VOKE SECURES BEST FINISH ON THE KORN FERRY TOUR

3/08/2020

Nick Voke has finished in a share of second place at the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Voke made a late back nine charge on Sunday to fall one shot short of winning his maiden Korn Ferry Tour title but was still able to record his best finish on the feeder tour to the PGA.

The Auckland based professional fired rounds of 70, 66, 71, and 67 to finish at 10-under for the tournament, just a single shot back of Seth Reeves who posted an amazing round of seven-under to steal the tournament.

After shooting an opening nine of even-par, Voke rattled off birdies at the 12th, 14th, 15th, and 17th holes to fall one shot short of the clubhouse lead set by Reeves who was off earlier in the day.

Voke is trending in the right direction having finished in a tie for 34th the week prior at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

He now moves from 183rd to 77th on the Korn Ferry Tour points race.

Steve Alker made waves earlier in the week being in a share of the lead after the opening round in the same event.

Alker carded a first round of five-under to find himself up the top of the leaderboard after the first round. He went on to shoot rounds of 74, 69, and 74 to finish at one-under par for the event, and in a tie for 44th place.

He remains in 138th on the Korn Ferry Tour season long points race.

Meanwhile in Europe, both Ryan Fox and Michael Campbell teed it up for the second week in a row at the Hero Open on the European Tour.

Fox made the cut on the number after rounds of 70 and 72 and shot up the leaderboard over the weekend with consecutive rounds of 68 to finish at 10-under par for the tournament, and in a share of 15th.

Fox remains in 20th position on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai standings.

Michael Campbell also made the weekend this week after opening rounds of 71 and 71 to also make the cut on the number.

He shot rounds of 73 and 77 to finish at four-over par for the tournament and in 70th place.

On the LPGA Tour, Lydia Ko returned for the first time since the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in February.

In tough conditions, Ko carded rounds of 69, 80, and 71 to finish at four-over par for the event and in a tie for 28th.

Finally, on the PGA Tour, Tim Wilkinson has finished in a tie for 41st place at the Barracuda Championship.

In the modified stableford format to encourage more aggressive golf and plenty of low scores, Wilkinson with +20 points for the week, 19 points back of Richy Werenski.

The points structure rewards birdies and eagles and punishes bogey’s or worse. Eight points are rewarded to those who make an albatross, five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie, zero points for pars, a minus point for a bogey, and minus three points for double bogey’s or worse.

Wilkinson falls to 148th position on the FedEx Cup standings.

 

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