MLGT: Hall Starts Fast, Finishes Tall

Gavin Hall of Pittsford, N.Y., made some early successes hold up Wednesday, Sept. 2 with a closing round of four under par 68 and got his 13th victory on the Minor League Golf Tour.

Hall eagled the par-5 first hole on the Fazio course at PGA National on Monday en route to a 69, birdied the first five holes Tuesday and finished with 63-132 for the 36-hole lead, then added five more birdies the final round, all in Palm Beach Gardens.

In 54 holes, after the opening eagle he made 18 birdies and four bogeys for 16-under-par 200, three up on Brant Peaper of nearby Tequesta. Peaper also opened with an eagle, adding 14 birdies, a bogey and a double bogey for scores of 67-69-67—203.

It was Hall’s second victory in less than two weeks following a win Aug. 20 at Fountains Country Club-West. He collected $2,750 from the $12,095 purse, raising his career earnings to $39,663.39 since he joined the MLGT three years ago.

The original 29-player starting lineup Monday was cut to 40 percent and ties after 36 holes Tuesday with 13 playing Wednesday. Those who missed the cut or who chose not to play earlier on the week were offered a separate 18-hole event Wednesday. The winner at 6-under-par 66 was Belleair's Ryan Orr, who carded seven birdies and a bogey.

Gavin Hall, Pittsford, NY, $2,750                          69-63-68—200
Brant Peaper. Tequesta,, $2,000                    67-69-67—203
Kevin Phelen, St. Augustine, $1,580             69-65-70—204
Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA, $1,100                          71-68-66—205
Ethan Cairns, Davie, $1,000                           70-66-70—206
Luke Graboyes, Watchung, NJ, $853.34             69-65-73—207
Eric Dietrich, Cheshire, CT, $746.68                    69-67-72—208
Evan Thornton, Wyomissing, PA, $666.68          69-69-70—208
Matt Hill, Palm Beach Gardens, $560           66-71-71—208
Marc Mazza, Palm Beach Gardens, $583.34   70-71-68—209
Michael Graboyes, Watchung, NJ, $370             72-68-69—209
Sunny Kim, Queens, NY, $300                             74-68-68—210
Jesus Rivas Garcia, Bogota, Colombia, $225    70-72-78—220

One-Day, Sept. 2
Ryan Orr, Belleair, $700                                              32-34—66
Mike Kartrude, Royal Palm Beach, $563.34            34-34—68
a-Abhay Gupta, Palm Beach Gardens, $413.34     36-32—68
Nick Latimer, Cleveland, $413.34                             33-35—68
Florian Kolberg, Germany, $240                                       36-34—70
Zack Shriver, Marysville, WA, $240                                  36-34—70
Ryan Celano, Naples, $262.87                                   40-31—71
A-Anthony Muttillo, Boca Raton, $160                      36-35—71
Matthew Perry, Charlotte, NC, $124.29                           37-36—73
Pierre-Henri Soero, Noumea, New Caledonia, $124.29   35-38—73
Tate Smith, Port Charlotte, $85.96                            39-36—75
Jalen Ledger, Palm Beach Gardens, $51.67           40-35—75
Justin Peters, Stuart, FL, $51.67                                       36-39—75
a-Kevin Lynn, Fort Lauderdale, $34.29                           35-41—76

                                    Training Division, Sept. 2
a-Matthew Glenn, Boca Raton, FL, $80                          38-39—77
a-Billy Rosemeyer, Pittsburgh, PA, $20                          37-41—78


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