It wasn’t the ideal way to end a tournament for Kingston’s Matt McQuillan today. The 28 year-old pro sat just one stroke off the lead at the eGolf Tour Palmetto Hall Championship in South Carolina but stumbled on the closing holes. He was 4 over par on that stretch including a final hole triple bogey. He ended the tournament at two under par while winner Russell Knox of Scotland posted 280 (-8).
McQuillan was vying for the top prize of (US) $35,000 after sharing the 54-hole lead but ultimately ended in a tie for tenth place. The triple bogey on the last hole appears to have cost him approximately $10,000 in extra prize money. A final hole par would have given him a share of 2nd place. The final earnings were not available at press time but his cheque for t10 should be in the (USD) $4,000 range.
McQuillan will move on to the next eGolf Tour event this week in nearby Savannah, Georgia. That tournament will commence February 24th.
The eGolf Tour is now one of the largest mini-tour’s in the world with average purses north of $200,000. McQuillan will play a mix of events on the tour before embarking on a run on the Canadian Tour. He is coming off a 12th place finish on the MOney List of the Hooters Tour Winter Series.