LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Mason Jacobs of Metropolis, Ill., making just his third start on the Minor League Golf Tour, won the circuit’s longest playoff by outlasting MLGT veteran Carl McCauley of Parkland on the 10th extra hole Tuesday at Winston Trails Golf Club.
After they matched seven under par 65's in regulation, each with eight birdies and a bogey, they halved the entire back nine with six pars, bogeys at the par-3 12th hole and birdies at the 13th and 15th, both par-5's.
Going back to the par-3 17th, Jacobs two-putted from 15 feet for the win, sinking a clinching three footer after McCauley missed his par putt from 12 feet. McCauley had missing the green off the tee and chipped on but was unable to save par.
The previous MLGT playoff record was nine holes, set May 9, 2005, on the Estate course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens by Jason Powell and Jonathan Bartlett. With darkness preventing further play, they were declared co-champions.
This was tournament No. 1,252 for the MLGT, which started in August, 2004, the 53rd this year. Jacobs had cashed one check for $125 on Feb. 27 and finished out of the money in a 36-hole event last week. He received $540 from the $2,420 purse.
McCauley has played regularly on the MLGT since May, 2012, winning 10 times, once at Winston Trails in June, 2014. He has career earnings of $46,345.79, including $400 Tuesday.
There were 22 starters. Next on the schedule: Thursday, Abacoa GC, Jupiter, and Monday at West Palm Beach Municipal GC.
|65||Mason Jacobs||1||$540.00||Metropolis, IL|
|65||Carl McCauley||2||$400.00||Parkland, FL|
|67||Sunny Kim||3||$340.00||Queens, NY|
|69||Matt Springer||T4||$260.00||Gary, IN|
|69||Jordan Elsen||T4||$260.00||Kenosha, WI|
|70||Dean O'Riley||6||$200.00||Benoni, Gauteng|
|71||Alvin Okada||7||$150.00||Waianae, HI|
|72||Greg Duncan||T8||$90.00||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|72||T.J. Patel||T8||$90.00||Port St. Lucie, FL|
|73||Ben Brady||T10||$45.00||Utica, NY|
|73||Jimmy Lytle||T10||$45.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|74||Gus Abbruzzese||$0.00||Loudonville, NY|
|74||Wayne De Haas||$0.00||Johannesburg, SA|
|76||Kristian Perry (a)||$0.00||Boca Raton, FL|
|76||Austin Parker||$0.00||Plano, TX|
|79||Brian Glass||$0.00||Juno Beach, FL|
|79||Christopher Schoen (a)||$0.00|
|79||Javier Prensa (a)||$0.00||Weston, FL|
|80||Alexander Bastidas||$0.00||Lake Worth|
|80||Anthony Infante||$0.00||Miami, FL|
|80||Ryan Miller||$0.00||Charlotte, NC|
|97||Michael Braun||$0.00||Boca Raton, FL|