WELLINGTON, Fla. – David Pastore of Greenwich, CT outlasted Oscar Fraustro from Mexico City to win the 2018 Joey D Golf Match Play Championship at Wellington National Golf Club.
In just his sixth MLGT start over the past three and a half years, Pastore, 25, led qualifiers Monday with a five under par 67, then won two matches each Tuesday and Wednesday, beating Fraustro in the finals with a four-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole.
The win was worth $2,500 from the $13,780 purse. Fraustro collected $1,600 for his 2nd place finish. Everyone that qualified for match play earned at least $460.
David Pastore, Ted Strelic (Director of Golf Wellington National GC) and Oscar Fraustro.
In the finals, Fraustro was one up after the front nine, Pastore won the 11th and 12th holes (birdie and eagle), they halved the 16th and 17th with birdies and Fraustro birdied the 18th on an eight footer moments after Pastore saved par by holing his fourth shot from off the green. In overtime, they halved the first hole with par-4's and Pastore made a four foot birdie putt at the par-5 second for the win after hitting his wedge close.
In the semifinal matches on Wednesday morning, Fraustro beat Justin Hicks 2&1 and Pastore beat Connor Greenleaf 1up.
A big thank you to Wellington National Golf Club and it's membership for hosting and Joey D Golf for sponsoring the event.
WELLINGTON, Fla. - Number one seed David Pastore of Greenwich, CT, advanced to the semifinals with a 2&1 victory over Nick Latimer. He will take on #4 seed Connor Greenleaf Wednesday morning and try to earn a spot in the finals Wednesday afternoon.
Number 6 seed and former PGA Tour and Web.com Tour player, Justin Hicks, battled defending champion Eric Dietrich in the round of 16. They were all square on #18 when Dietrich hit an incredible shot from the woods to 10 feet. Hicks had 15 feet for birdie. Both barely missed and extra holes were needed. On the 19th hole Hicks hit his approach shot to 3 feet and converted it for birdie to advance. Hicks then beat last year's runner up Hernan Borja 3&2 in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals Wednesday morning.
WELLINGTON, Fla. - David Pastore of Greenwich, CT, earned medalist honors Monday in qualifying for the Minor League Golf Tour's eighth Match Play Championship presented by Joey D Golf. Making just his sixth MLGT start, Pastore posted a five under par 67 at Wellington National Golf Club.
Pastore will play Mike Miller of Brewster, NY, in the first round Tuesday morning. Second round matches are scheduled Tuesday afternoon, the semifinals and finals on Wednesday with the winner receiving $2,500. Miller was among four players at 73 who went extra holes for the last three berths in the 16-man match play bracket.
Defending champion Eric Dietrich of Cheshire, CT, is the only former winner entered in this year's match play. He qualified Monday with 72, tied for seventh in the main draw.
|Match 4*||David Pastore||1||$2,500.00||Greenwich, CT|
|Match 4*||Oscar Fraustro||2||$1,600.00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Match 3*||Justin Hicks||T3||$1,200.00||Grosse Ile, MI|
|Match 3*||Connor Greenleaf||T3||$1,200.00||Windham, NH|
|Match 2*||Piri Borja||T5||$900.00||Coral Springs, FL|
|Match 2*||Nick Latimer||T5||$900.00||Cleveland, OH|
|Match 2*||Blaze Hogan||T5||$900.00||Big Rapids, MI|
|Match 2*||Patrick Langdon||T5||$900.00||Charlotte, NC|
|Match 1*||Matt Petrosian||T9||$460.00||Lewiston, NY|
|Match 1*||Eric Dietrich||T9||$460.00||Cheshire, CT|
|Match 1*||Willy Pumarol||T9||$460.00||Dominican Republic|
|Match 1*||Daniel Obremski||T9||$460.00||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Match 1*||Marc Mazza||T9||$460.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|Match 1*||Mike Miller||T9||$460.00||Brewster, NY|
|Match 1*||Andreas Halvorsen Berg||T9||$460.00||Larvik, Norway|
|Match 1*||Matt Holuta||T9||$460.00||Indiana, PA|
|73||Magnus Randsted (a)||$0.00||Larvik, Norway|
|74||Tom Nettles||$0.00||McMurray, PA|
|74||Christian Heavens||$0.00||Fairview Heights, IL|
|74||Tyler Cline||$0.00||Tuxedo, NY|
|74||Brandon Matthews||$0.00||Dupont, PA|
|75||Evan Thornton||$0.00||Wyomissing, PA|
|75||Adam Ruben||$0.00||Lake Oswego, OR|
|75||Blake Morris||$0.00||Waterbury, CT|
|75||Nicolas Cavero||$0.00||Valencia, Venezuela|
|75||Matt Harris||$0.00||Lexington, KY|
|75||Michael Schachner||$0.00||Libertyville, IL|
|75||Jimmy Lytle||$0.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|75||Brad Gehl||$0.00||Carmel, IN|
|75||Peyton White||$0.00||Charlotte, NC|
|75||Myles Creighton||$0.00||Digby, NS, Canada|
|76||Chris Wiatr||$0.00||Woodbury, CT|
|76||Anthony Alex||$0.00||Wayne, NJ|
|77||Aaron Wilson||$0.00||Shakopee, MN|
|78||Diego Larrazabal||$0.00||Caracas, Venezuela|
|78||Evan Grenus||$0.00||Glastonbury, CT|
|79||Jacob Eggers||$0.00||Boone, NC|
|80||Sean Busch||$0.00||West Lafayette, IN|
|81||Gavin Hall||$0.00||Pittsford, NY|
|81||Davey Jude||$0.00||Kermit, WV|
|90||Charles Castellano (a)||$0.00||Miami, FL|
|98||Matt Lashinger (a)||$0.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|