Ben Polland wins the 2019 MLGT Tour Championship and $10,000 first place check
Polland and Dan McCarthy tied in regulation at 8-under par 134
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. – Ben Polland of Bloomington, Minn., made his first start on the Minor League Golf Tour pay off big Wednesday at Abacoa Golf Club when he won the 16th annual Tour Championship on the first hole of a playoff. Polland outlasted Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, NY, after they tied at eight under par 134 for 36 holes.

The victory was worth $10,000 from the $48,730 purse and an additional $483 from an optional bonus pool for Polland. McCarthy, runner-up among 89 starters, received $4,500.

In the playoff, Polland and McCarthy both missed the green in regulation at the par-4 18th hole. Polland chipped to within a foot from behind the green and waited as McCarthy missed a 15 footer for par, then tapped in for his par and the victory.

In regulation, Polland shot 66-68 on nine birdies and a bogey. McCarthy had a pair of 67's with 12 birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey.

Ben Polland

In a second day shootout Wednesday among 22 players who were outside the money (73 and higher) after the first round Tuesday, Eric Dietrich of Cheshire, Conn., rallied from his first round of 74 with a 65. He tied for 13th overall at 139, collecting $1,360.75 plus $225 for first place in the shootout.

Abacoa Golf Club and Joey D Golf

Left to right: Joey Diovisalvi (Joey D Golf), Robbie Dew (Abacoa GC) and Ben Polland (Champion).

A big thank you to our two biggest sponsors: Abacoa Golf Club and Joey D Golf. Your support means a lot.


Eric Cole birdies 5 out of 6 holes on the back nine for 65 and the first round lead
Billy Kennerly, Ben Polland, Evan Grenus and Ben Albin will enter the final round one back

 

JUPTER, Fla. - 2019 leading money winner, Eric Cole, will try to add another W to his resume tomorrow at Abacoa Golf Club. Starting on the first hole, Cole was even par through five then birided six of his next ten holes. He would finish with three pars for 65 and the overnight lead. Cole recently advanced through second stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School and will be heading to final stage in 12 days.

There are 14 players within 4 shots of Cole so it should make for an exciting final round. Tied for 2nd at 66 are Billy Kennerly, Ben Polland, Evan Grenus and Ben Albin.

All the holes were halved in the skins game so MLGT policy is the holes with the fewest number of ties win the skins. Three holes only had three ties on them so those nine players earned $102.23 each.

There is an OPTIONAL $50 2nd day shootout for players that are outside the money after day one (73 and higher). If you would like to participate you must sign up and pay before the first tee time on Wednesday. No exceptions.

Immediately following the conclusion of play Wednesday there will be a trophy presentation for the winner and an acknowledgement of our sponsors Abacoa Golf Club and Joey D Golf.

2019 MLGT Tour Championship Presented by Joey D Golf

40% of the field earns a check. $10,000 first place at 60+ players, $6,000 first place at 40+ players. $3,000 added to the purse!

