Tom Gillis Makes Hole-In-One, Wins by 2 Shots
6 Players Tie For Second With 72
Friday, January 6, 2012

PLANTATION, Fla. – Tom Gillis of Oxford, Mich., tuning up for the PGA Tour this year, won the opening event of the Tour’s ninth season Friday with a one under par 70 on the East course at Jacaranda Golf Club.

The only player to break par-71, Gillis aced the 190-yard third hole with a 5-iron after a bogey-birdie start. Then after he bogeyed the fourth hole, Gillis settled down, turned in 34, and made one birdied (No. 11) and one bogey (No. 13) on the inward nine.

Gillis earned $1,000 from the $4,200 purse, a winner’s share which is guaranteed for all champions of 18-hole events this season. He finished 106th on the PGA Tour money list last season with $814,147 in 19 starts.

Six players tied for second place with 72, Daniel Candon of Bay Harbor Island, Fernando Figueroa, Doral, Devin Kay, Boca Raton, Jimmy Lytle of Ocean Ridge, Chris Scialo from New City, N.Y., and Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs.

Jimmy Lytle earned conditional Nationwide Tour status by advacing to the finals of 2012 PGA Tour Q-School and Alexis Thompson earned her 2012 LPGA Tour Card by winning by 5 shots on that tour last summer.

There were 33 starters for the inaugural event on the Golfslinger tour, formerly known as the Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour. Next on the schedule: Monday, Ironhorse GC, West Palm Beach, and Wednesday-Thursday, Abacoa GC, Jupiter.

There was $160 in the skins pot with 5 skins out worth $32 each.

#2, #3 (Hole-in-one)- Tom Gillis
#8- Bill Binder
#9- Sunny Kim
#17- E.B. Bartlett

2012 Season Kickoff


Event Details

Start: 1/6/2012
Rounds: 1

Players: 33
Entry: $200
Purse: $4200.01

Event Photos

70 - Tom Gillis - $1,000

Jacaranda Golf Club - East Course
9200 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL  33324

(954) 472-5836

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
70Tom Gillis1$1,000.00
72Daniel CandonT2$342.50
72Jimmy LytleT2$342.50
72Lexi ThompsonT2$342.50
72Fernando FigueroaT2$342.50
72Devin KayT2$342.50
72Chris ScialoT2$342.50
73Eddie Gardino8$205.00
74Sunny KimT9$175.00
74Pierre-Henri SoeroT9$175.00
75Mike LarkinT11$101.67
75Jim Fitzpatrick T11$101.67
75Frank McAuliffe IVT11$101.67
76Scott MillerT14$57.00
76Will Portfolio (a)T14$57.00
76Josh DeWees (a)T14$57.00
76Nicholas ThompsonT14$57.00
76Tim TurpenT14$57.00
78Christian De Greiff19$0.00
79Michael CapolongoT20$0.00
79Matt SpringerT20$0.00
80Jurrian van der VaartT22$0.00
80Nate EatonT22$0.00
80Kyle O'NeillT22$0.00
82Stevenson Clarke (a)T25$0.00
82Mike PaukovitsT25$0.00
83E.B. Bartlett (a)27$0.00
84Thomas A Ste MarieT28$0.00
84Josh JonesT28$0.00
84Jared FishmanT28$0.00
86John Vion31$0.00
87Bill Binder32$0.00
89Mustapha Assorhani33$0.00

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