ATLANTIS, Fla. – Robert Diforio, an 18-year-old amateur from White Plains, NY, cracked the prize list for the first time Thursday when he won a Minor League Golf Tour tournament at Atlantis Country Club.
In his third MLGT start, all this month, Diforio posted six under par 66 to win by a stroke over three regulars who tied for second at 67. Making the turn in 35 on two birdies and a bogey, Diforio came back with birdies at 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18.
David Smith of Ruston, LA, Sunny Kim of Queens, NY, and Bo Hoag of Columbus, OH all tied for 2nd after 5-under par 67's just one stroke behind Diforio.
The MLGT’s 96th tournament of the year drew 26 entries and returned $3,250 in prize money. Diforio received a merchandise certificate to the PGA Superstore worth $700.
Next on the schedule: November 2, Atlantic National GC; November 4, Abacoa GC; and November 5, Fountains CC-South.
|66||Robert Diforio (a)||1||$700.00||White Plains, NY|
|67||David M. Smith||T2||$470.00||Ruston, LA|
|67||Sunny Kim||T2||$470.00||Queens, NY|
|67||Bo Hoag||T2||$470.00||Columbus, OH|
|68||Carl McCauley||5||$300.00||Parkland, FL|
|69||Sandro Piaget||T6||$140.00||Jupiter, FL|
|69||Brandon Smith||T6||$140.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|69||Dan McCarthy||T6||$140.00||Syracuse, NY|
|69||Greg O'Mahony||T6||$140.00||Tequesta, FL|
|69||Eric Cole||T6||$140.00||Orlando, FL|
|69||Jon McLean||T6||$140.00||Weston, FL|
|70||Jeg Coughlin III (a)||$0.00||Delaware, OH|
|71||Joe Latowski||$0.00||Port Saint Lucie, FL|
|72||Steve LeBrun||$0.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|72||Spencer Mellon||$0.00||Oakmont, PA|
|74||Zac Goodman||$0.00||Boca Raton, FL|
|74||Austin Parker||$0.00||Plano, TX|
|74||Nick Marcoaldi||$0.00||Holliston, MA|
|75||Kristian Perry (a)||$0.00||Delray Beach|
|77||Alvin Okada||$0.00||Waianae, HI|
|78||Juan Gomez||$0.00||Bogota, Columbia|
|79||Nicholas Capozzoli||$0.00||Cincinnati, OH|
|80||Brendan Lemp||$0.00||Westerly, RI|
|80||Michael Wolf||$0.00||Mason, OH|
|81||Yousaf Razvi (a)||$0.00||Somerset, NJ|