PALM CITY, Fla. – Aaron Purviance of Winston-Salem, NC, won an overtime battle between a pair of newcomers on the Minor League Golf Tour with a birdie on the third extra hole Monday at The Fox Club.
Purviance outlasted Jinho Chung of Cerritos, CA, after they had tied at four under par 68. They halved the first two extra holes with par-5's and par-4's. At the par-4 third, Chung reached the green in two but faced a 20-foot birdie putt. Purviance wedged to within three feet and after Chung missed his long putt, Purviance sank his short one for the victory.
In regulation, Purviance had five birdies and a bogey. Chung seven and three, respectively. Both birdied all four par-5 holes.
It was Purviance’s sixth MLGT start and first victory, all this month (February). Chung was making his third appearance in four days. Purviance received $700 from the $2,575 purse and an additional $33.34 in the skins game. Chung, second among 19 starters, collected $520.
Today's event was a Tune Up event for Qualifying School Contest #2 here at The Fox Club March 16-17. The winner of the Qualifying School Contest presented by Joey D Golf will win $5,000 to pay for the Q-School of their choice.
|68||Aaron Purviance||1||$700.00||$33.34||$0.00||$733.34||Winston Salem, NC|
|68||Jinho Chung||2||$520.00||$0.00||$0.00||$520.00||Cerritos, CA|
|70||Andrew McCain||T3||$370.00||$33.34||$150.00||$553.34||Minneapolis, MN|
|70||Nicole Sakamoto||T3||$370.00||$0.00||$0.00||$370.00||Honolulu, HI|
|71||Sunny Kim||T5||$200.00||$33.34||$0.00||$233.34||Queens, NY|
|71||Anthony Muscato||T5||$200.00||$0.00||$0.00||$200.00||Pittsburgh, PA|
|72||T.J. Patel||7||$130.00||$0.00||$0.00||$130.00||Port St. Lucie, FL|
|73||Jake Shuman||8||$85.00||$33.34||$0.00||$118.34||Needham, MA|
|74||Nick Branchina||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Summit, NJ|
|74||Cian Curley||$0.00||$33.34||$0.00||$33.34||Dublin, Ireland|
|74||Josh Duangmanee (a)||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Fairfax, VA|
|75||Harrison Rhoades||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Raleigh, NC|
|75||Ryan Lacey||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Cicero, NY|
|76||Connor Yakubov||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Columbus, OH|
|80||Michael Hulle (a)||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Palm City, FL|
|80||Mitchell Ellis||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Greensboro, NC|
|80||Collin Neeman||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Columbia, IL|
|80||Daniel McGurk||$0.00||$33.34||$0.00||$33.34||The Woodlands, TX|
|80||Matthew Epstein (a)||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Hopkinton, MA|