Gary Nicklaus wins in his 2nd professional debut at 50 years old!
Blake Morris and David Kocher tie for 2nd at 67
Friday, January 25, 2019

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Gary Nicklaus from Jupiter, FL made a 15 foot par putt on the tough par-4 finishing hole to win in his first start on the Minor League Golf Tour. His 5-under par 66 on the West course at Fountains Country Club was good for a one shot victory.

The son of the legendary Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus, Gary birdied Nos. 3, 4, 9, 13 and 14, earning $1,000 from the $6,230 purse. The younger Nicklaus turned 50 on Jan. 15 and has received a sponsor exemption into the Oasis Championship, Feb. 8-10 at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, FL. The Oasis is the first full field of the year on the PGA Tour Champions.

Click here to watch Gary make the winning par putt on the final hole

Gary played on the PGA Tour from 2000-2003, losing in a playoff to Phil Mickelson in 2000 at the BellSouth Classic in Atlanta. After making 122 PGA Tour starts, Nicklaus regained his amateur status in 2007 and won the Palm Beach County Amateur Championship in 2008 at the Lost Tree Club.

Nicklaus is set to compete one more time in the MLGT Major I Monday and Tuesday at the CC of Coral Springs as a final tune up for the Oasis Championship.

Tied for second at 67 among the 45 starters in the MLGT’s ninth tournament of the year were David Kocher of Charlotte, NC, and Blake Morris of Waterbury, CT. Kocher made his sixth birdie of the day at the par-4 18th hole, Morris his only bogey at the closing hole. Each received $615 and $173.50 from an optional bonus pool for a total of $788.50 apiece.

Puerto Rico Open Pre Qualifier Tune Up at Fountains West

50% of the field earns a check. WEST COURSE. Come play a tournament on the course that is hosting pre-qualifying for the Puerto Rico Open on Thursday 2/14.

Event Details

Start: 1/25/2019
Rounds: 1

Players: 45
Entry: $200
Purse: $6230

Event Photos


66 - Gary Nicklaus - $1,000 *First win on MLGT

Fountains Country Club - West Course
4615 Fountains Drive
Lake Worth, FL  33467
www.fountainscc.com

(561) 642-2700

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
66 Gary Nicklaus 1 $1,000.00$1,126.67
67 David KocherT2 $615.00$788.50
67 Blake MorrisT2 $615.00$788.50
68 Sunny KimT4 $460.00$460.00
68 Alejandro GarmendiaT4 $460.00$460.00
68 Matt HolutaT4 $460.00$513.00
69 Clancy Waugh T7 $340.00$340.00
69 Evan RussellT7 $340.00$340.00
70 Myles CreightonT9 $225.00$225.00
70 Pierre Viallaneix (a)T9 $225.00$225.00
70 Ryan JahnT9 $225.00$225.00
70 Janelle Johnson T9 $225.00$225.00
70 Michael WerenskiT9 $225.00$351.67
71 Justin Bryant T14 $110.00$110.00
71 Michael SchachnerT14 $110.00$110.00
71 Alvin Okada T14 $110.00$110.00
71 Siyan LiuT14 $110.00$110.00
72 Marc MazzaT18 $70.00$70.00
72 Eric DietrichT18 $70.00$70.00
72 Tim HegartyT18 $70.00$70.00
74 Eric BeringerT21 $55.00$181.67
74 Ben VanScoykT21 $55.00$55.00
74 Matt LoweT21 $55.00$55.00
75 Charles Larcelet (a) $0.00$0.00
75 Collin Neeman $0.00$0.00
75 Rasmey Kong $0.00$0.00
76 James Bologna Jr. (a) $0.00$0.00
76 Chasen Thuraisingham (a) $0.00$0.00
77 Andrew Blechman $0.00$0.00
77 Jake Bauer $0.00$0.00
77 Ryan Rettberg $0.00$0.00
78 Evan Thornton $0.00$0.00
78 Conner Beakey $0.00$0.00
78 Julian Scarborough $0.00$0.00
78 Kyle Rybicki $0.00$0.00
79 Pat Ross $0.00$0.00
79 Bradford Costa (a) $0.00$0.00
80 Dane Cianelli $0.00$0.00
83 Alexander Phibbs $0.00$0.00
84 Brennan Allen $0.00$0.00
86 Paul Bondeson $0.00$0.00
88 Sean Sweithelm $0.00$0.00
DNFBabb Rawlings $0.00$0.00
NC*Matias Mcrostie $0.00$0.00
NC*Jay Nelson $0.00$0.00
       

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