WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Bobby Collins of Palm Beach Gardens has won for the fourth time in the last seven events over 15 days on the Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour. Collins scored 65-69—134 to win by two strokes Thursday in the ZONEOUT sponsored event on the Breakers Rees Jones Course. He eagled the par-4 13th hole the first round, holing a 117-yard wedge shot. Overall, he also made 13 birdies and five bogeys, earning $2,000 from the $10,915 purse. A former Nationwide Tour player and John I. Leonard High graduate, Collins, has a career total of eight MLGT victories.
Alejandro Garmendia of Weston was second among 36 starters with 70-66—136 on 13 birdies and five bogeys. He received $1,425 while Carlos Velez of Miami picked up $1,200 for his solo third place finish with a pair of 69's.
Scott Marino of Tequesta, Ben Silverman from Delray Beach and Matt Springer of Stuart tied for fourth place at 5-under par 139. Springer was 3-under par on the 442 yard par-4 second hole. He birdied the long dogleg in the opening round and holed a 5-iron for an eagle 2 today, which propelled him to a 6-under par 66 and a win in the second day shootout.
Jimmy Lytle finshed in a tie for 7th, putting him over $20,000 for the year AND at $99,995.63 in his illustrious MLGT Career. Lytle has amassed 30 MLGT victories, winning as an amateur in 2007, the Tour Championship and Match Play Championship in 2008, he won the money title in 2009 and won 2011 Q-School Contest 5. He less than $5 away from becoming the first MLGT $100,000 man.
The MLGT plays two tournaments next week: Tuesday, Jupiter CC, and Thursday-Friday, Miccosukee CC, Miami on the same course that the Nationwide Tour Miccosukke Championship will be contested on next month.
There was $160 in the Day 1 Skins Pot with 4 skins out worth $40 each.
#6, #13 (Eagle) holed out wedge from 117 yards - Bobby Collins
#17 - Peter Laws
#18 - Dustin Wallis
There was $140 in the Day 2 Skins Pot with 4 skins out worth $35 each.
#2 (Eagle) , #12 (Eagle) - Matt Springer holed out a 5-iron on #2
#15 - Tim Turpen (Eagle)
#17 - Ben Hartman
|134 (65-69)||Bobby Collins||1||$2,000.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|136 (70-66)||Alejandro Garmendia||2||$1,425.00||Pompano Beach|
|138 (69-69)||Carlos Velez||3||$1,200.00||Miami, FL|
|139 (68-71)||Ben Silverman||T4||$893.34||Thornhill, Ontario|
|139 (70-69)||Scott Marino||T4||$893.34||Fairfax, VA|
|139 (73-66)||Matt Springer||T4||$893.34||Gary, IN|
|141 (68-73)||Jimmy Lytle||T7||$605.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|141 (70-71)||Gregory Della-Pietra||T7||$605.00||Stuart, FL|
|142 (68-74)||Brett Bergeron||T9||$366.67||LaPlace, LA|
|142 (70-72)||Brian Friederichs||T9||$366.67||Boca Raton, FL|
|142 (72-70)||Pierre-Henri Soero||T9||$366.67||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|143 (70-73)||Eric Beringer||T12||$212.50||Philadelphia, PA|
|143 (71-72)||Gabe Costa||T12||$212.50||Tequesta, FL|
|143 (73-70)||Brian Anderson||T12||$212.50||Rochester, IL|
|143 (75-68)||Jacob Korb||T12||$212.50||Newtown, PA|
|144 (70-74)||Tim Turpen||T16||$112.50||Palm Beach Gardens|
|144 (72-72)||Ryan Lefevre||T16||$112.50||Boca Raton|
|144 (72-72)||Mike Stern||T16||$112.50||Miami, FL|
|144 (73-71)||Peter Laws||T16||$112.50||Toronto, Canada|
|145 (71-74)||Matt Torrance||T20||$0.00||East Lyme, CT|
|145 (78-67)||Will Coleman||T20||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|146 (71-75)||Rob Sullivan||T22||$0.00||Cocoa Beach, FL|
|146 (75-71)||Ben Hartman||T22||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|146 (75-71)||Andrew Pressentin||T22||$0.00||Green Bay, WI|
|147 (72-75)||Bobby Bode||25||$0.00||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|148 (78-70)||Devin Kay||26||$0.00||Potomac, MD|
|149 (76-73)||Mike Caporale||27||$0.00||Staten Island, NY|
|150 (78-72)||Tom Carter||28||$0.00||Jupiter, FL|
|151 (76-75)||Erik Downs||T29||$0.00||West Palm Beach|
|151 (77-74)||Jeff Ivall||T29||$0.00||Canada|
|151 (78-73)||Jim Fitzpatrick||T29||$0.00||Stratford, CT|
|151 (79-72)||Paul Gagliardi||T29||$0.00||Lower Gwynedd, PA|
|153 (74-79)||Jared Fishman||33||$0.00||Aventura, FL|
|157 (82-75)||David M. Smith||34||$0.00||Ruston, LA|
|159 (75-84)||Dustin Wallis||35||$0.00||Noble, OK|
|161 (83-78)||Chad Michael||36||$0.00||Las Vegas, NV|