Pierre-Henri Soero Shoots 61 (again) to win 59 Challenge by 1 shot
Greg O'Mahony finished second with 62, Turpen & Bergeron carded 63
Thursday, November 17, 2011

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Pierre-Henri Soero of Palm Beach Gardens posted an 11 under par 61 on Thursday at Atlantis Country Club to win on the Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour for the sixth time. He earned $900 from the $5,000 purse.

In July 2010, Soero shot 61 to win a MLGT event and set the course record on the south course at the Fountains Country Club.

Today, for the 59 Challenge, the course was set up at 5,400 yards, compared to 6,600 from the back tees which the MLGT would normally play. The four par-5s were all reachable in two, the four par-3s all were played from about 110 yards, and many of the par-4s were drivable, according to tournament director Jimmy Jones.

While close to the elusive number, Soero missed out on the 59 Challenge $1,000 bonus which would have gone to any player who shot 59 or lower. Soero had his chances when he birdied seven of the first nine holes to turn in 29, then made an eagle and two birdies on the back for 32. 

Brett Bergeron of LaPlace, La., had the best chance, turning in 28 with six birdies and an eagle at the ninth hole. However, he started the back nine bogey-birdie-bogey, finishing with 35-63, tied for third.

The MLGT’s 122nd tournament of the year had 40 entries. The circuit’s next event will be played Monday at Abacoa GC, Jupiter. The MLGT will take the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving. Play resumes Nov. 28 at Ocean Breeze GC, Boca Raton.

There was $240 in the skins pot with 2 skins out worth $120 each.

#3- Mike Larkin (Eagle)
#9- Brett Bergeron (Eagle)

59 Challenge

59 Challenge will pay a $1,000 bonus to be divided equally amongst players who shoot 59 or better. If 1 player shoots 59 and a second shoots 58, they will each get $500 in addition to their regular winning. 4 par 4's and all par 5's will be reachable.

Event Details

Start: 11/17/2011
Rounds: 1

Players: 40
Entry: $180
Purse: $5000.01

Event Photos

61 - Pierre Henri-Soero - $900

Atlantis Country Club
190 Atlantis Boulevard
Atlantis, FL  33462

(561) 968-1300

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
61Pierre-Henri Soero1$900.00
62Greg O'Mahony2$620.00
63Brett BergeronT3$487.50
63Tim TurpenT3$487.50
64Devin KayT5$311.67
64Ben SilvermanT5$311.67
64Ryan WillisT5$311.67
65James DonahoeT8$182.00
65Nick BovaT8$182.00
65Chris DamianoT8$182.00
65Jimmy HazenT8$182.00
65Ben HartmanT8$182.00
66Brian VarseyT13$93.00
66Brett StegmaierT13$93.00
66Nick FlynnT13$93.00
66David Rose (a)T13$93.00
66Jon ShashaT13$93.00
67Chris WrightT18$48.75
67Brandon ParkerT18$48.75
67Scott MarinoT18$48.75
67Geoff LeeT18$48.75
68Kyle MooreT22$0.00
68Matthew SitaT22$0.00
68Mike LarkinT22$0.00
68John VionT22$0.00
68Zach BarlowT22$0.00
69Matt HungermanT27$0.00
69Danny SahlT27$0.00
69Pierre RelecomT27$0.00
69Dustin WallisT27$0.00
70Pat ElberT31$0.00
70Andy GoldenT31$0.00
70Ian BrownT31$0.00
72Stevenson Clarke (a)34$0.00
73Chris McIntosh35$0.00
74William PuglieseT36$0.00
74Julian Gil T36$0.00
76Joshua Feldschneider (a)38$0.00
79Rio Milord39$0.00
82Michel Fortier40$0.00

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