Gabrelcik Goes Wire-to-Wire to Win Public Links
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Nicholas Gabrelcik went wire-to-wire to win the Amateur Public Links Championship on Sunday at Orange County National Golf Club and Lodge. He carded three under-par rounds to post a 10-under 206 for the championship.
The Trinity native was in first place heading into the final round on Sunday, with a one-stroke lead over the field. He posted a 1-under on the front nine, with two birdies and a bogey, with a one-shot lead over Josh Pisarri and Eugene Hong.
Gabrelcik birdied two of the four holes on the back nine, moving to 11-under for the championship. He played the last three holes at 1-over to secure the win with a final-round 2-under 70. This is Gabrelcik's second state title, after he captured the Amateur Match Play Championship last year.
Hong secured a second-place finish with a 9-under 207. The Gainesville native started the day in third place, getting off to a strong start with a bogey-free front nine. Heading to the back in a tie for second place, Hong recorded three birdies and two bogeys to finish the day with a 3-under 69.
Pisarri, who began the day in second place, struggled on the back nine, carding four bogeys. The Naples native finished his round birdie-par-par to take home a third-place finish at 5-under 211.
1 Nicholas Gabrelcik -10 (206)
2 Eugene Hong -9 (207)
3 Josh Pisarri -5 (211)
4 Jon Veneziano -4 (212)
T5 Joseph Trim -3 (213)
T5 Jacob Penny -3 (213)
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The men’s schedule continues today with the Senior Amateur Match Play Championship at The Florida Club in Stuart.