Mike Ballo fires a pair of 67's to win by 3 over Sunny Kim
Matt Springer wins 1st (of 10) 2012 $1,000 Nationwide Monday Contests
Thursday, April 12, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Mike Ballo of Stamford, Conn., fired his second straight five under par 67 Thursday at Ironhorse Golf Club to earn his first victory on the Golfslinger.com Tour.

At 134, Ballo won by three strokes over Sunny Kim of Palm Beach Gardens, who shot 69-68—137. Bobby Collins, also of Palm Beach Gardens, led after the first round, posting 66-72—138 to tie for third among 39 starters.

Making just his third Golfslinger start, all this month, Ballo, 33, eagled the par-5 14th hole Wednesday to go with four birdies and a bogey at the par-3 11th hole. He had five birdies Thursday. Ballo earned $2,000 from the $12,100 purse.

In a separate but simultaneously competition, Matt Springer of Gary, Ind., received a $1,000 bonus toward entry into a Monday qualifier for either a PGA Tour or Nationwide Tour event. He was the leading money winner for six rounds in five tournaments the past two weeks, including the 36-hole event here. He won April 3 at Abacoa GC and also had a second, tie for third, tie for fourth and a seventh place finish Thursday, earning of $3,162.50 plus the bonus.

A second $1,000 bonus will be awarded for performance over the next fortnight, April 16-26, five 18 holers and a 36-hole event April 23-24, six rounds to emulate the national qualifying tour finals.

There was $180 in the Day 2 Skins Pot with three skins out worth $60 each.

9- Joachim Altonen
11- Josh DeWees
14- Tyler Kitson (Eagle)

There was $200 in the Day 1 Skins Pot with four skins out worth $50 each.

1- Bobby Collins
8- Will Coleman
11- Marc Mazza
17- Josh DeWees

Event Details

Start: 4/11/2012
Rounds: 2

Players: 39
Entry: $450
Purse: $12100

Event Photos

134 - Mike Ballo (67-67) - $2,000* first win on GolfSlinger.comTour

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
134 (67-67)Mike Ballo1$2,000.00
137 (69-68)Sunny Kim2$1,500.00
138 (66-72)Bobby CollinsT3$1,037.50
138 (67-71)Devin KayT3$1,037.50
138 (67-71)Scott MarinoT3$1,037.50
138 (68-70)Brandon Smith (a)T3$1,037.50
140 (69-71)Matt Springer7$750.00
141 (69-72)Chad Bricker8$650.00
143 (72-71)Tyler KitsonT9$475.00
143 (73-70)Marc MazzaT9$475.00
144 (70-74)Ben SilvermanT11$260.00
144 (70-74)Joshua SealeT11$260.00
144 (73-71)Liam FriedmanT11$260.00
144 (74-70)Jeff IvallT11$260.00
144 (76-68)Will ColemanT11$260.00
145 (71-74)Chris DamianoT16$167.50
145 (75-70)Vladimir Osipov (a)T16$167.50
146 (71-75)Scott HawleyT18$157.50
146 (71-75)Chris ScialoT18$157.50
147 (75-72)David M. Smith20$150.00
148 (73-75)Brandon Parker21$0.00
148 (75-76)Gabe Costa 22$0.00
152 (76-76)Alex Shahim23$0.00
153 (74-79)Joachim Altonen24$0.00
155 (78-77)Marc Hames (a)T25$0.00
155 (83-72)Evgeny Volkov (a)T25$0.00
155 (84-71)Josh DeWees (a)T25$0.00
156 (76-80)Damian Hale28$0.00
158 (80-78)Vasily Belov (a)29$0.00
158 (84-77)Eric Hoffman30$0.00
162 (83-79)Ksenia Eremina (a)31$0.00
163 (78-85)Nikita Ponomarev (a)T32$0.00
163 (81-82)Mike McMahonT32$0.00
163 (81-83)William Pugliese34$0.00
165 (79-86)Chris WrightT35$0.00
165 (82-83)Jon DavisT35$0.00
177 (90-87)Iskandar Tursunov (a)37$0.00
79-WDMichael Mercier (a)T38$0.00
DQJimmy LytleT38$0.00

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