Local Golfers Try To Qualify For Honda Classic
The PGA Tour wraps up their West Coast Swing this week at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. That means that the Florida Swing is right around the corner, starting with the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens next week.
While the Tour is still out in California, many local golfers are spending this week trying to qualify for their local PGA Tour event. In addition to the traditional Monday Qualifier that the PGA Tour offers every week for its events, the Honda Classic features three Pre-Qualifying events, allowing local golfers who may have not otherwise been able to a shot at getting into a PGA Tour event.
The Pre Qualifiers took place throughout Palm Beach County this week at the Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth and the Links at Madison Green in West Palm Beach.
Benjamin Silverman of Palm Beach Gardens won the qualifier at Fountains Country Club with a round of 64. 10 golfers in total advanced from that qualifier, including West Palm Beach native Chase Koepka, the younger brother of PGA Tour player Brooks Koepka.
Peter Williamson of Jupiter earned Medalist honors at the Madison Green qualifier shooting 68 to win by one shot. Joining him in Monday's Honda Classic Qualifier will also be Jason Parajeckas who finished in a tie for second with a 69.
The Honda Classic Monday Qualifier will be held Monday the 23rd at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach. Typically the top four finishers from Monday Qualifying events get into the PGA Tour event.