In just his 2nd event of the year, Nic rode a solid points scoring round to a victory in the 2016 Birthday Major.
Icaro started out with the hot hand, scoring 8 points in the frist 3 holes, but Nic kept pace logging 6 in the same stretch as both made the turn on 16 points. After a slow start, Jon picked up a good chunk of points before the turn to trail by 1 heading in the back half. Jeff struggled on the front 9 - with the lone exception being a par on the 3rd - to sit in last on 12 points.
Nic kept rolling on the back 9. After opening with a great birdie on the 10th, he poured in the points with a string of bogeys. An up and down (max-par-max-par) finish over the last 4 holes was enough to to clinch the victory. Jon got close with a solid back 9 - 2 pars and 7 bogeys - but ultimately fell just short. Jeff turned things around with a 10th hole par and a closing run of 3 pars to bag 18 points and move into 3rd position. Icaro struggled to find points on the back 9, scoring just 12, to finish in last place, punctuated with several balls into the water on the 18th.
It was a good victory for Nic, allowing him to open a huge margin at the top of the table with 10 points from 2 matches. Jon's 2nd place finish increased his average while Icaro's average dropped while remaining in 3rd position. Jeff remained on 1.000 while his dream of winning the Tour Title via the Grand Slam was dashed.