WILKINSON EARNS HIS PGA TOUR CARD AGAIN

12/08/2019

Tim Wilkinson will play on the PGA Tour once again after finishing in 24th on the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular season points race, The 25.

Despite missing the cut at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, Wilkinson finished high enough in the field to remain inside the top 25 and gain his card to the main tour in 2020.

Starting the week in 21st position, Wilkinson needed a solid result to cement his name in The 25. However, after rounds of 73 and 67 to finish at two-under for the tournament, Wilkinson missed the cut by two and needed other results to go his way to confirm his place on the PGA Tour.

Fortunately for the Manawatu professional, the stars aligned, and he is projected to fall into 24th. He can now try and improve his status for next year through The Finals 25 on the Korn Ferry Tour, which is the remaining three events of the year.

Steve Alker will also play in this year’s Finals 25 in his quest to joining Wilkinson on the PGA Tour next year.

Alker carded rounds of 68, 69, 75, and 70 to finish at two-under par for the event and in a tie for 62nd place. This leaves him projected to finish in 50th spot in The 25 and solidifies his place in The Finals 25 for this year.

If Alker is to finish inside the top 25 in The Finals 25, he will be joining Danny Lee and Tim Wilkinson on the PGA Tour in 2020.

Also playing in the WinCo Foods Portland Open was Aucklander Nick Voke.

Voke shot rounds of 75 and 68 to finish at one-over par and missed the cut. He finished in 165th place in The 25 and  also misses out on The Finals 25. 

Over on the PGA Tour, Danny Lee’s year has come to an end as he’s fallen outside the top 70 who qualify for the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs, The BMW Championship.

Lee posted rounds of 70, 69, 73, and 77 at the Northern Trust Open to finish in 81st place. He falls to 73rd on the FedEx Cup standings, excruciatingly close to extending his year for another week.

His status on the PGA Tour for 2020 is safe and earns full playing rights for next year once again.

Josh Geary has missed the cut at Made in Denmark Challenge on the European Challenge Tour this week.

Geary carded rounds of 71 and 72 to finish at one-under for the event, four shots outside the cut line. He falls five places in the Challenge Tour Rankings into 37th position.

The top 15 at the seasons end all earn cards for the European Tour, with the top 45 all retaining their European Tour Challenge cards for next year.

 

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