Billy Kennerly fires back to back 67's to win MLGT Major II
Brandon Smith finishes one shot back at 9-under par 135
Thursday, April 14, 2016

JUPITER, Fla. - Billy Kennerly of Alpharetta, GA, making his first appearance on the Minor League Golf Tour, fired a pair of five under par 67's for a one-stroke victory and a check for $10,000 Thursday at Abacoa Golf Club.

Kennerly, 24, made an eagle at the par-5 10th hole, four birdies and a bogey Wednesday, five birdies in a mistake-free round Thursday, including the first of three in a row at No. 10 to start the back nine, finishing at 134.

Kennerly and Smith were tied at 9 under par with 5 holes to play. Kennerly made a 10 foot putt for birdie on #17 to pull ahead by 1 entering the final hole. After missing the green and ending up in a green side bunker, he blasted out to 15 feet. Smith narrowly missed his birdie putt from 20 feet and watched as Kennerly made the 15 foot par putt for the win. Brandon was the first one to say congratulations and well earned.

Kennerly graduated from Clemson University in May 2015 with a degree in Business Management. He earned conditional status for PGA Tour Canada a couple weeks ago at qualifying school and plans to travel and play in Canada this summer.

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With 72 entries, the largest field of the year, the $10,000 was guaranteed money from the $34,560 purse. It was the second "major" of the season. Brad Gehl received $4,000 for winning a 44-player "major" in February.

Brandon Smith of West Palm Beach, FL, the first round leader with 65, added 70 for 135 and was second. He made five straight birdies after a bogey at the first hole Wednesday, and eagled the par-4 12th to highlight the final round. Then he bogeyed the 13th and parred in. Smith, 34, received $3,500, raising his career earnings to $114,653 since October, 2005. He has 32 wins, two before turning pro in January, 2010.

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Brandon Smith shoots 65 to lead MLGT Major II by two shots
Brad Adamonis and Billy Kennerly enter final round 2 shots behind after 67's

JUPITER, Fla. - Brandon Smith from West Palm Beach, FL, bogied his first hole of the day then proceeded to birdie 7 of the next 9. Overall he made 8 birdies and 1 bogey to lead Minor League Golf Tour's Major II by two shots.

Brandon Smith has won 3 times on the MLGT in 2016 and 32 times since he joined the Tour in 2005 as an amateur. Along with his 3 wins this year he has 13 top 5 finishes. He continued his good play during round 1 at Abacoa Golf Club making 8 birdies.

Brad Adamonis from Cumberland, RI and Billy Kennerly from Alpharetta, GA shot 5-under par 67 to enter the final round 2 shots behind Smith. Adamonis played a mistake free round that included 5 birdies. Kennerly had an eagle, a bogey, and 4 birdies.

Eight players shot 68 in the first round and enter the final round 3 shots behind.

2016 Major II

40% of field earns check. $10,000 1st place

Event Details

Start: 4/13/2016
Rounds: 2

Players: 72
Entry: $590
Purse: $34560.04

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

134 - Billy Kennerly (67-67) - $10,000

Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Drive
Jupiter, FL  33458
www.abacoagolfclub.com

