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Marc Turnesa

  • Birthplace: Rockville Centre, NY
  • Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL; plays out of Jonathans Landing GC (Jupiter, FL)
  • Birth Date: March 19, 1978
  • height: 6-0
  • Turned Pro: 2001

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PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2008,Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$187,246 (186)

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 2, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

2008 Season Highlights

Won in his rookie season on the PGA TOUR and ranked No. 81 on the official money list, with 13 made cuts in 29 starts...Recorded his first PGA TOUR hole-in-one when he aced the 180-yard seventh hole using a 5-iron at Bay Hill Club and Lodge during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational...Held the outright lead after each of the first three rounds of the Viking Classic. Ended up in a playoff on Sunday with Brian Gay and Will MacKenzie after making double bogey on his 71st hole of regulation. Lost to MacKenzie on the second playoff hole. His runner-up finish was a then-career best, topping his T22 finish at the 2008 Northern Trust Open. He collected a career-best $316,800 for his efforts, moving to No. 130 on the official money list...Completed a wire-to-wire victory for his first PGA TOUR title, closing with a 4-under 68 to hold off Matt Kuchar by a stroke in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The fourth rookie to win on the PGA TOUR in 2008, he opened with rounds of 62, 64 and 69 at TPC Summerlin en route to a tournament-record 25-under 263 total. He earned a career-best $738,000 to jump from 138th to 75th on the money list. Birdied Nos. 9, 11, 12, 14 and 17 to reach 26-under before a bogey on the par-4 18th. He broke the event mark of 264 set by George McNeill in 2007.

Career Highlights

2007: Enjoyed a successful rookie season on the Nationwide Tour, making the cut in 16 of 30 starts with nine top-25 finishes. Finished the year No. 16 on the money list and was never below No. 63...First top-10 finish of his career came at the season-opening Movistar Panama Championship, where he finished T5, three shots behind Miguel Carballo...Posted a then-career-best T3 finish at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, finishing two strokes behind tournament winner Nick Flanagan. Had two top-10 finishes the rest of the season. The first was a T5 at the Rex Hospital Open. Then at the last full-field event of the year, shot 15-under 269 to win his first Tour title at the Miccosukee Championship by one stroke over Jon Mills and David Mathis. The win, worth $103,500, moved him from No. 43 to No. 13 on the money list to earn a berth the 2008 PGA TOUR. 2006: During the PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament, aced the 246-yard sixth hole during the fifth round on the Stadium Course. Earned his Nationwide Tour status after rebounding from an opening round, 11-over 83 to finish T46 at Q-School. Made his way to the final stage after sharing individual medalist honors with Steve Wheatcroft and Maarten Lafeber...Finished fifth on the Gateway Tour money list...Winner of the Abacoa Classic on the Minor League Golf Tour. 2002: Made three starts on the Nationwide Tour, with his only cut coming in his first start at the Hershey Open (T20).

Personal

Part of a famous golf family. His great-uncle, Jim, won the 1952 PGA Championship, and his grandfather, Mike, was a six-time winner on the PGA TOUR who finished second to Ben Hogan in the 1948 PGA Championship. Mike was one of seven brothers, six of whom played on PGA TOUR. One of those, Joe, was a 15-time PGA TOUR winner. The only brother who didn't turn professional was Willie, the 1938 and 1948 U.S. Amateur champion and 1947 British Amateur winner.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

0-1

Other Information

Will be a rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2008. Has never teed it up in a TOUR event. Enjoyed a successful rookie season on the Nationwide Tour in 2007. Made the cut in 16 of 30 starts with nine top-25 finishes. Finished the year No. 16 on the money list and was never below No. 63. First top-10 finish of his career came at the season-opening Movistar Panama Championship, where he finished T5, three shots behind Miguel Carballo. Posted a then-career-best T3 finish at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, finishing two strokes behind tournament winner Nick Flanagan. Only had two top-10 finishes the rest of the season, including a T5 at the Rex Hospital Open. Saved his best for last, finishing the last full-field event of the year with a 15-under 269 total to win his first Tour title at the Miccosukee Championship by one stroke over Jon Mills and David Mathis. The win, worth $103,500, moved him from No. 43 to No. 13 on the money list to earn a berth the 2008 PGA TOUR. Made three prior starts on the Nationwide Tour, all in 2002, with his only cut coming in his first start at the Hershey Open (T20). During the 2006 PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament, aced the 246-yard sixth hole during the fifth round on the Stadium Course. Earned his Nationwide Tour status after rebounding from an opening round, 11-over 83 to finish T46 at Q-School. Made his way to the final stage after sharing individual medalist honors with Steve Wheatcroft and Maarten Lafeber. Finished fifth on the 2006 Gateway Tour money list. Winner of the 2006 Abacoa Classic on the Minor League Golf Tour. His great-uncle Jim won the 1952 PGA Championship. His grandfather Mike was a six-time winner on the PGA TOUR and finished runner-up to Ben Hogan at the 1948 PGA Championship. Mike was one of seven brothers, six of whom played on TOUR. One of those, Joe, was a 15-time TOUR winner. The only brother who didn't turn professional was Willie, who won the 1938 and 1948 U.S. Amateurs and the 1947 British Amateur. Transferred to North Carolina State after originally enrolling at the University of South Florida.

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