Evan Russell earns his first MLGT win with a 36 hole total of 139 (70-69) at PGA Estates
First round co-leader Raoul Menard finished solo second at 140 (69-71)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla, - Evan Russell of Essex, VT, claimed his first win on the Minor League Golf Tour Tuesday. Making his 24th start since October, 2016, Russell, 25, edged Raoul Menard of Ange-Gardien, Quebec, by one shot, 139-140, on the Estates course at PGA National. Russell shot 70-69, Menard, the first round co-leader, 69-71.

Russell overcame a double bogey at the par-4 fifth hole Monday with seven birdies and four bogeys. He had three birdies and a bogey Tuesday. He received $1,800 from the $8,860 purse, an additional $550 from an optional bonus pool and $97.15 in the skins game for a total of $2,447.15. This raised his career earnings to $10,977. Menard collected $1,200.

Evan Russell

The MLGT's sixth tournament of its 15th season drew 37 starters. The South Florida-based minor-tour next plays Thursday at Martin Downs CC in Palm City.

Major I at CC of Coral Springs is less than 2 weeks away (Jan 29-30) followed by Qualifying School Contest #1 Presented by Joey D Golf and Clubcraft at PGA National Estates the following week (Feb 5-6).

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Raoul Menard and Max Gilbert share the lead at 69 after Day 1
Luke Graboyes and Evan Russell tied for 3rd at 70

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Raoul Menard and Max Gilbert, both from Canada, share the lead at 2-under par 69 after day 1 at PGA National Estates course. Temperatures in the high 50's and 15-20 mph winds made scoring tough.

Luke Graboyes and Evan Russel are tied for 3rd at 1-under par 70. They are the only other 2 players that broke par during Monday's opening round.

Seven of the 37 players chose to enter the optional $150 bonus pool. The top 33% plus ties earn a check in the bonus pool.

Winter PGA Estates 2-Day

40% of the field earns a check

Event Details

Start: 1/15/2018
Rounds: 2

Players: 37
Entry: $390
Purse: $8860

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

139 - Evan Russell (70-69) - $1,800

PGA National - Estates
7736 Bay Hill Drive
West Palm Beach, FL  33412
www.pga-resorts.com

(561) 627-1614

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
(139)  70 69 Evan Russell1 $1,800.00$2,447.15
(140)  69 71 Raoul Menard2 $1,200.00$1,200.00
(141)  72 69 Ricky Casko3 $1,000.00$1,145.72
(142)  69 73 Max GilbertT4 $775.00$936.92
(142)  71 71 Trevor SlumanT4 $775.00$775.00
(143)  72 71 Zack Shriver T6 $550.00$598.58
(143)  74 69 Kristian CaparrosT6 $550.00$550.00
(144)  70 74 Luke GraboyesT8 $397.50$747.50
(144)  72 72 Carl McCauleyT8 $397.50$397.50
(144)  72 72 Sunny KimT8 $397.50$397.50
(144)  73 71 Carson Klawonn T8 $397.50$397.50
(145)  74 71 Cole WillcoxT12 $175.00$175.00
(145)  74 71 Rasmey Kong T12 $175.00$175.00
(148)  74 74 Jeremy WalshT14 $135.00$210.00
(148)  75 73 Spencer MellonT14 $135.00$210.00
(149)  73 76 Thomas Henderson $0.00$0.00
(149)  74 75 Kevin Foley $0.00$0.00
(149)  75 74 Andrew Kim $0.00$0.00
(149)  77 72 Davey Jude $0.00$113.34
(151)  78 73 Tim Hegarty $0.00$113.34
(152)  77 75 Willy Deus $0.00$0.00
(153)  74 79 Kevin Jorden $0.00$0.00
(153)  80 73 Evan Thornton $0.00$0.00
(154)  81 73 Ryan Durnberg $0.00$0.00
(155)  79 76 Tim Carey $0.00$0.00
(156)  79 77 Alex Golland (a) $0.00$0.00
(156)  79 77 Ryan Fowler $0.00$0.00
(157)  81 76 Christopher Gentle $0.00$0.00
(158)  76 82 Jean-Michel Pare $0.00$0.00
(160)  79 81 Tyler Casey $0.00$0.00
(162)  81 81 Brendan Hunter $0.00$0.00
(163)  80 83 Matthew Piescher $0.00$0.00
(164)  85 79 Phillip Asbury $0.00$0.00
(166)  82 84 Alexander Phibbs $0.00$0.00
76 DNFJeff Evanier $0.00$0.00
       

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