolphins tight end Jed Weaver and the JM Lexus Number 2 team were tied with former Dolphins wide receiver James McKnight and the Tony Galvin team after the 18-hole shamble format. Both teams scored 55 and the tiebreaker was settled on the No. 4 hole of the championship course at Tthe urnberry Isle Miami, with Weaver’s team coming out on top.


The Alterna Financial Team Number 1 was initially thought to be the winner but it was discovered that they had not kept the score correctly, so that set up the showdown between Weaver and McKnight.

One good thing about scheduling a golf tournament for early in the morning this time of year is the beautiful weather certain to greet the golfers. That was precisely the case on the second day of Fins Weekend.

Temperatures warmed up quickly as current and former Dolphins players took their turns on the driving range before the shotgun start. Long snapper John Denney intimidated some of his teammates and the other participants with his booming drives, while defensive tackle Paul Soliai was hoping just to not get humiliated on the course.

“I’ve been shooting about 147 so hopefully I can hit 100 today,” he said with a laugh. “I’m not in the John Denney range, which is why I’m teeing off from the reds, but it’s about meeting new people and hanging out with my friends for a good cause. We do a lot for the community and we care about our fans on and off the field.”

Former Dolphins wide receiver and Senior Vice President/Special Advisor Nat Moore was plenty busy getting everyone organized and did not participate in the actual competition this time. That left the door open for the rest of the field to battle into the early afternoon.

Another player lacking confidence in his golf game was offensive tackle Lydon Murtha, who missed all of last season on Injured Reserve with a foot injury. This would be his first time on a golf course in four months.

“Last time it wasn’t pretty,” said Murtha, who is participating in tomorrow’s Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament and then in another fishing event Sunday. “We’re all competitive and any professional athlete in any aspect is very competitive. I don’t let my wife beat me in ping-pong or bowling, it doesn’t matter.

“When we go out there we get in that mindset of you’ve got to win and you try to go out there and compete, but we also have fun. Still, when you’re out there with other athletes you try to win, and if we win as a position group we rub it in the faces of the others guys.”

Last year it was a quarterback that came out on top, but this time around none of the current players will be able to claim bragging rights.

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