BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Bobby Collins of Palm Beach Gardens took control on the back nine Thursday and won the fifth annual Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour Match Play Championship at Indian Spring Country Club.
Two down at the turn to Mike Stern of Orlando on the par-71 West course, Collins made five birdies on the next six holes for a 1-up victory. They halved the 10th with birdies when Collins made a 20 footer moments after Stern missed an eagle putt. Then Collins won the 11th, 13 and 14th with birdies, they halved the 15th with birdies and the last three holes with pars. “The 10th hole was a real turning point,” Collins told tournament director Jimmy Jones after the game.
It was Collins’ fifth MLGT victory and he earned $2,000. Runnerup Stern, still looking for his first victory, received $1,000. Each won four matches to reach the finals.
Play began with a qualifying round Tuesday.
MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Mike Stern, Orlando, bye.
Ryan Garrity, Jupiter, def. Tom Carter, Jupiter, 3 and 2.
Brandon Smith, West Palm Beach, bye.
Adam Murchison, Palm City, won by default.
Devin Kay, Boca Raton, bye.
Ben Hartman, West Palm Beach, def. Ryan Lefevre, Boca Raton, 3 and 2.
Tim Turpen, West Palm Beach, def. Matt LeConche, Wellington, 5 and 4.
Brian Anderson, Jupiter, bye.
Paul Gagliardi, Palm Beach Gardens, bye.
Steve LeBrun, West Palm Beach, def. Jeff Ivall, Palm Beach Gardens, 6 and 5.
Matt Springer, Stuart, bye.
Bobby Collins, Palm Beach Gardens, def. Wayne DeHaas, Palm Beach Gardens, 7 & 6.
Alejandro Garmendia, Weston, bye.
Derrick Bohannon, Jensen Beach, def. Jimmy Gascoigne, Boca Raton, 6 and 5.
Jacob Korb, Jupiter, def. Mike McMahon, Miami Beach, 8 and 6. Danny
Renfro, Orlando, bye.
Stern def. Garrity, 4 and 3.
Smith def. Murchison, 6 and 5.
Hartman def, Kay, 3 and 2.
Anderson def. Turpen, 2-up.
LeBrun def. Gagliardi, 3and 2.
Collins def. Springer, 7 and 5.
Bohannon def. Garmendia, 2-up.
Korb def. Renfro, 2 and 1.
Stern def. Smith, 3 and 2.
Anderson def. Hartman, 2-up.
Collins def. LeBrun, 2 and 1.
Korb def. Bohannon, 4 and 2.
Semifinals Stern def. Anderson, 21st hole.
Collins def. Korb, 1-up.
Finals Collins def. Stern, 1-up.
|Match 5||Bobby Collins||1||$2,000.00||North Palm Beach, FL|
|Match 5||Mike Stern||2||$1,000.00||Miami, FL|
|Match 4||Brian Anderson||T3||$725.00||Rochester, IL|
|Match 4||Jacob Korb||T3||$725.00||Newtown, PA|
|Match 3||Steve LeBrun||T5||$525.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|Match 3||Brandon Smith (a)||T5||$525.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|Match 3||Derrick Bohannon||T5||$525.00||Shelbyville, KY|
|Match 3||Ben Hartman||T5||$525.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|Match 2||Tim Turpen||T9||$300.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|Match 2||Ryan Garrity||T9||$300.00||Jupiter, FL|
|Match 2||Matt Springer||T9||$300.00||Gary, IN|
|Match 2||Paul Gagliardi||T9||$300.00||Lower Gwynedd, PA|
|Match 2||Alejandro Garmendia||T9||$300.00||Pompano Beach, FL|
|Match 2||Danny Renfro||T9||$300.00||Melbourne|
|Match 2||Adam Murchison||T9||$300.00||Palm City, FL|
|Match 2||Devin Kay||T9||$300.00||Potomac, MD|
|Match 1||Ryan Lefevre||T17||$150.00||Boca Raton|
|Match 1||Steven Rist||T17||$150.00||Jenks, OK|
|Match 1||Mike McMahon||T17||$150.00||Miami Beach, Florida|
|Match 1||Tom Carter||T17||$150.00||Jupiter, FL|
|Match 1||Jeff Ivall||T17||$150.00||Canada|
|Match 1||Jimmy Gascoigne||T17||$150.00||Boca Raton|
|Match 1||Wayne De Haas||T17||$150.00||Johannesburg, SA|
|Match 1||Matt LeConche||T17||$150.00||Wellington, FL|