BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Bryden Macpherson of Melbourne, Australia, parred the third extra hole Monday for his eighth victory on the Minor League Golf Tour. Macpherson outlasted Jamie Sindelar of Horseheads, NY, after they tied at three under par 69 on the East course at Indian Spring Country Club.
Macpherson and Sindelar started the playoff by matching par-5's and par-4's on the 10th and 11th holes. At the par-4 12th, Macpherson was on the green in regulation 30 left the hole, subsequently two-putting for par. Sindelar was short, chipped long and missed a 20 footer for par to finish second among 26 starters.
In regulation, Macpherson had five birdies and two bogeys, Sindelar four and two, respectfully. Macpherson collected $680, Sindelar $525, from the $3,265 purse. Each received an additional $191 from an optional bonus pool. Sindelar has 19 MLGT wins.
Teenage sensation Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, FL made her first start on the MLGT, carding a birdie and four bogeys to tie for last money, earning a $26.25 gift certificate. She is currently the 34th ranked amateur in the world.
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 Jamie Sindelar who is a class act through and through. Sindelar grew up in Horseheads, NY. He played his collegiate golf at Ohio State University. He turned pro right after college in 2012 and went on to earn Korn Ferry Tour status in 2015. He’s also won numerous big events on the MLGT including the 2016 Tour Championship. Sindelar is winning this award however not for his success on the course but for how he carries himself on and off the course. He is a consummate professional in every sense. Whether he is playing well or poorly he treats everyone around him with the utmost respect. Congratulations Jamie and keep being a good role model.
Along with the award, Jamie won a free entry into this event.
Jamie Sindelar and Peter Fonseca.
|69||Bryden Macpherson||1||$680.00||$0.00||$191.00||$871.00||Melbourne, Australia|
|69||Jamie Sindelar||2||$525.00||$0.00||$191.00||$716.00||Horseheads, NY|
|71||Jesus Rivas Garcia||3||$425.00||$0.00||$68.00||$493.00||Bogota, Colombia|
|72||Diego Velasquez||4||$350.00||$0.00||$0.00||$350.00||Bogota, Colombia|
|73||Evan Thornton||T5||$220.00||$56.00||$0.00||$276.00||Wyomissing, PA|
|73||Aaron Wilson||T5||$220.00||$56.00||$0.00||$276.00||Shakopee, MN|
|73||Sam Stilwell||T5||$220.00||$0.00||$0.00||$220.00||Sterling, VA|
|73||Charles Maizel||T5||$220.00||$56.00||$0.00||$276.00||New Milford, CT|
|74||Paris Hilinski (a)||T9||$100.00||$0.00||$0.00||$100.00||Jupiter, FL|
|74||Paul Parlane||T9||$100.00||$0.00||$0.00||$100.00||Te Awamutu, New Zealand|
|74||Daniel O'Rourke||T9||$100.00||$0.00||$0.00||$100.00||Milford, NJ|
|75||Ryan Celano||T12||$26.25||$0.00||$0.00||$26.25||Naples, FL|
|75||Austin Parker||T12||$26.25||$0.00||$0.00||$26.25||Plano, TX|
|75||Phillip Yribarren||T12||$26.25||$0.00||$0.00||$26.25||Miami, FL|
|75||Alexa Pano (a)||T12||$26.25||$0.00||$0.00||$26.25||Lake Worth, FL|
|76||Taylor Suggs||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Cincinnati, OH|
|76||Jordan Reese||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Cedarville, OH|
|77||Toks Pedro||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Bowie, MD|
|77||Babb Rawlings||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Franklin, VA|
|79||Collin Neeman||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Columbia, IL|
|79||Michael Midgette||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Plainview, NY|
|80||Ian Facey||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Miami, FL|
|80||Peter Weatherby||$0.00||$112.00||$0.00||$112.00||Portsmouth, RI|
|80||Mitchell Ellis||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Greensboro, NC|
|82||Bobby Sloan||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Lansing, IL|
|WDI*||Alvin Okada||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Waianae, HI|