Rasmey Kong (a) wins the 2017 Justin Fonseca Memorial Tournament
Kong and Eric Dietrich played off after tying at 63!
Friday, November 3, 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – West Palm Beach amateur Rasmey Kong won for the first time on the Minor League Golf Tour, beating Eric Dietrich of Cheshire, CT, on the second extra hole Friday after they tied at eight under par 63. Playing the Estate course at PGA National, they halved the first extra hole with par-4's, then Kong sank a 20-foot birdie putt at the par-4 second for the victory.

In regulation, Kong did not make a bogey, scoring birdies at Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, 9. 11. 14 and 18. He was awarded a gift certificate worth the USGA-maximum $750, raising his career total to $7,524. Kong made his first MLGT start two years ago, on Nov. 4, 2015.

Dietrich was making his ninth MLGT start since Sept. 28 and is still looking for his first win. He eagled the sixth and 17th holes, both par-4's, and added six birdies and two bogeys to claim second among 46 starters. Dietrich collected $750 ($600 + $150 from extra 1st place) from the $5,775 purse, another $266.68 from the optional bonus pool and $233 in the skins game for a total of $1,249.68.

Today's tournament was about more that golf. This event honored the late Justin Fonseca, who played four winter seasons on the Minor League Golf Tour. He was 27 when he died in an automobile accident in June, 2014. He worked at Island Hills Country Club during the summer months to save up enough money to pursue his dream of playing golf professionally in the winter.

The Minor League Golf Tour created the Justin Fonseca Sportsmanship award to recognize a member of the Tour that conducts himself like a gentleman on and off the golf course like Justin did. This years award goes to Max Buckley who is a class act through and through. Buckley graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2011. He has competed on the Minor League Golf Tour the past three years. Max is a talented golfer between the ropes but it’s his behavior both inside and outside the ropes that won him this award. He defines the word professional in every sense of the word. Max will recieve a paid entry into a one day event of his choice with the award. Congratulations Max and continue to be a great role model for the next generation of golfers.

Max Buckley

3rd Annual Justin Fonseca Memorial Tournament

50% of the field earns a check. PGA Estates is not at the Main PGA National Resort. It is about 8 miles west of I-95 off Northlake Blvd

Event Details

Start: 11/3/2017
Rounds: 1

Players: 46
Entry: $180
Purse: $5775.02

Event Photos

63 - Rasmey Kong (a) - $750 *Gift Certificate/Maximum allowed by USGA

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 Total
63 Rasmey Kong 1 $750.00$750.00
63 Eric Dietrich2 $750.00$1,249.68
64 Zach ZabackT3 $510.00$698.00
64 Dan McCarthy T3 $510.00$698.00
65 Will Coleman5 $430.00$430.00
66 Chris WiatrT6 $355.00$498.00
66 Luke GraboyesT6 $355.00$355.00
68 Zach WeaverT8 $263.34$361.34
68 Jacob EggersT8 $263.34$361.34
68 Paul ParkT8 $263.34$263.34
69 Zack ShriverT11 $160.00$173.25
69 Nick LatimerT11 $160.00$173.25
69 Brad AdamonisT11 $160.00$173.25
69 Justin HicksT11 $160.00$173.25
69 Sunny KimT11 $160.00$160.00
70 Jimmy LytleT16 $75.00$75.00
70 Collin NeemanT16 $75.00$75.00
70 Mark PurringtonT16 $75.00$75.00
70 Blake MorrisT16 $75.00$75.00
70 James Smith (a)T16 $75.00$75.00
71 Cole ThompsonT21 $50.00$50.00
71 Michael ChipoloneT21 $50.00$50.00
71 Jamie SindelarT21 $50.00$50.00
72 Vincent Vivolo $0.00$133.34
72 Mike Miller $0.00$0.00
72 Justin Bryant $0.00$0.00
72 Justin Bardgett $0.00$0.00
72 Jeff Cohen $0.00$0.00
72 Adam Svensson $0.00$0.00
72 Jay Jay Howard $0.00$0.00
72 Logan Gray $0.00$0.00
72 Brendan Hunter $0.00$0.00
73 Jeff Evanier $0.00$0.00
74 Jesse Larson $0.00$0.00
74 Matthew Perry $0.00$0.00
74 Evan Russell $0.00$0.00
75 Jim Karr $0.00$0.00
75 Taylor Funk $0.00$0.00
76 Cory Howard $0.00$0.00
77 Zac Goodman $0.00$0.00
77 Ben Brady $0.00$0.00
77 Jack Whelan $0.00$0.00
78 Willy Deus $0.00$0.00
78 Brian Fister $0.00$0.00
79 Julius Oppenheimer (a) $0.00$0.00

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