Stephan Grant starts 2013 with 7 birdies and a Victory
Brandon Smith finished solo 2nd with 4-under par 68
Monday, January 7, 2013

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Stephen Grant of Palm Beach Gardens, playing in the first group off the tee in the first event of the Tour’s 10th season, was the winner Monday with a five under par 67 on the Estate course at PGA National.

Grant, 35, a former professional soccer player from Birr, Ireland, made seven birdies and two bogeys to win by a stroke over Brandon Smith of West Palm Beach. Smith finished an hour and a half later with a bogey at the 18th hole for 68. Grant had birdied the par-5 closing hole.

It was Grant’s third Golfslinger title. He received $1,000 from the $4,994 purse. He has played Golfslinger since March, 2008, and has career earnings of $18,795.16.

Smith, 30, was second among 43 starters on five birdies and a bogey, collecting $550. He has won 14 Golfslinger titles, including two before turning pro before the start of the 2010 season.

The event sponsor, B.i.G Bioengineered in Germany, was set up on the driving range for players to see and test their equipment. Additionally B.i.G. had Long Drive and Closest to Pin Contests for the players in the event. Mitchell Gregson hit it 12' 9" on the par-3 8th hole and Greg Etimos hit the longest drive. Both contest winners will receive coupons worth up to $500 to use or give to a referral.

The Golfslinger Tour played 955 tournaments from August, 2004, through December. Two more 18-hole events are scheduled this week: Wednesday, Abacoa GC, Jupiter, and Thursday, Fountains CC, Lake Worth.

There was $250 in the skins pot with 5 skins out worth $50 each

3- Brad Adamonis
4, 7, 12- Stephen Grant
5- Mitchell Gregson (Eagle)

2013 B.i.G. Kickoff at PGA

Tour Sponsor B.i.G. Bioengineered in Germany will be in the scoring area and on the range after the event with demo clubs.

Event Details

Start: 1/7/2013
Rounds: 1

Players: 43
Entry: $200
Purse: $4994.08

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67 - Stephen Grant - $1,000

PGA National - Estates
7736 Bay Hill Drive
West Palm Beach, FL  33412

(561) 627-1614

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
67Stephen Grant1$1,000.00
68Brandon Smith (a)2$550.00
69Jimmy HazenT3$405.00
69Frank DullyT3$405.00
69Chris ScialoT3$405.00
70Sunny KimT6$240.00
70Brad AdamonisT6$240.00
71Marc MazzaT8$210.00
71Devin KayT8$210.00
71David McAndrewT8$210.00
73Jon White T11$109.72
73Michael MidgetteT11$109.72
73Jake KatzT11$109.72
73Luke McClellanT11$109.72
73Alex RosenT11$109.72
73Jeff IvallT11$109.72
73Lance Oberparleiter (a)T11$109.72
74Andrew LeyT18$72.00
74Michael KartrudeT18$72.00
74Carlos VelezT18$72.00
75Carl McCauleyT21$16.88
75David GuyT21$16.88
75Zach AmoleT21$16.88
75Ryan KalistaT21$16.88
75Dustin WallisT21$16.88
75Kris WilcoxonT21$16.88
75Mitchell GregsonT21$16.88
75Clark SissonT21$16.88
76Will Coleman29$0.00
77 William Britt30 $0.00
78 Greg EtimosT31 $0.00
78Adam HaleT31$0.00
78 Nick Barrett (a)T31 $0.00
80 Sam Boyd34 $0.00
81 Keegan Tyers 35 $0.00
82 Jack EhlersT36 $0.00
82 Dave SahsT36 $0.00
83 Derin Goodman (a)T38 $0.00
83 Guy Attia (a)T38 $0.00
85 Kyle O'Neill40 $0.00
88 Manny Tulumaris (a)41 $0.00
NC Nicholas McNieshT42 $0.00
NC Eddie GardinoT42 $0.00

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