MLGT in Coral Springs: Borja, Gehl share title

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CORAL SPRINGS – Piri Borja and Brad Gehl matched 9-under-par 131s on Tuesday to share the title in a Minor League Golf Tour tournament at the Country Club of Coral Springs.

With play starting on the 10th hole each day, Borja, of Coral Springs, holed out from 50 yards up the fairway at the par-4 ninth hole the final round to catch Gehl.

Overall, Borja had two eagles, nine birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey. It counts as his ninth MLGT victory.

Gehl, of Carmel, Ind, scored 66-65 on an eagle, four birdies each day and one bogey. It was his eighth MLGT victory.

Rather than extending play by conducting playoffs, co-champions have been declared in two of the three tournaments the MLGT has staged in the past two weeks since being idled for more than two months by the coronavirus.

Miami Beach's Michael Buttacavoli was third among 42 starters on 68-64–132. He eagled a pair of par-5s Tuesday to go with three birdies and a bogey each day.

The MLGT's next event, June 4 at The Fox Club in Palm City, has been postponed because of course flooding.

For information and entry, go to minorleaguegolf.com.

Piri Borja, Coral Springs 65-66—131
Brad Gehl, Carmel, IN, 66-65—131
Michael Buttacavoli, Miami Beach, 68-64—132
Jamie Lovemark, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 65-68—133
Blake Morris, Waterbury, CT, 65-68—133
Jon Curran, Jupiter, 68-66—134
Bo Hoag, Columbus, OH, 66-68—134
Matthew Ceravolo, Palm Beach Gardens, 68-66—134
Sunny Kim, Queens, NY, 71-64—135
Zach Zaback, Farmington, CT, 67-68—135
Landon Michelson, Miami, 69-67—136
A-Tyler Strafaci, Davie, 68-68—136
Brad Adamonis, Coral Springs, 67-71—138
Rasmey Kong, North Haven, CT, 67-71—138
Michael Graboyes, Watchung, NJ, 72-67—139
Sean Busch, West Lafayette, IN, 71-68—139
Ethan Cairna, Davie, 71-68—139
Eric Beringer, Philadelphia, 70-69—139

Money listed includes purse, optional bonus pool and skins game.

Second Day Shootout
(Players 70-over Monday)
James Mackenzie, Newton, MA, 34-34—68
Aaron Wilson, Shakopee, MN, 35-33—68

Monday’s Training Division
a-Jackson Weisbrot, Southampton, NY, 40-36—76

Tuesday’s Training Division
a-Michael Mercier, Juno Beach, 37-33—70

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