Justin Hicks fires record breaking 130 (67-63) on the Champ at PGA National
Hicks set the largest margin of victory on the MLGT and largest gap between winner and last place money
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – That he won by a record 12 strokes was only part of Justin Hicks’ story Tuesday as play resumed in the Minor League Golf Tour after a 2 week summer vacation.

Hicks shot 67-63—130 on the Champion course at PGA National, which played to its normal par-72 rather than the par-70 of the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour each spring when the sixth and 10th holes play as par-4's.

Hicks, 43, of Wellington, birdied six in a row and 9 of 10 holes midway through the second round. In 36 holes, he birdied seven straight par-5's before finishing with a bogey at the long 18th Tuesday. He bogeyed twice Monday.

Another record that Hicks set this week on the Minor League Golf Tour was the 22 shot margin between the winning score and last place money (-14 to +8).

Hicks trains with MLGT partner Florida Institute of Performance in Palm Beach Gardens. FIP offers MLGT members a special group training rate of $200 per month which includes 3 group training options per week. Call Team FIP at 561.252.6050 to ask about a FREE 1 week trial.

At 142, Floridians Hunter O’Mahony of Tequesta (70-72) and Tarik Can of Sunny Isles (73-69) tied for second among 31 starters in the tournament sponsored by Amino VITAL. The previous record margin was 11 by Steve LeBrun in a 54-hole event in 2008.

Hicks earned $1,600 from the $8,800 purse, $840 from the optional bonus pool and $257.80 in the skins game for a total of $2,697.80. O’Mahony and Can collected $1,200 apiece from the main purse. O'Mahony added $680 from the bonus pool and $44.45 in skins to total $1,924.45.

Twice a winner on the Web.com Tour, Hicks won four times in June and has an MLGT career total of 31 victories.

A big thank you goes out to our event sponsors of Amino VITAL and TourMARK grips. Amino VITAL provided players with a tour towel, water bottle and focus zone throughout the event and TourMARK provided a putter grip to those that wanted one.

The Bear Trap

The MLGT has an 18-hole event scheduled Wednesday at nearby Abacoa GC and three more next week.

 


 

Justin Hicks only player to break 70, leads by 3 at PGA National Champ
Hunter O'Mahony 2nd at 70 followed by Justin Peters in 3rd at 71

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Justin Hicks from Grosse Ile, MI, continues his hot play on the Minor League Golf Tour with an opening round of 5-under par 67 on the Champ course at PGA National Resort and Spa. Hicks bogied holes 8 and 9 to turn in even par 36 but finished strongly with 5 birdies and no biogies on the back nine for a 5-under par 31.

Hicks played 5 MLGT events in the month of June. He won 4 of them and finished in 2nd place in the other. It's safe to safe he's the hottest player on the Minor League Golf Tour right now. Hicks trains with MLGT partner Florida Institute of Performance in Palm Beach Gardens. FIP offers MLGT members a special group training rate of $200 per month which includes 3 group training options per week. Call Team FIP at 561.252.6050 to ask about a FREE 1 week trial.

Hunter O'Mahony from Tequesta, FL, is in 2nd alone with a 2-under par 70 followed by Justin Peters from Stuart, FL in 3rd with 71. Peters is using a TourMARK RD3 putter grip provided by MLGT sponsor TourMARK grips. If Justin goes on to win this event, he will have his next 2017 Q-School Contest entry fee of $200 paid for by the Minor League Golf Tour.

Justin Peters using TourMARK putter grip

Justin Peters in contention using MLGT sponsor TourMARK putter grip.

PGA Champ 2-Day

50% of the field earns a check. Come play a tournament on the course that hosts the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. This event is sponsored by Amino VITAL. Click on the event title to learn more.

Event Details

Start: 7/10/2017
Rounds: 2

Players: 31
Entry: $390
Purse: $8800.03

Event Photos


130 - Justin Hicks (67-63) - $1,600

PGA National - Champ
400 Ave of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418
www.pgaresort.com

(800) 633-9150

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Tournament Results

Score Player Amount Total
(130)  67 63 Justin Hicks 1 $1,600.00$2,697.80
(142)  70 72 Hunter O'MahonyT2 $1,200.00$1,924.45
(142)  73 69 Tarik Can T2 $1,200.00$1,200.00
(143)  72 71 Jamie Sindelar T4 $816.67$1,256.67
(143)  74 69 Steve LeBrunT4 $816.67$1,381.12
(143)  75 68 Paul Park T4 $816.67$816.67
(144)  73 71 Derrick Bohannon 7 $500.00$500.00
(147)  74 73 Matthew Bryant T8 $370.00$370.00
(147)  75 72 Zack Shriver T8 $370.00$614.45
(148)  71 77 Justin PetersT10 $208.34$208.34
(148)  75 73 Jordan ElsenT10 $208.34$208.34
(148)  76 72 Joshua Lee T10 $208.34$252.79
(150)  74 76 Evan Beirne13 $150.00$150.00
(151)  74 77 Derron PeytonT14 $117.50$117.50
(151)  76 75 Michael MidgetteT14 $117.50$161.95
(152)  74 78 Dominick Vennari16 $100.00$100.00
(154)  72 82 David Wetterich $0.00$0.00
(154)  73 81 Rocky Khara $0.00$0.00
(154)  77 77 Nathan Klatt $0.00$80.00
(155)  76 79 Will Coleman $0.00$0.00
(157)  77 80 Nicholas Capozzoli $0.00$0.00
(158)  82 76 Shane Favinger $0.00$0.00
(159)  81 78 Brian Creghan $0.00$0.00
(164)  82 82 Ryan Fowler $0.00$0.00
(168)  90 78 Nick Marcoaldi $0.00$0.00
(170)  80 90 Kyle Siegel $0.00$80.00
(170)  88 82 Michael Wolf $0.00$0.00
(173)  83 90 Gabriel Schumacher $0.00$0.00
(18062)  80 17982 Brian McArdle $0.00$80.00
(18060)  78 17982 Pedro Oviedo-Jimenez $0.00$0.00
(18059)  77 17982 Luke Llaneras $0.00$0.00
       

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