59!!! Sunny Kim comes from 9 back to win by three at Fox Club
In the MLGT's 17th season Sunny Kim becomes the first player to shoot 59
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

PALM CITY, Fla. – Sunny Kim of Queens, NY and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, already the career money leader on the Minor League Golf Tour, set a scoring record Tuesday, the first player to break 60 with a 12 under par 59 at The Fox Club.

Sunny Kim 59

Kim was having a great day making 8 birdies in the first 15 holes and got himself in contention to win after starting the day 9 shots back of Gavin Hall. At that point Hall was -9 through 14 (32) and Kim -8 through 15 (33). Kim's day went from great to special when his 9 iron from 165 yards found the bottom of the hole for a rare eagle 2 on the par-4 16th to get to -10 on the round and in the lead alone. At this point the 59 watch was fully on the par 71 Fox Club. After a nice sand save on the par-3 17th, Sunny hit a perfect tee shot on the par-5 18th leaving him 221 yards across water to the green. His 5 iron found the front right part of the green 25 feet short of the hole. His putt never left the center and rolled in for the first 59 in the 17 year history of the MLGT. Congratulations Sunny!

Click here to watch Sunny Kim eagle the final hole for 59

Sunny Kim 59

Gavin Hall of Pittsford, NY, the first round leader with 62, added even par 71 to finish second at 133. He made nine birdies Monday, three birdies and as many bogeys Tuesday.

Kim and Chase Koepka of West Palm Beach, FL had shared the MLGT record with 60's. Kim was 11 under at Abacoa Golf Club in December, 2018, and Koepka posted 10 under at the CC of Coral Springs in January during Major I.

Kim earned $2,100 from the $13,065 purse here Tuesday and an additional $120 in the skins game, raising his career total to $277,704 since he joined the MLGT in October, 2006. It was his 67th win on the South Florida mini-tour.

Josh Hart won $223 in the 2nd day shootout with a score of 66.

The MLGT returns to action Thursday, playing the Champion course at PGA National, its 37th tournament of the year and No. 1,790 since the South Florida mini-tour began in August, 2004.


Gavin Hall lights up Fox Club with 9 birdies, leads the field by three after day one
Piri Borja 2nd at 65 followed by Matt Hill at 67

 

PALM CITY, Fla. - Gavin Hall from Pittsford, NY didn't make a five or a bogey en route to 62 at The Fox Club Monday and will carry a three shot lead into the final round tomorrow. Gavin has played the best golf of anyone in 2020 and will try to win for the fourth time this year before March is over.

Piri Borja will enter the final round closest to Hall after an opening round 65.

There were 6 skins out on day 1 worth $70 a piece. Click on any of the $ symbols under the skins/total column to view the skins results.

There is an OPTIONAL $50 2nd day shootout for players that are outside the money after day one (72 and higher). If you would like to participate you must sign up and pay online before the first tee time on Tuesday. No exceptions.

VENUE CHANGE - Fox Club 2-Day

40% of the field earns a check. Event moved from Melreese CC to The Fox Club.

Event Details

Start: 3/23/2020
Rounds: 2

Players: 46
Entry: $420
Purse: $13065

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

130 - Sunny Kim (71-59) - $2,100 *First 59 in the history of the MLGT

The Fox Club - Par 71
10664 Whooping Crane Way
Palm City, FL  34990
http://www.foxclubfl.com/

(772) 597-2130

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
(130)  71 59 Sunny Kim 1 $2,100.00$2,220.00
(133)  62 71 Gavin Hall 2 $1,500.00$1,500.00
(135)  68 67 Blair Hamilton3 $1,200.00$1,200.00
(136)  71 65 Myles Creighton 4 $1,050.00$1,514.00
(137)  70 67 Brian Carlson 5 $1,000.00$1,000.00
(138)  65 73 Piri Borja 6 $900.00$1,438.00
(139)  68 71 Dan McCarthyT7 $700.00$700.00
(139)  69 70 Jason Thresher T7 $700.00$700.00
(139)  73 66 Josh HartT7 $700.00$1,033.00
(140)  67 73 Matt Hill T10 $440.00$781.67
(140)  69 71 Chase KoepkaT10 $440.00$641.67
(140)  71 69 Chris WiatrT10 $440.00$641.67
(140)  71 69 Blake MorrisT10 $440.00$500.00
(140)  73 67 Thomas LamorteT10 $440.00$440.00
(141)  68 73 Chase Johnson15 $280.00$280.00
(142)  71 71 Nick LatimerT16 $212.50$212.50
(142)  73 69 Olin Browne Jr.T16 $212.50$212.50
(143)  71 72 Justin Peters 18 $160.00$230.00
(144)  68 76 Matthew NaumecT19 $25.00$25.00
(144)  70 74 Jacob EggersT19 $25.00$25.00
(144)  71 73 Brendan HunterT19 $25.00$25.00
(144)  72 72 Blake MaumT19 $25.00$25.00
(144)  74 70 Kris WilcoxonT19 $25.00$25.00
(144)  75 69 Danny HarcourtT19 $25.00$25.00
(145)  74 71 Matt Cowgill $0.00$70.00
(145)  78 67 Colin Rajczak $0.00$60.00
(146)  71 75 Travis Johnson $0.00$0.00
(146)  71 75 Rasmey Kong $0.00$0.00
(146)  74 72 Clancy Waugh $0.00$120.00
(147)  71 76 Evan Grenus $0.00$0.00
(148)  73 75 Connor Greenleaf $0.00$0.00
(148)  75 73 David Abolt $0.00$0.00
(150)  73 77 Matthew Yamin (a) $0.00$0.00
(151)  75 76 Joshua Rackley $0.00$0.00
(152)  74 78 James Nicholas $0.00$0.00
(155)  80 75 Evan Thornton $0.00$60.00
(157)  80 77 Alex Heard (a) $0.00$0.00
(159)  81 78 Michael Midgette $0.00$0.00
(164)  82 82 Anthony Amoroso (a) $0.00$0.00
(167)  88 79 Aaron Wilson $0.00$0.00
(168)  86 82 Andrew Bauer $0.00$0.00
75 DNFMatthew Perry $0.00$0.00
NC NCBabb Rawlings $0.00$0.00
88 NCRob Snyder $0.00$0.00
WDI WDIJoey Lane $0.00$0.00
       

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