Mini tour win for Stephen Grant
 Stephen Grant en route to his revise win on the Minor League Golf Tour in 2013

Stephen Grant en route to his revise win on the Minor League Golf Tour in 2013

Former footballer Stephen Grant continued his quest to make it as a professional golfer when he won on the Minor League Golf Tour in Florida on Thursday.

The 37-year old ex-Shamrock Rovers and Sunderland player (among other clubs) fired a six under par 65 to win the Stuart February Classic at Martin Downs Osprey Creek by a shot from Canada's Ben Silverman.

The Birr native won $900 to boost his confidence just 24 hours after a bogey at the last cost him the previous day's Jupiter Winter Shootout at Abacoa Golf Club.

Grant played nine events on the Challenge Tour last year, making three cuts. He missed out at the second stage of the second stage of the European Tour Q-School and the first stage of the Web.com Tour Q-School. 

Grant, who has had 13 Top-5 and 18 Top 10s finishes in 25 starts on the Florida mini tour since his previous win in 2013, will combine the Alps Tour win some Challenge Tour starts this year.

Rank

Score

Player

Thru

1  -6Stephen Grant 18
2  -5Ben Silverman 18
3  -3Brian Anderson 18
3  -3Andrew Mason 18
5  -2Eric Dugas 18
5  -2Tyler Merkel 18
5  -2Collin Neeman 18
8  -1Jeb Buchanan 18
8  -1Aaron Klimchuk 18
8  -1Jon McLean 18
11EVENTarik Can 18
11EVENSunny Kim 18
11EVENCorey Richmond 18
11EVENCole Willcox 18
15 +1Brad Adamonis 18
15 +1Jason Martin 18
15 +1Brad Miller 18
15 +1A. J. Morris 18
15 +1Brandon Smith 18
15 +1Bobby Taggart 18
21 +2Frank Dully 18
21 +2Jimmy Hazen 18
21 +2Sang Lee 18
21 +2Paul Scaletta 18
21 +2Eric Steger 18
21 +2Dustin Wallis 18
27 +3Liam Friedman 18
27 +3Josh Hart 18
27 +3David Yokitis 18
30 +4Frank Bensel 18
30 +4Sean Kalin 18
30 +4Jimmy Lytle 18
30 +4Brian McArdle 18
30 +4Justin Peters 18
30 +4Sandro Piaget 18
36 +5Chris Deaner 18
36 +5Mitchell Gregson 18
36 +5Brian Hughes 18
36 +5Alvin Okada 18
40 +6Pat Steffes 18
40 +6Jeremy Walsh 18
42 +7James Braunsberg 18
42 +7Jeff Bronkema 18
42 +7Brian Creghan 18
42 +7Nelson Hargrove 18
42 +7Matt Jankowski (a) 18
47 +9Daiyu Kitayama 18
48 +10Jonathan Renza 18
49 +12Daniel Caban (a) 18
50 +13Brandon Kearney 18
51 +17Paul Nevitt (a) 18
52SNRJeff Hatten 18
52SNRZack Shriver 18
  SNRSNR - Score Not Reported