PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ontario, didn’t make a bogey in 36 holes but still needed a 37th hole Thursday to score his 14th victory on the Golfslinger.com Tour.
Silverman sank a 15-inch birdie putt on the first extra hole, the par-4 first on the Estate course at PGA National, to edge Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y., who rimmed out a 15 footer. They had tied at 14 under par 130.
McCarthy was the first round leader with 62, making four birdies on each nine and an eagle at the par-5 18th. He had five birdies and a bogey the final round for 68. Silverman shot 66-64 with six birdies Wednesday, eight Thursday.
Silverman received $1,500 from the $8,032 purse. McCarthy, second among 32 starters in Golfslinger’s 100th tournament of the year, collected $1,250. McCarthy has 17 career Golfslinger wins.
Bob Friend of Pittsburgh, PA shot 131 (63-68) finishing third, one shot out of the playoff, followed by Jimmy Hazen of Miller Place, NY in fourth at 12-under par 132 (65-67).
Golfslinger plays three 18-hole tournaments next week: Monday, Abacoa GC; Tuesday, PGA National, Palmer course, and Thursday, Martin Downs CC, Osprey Creek course.
There was $120 in the Day-1 skins pot with 5 skins out worth $24 each.
4,7 - Jimmy Hazen
6- Clint Keown
5- Bob Friend (Eagle)
13- Ben Silverman
There was $100 in the Day-2 skins pot with 3 skins out worth $36.67 each.
2- Eric Cole
7,12- Bob Friend
|130 (66-64)||Ben Silverman||1||$1,500.00||Juno Beach, FL|
|130 (62-68)||Dan McCarthy||2||$1,250.00||Syracuse, NY|
|131 (63-68)||Bob Friend||3||$1,050.00||Pittsburgh, PA|
|132 (65-67)||Jimmy Hazen||4||$1,000.00||Miller Place, NY|
|133 (64-69)||Ryan Armour||5||$875.00||Jupiter, FL|
|135 (69-66)||Justin Peters||6||$725.00||Stuart, FL|
|136 (70-66)||Will Coleman||7||$575.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|138 (68-70)||Chris Damiano||8||$425.00||Jupiter|
|139 (71-68)||David M. Smith||9||$300.00||Ruston, LA|
|140 (70-70)||Matthew Ceravolo||T10||$166.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|140 (71-69)||Cory Stelick||T10||$166.00||Groton, NY|
|142 (72-70)||D. J. Lantz||$0.00||New London, NH|
|142 (75-67)||Eric Cole||$0.00||Orlando, FL|
|143 (72-71)||Jake Katz||$0.00||Buffalo, NY|
|143 (75-68)||Tim Lamb||$0.00||Locust Valley, NY|
|144 (72-72)||Matt Hilton||$0.00||Muskego, WI|
|145 (71-74)||Jeff Wattles||$0.00||Tequesta, FL|
|145 (71-74)||Wayne De Haas||$0.00||Johannesburg, SA|
|145 (73-72)||Clint Keown (a)||$0.00||Evansville, IN|
|146 (78-68)||Jared Steger||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|147 (71-76)||Carl McCauley||$0.00||Parkland, FL|
|147 (74-73)||Collin Neeman||$0.00||Columbia, IL|
|148 (77-71)||Zach Glassman||$0.00||Highland Hts., OH|
|149 (73-76)||Vince Alessi||$0.00||Havertown, PA|
|150 (75-75)||Josh Camitta||$0.00||Millburn, NJ|
|150 (75-75)||Brian Bartow||$0.00||Rye Neck, NY|
|150 (77-73)||Alejandro Garmendia||$0.00||Pompano Beach, FL|
|151 (80-71)||Kyle O'Neill||$0.00||Chicago|
|177 (89-82)||John Lucas||$0.00||Corpus Christi, TX|
|79-WD||Dustin Wallis||$0.00||Noble, OK|
|WD||Whit Staples||$0.00||Haymarket, VA|