PLANTATION, Fla. – Steve LeBrun and Justin Hicks, a pair of tour veterans from Royal Palm Beach, FL, finished one-two Wednesday on the Minor League Golf Tour at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course.
LeBrun made three birdies and a bogey on each nine to win at four under par 67. He received $800 from the $4,520 purse plus an additional $231 from an optional bonus pool and $180 from the skins game for a total of $1,211. He has 50 wins and career earnings of $140,611 since joining the MLGT in August, 2007.
Hicks, runnerup among 35 entries with 68, birdied Nos. 10, 14 and 17, then finished with 10 straight pars as the field started on the tenth hole. He collected $620 from the main purse and $195 in the bonus pool for $815. He has 23 career MLGT victories.
LeBrun and Hicks have played on the PGA and Web.com tours sporadically since the early-2000's. LeBrun last played full time on the PGA Tour in 2013. He made 20 starts on the Web.com Tour this year, earning $50,754. He has $742,825 from the two circuits since 2003. Hicks has earned nearly $3 million on the PGA Tour and $3,830,920 combined since 2001. He has won twice on the WEB.com Tour, in 2008 and 2010.
The MLGT plays Thursday at the Champions Club at Summerfield in Stuart, its 93rd tournament of the year, and has three 18-hole events next week.
A big thank you to Plantation Preserve Golf Course for hosting this event 13 days prior to 2nd stage of WEB.com Q-School. It was a great test for the players.
Scott Turner, Tournament Director for the Minor League Golf Tour, made a decision today to make an exception from tour policy regarding moving players around before play starts.
The Minor League Golf Tour is a proven training ground for professionals and skilled amateurs who are working towards playing on a status tour. Because status tours do not take pairing requests or move players around because they are running late, the Minor League Golf Tour follows those same guidelines.
Wednesday October 26th at Plantation Preserve was an exception to the policy. For the first time in over 2 years of being the Tournament Director, Turner decided to move a few players around due to I-95 being closed down at 6th ave from 6am until 8am.
Our Tournament Director arrives at every event 90-120 minutes before the first tee time to prepare for the event. Today he got caught in the closing of I-95 and did not arrive until the first group was teeing off at 8:00am. Luckily, he was able to contact other MLGT staff members who were able to take an alternate route and get to the event early enough to get everything ready. While one staff member was getting setup at Plantation Preserve, another was texting players warning them of I-95 being closed down at 6th ave and to take an alternate route. The problem was an accident occurred on the turnpike at the same time so for a while both I-95 and the turnpike were at a standstill. At that point more than half the field was affected by the two major accidents on the two main highways. Turner made the decision to move a few players around so all players would have sufficient time to warm up and prepare for their tee time.
The event today was put in place to give players an opportunity to prepare for 2nd stage of WEB.com Q-School. Because of the exception Turner made, all players were able to compete.
The Minor League Golf Tour policy of not taking pairing requests and not moving a player if they are running late to the event will remain in place. Thank you for your understanding on why an exception was made today at Plantation Preserve and thank you for competing in the event.
|67||Steve LeBrun||1||$800.00||$180.00||$231.00||$1,211.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|68||Justin Hicks||2||$620.00||$0.00||$195.00||$815.00||Grosse Ile, MI|
|69||Jimmy Lytle||T3||$500.00||$0.00||$0.00||$500.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|69||Billy Kennerly||T3||$500.00||$0.00||$160.00||$660.00||Alpharetta, GA|
|70||Sunny Kim||T5||$345.00||$0.00||$0.00||$345.00||Queens, NY|
|70||Brad Adamonis||T5||$345.00||$0.00||$0.00||$345.00||Cumberland, RI|
|71||Christian Brand||7||$250.00||$90.00||$0.00||$340.00||Scott Depot, WV|
|72||Brandon Smith||T8||$146.67||$0.00||$66.25||$212.92||West Palm Beach, FL|
|72||Jhared Hack||T8||$146.67||$0.00||$66.25||$212.92||Sanford, FL|
|72||Jon McLean||T8||$146.67||$0.00||$0.00||$146.67||Weston, FL|
|72||Brant Peaper||T8||$146.67||$0.00||$66.25||$212.92||Tequesta, FL|
|73||Bo Hoag||T14||$58.75||$0.00||$0.00||$58.75||Columbus, OH|
|73||Justin Bardgett||T14||$58.75||$0.00||$0.00||$58.75||St. Louis, MO|
|73||Bruce Woodall||T14||$58.75||$0.00||$0.00||$58.75||Yanceyville, NC|
|73||Carlos Larrain||T14||$58.75||$0.00||$0.00||$58.75||Key Biscane, FL|
|74||Nick Latimer||T18||$15.00||$0.00||$0.00||$15.00||Cleveland, OH|
|74||Ben Silverman||T18||$15.00||$0.00||$0.00||$15.00||Thornhill, Ontario|
|74||Matt Hill||T18||$15.00||$0.00||$0.00||$15.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|75||Eric Cole||$0.00||$90.00||$0.00||$90.00||Orlando, FL|
|76||Daniel Obremski||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Pittsburgh, PA|
|76||Bob Friend||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Pittsburgh, PA|
|77||Brian Fister||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Lexington, KY|
|77||Matt Gallant||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Nashville, TN|
|77||Brinson Paolini||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Bluffton, SC|
|77||Marc Issler||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Toms River, NJ|
|77||Jesse Larson||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Mendon, VT|
|78||Tim Carey||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Plymouth, MA|
|78||Brad McFadden (a)||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Bryn Mawr, PA|
|82||Nicolas Cavero||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Valencia, Venezuela|
|DNF||John Hahn||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|DNF||Stephen Grant||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Birr, Ireland|
|DNF||Kyle Siegel||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Syracuse, NY|