Mike Ballo and Jon Curran win Par 3 Trilogy by 3 shots
Sunny Kim and Eugene Smith made hole-in-ones
Thursday, December 5, 2013

JUPITER, Fla. – Jon Curran of Jupiter and Mike Ballo of Stamford, Conn., combined to birdie 17 of 27 holes Thursday to win the fifth annual Par 3 Team Trilogy conducted by the Golfslinger.com Tour at Jupiter Dunes Golf Club.

They shot 64 with nines of 21-22-21 and won by 3 strokes, earning $650 apiece from the $6,120 purse.

Starting with a scramble format on the back nine, Curran and Ballo birdied Nos. 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18. Next, on the front nine, in modified alternate shots, they birdied the first, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth holes. Returning to the back nine for a better ball event, Ballo and Curran birdied the 10th, 11th, then four in a row, 13 through 16.

2013 Leading Money winner Dan McCarthy teamed up with David Smith to shoot 14-under par and finish second.  Both McCarthy and Smith have won a $10,000 GOLFslinger Tour Major.

Martin Vikstrom and John Van Wart finished third with a 12-under par total.

Today 72 players played 27 par-3 holes.  Breaking it down even further, the field had 1,944 shots at making a hole-in one, and 2 of them found the bottom of the cup.  Eugene Smith holed out from 90 yards on his second hole of the day, the par-3 11th hole and Sunny Kim made an ace on the par-3 15th hole, his 24th hole of the day.  All other holes were halved, so with $1,400 in the skins pot, each team split $700.   

There were three closest to the pin contests, one in each of the 9 hole formats

#18 (18 inches) Yohann Benson/Kyle Stough - Scramble
#9   (8 inches)   Vince Alessi/Bob Petchauer - Alternate Shot
#18 (5 inches)   Matt Dubrowski/D.J. Lantz - Best Ball

Each of the six players won 2 Basic Golf Shirts.

Listed below are players that played in the 5th Annual Team Trilogy and are competing in the 2014 WEB.com Tour Q-School Finals next week.  We are proud of their accomplishment and wish them the best of luck.

Jon Curran

Jon Curran has won 6 times (including today) and has earned over $18,500 on the GOLFslinger Tour. He also lead the 2013 NGA Tour in earnings.


Mike Ballo

Mike Ballow has won three times (including today) and earned over $6,500 on the GOLFslinger Tour.


Sunny Kim

Sunny Kim had a hole-in-one today and is the GOLFslinger Tour all time career earning with over $135,000 in winnings.


Ryan Armour

Ryan Armour has won 8 times on the GOLFslinger Tour and was a member of the PGA Tour in 2007 and 2008. Ryan also played the Web.com Tour in 2004-2006 and 2009-2012.


Chris Scialo

Chris Scialo has won 5 times and had over 25 top 5 finishes on the GOLFslinger Tour with over $23,000 in GOLFslinger Tour earnings.


Derek Fathauer

Derek Fathauer has 21 top 10's and over $14,000 in earnings on the GOLFslinger Tour. He was a 2009 PGA Tour member and finished 68th on the 2012 Web.com Tour Money List.


Yohann Benson

Yohann Benson has won and had 15 top 5 finishes on the GOLFslinger Tour with over $14,000 in Golfslinger Tour earnings.

Par 3 Team Trilogy

33% Payout. 27 Hole Team Event, par 81, 9 holes scramble, 9 holes modified alt. shot, 9 holes best ball, $250/per team, $125/per player, optional $40 per team skins, limited to 36 teams, pull carts free, limited riding carts avail for $20.

Event Details

Start: 12/5/2013
Rounds: 1

Players: 72
Entry: $250
Purse: $6120.08

Event Photos

64 - Jon Curran & Mike Ballo - $1,300

Jupiter Dunes Golf Club
401 N. A1A
Jupiter, FL  33477

(561) 746-6654

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
64Mike Ballo1$650.00
64Jon Curran1$650.00
67David M. Smith2$500.00
67Dan McCarthy2$500.00
69John Van Wart3$400.00
69Martin Vikstrom3$400.00
71Yohann BensonT4$260.00
71Justin Goodhue (a)T4$260.00
71Dustin ConeT4$260.00
71Eugene SmithT4$260.00
71Bo HoagT4$260.00
71Tim LambT4$260.00
71Jamie SindelarT4$260.00
71Kyle StoughT4$260.00
72Adam Rainaud8$150.00
72Derek Fathauer8$150.00
73Ryan ArmourT9$53.34
73Kyle WillmannT9$53.34
73Greg O'MahonyT9$53.34
73Eric ColeT9$53.34
73Brad AdamonisT9$53.34
73Mike AdamsonT9$53.34
73Michael BergerT9$53.34
73Justin PetersT9$53.34
73Sunny KimT9$53.34
73Sam AmbroseT9$53.34
73Matt PeavoyT9$53.34
73Carl McCauleyT9$53.34
74Clint Keown (a) $0.00
75Chris Damiano $0.00
75Jimmy Hazen $0.00
76Ryan Kalista $0.00
76Clint Jensen $0.00
76Jerry Tucker $0.00
76Nick Beaumont $0.00
77Scott Turner (a) $0.00
77Ryan LaVoie $0.00
77Jay Slazinski (a) $0.00
77Jason Parajeckas $0.00
77Kris Maffet $0.00
77Vince Alessi $0.00
78Kyle O'Neill $0.00
78Chad Bouchard $0.00
79Matt Hill $0.00
79Sandro Piaget $0.00
79Matt Dubrowski $0.00
79Joshua Galt $0.00
80Sam Spector $0.00
82Shawn Adamczyk $0.00
83Kevin Murphy $0.00

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