Sunny Kim wins the 2019 Kickoff at Fountains CC in a playoff over Mike Miller
Both men tied in regulation at 4-under par 67 on the west course
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Sunny Kim of Queens, NY, lost two strokes on the final hole of regulation Wednesday, then sank a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to open the 16th season of the Minor League Golf Tour with a victory. Kim outlasted Mike Miller of Brewster, NY, in a duel of Metropolitan New Yorkers after they tied at four under par 67 on the West course at Fountains Country Club.

Kim made three birdies on each nine but the last of his two bogeys on the day was at the par-4 18th hole. Miller finished with birdies at 17 and 18, seven altogether, and three bogeys. Then in the playoff, both missed the green at the par-4 first hole, Kim chipping to 10 feet, Miller to 5; Kim made his par and Miller missed his shorter attempt.

Kim earned $775 from the $3,976 purse, the only time all day he was beaten by Miller, who collected $1,027. The runner-up among 31 starters, Miller received $550 from the main purse, the entire skins pot of $300, and $177 from an optional bonus pool. Kim entered the season as the MLGT’s all-time money winner with $240,743 since joining the Stuart-based mini-tour in October, 2006.

Miller earned good status on the 2019 Tour at Q-School last month and is heading to the Bahamas next week for the first event of the year. Good luck this year on the Tour Mike!

Fountains-West will host a pre-qualifier Feb. 14 for the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic at the end of February. The MLGT has three one-day tournaments next week: Monday, Parkland CC; Wednesday, Abacoa GC, Jupiter; and Thursday, Jupiter CC.

2019 Kickoff at Fountains CC

50% of the field earns a check. WEST COURSE. Come play a tournament on the course that is hosting pre-qualifying for the Honda Classic on Thursday 2/14.

Event Details

Start: 1/2/2019
Rounds: 1

Players: 31
Entry: $190
Purse: $3976

Event Photos

67 - Sunny Kim - $775 *Won on 1st playoff hole

Fountains Country Club - West Course
4615 Fountains Drive
Lake Worth, FL  33467

(561) 642-2700

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
67 Sunny Kim 1 $775.00$775.00
67 Mike Miller 2 $550.00$1,027.00
68 Marc Mazza T3 $400.00$400.00
68 Zach ZabackT3 $400.00$523.00
68 Jeremy Grab T3 $400.00$400.00
70 Evan Grenus T6 $275.00$275.00
70 Sean Busch T6 $275.00$275.00
71 Michael Schachner T8 $167.00$167.00
71 Rasmey Kong T8 $167.00$167.00
71 Davey Jude T8 $167.00$167.00
72 Janelle Johnson 11 $100.00$100.00
73 Alexander Phibbs 12 $70.00$70.00
74 Bob DyerT13 $46.00$46.00
74 Tyler Cline T13 $46.00$46.00
74 Patrick Langdon T13 $46.00$46.00
74 Ben VanScoyk T13 $46.00$46.00
74 Jake McGloneT13 $46.00$46.00
78 Spencer Mellon$0.00$0.00
75 Cole Adams $0.00$0.00
75 Robby Golobo $0.00$0.00
75 Michael Hulle (a) $0.00$0.00
76 Jeremy Sisson $0.00$0.00
77 Anthony Alex $0.00$0.00
79 Jake Kramer $0.00$0.00
79 Aaron Wilson $0.00$0.00
79 Ben Brady $0.00$0.00
81 T.J. Patel $0.00$0.00
89 Matthew Piescher $0.00$0.00
DNFTrevor Sahn $0.00$0.00
NCRandolph Schafer $0.00$0.00
NCMatias Mcrostie $0.00$0.00

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