OSU Cowboy Kristoffer Ventura wins a two hole playoff over Ryan Snouffer
Both men tied in regulation at 7-under par 64 at Abacoa Golf Club
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. – Kristoffer Ventura of Norway won in his first Minor League Golf Tour appearance Wednesday, beating Ryan Snouffer of Sparta, NJ, with a par-4 on the second extra hole at Abacoa Golf Club. Snouffer, who joined the MLGT in November, 2016, is still looking for his first victory on the Stuart-based mini-tour.

After they tied at seven under par 64, Ventura and Snouffer halved the par-4 first hole. At the second hole, a long par-4, Snouffer hit his drive into the water, eventually missing a par putt from 50 feet. Ventura was on the fringe in two, putted down to six feet and saved par for the win.

Click here to watch Ventura save par to win the playoff

A recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, Ventura has conditional status this year on the Web.com Tour, which opens its season later this month with two tournaments in the Bahamas. At Abacoa, he earned $1,050 from the $7,040 purse and an additional $232 from an optional bonus pool for a total of $1,282. In regulation, he eagled the par-5 17th hole following seven birdies and two bogeys earlier in the round.

Finishing second among 55 starters, Snouffer received $700. He birdied six holes on the back nine after turning in 34 with two birdies and a bogey.

The first Qualifying School Contest of 2019 is just 12 days away! It will be a 36 hole event Monday and Tuesday January 21-22 on the Estate course at PGA National Golf Club. The entry fee for the 2-day event is $425 with 40% of the field earning a check with an optional $200 Qualifying School Contest presented by Joey D Golf and ClubCraft where the low score will win $5,000 (guaranteed) to put towards the Q-School entry of their choice. The 1st place prize of $5,000 is a reimbursement once you start Q-School. You can also play in the event without being in the Qualifying School Contest. The contest is OPTIONAL. Any questions please call Tournament Director Scott Turner at 561-598-9630.

January Abacoa Classic

40% of the field earns a check

Event Details

Start: 1/9/2019
Rounds: 1

Players: 55
Entry: $210
Purse: $7040.12

Event Photos


64 - Kristoffer Ventura - $1,050 *First professional win

Abacoa Golf Club - Par 71
105 Barbados Drive
Jupiter, FL  33458
www.abacoagolfclub.com

561-622-0036

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
64 Kristoffer Ventura1 $1,050.00$1,282.00
64 Ryan Snouffer 2 $700.00$700.00
66 Jamie Sindelar3 $600.00$805.00
67 David Kocher4 $500.00$677.00
68 Steve LeBrunT5 $430.00$630.00
68 Ben Taylor T5 $430.00$430.00
68 Sean BuschT5 $430.00$430.00
69 Chris WiatrT8 $330.00$439.00
69 Dan McCarthyT8 $330.00$439.00
69 Clancy Waugh T8 $330.00$380.00
70 Brad GehlT11 $187.23$187.23
70 Max BuckleyT11 $187.23$187.23
70 Michael McGowanT11 $187.23$209.90
70 Zach ZabackT11 $187.23$209.90
70 Ryan JahnT11 $187.23$187.23
70 Luke GraboyesT11 $187.23$187.23
70 Brendan Peel T11 $187.23$259.90
70 Myles CreightonT11$187.23$187.23
70 Archer PriceT11 $187.23$187.23
71 Ryan RettbergT20 $32.15$32.15
71 Oscar FraustroT20 $32.15$82.15
71 Evan RussellT20 $32.15$82.15
71 Matthew JenningsT20 $32.15$32.15
71 Kristian CaparrosT20 $32.15$82.15
71 Eric ColeT20 $32.15$32.15
71 Jimmy LytleT20 $32.15$32.15
72 Ryan Gerard (a) $0.00$0.00
72 Daniel O'Rourke $0.00$0.00
73 Matt Oshrine $0.00$0.00
73 Brian Carlson $0.00$0.00
73 John Duthie $0.00$0.00
73 Dane Cianelli $0.00$0.00
73 David Torres $0.00$0.00
73 Matt Harris $0.00$0.00
74 Chad Bricker $0.00$0.00
74 Matias Mcrostie $0.00$0.00
74 Evan Grenus $0.00$0.00
74 Zack Jaworski $0.00$0.00
75 Paul Howell $0.00$0.00
75 Dominick Vennari $0.00$0.00
76 Ben Robinson $0.00$0.00
76 Thomas Eldridge $0.00$50.00
77 Andrew Blechman $0.00$0.00
77 Dylan Newman $0.00$0.00
78 Hank Kovalcik $0.00$0.00
79 Ben Brady $0.00$0.00
79 Sandro Piaget $0.00$0.00
80 Dominic Sampedro (a) $0.00$0.00
80 Jay Nelson $0.00$0.00
82 Taylor Kay-Green (a) $0.00$0.00
84 Nicolo Ragazzi $0.00$50.00
86 Alex Wyrick $0.00$0.00
DQ*Rune Johannessen $0.00$0.00
DQJoey Lane $0.00$0.00
       

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