Ben Vertz wins playoff over Brandon Smith
Sunny Kim, Justin Peters, Sandro Piaget, Magnus Stjarnesund and Stephen Grant tied for 3rd
Saturday, March 30, 2013

STUART, Fla. – Ben Vertz of Coral Springs overcame two early bogeys with a 40-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole Friday to earn his second victory on the Tour. Vertz outlasted Brandon Smith of West Palm Beach after they tied at two under par 70 at the Champions Club.

In regulation, Vertz bogeyed the third and fourth holes, then made birdies at Nos. 8, 10, 13 and 17. He received $1,000 from the $4,716 purse, raising his career earnings to $4,726.69 since he joined the Golfslinger Tour last November. He won in January at the Links at Madison Green.

After two birdies and a bogey on the front, Smith took the lead with an eagle at the par-4 14th hole but bogeyed the 18th to set up the playoff. Smith, an insurance agent, has 15 Golfslinger titles, two as an amateur, and has collected $54,201.44 while playing parttime since October, 2005. He was second among 36 starters Friday, five of whom were a shot back at 71.

Five Players, Sunny Kim of New York, Justin Peters from Stuart, Sandro Piaget of Jupiter, FL, Magnus Stjarnesund and Stephen Grant of Ireland tied for third at 1-under par 71.

The Golfslinger Tour ended the first three months of its 10th season with 32 events, 987 since starting in August, 2004. Three more are scheduled next week: Monday, Fountains CC-West, Wednesday, Jacaranda GC-East, and Thursday, Links at Madison Green.

There was $170 in the skins pot with 4 skins out worth $42.50 each.
6,15- Jerry Tucker
9- Justin Peters
10- Joe Frustaci

Event Details

Start: 3/29/2013
Rounds: 1

Players: 36
Entry: $200
Purse: $4716.01

Event Photos

70 - Ben Vertz - $1,000* birdied first playoff hole

The Champions Club
3400 SE Summerfield Way
Stuart, FL  34997

(772) 283-1500

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
70Ben Vertz1$1,000.00
70Brandon Smith (a)2 $580.00
71Justin PetersT3$368.00
71Sunny KimT3$368.00
71Sandro Piaget T3$368.00
71Stephen GrantT3$368.00
71Magnus Stjarnesund T3$368.00
73Andrew Giuliani8$225.00
74Sal SpalloneT9$180.00
74Mark BaldwinT9$180.00
75Jeff IvallT11$106.50
75Jerry TuckerT11$106.50
75Drew DeimelT11$106.50
75Bo HoagT11$106.50
76Ryan ArmourT15$72.67
76Will ColemanT15$72.67
76Whit StaplesT15$72.67
77Scott MarinoT18$33.50
77Dean WalkersmithT18$33.50
78Mike MeisenzahlT20$0.00
78Jimmy LytleT20$0.00
79David M. SmithT22$0.00
79Nick Barrett (a)T22$0.00
80Carl McCauleyT24$0.00
80Nick MartinT24$0.00
80Joe FrustaciT24$0.00
81Justin Bartlett27$0.00
82Seth Blann28$0.00
83Megan McChrystalT29$0.00
83Mitchell MedingerT29$0.00
83Michael CapolongoT29$0.00
83Justin FonsecaT29$0.00
88Eva Baraschi (a)33$0.00
92Darryl Schmiermund (a)34$0.00
98Cody M. FaustinoT35$0.00
NCTarik CanT35$0.00

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