Kris Wilcoxon wins the 2018 Justin Fonseca Memorial Tournament
Wilcoxon and Sunny Kim played off after tying at 67
Monday, November 12, 2018

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Kris Wilcoxon of Easton, MD, birdied from one foot away on the first extra hole Monday to claim victory for the third time on the Minor League Golf Tour, winning the fourth annual Justin Fonseca Memorial tournament on the Estate course at PGA National. Wilcoxon outlasted Sunny Kim of Queens, NY, after they tied at four under par 67. Kim missed a 15 footer moments before Wilcoxon tapped in his winning putt.

In regulation, each player scored five birdies and a bogey. Wilcoxon earned $900 from the $5,000 purse. Kim received $600 and boosted his MLGT career leading money total to $232,459. He has won 56 times on the Stuart-based mini-tour. Wilcoxon has career earnings of $7,208.

Ryan Snouffer of Sparta, NJ, playing in the final threesome of the day, birdied the 17th and 18th holes to finish with 68, tied for third among 39 starters.

Today's tournament was about more that golf. This event honored the late Justin Fonseca, who played four winter seasons on the Minor League Golf Tour. He was 27 when he died in an automobile accident in June, 2014. He worked at Island Hills Country Club during the summer months to save up enough money to pursue his dream of playing golf professionally in the winter.

The Minor League Golf Tour created the Justin Fonseca Sportsmanship award to recognize a member of the Tour that conducts himself like a gentleman on and off the golf course like Justin did. This years award goes to Mike Miller who is a class act through and through. Miller is an accomplished golfer. In fact three days ago he earned medalist honors at 2nd stage of Q-School. December 6-9, Mike will compete at final stage of Web.com Q-School to determine his priority ranking for the 2019 Web.com tour. Mike won this award, however, because he is a better person off the golf course than player on it. He is a consummate professional in every sense of the word. Mike recieved a paid entry into today's event with the award. Congratulations Mike and continue to be a great role model for the next generation of golfers.

Mike Miller and Peter Fonseca

Peter Fonseca and Mike Miller.

4th Annual Justin Fonseca Memorial Tournament

50% of the field earns a check. PGA Estates is not at the Main PGA National Resort. It is about 7 miles west of I-95 off Northlake Blvd

Event Details

Start: 11/12/2018
Rounds: 1

Players: 39
Entry: $185
Purse: $5000

Event Photos


67 - Kris Wilcoxon - $900 *Birdied first playoff hole

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
67 Kris Wilcoxon 1 $900.00$900.00
67 Sunny Kim2 $600.00$600.00
68 Evan RussellT3 $450.00$510.00
68 Ryan SnoufferT3 $450.00$510.00
68 Christian Heavens T3 $450.00$450.00
69 Nick Latimer6 $350.00$527.00
70 Mateo Gomez T7 $275.00$275.00
70 Toks PedroT7 $275.00$275.00
71 Matthew PerryT9 $140.00$140.00
71 Gavin HallT9 $140.00$140.00
71 Nicklas Staub (a)T9 $140.00$140.00
71 Brendan Peel T9 $140.00$200.00
71 Alberto Dell'AnnaT9 $140.00$140.00
71 Zack Shriver T9 $140.00$140.00
71 Mike MillerT9 $140.00$263.00
72 Rasmey Kong T16 $45.00$45.00
72 Florian KolbergT16 $45.00$45.00
72 Daniel ObremskiT16 $45.00$45.00
72 Evan Thornton T16 $45.00$45.00
72 Andreas Halvorsen BergT16 $45.00$45.00
72 Collin NeemanT16 $45.00$105.00
73 Jay Jay Howard (a) $0.00$0.00
73 Thomas Henderson $0.00$0.00
73 Dylan Newman $0.00$0.00
73 Matt Harris $0.00$60.00
74 Bradley Lankler $0.00$0.00
74 Jake Bauer $0.00$0.00
74 Anthony Alex $0.00$0.00
75 Aaron Wilson $0.00$0.00
75 Alexander Phibbs $0.00$0.00
76 Matt Holuta $0.00$0.00
78 Johnathan Milner $0.00$0.00
79 Eric Cioffi $0.00$0.00
79 Matthew Hirsh $0.00$60.00
80 Louis Sliwiak Jr $0.00$0.00
83 Ryan Ilardi $0.00$0.00
85 Denver Carter $0.00$0.00
DNF*Jay Nelson $0.00$0.00
NC*Randolph Schafer $0.00$0.00
       

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