Lee McCoy wins Web.com Q-School Contest #5 Kick Off in a playoff
Lee McCoy and Brandon Smith lead the Q-School Contest at halfway point
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Lee McCoy of Palm Harbor, FL, birdied the first playoff hole Tuesday for his first professional victory in his first start on the Minor League Golf Tour. McCoy outlasted MLGT veteran Brandon Smith of West Palm Beach, FL, the first round leader, after they tied at 10 under par 134 on the Fazio course at PGA National.

At the Fazio’s short par-5 first hole, McCoy reached the green in two, lipped out a 20-foot eagle putt but tapped in his birdie for the win. Smith was short of the green in two, chipped close but missed a four-foot birdie try that would have extended the playoff.

As an amateur, McCoy, 22, finished fourth at the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship in March at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor. He turned pro shortly thereafter but failed to make a 36-hole cut or cash a check in seven tour starts. McCoy earned $1,600 from the $9,860 purse here. He made five birdies and a bogey Monday, birdied his first four holes Tuesday, adding three more birdies and a lone bogey.

Smith, 34, had 13 birdies and three bogeys in 36 holes. He joined the MLGT in October, 2005, won twice as an amateur, turned pro in January, 2010, and claimed 32 more victories. He received $1,300 from the main purse Tuesday, another $928 from an optional bonus pool and $40 from a skins game for $2,268 on the week, upping his career earnings to $133,007. He finished second among 34 starters in the MLGT’s 78th tournament of the year.

The WEB.com Q-School contest heads to Seagate Country Club for the final 2 days. The low 4-day score for the week will have their 2016 Web.com Q-School paid for by the Minor League Golf Tour. At the halway point Lee McCoy and Brandon Smith are tied at -10 followed by Jhared Hack at -9.

Contest #5 Leaderboard


Brandon Smith leads Q-School Contest #5 after Day 1 with 66
Kim, Hack and Cole sit one shot back after 5-under par 67's

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Brandon Smith from West Palm Beach, FL, got off to a red hot start birding 6 of his first 9 holes to open with 30 on the front nine. He made 9 straight pars on the back nine to complete a bogey free 66 on the Fazio course at PGA National Resort and Spa.

Sunny Kim, Jhared Hack and Eric Cole all fired opening rounds of 67 and sit one shot back of Smith.

25 of the 34 participants chose to enter the optional $200 Web.com Q-School contest. The low 4-day score will earn a full paid entry into 2016 Web.com Q-School.

There were 8 skins out worth $40 each. Click on any of the dollar sign links under the skins column to view the results.

QUALIFYING SCHOOL CONTEST #5 KICK OFF

50% of the field earns a check. Open to all players, you do not have to be in the Q-school contest to play. Optional $200 Web.com Q-school contest where the low 4-Day total score wins a full paid entry into 2016 Web.com Q-school!

Event Details

Start: 9/12/2016
Rounds: 2

Players: 34
Entry: $390
Purse: $9860

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

134 - Lee McCoy (68-66) - $1,600 *Birdied first playoff hole

PGA National - Fazio
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418
www.pgaresort.com

(800) 633-9150

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Tournament Results

Score Player Amount Total
(134)  68 66 Lee McCoy 1 $1,600.00$1,600.00
(134)  66 68 Brandon Smith 2 $1,300.00$2,268.00
(135)  67 68 Jhared Hack 3 $1,100.00$1,740.00
(137)  68 69 Josh Hart 4 $1,000.00$1,272.00
(138)  68 70 Hugo Leon T5 $690.00$690.00
(138)  70 68 Justin Hicks T5 $690.00$690.00
(138)  71 67 Colin Biles T5 $690.00$836.67
(138)  73 65 Mason Jacobs T5 $690.00$796.67
(139)  67 72 Eric Cole 9 $450.00$450.00
(141)  70 71 Mike Ballo T10 $325.00$325.00
(141)  71 70 Evan Beck T10 $325.00$325.00
(142)  67 75 Sunny Kim T12 $180.00$366.67
(142)  70 72 Greg O'MahonyT12 $180.00$180.00
(142)  70 72 Billy Kennerly T12 $180.00$180.00
(142)  72 70 Trevor Sluman T12 $180.00$180.00
(142)  72 70 Bo Hoag T12 $180.00$180.00
(143)  68 75 Blake Morris T17 $25.00$25.00
(143)  68 75 Will Coleman T17 $25.00$25.00
(143)  71 72 Johnny DelPrete (AR) T17 $25.00$65.00
(143)  73 70 Colin Amaral T17 $25.00$25.00
(144)  68 76 Justin Peters $0.00$0.00
(144)  70 74 Jeb Buchanan $0.00$0.00
(145)  74 71 Brian Fister $0.00$0.00
(145)  74 71 Brant Peaper $0.00$0.00
(145)  74 71 Collin Neeman $0.00$40.00
(146)  73 73 Matthew Ceravolo $0.00$40.00
(147)  72 75 Kevin Jorden (a) $0.00$0.00
(147)  73 74 David M. Smith $0.00$0.00
(148)  71 77 Dominick Vennari $0.00$0.00
(149)  73 76 Jimmy Lytle $0.00$0.00
(153)  76 77 Philipp Muller $0.00$0.00
(155)  85 70 Alexander Phibbs $0.00$0.00
(156)  80 76 Andrew Park $0.00$0.00
(164)  80 84 Agustin Leon (a) $0.00$0.00
       

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