Case Cochran birdies 4th playoff hole to outlast Brandon Smith
Josh Hart, Stephen Grant and Greg Reilly tie for 3rd with 67
Thursday, February 11, 2016

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Case Cochran of Paducah, KY, birdied the par-3 18th hole on his fifth try Thursday – once in regulation, then on the fourth time through in a sudden death playoff – to earn his first victory on the Minor League Golf Tour.

Cochran outlasted MLGT veteran Brandon Smith of West Palm Beach, FL after they tied at five under par 65 on the North course at Fountains Country Club. They returned to the tee to play the par-3 18th over-and-over until someone won.

While Smith made four straight two-putt pars, Cochran had up-and-down par-savers at the first (a foot and a half) and third (3 feet), then sank a 15 footer to birdie for the win.

Cochran received $1,000 from the $7,875 purse. It was his third MLGT start, one in December, one in January and then Thursday, cashing checks each time. He had six birdies and a bogey in regulation here.

Smith, second among 63 starters, received $750 for a bogie free round that included five birdies. He began play on the MLGT as an amateur in October, 2005, winning twice before turning pro in 2010. Since then he has collected 28 wins and $103,887.

Fountains North is one of three pre-qualifying venues next week for the Honda Classic later this month. The others are Ironhorse and Wycliffe. The open qualifier is on Feb. 22 at Mayacoo Lakes, the main event Feb. 25-28 at PGA National.

Good luck to all MLGT players that are competing in the Honda Classic Pre Qualifier next week.

Honda Pre-Qualifier Tune Up

40% Payout. North Course. 6826 Yards. Par 70. Come play a practice round Tournament on the same course used for the PGA Tour Honda Classic Pre-Qualifier

Event Details

Start: 2/11/2016
Rounds: 1

Players: 63
Entry: $190
Purse: $7875.11

Event Photos


65 - Case Cochran - $1,000 *Birdied fourth playoff hole

Fountains Country Club - North Course
4615 Fountains Drive
Lake Worth, FL  33467
www.fountainscc.com

(561) 642-2700

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Tournament Results

Score Player Amount Total
65 Case Cochran 1 $1,000.00$1,000.00
65 Brandon Smith 2 $750.00$1,098.00
67 Josh HartT3 $601.67$1,167.67
67 Stephen GrantT3 $601.67$601.67
67 Greg ReillyT3 $601.67$857.67
68 Brinson PaoliniT6 $426.67$426.67
68 Greg O'MahonyT6 $426.67$590.67
68 Carl McCauleyT6 $426.67$426.67
69 Brian FisterT9 $295.00$295.00
69 Eric ColeT9 $295.00$397.00
69 Brad AdamonisT9 $295.00$295.00
69 Jimmy LytleT9 $295.00$295.00
70 Nick LatimerT13 $164.45$164.45
70 Charlie WinegardnerT13 $164.45$164.45
70 Mitchell GregsonT13 $164.45$474.45
70 Nathan StameyT13 $164.45$164.45
70 David SandersT13 $164.45$164.45
70 Dan McCarthyT13 $164.45$164.45
70 Mike BalloT13 $164.45$164.45
70 Joshua EureT13 $164.45$164.45
70 Evan BeckT13 $164.45$164.45
71 Zach SteffenT22 $63.34$63.34
71 Robert CeraboneT22 $63.34$63.34
71 Justin Bryant T22 $63.34$63.34
71 Russell Budd T22 $63.34$63.34
71 Blanton FarmerT22 $63.34$63.34
71 Daniel ObremskiT22 $63.34$63.34
72 Jeff Bronkema $0.00$0.00
72 Brad Gehl $0.00$0.00
72 Cole Willcox $0.00$0.00
73 Peter Ballo $0.00$0.00
73 Ben Silverman $0.00$0.00
73 Sunny Kim $0.00$0.00
74 David M. Smith $0.00$0.00
74 Ian Thimble $0.00$0.00
74 Ed Carnes $0.00$0.00
74 James Braunsberg $0.00$0.00
74 Brendan Lemp $0.00$0.00
74 Sang Lee $0.00$0.00
74 Kristian Perry (a) $0.00$0.00
74 Ross Kronberg $0.00$0.00
75 Pat Ross $0.00$0.00
75 Ulric Francis $0.00$0.00
75 Eric Fitzsimmons $0.00$0.00
75 Jimmy Gillam $0.00$0.00
76 William Pugliese $0.00$0.00
76 Vincent Vivolo $0.00$0.00
76 Tyler Cline (a) $0.00$0.00
77 T.J. Patel $0.00$0.00
78 Lucas Duperre Vanden Hecke $0.00$0.00
78 Matthew Gribschaw $0.00$0.00
78 Bob Dyer $0.00$0.00
78 Matthew Metaxas $0.00$0.00
79 Kyle Siegel $0.00$0.00
80 Michael Wolf $0.00$0.00
80 Derrick Sherard $0.00$0.00
83 Ryan Miller $0.00$0.00
84 Gregory Esquilino (a) $0.00$0.00
85 Mustapha Assorhani $0.00$0.00
DNF*Gavin Hopewood $0.00$0.00
77 Max Buckley $0.00$0.00
NC*Matt Jankowski (a) $0.00$0.00
NC*Lucas Nonni $0.00$0.00
       

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