Jorge Fernandez Valdes fires 205 (65-67-73) to win the PGA Champ 3-Day
Travis Trace 2nd at 206 followed by Kim and Maguire tied for 3rd at 208
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jorge Fernandez Valdes of Cordoba, Argentina, has made two starts on the Minor League Golf Tour, both on the Champion course at PGA National, site of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.

Some difference...On May 15, 2017, he no-carded, ripping up his scorecard before he finished.

Wednesday, Valdes was the winner, leading all the way and earning $5,185. That’s $5,000 from the $27,105 purse and an additional $185 from the skins game. He led by five shots after opening with 65-67, then cruised home in 73 for 205, one stroke up on the 63-player field. Valdes made an eagle Monday, three birdies each round and a pair of double bogeys the final day.

Travis Trace of Jacksonville, FL, making his first MLGT appearance, finished second on 70-67-69—206, collecting $2,885. Overall, he had 10 birdies, four bogeys and a double.

30 players made the 36 hole cut that fell at 6-over par 146.

The Bear Trap

A big thank you to PGA National for hosting this event and providing the players a great test of golf.

Next on the schedule is Monday Qualifier Contest #4. All professionals that play all three 1-day events at PGA Palmer (8/3), Abacoa GC (8/4) and Indian Spring West (8/6) will be automatically entered into the contest and the professional with the lowest cumulative score will win a $1k bonus to compete in a Monday Qualifier on the PGA Tour or Korn Ferry Tour.


Jorge Fernandez Valdes remains bogey free at the Champ, leads by 5 entering final round
Rafael Guerrero made a hole in one on the 205 yard 7th hole!

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Jorge Fernandez Valdes from Cordoba, Argentina isn't showing any signs of slowing down as he still has yet to record a bogey on the difficult Champ course at PGA National. He added a 2nd round 67 to his opening round 65 for 132 and a 5 shot lead entering the final round.

MJ Maguire, Travis Trace and Rafael Guerrero are tied for 2nd at 132. Guerrero's 2nd round 65 was highlighted by an ace on the par-3 7th hole. His 6 iron from 205 found the bottom of the cup for his 2nd career ace.

The top 40% and ties (26 players and ties) made the cut which fell at 146 (+6). 30 players will tee it up on day 3 all battling for the $5k first prize.

Rafael Guerrero

Rafael Guerrero - 7th hole - 205 yards - 6 iron - ACE!

There were 3 skins out on day 2 worth $246.67 each. Click on any of the $ symbols under the skins/total column to view the skins results.


Jorge Fernandez Valdes fires 65 to lead a talented field at PGA National Champ
Bennett Buch 2nd at 66 followed by Evan Grenus in 3rd at 67

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Jorge Fernandez Valdes from Cordoba, Argentina did not make a bogey on the difficult Champion course at PGA National on day one to lead the field of 63 players by one shot. He made a birdie and an eagle on the par-5 3rd hole to go out in 32 and added two birdies on the back nine to come home in 33 for an opening round 65.

Bennett Buch overcame two bogies with six birdies for an opening round 66 and solo 2nd place.

There were 4 skins out on day 1 worth $185 each. Click on any of the $ symbols under the skins/total column to view the skins results.

PGA Champ 3-Day

Come play a 3-day event on a PGA Tour venue. There will be a 36 hole cut to the low 40% and ties. All players that make the cut will earn a check. $4k 1st place @ 40 players. $5k 1st @ 50 players.

Event Details

Start: 7/27/2020
Rounds: 3

Players: 63
Entry: $590
Purse: $27105.01

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures
Day 3 Pictures

205 - Jorge Fernandez Valdes (65-67-73) - $5,000

PGA National - Champ - Par 70
400 Ave of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418



