BestBall CBD March Mini Tour Recap

by Monday Q Info

Thu Apr 16 2020


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59’s everywhere

There were two 59’s in less than a week on developmental tours across the country.  First was Jared du Toit.   He fired a 59 at the Western Skies GC during an Outlaw event. He made 9 birdies and an eagle on the 6650 yard, par 70 layout. The round included a back nine 29. On a side note du Toit shot 64-68-59…and lost in a 3-way playoff to Wil Bateman.

The next 59 was by Minor League Tour legend Sunny Kim. It helped him overcome a nine-stroke deficit to win the two-day event. It was the first 59 in the history of MLGT. Kim eagled two of the last four holes, including making a 15-foot putt on the 18th for the 59. It was his 67th career win on the MLGT.

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Staying Sharp

Calum Hill is ranked 135th in OWGR, last year he won twice on the Challenge Tour and played well in limited starts on the European Tour. He stays in Arizona during offseason and is familiar with the Southwest since he attended school in New Mexico.  Since he was staying in the area, he played a few events to stay sharp and won Verrado Championship by one over Chris Korte.  

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Detmer Gets His First Win/ Barnes Continues to Roll

Lee Detmer who had a solid college career at Wake Forest was able to get his first win on the West Florida Tour.  He made 9 birdies and no bogeys on the par 72 Laura Oak course to win the $2,000 first place check.  Erik Barnes finished T2 to continue his streak of great play on the West Florida Tour. Since January he has finished no worse than T3 in seven events.  This includes three wins, two runner-ups, and two third place finishes.  He has not shot a score over 70, a pretty amazing run.

 

Sparty on!
 
Sarah Burnham who had an outstanding career at Michigan State won in back to back starts on the Cactus Tour.  In her only other start on the Cactus Tour this year she finished T4.  Burnham had a decorated career at MSU, where she was Big Ten player of the year in back to back years.  Her stroke avg her senior yr was 1.21 under par for the season.  In 2019 on the LPGA she made 7 of 15 cuts.

 

Couch continues to roll

Former PGA TOUR winner Chris Couch continues to dominate the Moonlight Tour in Florida.  The Moonlight Tour is a small tour that plays mostly 1-day events.  Couch won multiple times this month including three in a row the first week of April.   The wins give him more than 50 career wins on that Tour.  The leader in career wins on the Moonlight Tour is Patrick Sheehan who has….293!


Gambling on Mini Tour Golf
 While the PGA TOUR, LPGA and all major professional tours have put their seasons on hold, mini tours such as the Outlaw Tour and the Cactus Tour play on. Both tours are based in Arizona and are available to bet on popular sports books such as Bovada. The Outlaw Tour is even now available to play on daily fantasy sports website Draftkings.