TO: Sports Desk
FROM: Larry Bush, Media Representative, 561-686-9287 or
SUBJECT: Minor League Golf Tour, final round
DATE: Jan. 31, 2006
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Justin Hicks of Royal Palm Beach birdied
the third playoff hole Tuesday on the Estate course at PGA National
to earn his second title on the Minor League Golf Tour.
Hicks was tied by Sam Spector of Boca Raton, who birdied the 18th
hole to pull even at six under par 138. They halved the par-5 first
hole with birdies and the par-4 second with pars. After Spector
missed a 20 footer from the right side of the green at the par-4
third, Hicks rammed home his six-foot birdie putt for the victory.
Hicks posted 65-73, Spector 68-70. Hicks' first MLGT victory came
March 29, 2005, at Hammock Creek in Palm City. He earned $1,040
here, Spector $900.
Jason Powell of Louden, Tenn., was third among 26 players at
72-68-140, followed by former U.S. Amateur runnerup Steve Scott of
Royal Palm Beach with 76-66-142. Scott had a remarkable turnaround
which started after he was nine over par after the first 11 holes
Monday. He was 11 under par the last 25 holes.
Next on the MLGT schedule: Feb 3, Florida Club, Stuart; Feb. 6,
Atlantis CC; and Feb. 10, Winston trails GC, Lake Worth. For
information and entry, call tournament director Jay Slazinski,
561-319-8460, or go to
Minor League Golf Tour
PGA National GC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Estate course, 6,700 yards, par 72
Justin Hicks, Royal Palm Beach, $1,040 65-73-138
Sam Spector, Boca Raton, $900 68-70-138
Hicks won playoff, birdie-3 on third extra hole.
Jason Powell, Louden, Tenn., $800 72-68-140
Steve Scott, Royal Palm beach, $700 76-66-142
Jimmy Jones, Philadelphia, Pa., $600 72-71-143
Brett Burton, Stuart, $330 73-71-144
Don Paul Corbin, Lexington, Ky., $330 71-73-144
A-Tim Sterin, Palm Beach Gardens, $330 70-74-144
Tim Puetz, West Palm Beach, $143.75 74-71-145
Michael Brice, Jacksonville, $143.75 73-72-145
Jeff McCammon, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., $143.75 72-73-145
Adam Armagost, Jupiter, $143.75 71-74-145
Joe Cunningham, West Palm Beach, $115 74-74-148
A-Amateur, Money listed awarded in gift certificate.