Event Details

Start: 12/3/2019
Rounds: 2

Players: 89
Entry: $650
Purse: $48730.06

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

134 - Ben Polland (66-68) - $10,000 *Won on first playoff hole

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
(134)  66 68 Ben Polland1 $10,000.00$10,483.00
(134)  67 67 Dan McCarthy2 $4,500.00$4,500.00
(136)  65 71 Eric ColeT3 $2,500.00$3,046.73
(136)  66 70 Evan GrenusT3 $2,500.00$2,500.00
(136)  68 68 Jake MarriottT3 $2,500.00$2,944.50
(137)  66 71 Billy Kennerly T6 $1,700.00$2,082.00
(137)  70 67 Mike MillerT6 $1,700.00$2,082.00
(137)  71 66 David SandersT6 $1,700.00$2,082.00
(138)  68 70 Brad MillerT9 $1,300.00$1,593.75
(138)  68 70 Jordan GumbergT9 $1,300.00$1,593.75
(138)  70 68 Piri BorjaT9 $1,300.00$1,695.98
(138)  70 68 Josh GoldenbergT9 $1,300.00$1,593.75
(139)  67 72 James DriscollT13 $1,167.50$1,360.75
(139)  69 70 Jamie SindelarT13 $1,167.50$1,360.75
(139)  69 70 Paul Pastore T13 $1,167.50$1,462.98
(139)  74 65 Eric DietrichT13 $1,167.50$1,360.75
(140)  66 74 Ben AlbinT17 $1,050.00$1,199.23
(140)  69 71 Toks PedroT17 $1,050.00$1,050.00
(140)  70 70 Josh HartT17 $1,050.00$1,097.00
(140)  71 69 Zach ZabackT17 $1,050.00$1,097.00
(140)  72 68 Rasmey Kong T17 $1,050.00$1,097.00
(140)  73 67 Blake MorrisT17 $1,050.00$1,097.00
(141)  70 71 Justin FeldmanT23 $591.67$591.67
(141)  71 70 Nick Sorkin T23 $591.67$693.90
(141)  71 70 Sandro Piaget T23 $591.67$1,511.67
(141)  73 68 Gavin HallT23 $591.67$591.67
(141)  73 68 Billy WalthouseT23 $591.67$591.67
(141)  74 67 Matt HillT23 $591.67$591.67
(142)  69 73 Matthew NaumecT29 $253.34$253.34
(142)  71 71 Brant PeaperT29 $253.34$253.34
(142)  72 70 Matt LoweT29 $253.34$253.34
(143)  71 72 Spencer MellonT32 $191.67$191.67
(143)  72 71 Sam StilwellT32 $191.67$191.67
(143)  73 70 Joe ZawaskiT32 $191.67$191.67
(143)  73 70 Ben VanScoykT32 $191.67$191.67
(143)  73 70 Joey LaneT32 $191.67$191.67
(143)  75 68 Jacob EggersT32 $191.67$191.67
(144)  69 75 Brendan Peel $0.00$0.00
(144)  75 69 Brian Carlson $0.00$0.00
(145)  70 75 Bryden Macpherson $0.00$0.00
(145)  70 75 Olin Browne Jr. $0.00$102.23
(145)  70 75 Will Rosenfield $0.00$0.00
(145)  71 74 Trevor Sluman $0.00$0.00
(145)  72 73 Kristian Caparros $0.00$0.00
(145)  73 72 Chris Wiatr $0.00$0.00
(145)  74 71 Michael Graboyes $0.00$0.00
(146)  71 75 David Pastore $0.00$0.00
(146)  72 74 Camrin James $0.00$0.00
(146)  72 74 Eric Beringer $0.00$0.00
(146)  72 74 Luke Graboyes $0.00$0.00
(146)  74 72 Patrick Griffin (a) $0.00$0.00
(146)  74 72 Maxwell Sear $0.00$0.00
(146)  75 71 John Duthie $0.00$0.00
(146)  76 70 Marc Mazza $0.00$0.00
(146)  76 70 Roland Massimino $0.00$0.00
(147)  71 76 David Kocher $0.00$0.00
(147)  72 75 Clancy Waugh $0.00$102.23
(147)  73 74 Jacob Solomon $0.00$102.23
(147)  74 73 JD Carrabino $0.00$0.00
(147)  75 72 Alex Wilson $0.00$0.00
(147)  77 70 Anthony Alex $0.00$0.00
(148)  72 76 Kaleb Johnson $0.00$0.00
(148)  74 74 Bradley Lankler $0.00$0.00
(148)  75 73 Evan Thornton $0.00$0.00
(148)  77 71 Ian Facey $0.00$0.00
(149)  73 76 Michael Midgette $0.00$0.00
(149)  74 75 Justin Hicks $0.00$0.00
(149)  76 73 Reid Buzby $0.00$0.00
(149)  80 69 Daniel O'Rourke $0.00$0.00
(150)  73 77 Jon Curran $0.00$0.00
(150)  74 76 Daniel Obremski $0.00$0.00
(150)  75 75 Finlay Mason $0.00$0.00
(150)  77 73 Tyler Cline $0.00$0.00
(151)  76 75 Taylor Kay-Green $0.00$0.00
(151)  76 75 Tim Hegarty $0.00$0.00
(151)  76 75 Nick Branchina $0.00$0.00
(153)  75 78 Jordan Reese $0.00$102.23
(154)  78 76 Justin Peters $0.00$0.00
(154)  81 73 Michael Wolf $0.00$0.00
(155)  77 78 Kevin Talty $0.00$0.00
(155)  78 77 Janelle Johnson $0.00$0.00
(156)  73 83 Kris Wilcoxon $0.00$0.00
(157)  76 81 Matt Oshrine $0.00$0.00
(158)  79 79 Bennett Buch $0.00$0.00
(162)  80 82 Jake Weilheimer (a) $0.00$0.00
(163)  76 87 GT Nicklaus (a) $0.00$0.00
74 DNFCole Adams $0.00$0.00
83 Stevie Castellani $0.00$0.00
DNF DNFTom Lovelady $0.00$0.00
       

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