Duncan needed two birdies and two pars to seal the deal in overtime
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
PALM CITY, Fla. – Greg Duncan of Edinburgh, Scotland, earned his first
victory on the Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour in a playoff Wednesday at The Evergreen Club. Duncan outlasted Scott Marino of Tequesta and Brandon Smith of
West Palm Beach after they tied at three under par 69.
Smith was eliminated with par-5 on the first extra hole. Duncan and Marino
halved the second with par-4s and the third with birdie-4s. At the fourth,
Duncan won with par-3 after Marino missed his par from five feet. Duncan, 20,
earned $600 from the $2,320 purse. Smith and Marino, tied for second among 19
starters, got $387.50 apiece.
The younger brother of the PGA Tour’s Steve Marino, Scott finished third last
week at Cypress Wood Golf Club in Spring, Texas, in a pre-qualifier for this
year’s first stage qualifying for the 2012 PGA Tour. Marino has not won on the
MLGT. Smith has nine victories, two as an amateur before he turned pro in
Sal Spallone birdied the second hole to win the whole skins pot of
LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Ben Hartman of West Palm Beach earned his first victory on the Fuzion-Minor League Golf Tour with a five under par 67 Monday at The Falls Country Club. Hartman,
28, a former University of Florida golfer, made five birdies in a span of six holes on the front nine, at Nos. 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. He earned $720 from the $3,276 purse,
raising his total earnings to $24,943. Hartman has played on the MLGT since 2006.
Q-School Contest winner Kyle Willmann tied for second place with Greg Duncan of Edinburgh, Scotland at 3-under par 69.
There was $180 in the skins pot with 3 skins out worth $60 each.
#3,#4 – Ben Hartman
#9 – Andy Golden
My first Minor League Tour event as a pro. I left a lot of putts on the course, also had problems with my iron selection. I should improve over the coming months.