Vaita Guillaume wins the PASS/FAIL Champions Club Classic
The top 50% not to exceed 50% pass and earn at least their entry fee back
Thursday, October 27, 2016

STUART, Fla. - Vaita Guillaume of Tahiti birdied his first four holes Thursday enroute to a five under par 67 in winning a Minor League Golf Tour event at The Champions Club. After his fast start, Guillaume, 28, birdied four of the next seven and added three bogeys to win by three strokes. He earned $555.

It was Guillaume's third MLGT start this week and fifth overall. He won his debut last December, winning the Tour Championship at Abacoa GC in Jupiter, worth $10,000.

Today's event at Champions Club was a new format created by the Minor League Golf Tour called Pass/Fail. In the Pass/Fail format, the closest number of players and ties to 50% of the field, but not to exceed 50% of the field passes and earns at least their entry fee back. In the Pass/Fail event format the player that finishes 1st will earn the same check as the player who finishes just inside the top half of the field.

There was also an optional $100 bonus pool for those players that want to compete for more money. The top 33% and ties earn a check in the bonus pool based on order of finish in the event. 6 out of the 16 players chose to enter the bonus pool creating a bonus pool purse of $600. First place in the bonus pool paid $355 and second place paid $245.

The point of the Pass/Fail event is to simulate competing in a golf tournament where you don't have to win, you just have to pass to reach the next level. Examples of this are attempting to make the cut after a mediocre first round, trying make it through a Q-School stage, or passing the PGA Playing Ability Test (PAT). The pass/fail format will help you to learn to grind it out and give it everything you have to "pass" instead of letting up a bit when you don't have your best on any given day.

This could be one of the neatest scorecards of the year.

Vaita Guillaume's scorecard

The MLGT's 93rd tournament of the year drew 16 entries and returned $1,120 in prize money. The next event is scheduled Monday at Jacaranda CC in Plantation.

Pass/Fail Champions Club Classic

The closest number to 50% but not to exceed 50% of the field passes and earns at least their entry fee back. Click here for PASS/FAIL Details

Event Details

Start: 10/27/2016
Rounds: 1

Players: 16
Entry: $120
Purse: $1120

Event Photos

67 - Vaita Guillaume - $160 *Won $355 in bonus pool

The Champions Club
3400 SE Summerfield Way
Stuart, FL  34997

(772) 283-1500

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
67 Vaita Guillaume1-P $160.00$555.00
70 Bob FriendP $160.00$405.00
71 Jon McLeanP $160.00$160.00
72 Jeff Cohen P $160.00$240.00
72 Matt Gallant P $160.00$160.00
72 Christian Brand P $160.00$200.00
73 Cole Thompson P $160.00$160.00
75 Gregory Della-Pietra $0.00$0.00
75 Zac Goodman $0.00$0.00
76 Brian McArdle $0.00$0.00
76 Brad McFadden (a) $0.00$0.00
79 Justin Serowik (a) $0.00$0.00
85 Colby Takushi $0.00$0.00
87 Bernie Quinn $0.00$0.00
DNFWilly Deus $0.00$0.00

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