PALM CITY, Fla. – Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ontario, beaten in a playoff Monday, came back Thursday to claim his 24th victory on the Minor League Golf Tour. Silverman eagled the par-5 17th hole to secure his margin of victory over Chris Deaner of Dublin, Ohio, by 66 to 68.
Playing the par-71 Osprey Creek course at Martin Downs Country Club, Silverman, 27, made five birdies and two bogeys on his first 16 holes. Deaner, 36, birdied the first, fifth and sixth holes, then parred in the last 12.
Silverman received $870 from the $4,690 purse, raising his career earnings to $99,716 since September, 2010. He lost to Andy Golden of Davie on the second extra hole Monday at TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs. Deaner, who has played regularly since last February, is still looking for his first MLGT win. He collected $625 for a career total of $3,295.
The ninth tournament of the month drew 35 entries.
1st 2015 Major starts Monday! REGISTER NOW IF YOU WANT TO PLAY!
Monday-Tuesday February 2nd and 3rd is the first "Major" of 2015 at Country Club of Coral Springs. Last year Steve LeBrun finished atop the 76 player field when he closed with a final round course record 61 to win $10,000. The event features a $10,000 first prize at 78 players, and a $6,000 first prize at 50 players.
|66||Ben Silverman||1||$870.00||Juno Beach, FL|
|68||Chris Deaner||2||$625.00||Dublin, OH|
|70||Josh Hart||T3||$512.50||Jupiter, FL|
|70||Brad Miller||T3||$512.50||Timonium, MD|
|71||Corey Richmond||T5||$325.00||West Union, OH|
|71||Brandon Smith||T5||$325.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|71||Brian Anderson||T5||$325.00||Rochester, IL|
|72||Jimmy Lytle||T8||$163.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|72||Bertus Wessels||T8||$163.00||Philadelphia PA|
|72||Carl McCauley||T8||$163.00||Parkland, FL|
|72||Alvin Okada||T8||$163.00||Waianae, HI|
|73||Andrew Mason||T13||$75.00||Huntingdon Valley, PA|
|73||Jeff Bronkema||T13||$75.00||Plainwell, MI|
|74||Sunny Kim||T15||$46.00||Queens, NY|
|74||Ryan McClintock||T15||$46.00||Bettendorf, IA|
|74||Sang Lee||T15||$46.00||Teaneck, NJ|
|74||James Braunsberg||T15||$46.00||Plymouth Meeting, PA|
|74||Robbie Greenwell||T15||$46.00||Jupiter, FL|
|75||Clay Hinton||$0.00||Elizabethtown, KY|
|75||Stephen Grant||$0.00||Birr, Ireland|
|76||Alejandro Garmendia||$0.00||Pompano Beach, FL|
|78||Brandon Kearney||$0.00||Archbald, PA|
|83||Scott Battiste||$0.00||Rexford, NY|
|83||Kevin Goldstein||$0.00||Massapequa, NY|
|83||Richard Trotter||$0.00||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|83||Anthony Infante||$0.00||Miami, FL|
|83||Robert Maddens||$0.00||Vero Beach, FL|
|85||Sam Boyd||$0.00||Washington, DC|
|86||Kevin Talty||$0.00||East Williston, NY|
|89||Jin Chenglong (a)||$0.00||Beijing, China|
|NC||Andrew Duvall||$0.00||Ogdensburg, NY|