59? Almost--Mike Caporale fires 61 to win first MLGT Tournament
AJ Gerlock (62), Matt Springer (63), and 3 others shoot 64
Monday, November 15, 2010

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Mike Caporale of Fort Myers fired an 11 under par 61 Monday at Atlantis Country Club to earn his first victory on the Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour, earning $775 from the $4,127 purse.

But he missed by two strokes on a $1,000 bonus in a “59 Challenge.”

The par 72 course was set up at just about 6,000 yards, about 1,000 shorter than the average MLGT event, in hopes someone would shoot 59. There were several driveable par-4s and short par-5s.

Caporale birdied 11 holes but still won by just a shot over A.J. Gerlach of Jupiter, who made 10 birdies for 62 to finish second among 33 starters. Caporale birdied Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 18; Gerlach Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 18.

The event was such a hit among the participants, Atlantis Country Club and the Fuzion Minor League Golf Tour are going to give the players another shot at 59.  On Monday, December 13th we will have The '59' Challenge II.  So if you did not get to play, OR want another shot at it, here is your chance.

There was $180 in the skins pot with 3 skins out worth $60 each.

#5 - John Van Wart
#8 - Eric Murphey
#15 - Andrew Giuliani

The '59' Challenge. $1,000 Bonus

In addition to our usual payout $1,000 added in bonus will be added to be split among players who shoot 59 or better

Event Details

Start: 11/15/2010
Rounds: 1

Players: 33
Entry: $180
Purse: $4127.03

Event Photos

61 - Mike Caporale - $775* first win on the FuZion MLGT Tour

Atlantis Country Club
190 Atlantis Boulevard
Atlantis, FL  33462

(561) 968-1300

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
61Mike Caporale1$775.00
62AJ Gerlach2$575.00
63Matt Springer3$475.00
64James DonahoeT4$311.67
64Chris ScialoT4$311.67
64Vaughn SnyderT4$311.67
65Eddie PeckelsT7$190.00
65Jeffrey Long (a)T7$190.00
65John Van WartT7$190.00
65Kris LimT7$190.00
66Nick KenneyT11$113.34
66John StoltzT11$113.34
66Stephen GrantT11$113.34
67Andrew StephensT14$53.40
67Tim HossT14$53.40
67Jesse Weinstein (a)T14$53.40
67Brian FriederichsT14$53.40
67Chelsea CurtisT14$53.40

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