WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Eric Cole and Ben Silverman, winners of the two Golfslinger.com Tour tournaments played earlier this week, went five extra holes Thursday to determine a champion at Ironhorse Country Club in the third event in four days.
Cole survived with a two-putt par from 30 feet at the par-5 fifth hole to outlast Silverman after they tied at five under par 67. They halved the first four playoff holes with pars. Silverman had bunkered his second shot at No. 5, reached the green in four and missed a seven footer for par.
In regulation, Cole, 24, of Orlando had three birdies on each nine and bogeyed the par-4 17th hole. Silverman, 25, of Palm Beach Gardens and Thornhill, Ontario, made five birdies and did not bogey. Cole was the winner Monday at Jupiter Country Club and earned his fifth career Golfslinger title here Thursday. Silverman triumphed Tuesday at the TPC at Eagle Trace in Coral Springs for his third Golfslinger win.
Cole received $1,000 from the $3,614 purse. Silverman, second among 26 players, collected $525.
Three more one-day tournaments are scheduled next week to complete the competition for a $1,000 bonus to be used toward Monday qualifying for a Web.com Tour event later this year: Monday, Wanderers Club, Wellington; Wednesday, Jacaranda GC, Plantation; and Thursday, Links @ Madison Green, Royal Palm Beach.
There was $140 in the skins pot with 9 skins out worth $15.55 each.
1- Devin Kay
6- Adam Hale
7,18 (Eagle)- Horacio Leon
10- Will Coleman
11- Ben Hartman
12,14 (Eagle)- Matt Springer
15- Collin Neeman
|67||Eric Cole||1||$1,000.00||Orlando, FL|
|67||Ben Silverman||2||$525.00||Thornhill, Ontario|
|69||Wayne De Haas||T4||$315.00||Johannesburg, SA|
|69||Ben Hartman||T4||$315.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|70||Will Coleman||6||$240.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|71||Tim Turpen||T7||$158.34||Palm Beach Gardens|
|71||Brandon Smith||T7||$158.34||West Palm Beach, FL|
|71||Collin Neeman||T7||$158.34||Waterloo, IL|
|72||Ben Suarez||T10||$84.00||Lake Charles, LA|
|72||Marc Mazza||T10||$84.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|72||Matt Springer||T10||$84.00||Gary, IN|
|73||Sunny Kim||T13||$22.34||Queens, NY|
|73||Vince Alessi||T13||$22.34||Havertown, PA|
|73||Devin Kay||T13||$22.34||Potomac, MD|
|74||Jacob Korb||T16||$0.00||Newtown, PA|
|75||James Field, Jr||T18||$0.00||Pinecrest, FL|
|75||Horacio Leon||T18||$0.00||Santiago, Chile|
|75||Clayton Gamber III||T18||$0.00||Doral, FL|
|76||Chad Gates||T21||$0.00||Palm City, FL|
|76||Danny Germaine||T21||$0.00||North Palm Beach, FL|
|77||Greg O'Mahony||23||$0.00||Tequesta, FL|
|79||Adam Hale||24||$0.00||Coral Springs, FL|
|83||Jason Trout||25||$0.00||Baltimore, MD|
|87||Mustapha Assorhani||26||$0.00||N. Miami Beach, FL|