David Pastore wins the 2018 Joey D Golf Match Play Championship
#1 seed Pastore outlasted #15 seed Oscar Fraustro in the finals in 20 holes
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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

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.

Pastore, Strelic and Fraustro

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.

Joey D Golf

Semifinal matches are set for Wednesday morning
#1 seed David Pastore moves on while #2 and #3 fall in the round of 16 and quarters

 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.

Seeding Round Complete...Match Play begins Tuesday morning
73 (+1) played off for the final 3 spots in the match play bracket


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.

2018 Joey D Golf Match Play Championship

Monday's 18 hole Seeding Round will determine the 16 players & alternates that qualify for Match Play. Joey D Golf is adding $1,000 to the purse!

Event Details

Start: 10/29/2018
Rounds: 3

Players: 43
Entry: $375
Purse: $13780

Event Photos
Round of 16 and Quarterfinal
Semifinal and Final

20 Holes - David Pastore - $2,500

Wellington National Golf Club
400 Binks Forest Drive
Wellington, FL  33414

(561) 333-5731

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
Match 4*David Pastore 1 $2,500.00
Match 4*Oscar Fraustro 2 $1,600.00
Match 3*Connor Greenleaf T3 $1,200.00
Match 3*Justin Hicks T3 $1,200.00
Match 2*Piri Borja T5 $900.00
Match 2*Nick Latimer T5 $900.00
Match 2*Blaze HoganT5 $900.00
Match 2*Patrick Langdon T5 $900.00
Match 1*Matt Holuta T9$460.00
Match 1*Eric Dietrich T9$460.00
Match 1*Matt Petrosian T9$460.00
Match 1*Willy Pumarol T9$460.00
Match 1*Daniel Obremski T9$460.00
Match 1*Marc Mazza T9$460.00
Match 1*Mike Miller T9$460.00
Match 1*Andreas Halvorsen T9$460.00
73 Magnus Randsted (a) $0.00
74 Tom Nettles $0.00
74 Christian Heavens $0.00
74 Tyler Cline $0.00
74 Brandon Matthews $0.00
75 Evan Thornton $0.00
75 Blake Morris $0.00
75 Nicolas Cavero $0.00
75 Adam Ruben $0.00
75 Matt Harris $0.00
75 Myles Creighton $0.00
75 Michael Schachner $0.00
75 Jimmy Lytle $0.00
75 Brad Gehl $0.00
75 Peyton White $0.00
76 Chris Wiatr $0.00
76 Anthony Alex $0.00
77 Aaron Wilson $0.00
78 Evan Grenus $0.00
78 Diego Larrazabal $0.00
79 Jacob Eggers $0.00
81 Davey Jude $0.00
81 Gavin Hall $0.00
90 Charles Castellano (a) $0.00
98 Matt Lashinger $0.00

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