JUPITER, Fla. – Jon Curran of Jupiter and Mike Ballo of Stamford, Conn., combined to birdie 17 of 27 holes Thursday to win the fifth annual Par 3 Team Trilogy conducted by the Golfslinger.com Tour at Jupiter Dunes Golf Club.
They shot 64 with nines of 21-22-21 and won by 3 strokes, earning $650 apiece from the $6,120 purse.
Starting with a scramble format on the back nine, Curran and Ballo birdied Nos. 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18. Next, on the front nine, in modified alternate shots, they birdied the first, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth holes. Returning to the back nine for a better ball event, Ballo and Curran birdied the 10th, 11th, then four in a row, 13 through 16.
2013 Leading Money winner Dan McCarthy teamed up with David Smith to shoot 14-under par and finish second. Both McCarthy and Smith have won a $10,000 GOLFslinger Tour Major.
Martin Vikstrom and John Van Wart finished third with a 12-under par total.
Today 72 players played 27 par-3 holes. Breaking it down even further, the field had 1,944 shots at making a hole-in one, and 2 of them found the bottom of the cup. Eugene Smith holed out from 90 yards on his second hole of the day, the par-3 11th hole and Sunny Kim made an ace on the par-3 15th hole, his 24th hole of the day. All other holes were halved, so with $1,400 in the skins pot, each team split $700.
There were three closest to the pin contests, one in each of the 9 hole formats
#18 (18 inches) Yohann Benson/Kyle Stough - Scramble
#9 (8 inches) Vince Alessi/Bob Petchauer - Alternate Shot
#18 (5 inches) Matt Dubrowski/D.J. Lantz - Best Ball
Each of the six players won 2 Basic Golf Shirts.
Listed below are players that played in the 5th Annual Team Trilogy and are competing in the 2014 WEB.com Tour Q-School Finals next week. We are proud of their accomplishment and wish them the best of luck.
Jon Curran has won 6 times (including today) and has earned over $18,500 on the GOLFslinger Tour. He also lead the 2013 NGA Tour in earnings.
Mike Ballow has won three times (including today) and earned over $6,500 on the GOLFslinger Tour.
Sunny Kim had a hole-in-one today and is the GOLFslinger Tour all time career earning with over $135,000 in winnings.
Ryan Armour has won 8 times on the GOLFslinger Tour and was a member of the PGA Tour in 2007 and 2008. Ryan also played the Web.com Tour in 2004-2006 and 2009-2012.
Chris Scialo has won 5 times and had over 25 top 5 finishes on the GOLFslinger Tour with over $23,000 in GOLFslinger Tour earnings.
Derek Fathauer has 21 top 10's and over $14,000 in earnings on the GOLFslinger Tour. He was a 2009 PGA Tour member and finished 68th on the 2012 Web.com Tour Money List.
Yohann Benson has won and had 15 top 5 finishes on the GOLFslinger Tour with over $14,000 in Golfslinger Tour earnings.
|64||Mike Ballo||1||$650.00||Stamford, CT|
|64||Jon Curran||1||$650.00||Jupiter, FL|
|67||David M. Smith||2||$500.00||Ruston, LA|
|67||Dan McCarthy||2||$500.00||Syracuse, NY|
|69||John Van Wart||3||$400.00||Brockton, MA|
|69||Martin Vikstrom||3||$400.00||Boca Raton, FL|
|71||Yohann Benson||T4||$260.00||Montreal, Quebec|
|71||Justin Goodhue (a)||T4||$260.00||Glastonbury, CT|
|71||Dustin Cone||T4||$260.00||Bennington, VT|
|71||Eugene Smith||T4||$260.00||Glen Ridge, NJ|
|71||Bo Hoag||T4||$260.00||Columbus, OH|
|71||Tim Lamb||T4||$260.00||Locust Valley, NY|
|71||Jamie Sindelar||T4||$260.00||Horseheads, NY|
|72||Adam Rainaud||8||$150.00||S. Hadley, MA|
|72||Derek Fathauer||8||$150.00||Jenson Beach, FL|
|73||Ryan Armour||T9||$53.34||Jupiter, FL|
|73||Kyle Willmann||T9||$53.34||Edmond, OK|
|73||Greg O'Mahony||T9||$53.34||Tequesta, FL|
|73||Eric Cole||T9||$53.34||Orlando, FL|
|73||Brad Adamonis||T9||$53.34||Cumberland, RI|
|73||Mike Adamson||T9||$53.34||Waynesburg, PA|
|73||Michael Berger||T9||$53.34||Port St. Lucie|
|73||Justin Peters||T9||$53.34||Stuart, FL|
|73||Sunny Kim||T9||$53.34||Queens, NY|
|73||Carl McCauley||T9||$53.34||Parkland, FL|
|74||Clint Keown (a)||$0.00||Evansville, IN|
|75||Jimmy Hazen||$0.00||Miller Place, NY|
|76||Ryan Kalista||$0.00||Moodus, CT|
|76||Jerry Tucker||$0.00||Carbondale, IL|
|76||Nick Beaumont||$0.00||Chertsey, England|
|77||Scott Turner (a)||$0.00||Palm City, FL|
|77||Ryan LaVoie||$0.00||Pasco, WA|
|77||Jay Slazinski (a)||$0.00||Michigan|
|77||Jason Parajeckas||$0.00||Woburn, MA|
|77||Vince Alessi||$0.00||Havertown, PA|
|78||Chad Bouchard||$0.00||Fitchburg, MA|
|79||Matt Hill||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|79||Sandro Piaget||$0.00||Jupiter, FL|
|79||Matt Dubrowski||$0.00||Bergenfield, NJ|
|79||Joshua Galt||$0.00||Trinidad, WI|
|80||Sam Spector||$0.00||Palm City, FL|
|82||Shawn Adamczyk||$0.00||Erie, PA|