PALM CITY, Fla. – Teenager Kristian Caparros of Hollywood fired a six under par 65 Thursday for his second victory on The Minor League Golf Tour, his first as a professional.
Caparros, 19, eagled the par-5 13th hole and made seven birdies and three bogeys on the Osprey Creek course at Martin Downs Country Club. It was just his 11th Minor League Golf Tour start since last September. He won as an amateur the second time out, Oct. 8 on the East course at Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation.
Caparros received $1,000 from the $5,628 purse to raise his career earnings to $3,359. Pictured above is his only long birdie putt of the day on Hole 15 where he made a 30 foot putt.
Three players tied for 2nd place at 4-under par 67, Jordan Elsen of Kenosha, WI, Will Coleman from Kensington, MD, and the career Minor League Golf Tour Leader in earning (164K) and victories (43) Jimmy Lytle.
Lytle also finished T2 on Monday and T8 Wednesday at Abacoa. His solid week can be attributed to a phenomenal 54 hole stretch with his putter. Lytle had 24 putts on Monday, 22 putts on Wednesday and just 21 putts today, giving him just under 1.25 putts per green for the week!
Six players tied for 5th place at 3-under par 68.
The third tournament of the year drew 42 entries. Next on the schedule: Monday, Fountains CC, Lake Worth; Wednesday, West Palm Beach GC; and Thursday, Jacaranda-East.
|65||Kristian Caparros||1||$1,000.00||Hollywood, FL|
|67||Jordan Elsen||T2||$575.00||Kenosha, WI|
|67||Jimmy Lytle||T2||$575.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|67||Will Coleman||T2||$575.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|68||Jeff Bronkema||T5||$295.00||Plainwell, MI|
|68||Tarik Can||T5||$295.00||Sunny Isles, FL|
|68||Justin Peters||T5||$295.00||Stuart, FL|
|68||Jimmy Hazen||T5||$295.00||Miller Place, NY|
|68||Jamie Sindelar||T5||$295.00||Horseheads, NY|
|68||Peter Skirpstas||T5||$295.00||Medina, OH|
|69||Cole Willcox||T11||$150.00||Malvern, PA|
|69||Clay Hinton||T11||$150.00||Elizabethtown, KY|
|69||Gregg Lavoie||T11||$150.00||Pasco, WA|
|69||Nicolas Meitinger||T11||$150.00||Munich, Germany|
|69||Frank Dully||T11||$150.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|70||Aaron Murphy||T16||$69.50||New Bloomfield, MO|
|70||Mitchell Gregson||T16||$69.50||Waterloo, IL|
|70||Brian Hughes||T16||$69.50||Raleigh, NC|
|70||Eric Steger||T16||$69.50||Noblesville, IN|
|71||Josh Hart||T20||$35.00||Jupiter, FL|
|71||Matt Dubrowski||T20||$35.00||Bergenfield, NJ|
|72||Matthew Bryant||$0.00||Columbia, SC|
|73||Zack Shriver||$0.00||Marysville, WA|
|73||Alejandro Garmendia||$0.00||Pompano Beach|
|73||Sandro Piaget||$0.00||Jupiter, FL|
|73||Brett Stegmaier||$0.00||Hamden, CT|
|73||Reed Darsie||$0.00||Charlotte, NC|
|74||Drew Page||$0.00||Asheville, NC|
|74||Justin Bryant||$0.00||St. Louis, MO|
|74||Matthew Rau||$0.00||St. Louis, MO|
|75||Eric Fitzsimmons||$0.00||Las Vegas, NV|
|75||James Braunsberg||$0.00||Plymouth Meeting, PA|
|76||Jim Karr||$0.00||West Palm Beach|
|77||Brian Anderson||$0.00||Rochester, IL|
|78||Landon Bompensa||$0.00||Port St. Lucie, FL|
|81||Alexander Bastidas||$0.00||Lake Worth|
|82||Charlie Harrison||$0.00||Atlanta, GA|
|83||Christopher Bergman||$0.00||Batesville, IN|