The second stage of Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying has been completed at five sites across the U.S., with three amateurs still alive in the quest to get their tour cards for 2020.
Here's a brief look at the Second Stage qualifying results and the amateurs who will attempt to make it through the Final Stage at Orange County National in Winter Garden Fla., Dec. 12-15.
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McKinney, Tex. (23 qualifiers)
Ohio State graduate Daniel Wetterich
turned pro just before the second stage started, and went on to qualify for the final stage by shooting 8-under at TPC Craig Ranch for a 14th place finish.
Among the notable professionals in the field who advanced to Final Stage were Martin Piller, Nick Hardy
(formerly of the University of Illinois), Chandler Phillips
(Texas A&M), Harry Hall
(England and UNLV), and Chase Koepka, whose brother Brooks is the current World No. 1.
Brooksville, Fla. (23 qualifiers)
Former Michigan State standout Donnie Trosper
shot a 68 in the final round to get to 10 under and tie for the final qualifying spot at Southern Hills Plantation.
, an Englishman who recently completed his career at Marquette University, was the other amateur in the field but missed out on qualifying with an even-par 72-hole total.
Among the professionals, 2018 NCAA champion Broc Everett
and the 2017 AmateurGolf.com Player-of-the-Year Braden Thornberry
both made it to Final Stage, as did Spencer Levin who is trying to revive his professional career.
Former No. 1 junior and Walker Cup teenage star Akshay Bhatia
fell six shots short of making final stage.
Dothan, Ala. (20 qualifiers)
, currently top 30 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Amateur Ranking, advanced to the Final Stage by shooting 5 under to finish T12 at the RTJ Highland Oaks Course. Eaton has proven to be a good qualifier, getting through both local and sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open, and then making the cut at the championship at Pebble Beach.
Notable professional qualifiers include recent North Florida graduate Philip Knowles
, LSU's Jacob Bergeron
, and Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey.
Murrieta, Calif. (23 qualifiers)
, a former University of Kansas golfer, shot 4 under at Bear Creek Golf Club to finish tied for ninth and into next month's Final Stage. Spencer was also the only amateur to advance from the First Stage qualifier at ArborLinks in Nebraska City, Neb.
Among the professionals, Brandon Wu
, who helped Stanford win the 2019 NCAA Championship before becoming the first player in 50 years to open qualify for both the U.S. and British Opens, was the co-medalist at Bear Creek with a 17-under total.
Former Cal player KK Limbhasut
also qualified, as did Daniel Summerhays who is currently Tony Finau's swing coach. 2002 U.S. Amateur champion Ricky Barnes, 2018 Sahalee Players champion Cole Madey
, and former world long drive champ Jamie Sadlowski all missed the cut for the Final Stage.
Plantation, Fla. (25 qualifiers)
74 professionals (and no amateurs) competed at Plantation Preserve Golf Club. Among the notable qualifiers were former NCAA Division II champ Chandler Blanchet
, recent Ohio State graduate Will Grimmer
, and both of Lexi Thompson's brothers: Curtis (who was medalist) and Nicholas.
2001 U.S. Amateur champion Bubba Dickerson and recent LSU graduate and 2018 U.S. Open low amateur Luis Gagne
both fell short of qualifying.View results for Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying - Second Stage
ABOUT THE Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying - Second Stage
72-hole stroke play tournament for professionals and
for amateurs who have advanced through the first
stage of Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying. The Top 18-19
finishers will advance to the Tour Final Stage of
Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying.
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