Olin Browne Jr. dominates the Champ with 66-70, wins by four
Jason Thresher and Jhared Hack tie for 2nd at 4-under par 140
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Olin Browne Jr. of Hobe Sound, FL, dominated the par-5's on the Champion course at PGA National for two days enroute to his fifth victory on the Minor League Golf Tour.

The son of PGA Tour Champions veteran Olin Browne Sr., Olin Jr. shot 66-70—136 to win by four strokes Tuesday. He birdied the par-5 third, sixth and 10th holes both days and parred the long 18th twice.

Browne, 29, received $1,800 from the $10,225 purse, $857 from the optional bonus pool and another $100 in the skins game for a total of $2,757, raising his career earnings to $20,192 since July, 2009.

Tied for second among 36 starters at four under par 140 were Jason Thresher of West Suffield, CT, with 69-71 on an eagle at the par-5 10th hole, eight birdies and six bogeys; and Jhared Hack of Sanford, FL, a pair of 70's with nine birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey. Browne led Thresher by 66 to 69 after the first round Monday.

The Bear Trap

A big thank you to PGA National Resort and Spa for hosting this great event on the Champ Course. The course was in tournament condition and provided a great test for the players.

The MLGT returns to the Champion course, site of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, for an 18-hole event Wednesday, its 51st tournament of the year.

 


 

Olin Browne Jr. fires 66 on the Champ to lead by 3 entering final day
Jason Thresher 2nd with 69 followed by 4 players at 70

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Olin Browne Jr. from Hobe Sound, FL had only one blemish on the card on the difficult Champion course at PGA National Monday during round one. He overcame that bogey on the 16th hole with 7 birdies. His opening round of 6-under par 66 was only 1 of 2 rounds under 70 on Day 1.

Jason Thrasher from West Suffield, CT, had the only other sub 70 round and enters the final day 3 shots behind Browne Jr. Thrasher went out in 1-over par but played a 5 hole stretch (10-14) on the back nine 5-under. He bogied the 18th hole but still managed a 3-under par 69.

There were 4 skins out on Day 1 worth $100 a piece. Click on any of the links under the skins column to view the skins results.

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Event Details

Start: 5/15/2017
Rounds: 2

Players: 36
Entry: $390
Purse: $10225

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

136 - Olin Browne Jr. (66-70) - $1,800

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Tournament Results

Score Player Amount Total
(136)  66 70 Olin Browne Jr 1 $1,800.00$2,757.00
(140)  69 71 Jason Thresher T2 $1,300.00$1,400.00
(140)  70 70 Jhared Hack T2 $1,300.00$1,933.00
(141)  70 71 Justin Hicks 4 $1,000.00$1,210.00
(146)  70 76 Steve LeBrunT5 $610.00$610.00
(146)  73 73 Jimmy LytleT5 $610.00$610.00
(146)  73 73 Cian CurleyT5 $610.00$610.00
(146)  74 72 Kevin JohnsonT5 $610.00$710.00
(146)  76 70 Tommy HurstT5 $610.00$610.00
(147)  71 76 Michael ChipoloneT10 $325.00$325.00
(147)  73 74 Marc IsslerT10 $325.00$325.00
(148)  70 78 Jacob EggersT12 $225.00$225.00
(148)  77 71 Dominick VennariT12 $225.00$325.00
(149)  73 76 Brian BurtT14 $170.00$270.00
(149)  75 74 Jamie SindelarT14 $170.00$170.00
(150)  73 77 Logan Gray16 $125.00$125.00
(151)  72 79 Brian McArdleT17 $70.00$70.00
(151)  74 77 Ian Facey T17 $70.00$70.00
(151)  79 72 Kris WilcoxonT17 $70.00$70.00
(152)  71 81 Nicholas Huggins $0.00$100.00
(153)  76 77 Jeb Buchanan $0.00$0.00
(154)  75 79 Andrew Goodman $0.00$0.00
(154)  80 74 Thomas Henderson $0.00$0.00
(155)  76 79 Willy Deus $0.00$0.00
(155)  76 79 Daniel Kayne $0.00$0.00
(155)  80 75 Jeff Cohen $0.00$0.00
(156)  79 77 Andrew Park $0.00$0.00
(159)  81 78 Brian Fister $0.00$0.00
(160)  80 80 Ryan Rogerson $0.00$0.00
(161)  83 78 William Thornton (a) $0.00$0.00
(162)  79 83 Marc Mazza $0.00$100.00
(162)  81 81 Fabian Campbell $0.00$0.00
(163)  81 82 Bernie Quinn $0.00$0.00
(168)  82 86 Ryan Fowler $0.00$0.00
(172)  89 83 Jake Weilheimer (a) $0.00$0.00
(35964)  17982 17982 Jorge Fernandez Valdes $0.00$0.00
       

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