MIAMI, Fla. – Jon McLean of Weston birdied the sixth extra hole Thursday at Miccosukee Golf Club to earn his third victory on the Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour.
McLean tied at one under par 70 with three other players on the Marlin and Dolphin nines. Host professional Carlos Velez and Brandon Smith of West Palm Beach were eliminated with par-4s on the first extra hole, No. 13.
Then Jimmy Lytle of Ocean Ridge pushed McLean as they halved the next four holes: par-4s at the 18th, par-5s at the 10th, par-3s the 11th and par-4s at the 12th. Returning to the 10th, McLean chipped to three feet from short of the green and made the birdie putt moments after Lytle parred the hole.
It was the highest winning score on the MLGT since Kyle Willmann won April 29 with 71 at Santa Lucia River Club, Port St. Lucie, and the longest playoff since March 7 when John Stoltz also won over six holes at Abacoa GC, Jupiter.
In regulation, McLean and Smith each had four birdies and three bogeys, Velez three birdies and two bogeys, and Lytle two birdies and one bogey. Lytle is second all time on the MLGT with 29 victories, Smith has eight and Velez one.
There were 27 starters.
Next week, the MLGT plays Tuesday and Wednesday at Evergreen Club, Palm City, and Friday at Champions Club, Stuart.
There was $170 in the skins pot with 5 skins out worth $34 each.
#6,#10 (Eagle) - Matt Springer
#11 - Tim Turpen (Hole-in-one)
#14 - Carlos Velez
#15 - Ben Hartman
|70||Jon McLean||1||$725.00||Weston, FL|
|70||Carlos Velez||T2||$450.00||Miami, FL|
|70||Brandon Smith||T2||$450.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|70||Jimmy Lytle||T2||$450.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|71||Greg O'Mahony||T5||$218.34||Tequesta, FL|
|72||Bobby Bode||T8||$135.00||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|72||Ben Hartman||T8||$135.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|73||Matt Springer||T10||$83.34||Gary, IN|
|73||David Johnson||T10||$83.34||Palm Bay, Florida|
|73||James Donahoe||T10||$83.34||Murrieta, CA|
|74||Sal Spallone||T13||$62.50||Vero Beach|
|74||Tim Turpen||T13||$62.50||Palm Beach Gardens|
|75||Taylor Stewart||T15||$0.00||Richmond, VA|
|75||Andrew Ley||T15||$0.00||Liverpool, England|
|76||Mike Stern||18||$0.00||Miami, FL|
|77||Alejandro Garmendia||19||$0.00||Weston, FL|
|79||John Vion||22||$0.00||Coral Springs, FL|
|80||Andy Golden||T23||$0.00||Davie, FL|
|80||Mike McMahon||T23||$0.00||Miami Beach, Florida|
|81||Bobby Collins||25||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|85||Mustapha Assorhani||26||$0.00||N. Miami Beach, FL|