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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
(205)  65 67 73 Jorge Fernandez Valdes 1 $5,000.00$5,185.00
(206)  70 67 69 Travis Trace 2 $2,700.00$2,885.00
(208)  68 70 70 Sunny Kim T3 $2,000.00$2,246.67
(208)  69 68 71 MJ MaguireT3 $2,000.00$2,000.00
(209)  69 71 69 Jon Curran 5 $1,500.00$1,500.00
(210)  70 72 68 Brant Peaper 6 $1,200.00$1,200.00
(211)  69 71 71 Matt Hill T7 $1,040.00$1,040.00
(211)  70 68 73 Nick Latimer T7 $1,040.00$1,040.00
(211)  71 71 69 Piri Borja T7 $1,040.00$1,040.00
(211)  72 65 74 Rafael Guerrero T7 $1,040.00$1,286.67
(212)  66 78 68 Bennett Buch T11 $825.00$825.00
(212)  73 68 71 Jimmy Jones T11 $825.00$825.00
(213)  67 72 74 Evan Grenus T13 $725.00$725.00
(213)  72 69 72 Peter French T13 $725.00$725.00
(214)  70 69 75 Michael Graboyes T15 $560.00$560.00
(214)  70 72 72 Spencer Mellon T15 $560.00$560.00
(214)  72 71 71 Justin Peters T15 $560.00$560.00
(214)  74 68 72 Adam Ball T15 $560.00$560.00
(215)  71 70 74 Gavin Hall T19 $386.67$386.67
(215)  73 73 69 Carson KlawonnT19 $386.67$386.67
(215)  76 70 69 Richard S. JohnsonT19 $386.67$386.67
(217)  72 71 74 Luke Graboyes T22 $270.00$270.00
(217)  73 73 71 Chris Wiatr T22 $270.00$270.00
(218)  74 70 74 Steven Cuzzort T24 $227.50$227.50
(218)  74 72 72 Ryan Snouffer T24 $227.50$227.50
(219)  72 71 76 Blake Morris 26 $220.00$220.00
(221)  70 73 78 Dillon Woods 27 $215.00$215.00
(223)  79 67 77 Bennett Baker 28 $210.00$210.00
(225)  73 72 80 Ben Albin 29 $205.00$205.00
(232)  74 71 87 Pat Dewey 30 $200.00$200.00
(147)  69 78 Austin Parker $0.00$0.00
(147)  72 75 Matt Holuta $0.00$0.00
(147)  73 74 Pierre-Henri Soero $0.00$0.00
(147)  73 74 Jacob Eggers $0.00$0.00
(147)  75 72 Joaquin Lolas $0.00$0.00
(147)  75 72 John Stoltz $0.00$246.67
(148)  72 76 Luke Campbell $0.00$0.00
(148)  74 74 Matthew Paradis $0.00$0.00
(148)  76 72 Joe Stepnes $0.00$0.00
(148)  77 71 Jalen Ledger $0.00$0.00
(149)  73 76 Brian Hughes $0.00$0.00
(149)  73 76 Colin Rajczak $0.00$0.00
(149)  76 73 Luke Wilson $0.00$0.00
(150)  73 77 Nick Branchina $0.00$0.00
(150)  74 76 Andy Buege $0.00$185.00
(150)  77 73 Corey Birch $0.00$0.00
(150)  78 72 Michael Werenski $0.00$0.00
(150)  80 70 Evan Thornton $0.00$0.00
(151)  77 74 Matt Hutchins $0.00$0.00
(151)  78 73 Zach Sudinsky $0.00$0.00
(153)  76 77 Jude Kim (a) $0.00$0.00
(154)  76 78 Mike Larkin $0.00$0.00
(154)  79 75 Chris Navarro $0.00$0.00
(156)  77 79 Matt Lashinger (a) $0.00$0.00
(157)  79 78 Anthony Chiarenza $0.00$185.00
(158)  80 78 Michael Maxwell (a) $0.00$0.00
(158)  82 76 Brad Riley (a) $0.00$0.00
(160)  80 80 Kris Wilcoxon $0.00$0.00
(161)  77 84 Callum Brown $0.00$0.00
(161)  80 81 Marc Mazza $0.00$0.00
(161)  81 80 Diego Larrazabal $0.00$0.00
NC NCAlexandre De Gunzburg $0.00$0.00
WDI WDIRohan Ramnath $0.00$0.00
       

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