JUPITER, Fla. – Sunny Kim of Palm Beach Gardens sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole Thursday at Abacoa Golf Club to win the seventh annual Tour Championship.
It was Kim’s 13th MLGT victory as he outlasted Derrick Bohannon of Jensen Beach after they tied at eight under par 136. Ironically, Bohannon bogeyed his first and last holes of regulation, his only errors in 39 holes.
After they halved the first two playoff holes with par-4s and birdie-4s, Kim won with birdie at the par-4 third. He earned $4,000 from the $20,860 purse. Bohannon received $2,200. He has 16 MLGT titles overall. Both players have previously won MLGT Q-School Contests.
In regulation, Kim shot 71-65 with an eagle, eight birdies and bogeys at the par-4 16th hole each day. Bohannon posted 67-69. He had 10 birdies, including four in a row after his opening bogey on Wednesday.
Defending champion Greg O’Mahony of Tequesta shot 70-68—138, tied for fourth among 54 players.
John Stoltz had 18 consecutive pars in his final round, a very unusual feat. Nick Faldo did it famously in 1987 to win The Open Championship and Jeev Milkha Singh won the 2008 Bank Austria GolfOpen with 18 pars in his final round. This year Richard Green made 18 consecutive pars at the PGA Championship and Kenny Perry did it in November at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
To put it in perspective, since 2000 there have been 43 double eagles on the PGA Tour (3 by players that have played the MLGT, Nicholas Thompson, Mathias Gronberg, Steve Wheatcroft) and while there does not seem to be an official stat for 18 consecutive pars, it very well may be almost as rare as a double eagle.
The new renamed GOLFslinger.com Tour has four tournaments remaining before the Christmas holidays: Monday, Jupiter Dunes; Wednesday, Links @ Madison Green; Friday, Holiday Team Championship, Santa Lucia River Club; and Dec. 19, Fountains CC.
There was $300 in the Day 2 skins pot won by Sunny Kim win an eagle on the par 4 eleventh hole.
#11- Sunny Kim (Eagle)
There was $300 in the Day 1 skins pot with 2 skins our worth $150 each.
#14- Greg O'Mahony (Eagle)
#17- Kevin Foley (Eagle)
|136 (71-65)||Sunny Kim||1||$4,000.00||Queens, NY|
|136 (67-69)||Derrick Bohannon||2||$2,200.00||Shelbyville, KY|
|137 (70-67)||Gustaf Kocken||3||$1,700.00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|138 (70-68)||Greg O'Mahony||T4||$1,250.00||Tequesta, FL|
|138 (71-67)||Zach Amole||T4||$1,250.00||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|139 (68-71)||Kyle Willmann||T6||$1,043.75||Edmond, OK|
|139 (68-71)||Kyle Moore||T6||$1,043.75||Dublin, Ohio|
|139 (68-71)||Scott Marino||T6||$1,043.75||Fairfax, VA|
|139 (69-70)||Pierre-Henri Soero||T6||$1,043.75||Noumea, New-Caledonia|
|140 (65-75)||Tim Turpen||T10||$766.67||Palm Beach Gardens|
|140 (71-69)||Chase Carroll||T10||$766.67||Knoxville|
|140 (71-69)||William Britt||T10||$766.67||Fairfax, VA|
|141 (69-72)||Nick Kenney||T13||$525.00||Toronto, Ontario|
|141 (74-67)||Bobby Bode||T13||$525.00||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|142 (72-70)||David M. Smith||15||$405.00||Ruston, LA|
|143 (71-72)||Gabe Costa||T16||$271.67||Tequesta, FL|
|143 (71-72)||Brad Tilley||T16||$271.67||Mount Kisco, NY|
|143 (72-71)||Jeff Ivall||T16||$271.67||Canada|
|144 (70-74)||Alejandro Garmendia||T19||$205.00||Pompano Beach, FL|
|144 (71-73)||Jared Schmader||T19||$205.00||Meadville|
|144 (72-72)||Nathan Stamey||T19||$205.00||Bluffton, SC|
|144 (72-72)||Justin Peters||T19||$205.00||Stuart, FL|
|144 (73-71)||Scott Ford||T19||$205.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|144 (74-70)||Devin Kay||T19||$205.00||Potomac, MD|
|145 (71-74)||Brett Stegmaier||T25||$97.00||Hamden, CT|
|145 (72-73)||Bo Hoag||T25||$97.00||Columbus, OH|
|145 (73-72)||John Stoltz||T25||$97.00||Middletown, NY|
|145 (74-71)||Ben Silverman||T25||$97.00||Juno Beach, FL|
|145 (75-70)||Chris Damiano||T25||$97.00||Jupiter|
|146 (68-78)||Kevin Foley||T30||$0.00||Somerville, NJ|
|146 (73-73)||Jason Trout||T30||$0.00||Baltimore, MD|
|146 (74-72)||Frank Dully||T30||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|146 (74-72)||Matt Springer||T30||$0.00||Gary, IN|
|146 (74-72)||Jeff Bronkema||T30||$0.00||Plainwell, MI|
|147 (71-76)||Olin Browne Jr.||T35||$0.00||Hobe Sound, FL|
|147 (74-73)||Dustin Wallis||T35||$0.00||Noble, OK|
|147 (74-73)||Andy Golden||T35||$0.00||Davie, FL|
|147 (80-67)||Brian Lamberti||T35||$0.00||Somers|
|149 (72-77)||Kenny Hess||T39||$0.00||Parkersburg, WV|
|149 (75-74)||Jon McLean||T39||$0.00||Weston, FL|
|150 (73-77)||Matthew Myskowski||T41||$0.00||Palm City, FL|
|150 (74-76)||Will Coleman||T41||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|150 (75-75)||Mike Larkin||T41||$0.00||Yorktown, NY|
|150 (77-73)||Scott Langley||T41||$0.00|
|151 (73-78)||Brian Varsey||T45||$0.00||Cleveland, OH|
|151 (76-75)||Jordan Holley||T45||$0.00||Greensboro, NC|
|151 (79-72)||Michael Capolongo||T45||$0.00||White Plains, NY|
|152 (77-75)||Jimmy Hazen||48||$0.00||Miller Place, NY|
|153 (76-77)||Josh DeWees (a)||T49||$0.00||Canton, Ohio|
|153 (78-75)||Brandon Parker||T49||$0.00||Jupiter, FL|
|154 (75-79)||Stevenson Clarke (a)||T51||$0.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|154 (81-73)||Matt Hungerman||T51||$0.00||Mandeville, LA|
|170 (83-87)||William Pugliese||53||$0.00||Utterson, Ontario|
|72-WD||Mike Stern||54||$0.00||Miami, FL|