David M. Smith tames Ironhorse with final round 64
James Porter finishes 1 shot back with a pair of 71's
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – David Smith of Ruston, La., edged James Porter of Florence, Ala., by a stroke with a final round of eight under par 64 Wednesday at Ironhorse Country Club to win the first of four 2012 Golfslinger.com Tour Majors.

Smith came back from a windy opening round of 77 for 141 compared to back-to-back 71s for 142 by Porter, who hit his second shot into the water at the par-5 18th hole Wednesday while attempting to win the event by closing with a birdie. Smith had birdied 18 in the opening round Tuesday and did not even consider laying up.

In regulation, Smith had two birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey at 18 on Tuesday, an eagle and six birdies Wednesday. Porter made five birdies, two bogeys and double bogey Tuesday, four birdies and three bogeys Wednesday.

It was Smith’s fourth Golfslinger victory. He earned $10,000 from the $37,080 purse. Porter, second among 76 starters in what the Golfslinger Tour called its March Major, collected $4,035. It was the Golfslinger’s 23rd tournament of the year.

Matt Hill of Palm Beach Gardens picked up $2,200.00 for his third place 143 (73-70) and Scott Marino of Fairfax, VA / Tequesta tied for fourth place with Tim Turpen of West Palm Beach at even par 144. Turpen shot the second best round of the day and of the tournament with a four-under par 68 on Wednesday.

David M. Smith Turpen, Smith and Krister Eriksson of Norrkeping, Sweden all broke 70 in the final round with awesome ball striking in very windy conditions. Turpen hit 14 greens in regulation plus a fringe, Smith hit 15 greens, and Eriksson hit 16 greens, making birdies on six consecutive holes 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and then 1. Eriksson started the final round on the back nine.

There were four members of the Russian national golf team in the field. Two women, Anastasia Kostina and Galina Rotmistrova, finished in the money. Two men, Andrey Pavlov and Evgeny Volkov, did not. They will be playing in at least two more events in the upcoming weeks.

There was $320 in the Day 2 skins pot with 3 skins out worth $106.67 each.

3- Angel Monguzzi
12- Mike Fekete
14- Mike Larkin (Eagle)

There was $340 in the Day 1 skins pot with 4 skins out worth $85 each.

3- Devin Kay
12- Jordan Holley
13- Sam Kang
14- Jake Katz (Eagle)

2012 Major I

$10,000 1st. The top 72 on the 2012 Major 1 Ranking are guaranteed a spot if they register by the March 1, 2012 deadline. Registered waitlist players ranked 73+ will be added March 4 by ranking. Check the front page of the website for all the details!

Event Details

Start: 3/6/2012
Rounds: 2

Players: 76
Entry: $480
Purse: $37080.01

Event Photos
Canon Pictures
Nikkon Pics

141 - David Smith (77-64) - $10,000

8055 Ironhorse Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL  33412

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
141 (77-64)David M. Smith1$10,000.00
142 (71-71)James Porter2$4,035.00
143 (73-70)Matt Hill3$2,200.00
144 (70-74)Scott MarinoT4$1,600.00
144 (76-68)Tim TurpenT4$1,600.00
145 (71-74)Ben HartmanT6$1,175.00
145 (75-70)Devin KayT6$1,175.00
146 (72-74)Christopher CarlinT8$1,090.00
146 (74-72)Kevin FoleyT8$1,090.00
147 (71-76)Jonathan OrchinT10$1,040.00
147 (74-73)Nyasha MauchazaT10$1,040.00
147 (74-73)Brett StegmaierT10$1,040.00
148 (69-79)Nick KenneyT13$912.50
148 (75-73)Justin PetersT13$912.50
148 (75-73)Billy HemstockT13$912.50
148 (78-70)Sunny KimT13$912.50
149 (71-78)Michael TobiasonT17$530.00
149 (73-76)Kyle WillmannT17$530.00
149 (74-75)Jake KatzT17$530.00
149 (76-73)Pierre-Henri SoeroT17$530.00
149 (80-69)Krister ErikssonT17$530.00
150 (70-80)Christian De GreiffT22$293.75
150 (71-79)Jordan HolleyT22$293.75
150 (72-78)Jon McDonaldT22$293.75
150 (77-73)Craig HicksT22$293.75
151 (75-76)Tim CantwellT26$230.00
151 (76-75)Andy GoldenT26$230.00
151 (77-74)Gustaf KockenT26$230.00
152 (75-77)Hernan ReyT29$201.67
152 (77-75)David SandersT29$201.67
152 (77-75)Brandon DetweilerT29$201.67
153 (77-76)Anastasia KostinaT32$182.50
153 (78-75)Scott HawleyT32$182.50
153 (78-75)Matt SpringerT32$182.50
153 (81-72)Louis-Pierre GodinT32$182.50
154 (72-82)Derrick BohannonT36$82.50
154 (74-80)Nick FlynnT36$82.50
154 (76-78)Matt HungermanT36$82.50
154 (78-76)Galina RotmistrovaT36$82.50
154 (79-75)Will ColemanT36$82.50
154 (80-74)Ben SilvermanT36$82.50
155 (74-81)Nick BovaT42$0.00
155 (78-77)Sam KangT42$0.00
155 (81-74)Dustin WallisT42$0.00
156 (79-77)Jeff Ivall45$0.00
157 (78-79)Andrey PavlovT46$0.00
157 (82-75)Eric BeringerT46$0.00
158 (80-78)Angel MonguzziT48$0.00
158 (80-78)Enrique CamposT48$0.00
158 (80-78)Mike FeketeT48$0.00
158 (81-77)Marty StanovichT48$0.00
158 (81-77)Michael CapolongoT48$0.00
159 (79-80)Jim Fitzpatrick T53$0.00
159 (79-80)Brandon ParkerT53$0.00
159 (84-75)Brian FriederichsT53$0.00
160 (79-81)Kyle MooreT56$0.00
160 (84-76)Mike LarkinT56$0.00
161 (81-80)Mark McGuireT58$0.00
161 (82-79)Aaron ClausenT58$0.00
161 (82-79)Mike FieldT58$0.00
162 (81-81)Fernando FigueroaT61$0.00
162 (82-80)Justin BartlettT61$0.00
163 (74-89)Mauricio Bercun (a)T63$0.00
163 (82-81)Evgeny Volkov (a)T63$0.00
163 (82-81)TJ RobertsT63$0.00
164 (85-79)Nick Martin66$0.00
166 (82-84)Ryan Willis67$0.00
167 (85-82)Scott Miller68$0.00
174 (88-86)Anthony Kuey69$0.00
175 (95-80)Michael Williams (a)70$0.00
77-WDBrandon Smith (a)T71$0.00
79-WDAndrew TurnerT71$0.00
80-WDBrad MarekT71$0.00
84-WDBilly HouleT71$0.00
WDEddie GardinoT71$0.00
WDPeter LawsT71$0.00

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