Richard Johnson fires a 6-under par 65 to win by two
Brian Fister and Matt Hill tie for 2nd with 4-under par 67's
Monday, October 24, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Richard Johnson of Tequesta, FL, who has played 9 full seasons on the PGA Tour from 2003 to 2011, made his first start on the Minor League Golf Tour count Monday. Johnson birdied his last three holes for 65 and the win on the Estate course at PGA National.

A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Johnson, who turned 40 on Oct. 15, has five tour wins, four in Europe and the 2008 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee on the PGA Tour. He told MLGT tournament officials he wanted a tune-up for the European Tour in 2017 and may play here again later this year.

Johnson has one PGA Tour win, one second and one 3rd place finish. All in all he has 15 top 10 finishes and $6,204,475 in earnings on the PGA Tour.

Johnson finished with eight birdies and two bogeys, collecting $750 from the $4,225 purse, winning by two strokes. He also birdied Nos. 1, 5, 8, 11 and 14, and bogeyed the fourth and 12 holes. Tied for second at 67 were Matt Hill, Palm Beach Gardens, and Brian Fister, Lexhington, Ky. Each received $550.

The 91st tournament of the year drew 33 starters. Next on the schedule: Wednesday, Plantation Preserve GC, Plantation; Thursday, Champion Club @ Summerfield, Stuart; and Monday, Jacaranda CC-East, Plantation.

PGA Estates Open

PGA Estates is not at the Main PGA National Campus. It is about 8 miles west of I-95 off Northlake Blvd

Event Details

Start: 10/24/2016
Rounds: 1

Players: 33
Entry: $180
Purse: $4225.04

Event Photos


65 - Richard Johnson - $750 *First win on the MLGT

PGA National - Estates
8581 Marlamoor Ln
West Palm Beach, FL  33412
www.pga-resorts.com

(561) 627-1614

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Tournament Results

Score Player Amount Total
65 Richard Johnson1 $750.00$750.00
67 Brian Fister T2 $550.00$678.00
67 Matt HillT2 $550.00$888.00
68 Brandon SmithT4 $358.34$528.34
68 Brandon MeltzerT4 $358.34$358.34
68 Stephen Grant T4 $358.34$358.34
69 Jon McLean T7 $225.00$225.00
69 Evan Russell T7 $225.00$225.00
70 Mason Jacobs T9 $165.00$165.00
70 Chris Wiatr T9 $165.00$295.00
71 Blake MorrisT11 $103.34$173.34
71 Vaita GuillaumeT11 $103.34$173.34
71 Bob Friend T11 $103.34$103.34
72 Jeb Buchanan T14 $26.25$26.25
72 Josh Hart T14 $26.25$26.25
72 David M. SmithT14 $26.25$26.25
72 Sunny KimT14 $26.25$26.25
72 Willy DeusT14 $26.25$26.25
72 Zach ZabackT14 $26.25$26.25
72 Andrew ParkT14 $26.25$26.25
72 Matt GallantT14 $26.25$26.25
73 Michael Chipolone $0.00$0.00
73 Jesse Larson $0.00$0.00
73 Will Coleman $0.00$64.00
74 David Torres (a) $0.00$0.00
76 Michael Jooste $0.00$0.00
76 Jimmy Lytle $0.00$0.00
78 Ulric Francis $0.00$0.00
78 Randolph Schafer $0.00$0.00
82 Vincent Vivolo $0.00$0.00
17982 Kevin Curtin $0.00$0.00
17982 T.J. Patel $0.00$0.00
17982 JD Carrabino $0.00$0.00
       

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