PALM CITY, Fla. – Sunny Kim of Palm Beach Gardens, the first player off the tee Tuesday, came in with a three under par 69 and it held up for his 35th victory on the Minor League Golf Tour. Kim made four birdies and bogeyed the par-3 eighth hole at The Evergreen Club. He received $585 from the $2,210 purse, raising his career earnings to $154,067 since October, 2006.
Brandon Smith of West Palm Beach, playing in the final group of the day, was a stroke short with 70 on five birdies, the last at the par-5 17th hole, and three bogeys, none after No. 14. He reportedly knew he needed birdie at 18 to catch Kim. Smith received $450. He has earnings of $86,004 and 27 wins since October, 2005. He won twice as an amateur before turning pro in January, 2010.
The MLGT’s 32nd tournament of the year had 17 entries. Two more 18-hole events are scheduled this week, Wednesday at Atlantis CC and Thursday at nearby Martin Downs CC.
|69||Sunny Kim||1||$585.00||Queens, NY|
|70||Brandon Smith||2||$450.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|71||Jimmy Lytle||3||$350.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|72||Charlie Winegardner||4||$250.00||Lothian, MD|
|73||Carl McCauley||5||$200.00||Parkland, FL|
|74||Justin Bryant||T6||$125.00||St. Louis, MO|
|74||Ryan Ellis||T6||$125.00||Cumberland, Ontario, Canada|
|76||Mark Purrington||8||$75.00||Dartmouth, MA|
|77||Sam Boyd||T9||$25.00||Washington, DC|
|77||Jason Trout||T9||$25.00||Baltimore, MD|
|78||Bertus Wessels||$0.00||Philadelphia PA|
|78||John Gerber||$0.00||Bluffton, SC|
|79||Jake Knuese||$0.00||New Berlin, WI|
|82||Tony Bostic (a)||$0.00||Vienna, VA|
|82||Landon Bompensa||$0.00||Port St. Lucie, FL|
|WDI||Nick Marcoaldi||$0.00||Holliston, MA|