Riley Goss of Toronto, making his fifth start on the Minor League Golf Tour, birdied six of his first eight holes Thursday, Feb. 18 and held on for his first victory. At 7-under-par 65, Goss won by two shots at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club.
Goss outlasted Roland Massimino of Lumberville, Pa., grandson of legendary college basketball coach Rollie Massimino. The younger Pennsylvanian did not make bogey en route to a 67. Goss finished with eight birdies and a bogey, Massimino an eagle and three birdies.
The winner received $900 from the $4,610 purse and another $92 in the skins game. Massimino totaled $832, including $600 from the main purse.
Three 18-hole tournaments are scheduled next week: Tuesday, Feb. 23, Melreese CC, Miami; Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Links at Madison Green, Royal Palm Beach; and Thursday, Feb. 25, Eagle Trace GC, Coral Springs.
Riley Goss, Toronto, Ontario, $992 30-35—65
Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA, $832 34-33—67
James Nicholas, Scarsdale, NY, $620.50 34-34—68
Jake Scott, Strongsville, OH, $620.50 33-35—68
a-Christian Cavaliere, Katonah, NY, $450 36-32—68
Josh Hart, Jupiter, $455.50 34-35—69
Chase Koepka, West Palm Beach, $363.50 36-33—69
Donnie Trosper, Canton, MI, $275 33-36—69
Thomas Lamonte, Haworth, NJ, $275 34-35—69
Jimmy Hervol, Hopkinton, MA, $219.50 36-35—71
Richard Trotter, Fort Lauderdale, $219.50 36-35—71
Chris Nido, Miami, $127.50 34-37—71
Austin Crowder, Greenwood, IN, $127.50 35-36—71
Jason Thresher, West Suffield, CT, $75 37-35—72
Jay Card, Shelter Island, NY, $75 35-37—72
a-Nicholas Gibson, Duluth, GA, $80 40-37—77
a-William O’Neill, Morristown, NJ, $20 42-38—80