PALM CITY, Fla. – Tim Turpen of West Palm Beach did not make a bogey the last two days to win a Quest Division tournament conducted by the Minor League Golf Tour. At 206, Turpen won by five strokes Wednesday at Hammock Creek Golf Club.
Turpen opened Monday with 70 on five birdies and three bogeys, then added a pair of 68s. He carded two birdies and an eagle at the par-5 fifteenth hole Tuesday, four birdies the final round. It was Turpen’s 11th MLGT victory, his first in the Quest Division. He earned $4,000 from the $11,875 purse. Tim Hoss who finished solo second, was tied after round 1 with Turpen. Hoss earned $2,000.
There were 19 starters, including Steve LeBrun of West Palm Beach, the leading money winner in three Quest events in February with $5,775. LeBrun started the tournament in a tie with Justin Peters, who fired a final round 67 to force LeBrun to beat him to win the contest. As a result, LeBrun's his entry fee into the PGA Tour qualifying tournaments in the fall will be paid by the MLGT.
$120 in the Day 3 Skins Pot, five skins out worth $24 each. Justin Peters Eagle the par-5 second hole, Frank Dully birdied the third, Jimmy Gasciogne made birdie on seven, John Van Wart birdied thirteen and Tim Turpen made birdie on the par-5 fifteenth hole. Justin Peters (67) won the final round shootout worth $160.
|206 (70-68-68)||Tim Turpen||1||$4,000.00||Palm Beach Gardens|
|211 (70-71-70)||Tim Hoss||2||$2,000.00||Champaign, IL|
|212 (73-68-71)||Sal Spallone||3||$1,500.00||Vero Beach|
|213 (71-70-72)||Steve LeBrun||T4||$1,225.00||West Palm Beach, FL|
|213 (73-68-72)||Tino Weiss||T4||$1,225.00||Switzerland|
|215 (73-70-72)||Frank Dully||6||$1,025.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|216 (76-73-67)||Justin Peters||T7||$450.00||Stuart, FL|
|216 (77-67-72)||Nick Latimer||T7||$450.00||Cleveland, OH|