Brandon Matthews fires 140 (69-71) to win 2020 Major III on the Champ
Chris Wiatr, Domenico Geminiani and Leandro Marelli tied for 2nd one shot behind
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Brandon Matthews of Dupont, PA, was the only player to match par in Major III and it earned him the $10,000 first place check. Matthews shot a wind-blown 69-71—140 on the heralded Champion course at PGA National, site of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic since 2007.

Matthews made four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey at the par-3 17th hole to share the first round lead Monday with Zach Zaback of Farmington, CT. The winner had two birdies and three bogeys Tuesday.

Matthews also received an additional $464 from an optional bonus pool. It was his first MLGT victory. He had made 14 starts since December, 2016.

Brandon Matthews

Zaback closed with 73-142, tied for fifth.

Both days saw steady winds of 20-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Day one saw only one hole play under par with a scoring average of 76.13, Day two didn't have a single hole play under par with a scoring average of 74.45. The famed "Bear Trap" showed it's teeth playing a combine 4.09 shots over par for the two days.

Among the 80 starters in the MLGT’s 82nd tournament of the year, three tied for second at one over 141, each receiving $3,035 from the main purse.

A big thank you to PGA National and it's members for hosting the event.


Zach Zaback and Brandon Matthews share the lead in Major III
Round one saw wind gusts up to 35 mph

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Day one of Major III saw steady winds of 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph creating havoc on the field. At days end Zach Zaback and Brandon Matthews were the only two players under par (-1) and the final three groups did not finish their opening round. They will restart at 7:30am and then turn around and play their final round on the Champion course at PGA National.

The blustery conditions saw only one hole play under par and a scoring average for the field of 76.10 (6 over par).

2020 Major III at PGA Champ

40% of the field earns a check. $5k 1st prize at any number of players. $10K first prize @ 69 players. $1,000 added to the purse by the MLGT. Come play a MLGT Major on a PGA Tour venue!

Event Details

Start: 11/2/2020
Rounds: 2

Players: 80
Entry: $650
Purse: $42145.05

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

140 - Brandon Matthews (69-71) - $10,000

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

(561) 627-2000

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount Total
(140)  69 71 Brandon Matthews 1 $10,000.00$10,464.00
(141)  70 71 Chris Wiatr T2 $3,035.00$3,454.00
(141)  70 71 Domenico GeminianiT2 $3,035.00$3,454.00
(141)  70 71 Leandro Marelli T2 $3,035.00$3,035.00
(142)  69 73 Zach Zaback T5 $1,635.00$1,980.00
(142)  71 71 Jimmy HervolT5 $1,635.00$1,980.00
(142)  74 68 Olin Browne Jr. T5 $1,635.00$2,955.00
(143)  72 71 Piri BorjaT8 $1,180.00$1,630.00
(143)  72 71 Matt Hill T8 $1,180.00$1,435.00
(143)  72 71 Max GreysermanT8 $1,180.00$1,435.00
(143)  74 69 Lee Detmer T8 $1,180.00$1,180.00
(143)  74 69 Puma Dominguez T8 $1,180.00$1,180.00
(143)  74 69 Luke Graboyes T8 $1,180.00$1,180.00
(143)  74 69 Gavin Hall T8 $1,180.00$1,180.00
(144)  70 74 Justin PetersT15 $1,037.50$1,233.50
(144)  73 71 Cristobal Del Solar T15 $1,037.50$1,037.50
(145)  73 72 Carter PageT17 $925.00$925.00
(145)  74 71 Hugo Bernard T17 $925.00$925.00
(146)  75 71 Albin ChoiT19 $725.00$891.00
(146)  75 71 Evan GrenusT19 $725.00$725.00
(147)  70 77 Jordan GumbergT21 $442.15$464.82
(147)  72 75 David Sanders T21 $442.15$464.82
(147)  73 74 Josh Hart T21 $442.15$464.82
(147)  73 74 Peter CreightonT21 $442.15$464.82
(147)  74 73 Phillip Yribarren T21 $442.15$464.82
(147)  75 72 Tyler ColletT21 $442.15$464.82
(147)  75 72 Anthony Brodeur T21 $442.15$442.15
(148)  73 75 Ryan Orr T28 $287.50$287.50
(148)  75 73 Michael ButtacavoliT28 $287.50$287.50
(148)  78 70 Jake Scott T28 $287.50$482.50
(148)  79 69 Ethan Cairns T28 $287.50$287.50
(149)  72 77 Brant Peaper T32 $85.00$85.00
(149)  74 75 Spencer Mellon T32 $85.00$85.00
(149)  76 73 Matt Hutchins T32 $85.00$85.00
(150)  74 76 Austin Bautista $0.00$0.00
(150)  75 75 Sunny Kim $0.00$0.00
(150)  76 74 Blake Morris $0.00$0.00
(150)  76 74 Michael Graboyes $0.00$0.00
(150)  78 72 Jorge Fernandez Valdes $0.00$0.00
(151)  74 77 David Germann $0.00$0.00
(151)  76 75 Brian Carlson $0.00$0.00
(151)  76 75 Matthew Naumec $0.00$0.00
(151)  76 75 Stephen P Grant $0.00$0.00
(151)  78 73 Scot Ploucha $0.00$0.00
(152)  76 76 Patrick Williams $0.00$195.00
(152)  77 75 JD Carrabino $0.00$0.00
(152)  77 75 Jake Daly $0.00$0.00
(152)  77 75 Myles Creighton $0.00$0.00
(152)  77 75 Andrew Wilkinson $0.00$0.00
(152)  78 74 Peter French $0.00$0.00
(153)  74 79 Donnie Trosper $0.00$0.00
(153)  78 75 Zack Shriver $0.00$0.00
(153)  80 73 Clancy Waugh $0.00$0.00
(154)  78 76 Dane Cianelli $0.00$0.00
(154)  78 76 Raoul Menard $0.00$0.00
(154)  79 75 Ben VanScoyk $0.00$0.00
(155)  76 79 Mariano Medico $0.00$0.00
(155)  77 78 Jake Marriott $0.00$0.00
(156)  76 80 Chris Nido $0.00$0.00
(156)  80 76 Brendan Peel $0.00$0.00
(157)  80 77 Roland Massimino $0.00$0.00
(157)  80 77 Zach Sudinsky $0.00$0.00
(157)  83 74 Kris Wilcoxon $0.00$0.00
(158)  79 79 Hunter O'Mahony $0.00$0.00
(158)  83 75 Eric Dietrich $0.00$0.00
(159)  81 78 Cole Adams $0.00$0.00
(160)  80 80 Martin de Leon (a) $0.00$0.00
(160)  84 76 Aram Matias Yenidjeian (a) $0.00$0.00
(164)  83 81 Rasmey Kong $0.00$0.00
(165)  81 84 Matt Lashinger $0.00$0.00
(167)  86 81 Carson Klawonn $0.00$0.00
(168)  85 83 Ezra Joyner $0.00$0.00
(170)  84 86 Anthony Chiarenza $0.00$0.00
78 DNFMarc Mazza $0.00$0.00
79 NCToks Pedro $0.00$0.00
80 NCFelipe Hasson (a) $0.00$0.00
83 DNFChris Navarro $0.00$0.00
DNFNick Branchina $0.00$0.00
DNFMarcos Montenegro $0.00$0.00
       

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