(561) 622-0036

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Tournament Results

Score Player Amount Total
(134)  67 67 Billy Kennerly 1 $10,000.00$10,000.00
(135)  65 70 Brandon Smith 2 $3,500.00$3,990.00
(136)  68 68 Dan McCarthy T3 $1,600.00$1,600.00
(136)  68 68 Max BuckleyT3 $1,600.00$1,600.00
(136)  69 67 Sunny KimT3 $1,600.00$1,600.00
(136)  71 65 Mike Miller T3 $1,600.00$1,600.00
(136)  72 64 Martin Ureta T3 $1,600.00$1,600.00
(137)  68 69 Ben Silverman T8 $1,075.00$2,055.00
(137)  69 68 Mark Murphy T8 $1,075.00$1,075.00
(137)  69 68 Pat WilsonT8 $1,075.00$1,075.00
(138)  68 70 Steven BurakT11 $1,012.50$1,012.50
(138)  70 68 Greg O'MahonyT11 $1,012.50$1,012.50
(139)  67 72 Brad AdamonisT13 $800.00$800.00
(139)  68 71 Sandro Piaget T13 $800.00$800.00
(139)  68 71 Will ColemanT13 $800.00$800.00
(139)  69 70 Matt HillT13 $800.00$800.00
(139)  69 70 Carl McCauleyT13 $800.00$800.00
(139)  71 68 Matthew JenningsT13 $800.00$800.00
(140)  70 70 Eric HallbergT19 $345.00$345.00
(140)  71 69 Mitchell GregsonT19 $345.00$345.00
(140)  71 69 Eric ColeT19 $345.00$345.00
(140)  72 68 Jimmy LytleT19 $345.00$345.00
(140)  73 67 Jon McLeanT19 $345.00$835.00
(141)  68 73 David M. SmithT24 $160.63$160.63
(141)  70 71 Matt DubrowskiT24 $160.63$160.63
(141)  71 70 Ryan LintonT24 $160.63$160.63
(141)  71 70 Jason ParajeckasT24 $160.63$160.63
(141)  71 70 Alexander HicksT24 $160.63$160.63
(141)  72 69 Mike BalloT24 $160.63$160.63
(141)  73 68 Matt SpringerT24 $160.63$160.63
(141)  76 65 Spencer MellonT24 $160.63$160.63
(142)  70 72 Greg Reilly $0.00$0.00
(142)  75 67 Jesse Larson $0.00$0.00
(143)  70 73 Justin Bryant $0.00$0.00
(143)  70 73 Alex Medinis $0.00$0.00
(143)  71 72 Justin Peters $0.00$0.00
(143)  71 72 Eric Beringer $0.00$0.00
(143)  72 71 Jamie Sindelar $0.00$0.00
(143)  73 70 Colin Biles $0.00$0.00
(144)  70 74 Jeb Buchanan $0.00$0.00
(144)  70 74 Joachim Altonen $0.00$0.00
(144)  74 70 Ian Thimble $0.00$0.00
(144)  74 70 Blake Morris $0.00$0.00
(144)  75 69 Hugo Leon $0.00$0.00
(145)  68 77 Patricio Salem $0.00$0.00
(145)  71 74 Olin Browne Jr $0.00$0.00
(145)  71 74 Brant Peaper $0.00$0.00
(145)  72 73 Sean Gaudette $0.00$0.00
(145)  73 72 Mason Jacobs $0.00$0.00
(146)  70 76 Brendan Lemp $0.00$0.00
(146)  71 75 Morgan Dobbins $0.00$0.00
(146)  74 72 Nick Marcoaldi $0.00$0.00
(146)  74 72 Horacio Leon $0.00$0.00
(146)  75 71 Rasmey Kong (a) $0.00$0.00
(147)  72 75 Josh Hart $0.00$0.00
(147)  75 72 Brian Fister $0.00$0.00
(148)  72 76 Jeremy Walsh $0.00$0.00
(148)  72 76 Michael Schachner $0.00$0.00
(148)  74 74 Noah Ratner $0.00$0.00
(148)  76 72 Nelson Hargrove $0.00$0.00
(148)  71 77 Charlie Winegardner $0.00$0.00
(149)  72 77 Michael McGowan $0.00$0.00
(149)  74 75 Steven Delaney $0.00$0.00
(149)  75 74 Joshua Eure $0.00$0.00
(150)  71 79 Philipp Muller $0.00$0.00
(150)  77 73 Lucas Duperre Vanden Hecke $0.00$0.00
(155)  77 78 Clint Keown $0.00$0.00
(155)  81 74 Blanton Farmer $0.00$0.00
(156)  81 75 Matt Gallant $0.00$0.00
(156)  83 73 Ryan Prasad $0.00$0.00
(158)  78 80 Andrew Park $0.00$0.00
(159)  76 83 JD Carrabino $0.00$0.00
       

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