PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Mike Meisenzahl of Vero Beach made only one bogey in 36 holes and came from three strokes behind Thursday on the Estate course at PGA National to score a Golfslinger.com Tour victory by two on rounds of 68-65—133.
On Wednesday, Meisenzahl erred at the par-3 third hole, the old 17th before the course was re-numbered when a new clubhouse was built less than a decade ago. He birdied Nos. 5, 6, 8, 9 and 16 the first round, Nos. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 18 in the finale.
It was Meisenzahl’s second victory since he joined the Golfslinger Tour at the end of February. He first won March 7 on the Osprey Creek course at Martin Downs in Palm City. Meisenzahl received $900 from the $3,895 purse, raising his career earnings to $4,843.61 in less than four months.
Tied for second at 135 were Devin Kay of Potomac, Md., the first round leader with 65, and Ben Vertz of Coral Springs, who closed with the tournament’s low score of 63. They collected $700 apiece. Vertz, who shot 40 on his opening nine Wednesday, was 13-under par on his final 27 holes.
The Golfslinger’s 59th tournament of the year drew 19 starters. Three 18-hole events are scheduled next week: Monday, Abacoa GC, Jupiter; Wednesday, North Palm Beach CC; and Thursday, back on the Estate course here.
There was $50 in the Day 2 skins pot with 2 skins out worth $25 each.
12- Dustin Wallis
14- Sunny Kim
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Devin Kay of Potomac, Md., fired a 7-under par 65 to take the lead in the 2-Day GOLFslinger Tour event at PGA National's Estate course. Kay is 2 shots ahead of Greg Duncan (67) of Edinburgh, Scotland and 3 clear of Mike Meisenzahl from Vero Beach and Zac Oakley of Lewes, DE.
Oakley made a hole-in-one on the 220 yard par-3 3rd hole with his 3-iron. It was the third time he has made a hole-in-one in competition.
There was $70 in the Day 1 skins pot with 3 skins out worth $23.34 each.
2- Geoff Lee
6,8- Mike Meisenzahl
|133 (68-65)||Mike Meisenzahl||1||$900.00||Vero Beach, FL|
|135 (65-70)||Devin Kay||T2||$700.00||Potomac, MD|
|135 (72-63)||Ben Vertz||T2||$700.00||Coral Springs, Florida|
|136 (68-68)||Zac Oakley||T4||$500.00||Lewes, DE|
|136 (69-67)||Sunny Kim||T4||$500.00||Queens, NY|
|138 (67-71)||Greg Duncan||T6||$237.50||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|138 (69-69)||Tim Cantwell||T6||$237.50||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|140 (70-70)||Carl McCauley||8||$120.00||Parkland, FL|
|141 (70-71)||Jason Trout||T9||$0.00||Baltimore, MD|
|141 (71-70)||Bobby Bode||T9||$0.00||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|141 (73-68)||Michael Kartrude||T9||$0.00||Royal Palm Beach, FL|
|142 (69-73)||Scott Turner (a)||T12||$0.00||Palm City, FL|
|142 (71-71)||Geoff Lee||T12||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|144 (71-73)||Dustin Wallis||T14||$0.00||Noble, OK|
|144 (73-71)||Whit Staples||T14||$0.00||Haymarket, VA|
|145 (69-76)||Jordan Elsen (a)||16||$0.00||Kenosha, WI|
|146 (74-72)||Will Coleman||17||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|155 (73-82)||Robert Maddens||18||$0.00||Vero Beach, FL|
|75-NC||Trevin Harrison||19||$0.00||Lighthouse Point|