PALM CITY, Fla. – Chris Wiatr of Woodbury, CT, shot an unofficial course record tying 11 under par 61 at Hammock Creek Golf Club to win by six shots Tuesday for his second victory on the Minor League Golf Tour.
The score was considered an unofficial record because the 16 contestants were playing lift-clean-and-place due to the wet course conditions. Nevertheless, Wiatr eagled the par-5 second hole and made nine birdies, including the last three holes.
Wiatr received $650 from the $2,080 purse plus $232 from an optional bonus pool, raising his career earnings to $41,790 since January, 2016. That includes $10,000 for winning the 2018 Tour Championship last December at Abacoa GC in Jupiter. Sunny Kim of Queens, N.Y., set the MLGT scoring record in that event with an opening round of 60. Wiatr rallied with 68-64—132 to beat Kim’s 73-133 by one.
All players that play all three one day events this week are automatically entered into Monday Qualifying Contest #7 presented by Abacoa Golf Club where the player with the lowest cumulative score for the three 1-day events will win a $1,000 bonus to compete in a Monday Qualifier on the PGA Tour or Korn Ferry Tour. Wiatr will take a big lead into the second event tomorrow at Banyan Creek.
|61||Chris Wiatr||1||$650.00||$0.00||$232.00||$882.00||Woodbury, CT|
|67||Marc Mazza||2||$500.00||$0.00||$0.00||$500.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|69||Zach Zaback||3||$400.00||$40.00||$150.00||$590.00||Farmington, CT|
|70||Blake Morris||T4||$132.50||$0.00||$17.00||$149.50||Waterbury, CT|
|70||Josh Hart||T4||$132.50||$0.00||$17.00||$149.50||Jupiter, FL|
|70||John Gerber||T4||$132.50||$0.00||$17.00||$149.50||Bluffton, SC|
|70||Jamie Sindelar||T4||$132.50||$0.00||$17.00||$149.50||Horseheads, NY|
|71||JD Carrabino||$0.00||$40.00||$0.00||$40.00||New Canaan, CT|
|71||Aaron Wilson||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Shakopee, MN|
|72||Piri Borja||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Coral Springs, FL|
|72||Jacob Eggers||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Boone, NC|
|73||Ryder Sutcliffe (a)||$0.00||$80.00||$0.00||$80.00||Jupiter, FL|
|73||Clancy Waugh||$0.00||$40.00||$0.00||$40.00||North Palm Beach, FL|
|77||Evan Thornton||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Wyomissing, PA|
|82||Matt Petrosian||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Lewiston, NY|
|88||Harry Watts||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||Jupiter, FL|