David Skinns became a initial actor to Monday validate for mixed events this season, while a season’s many successful qualifier narrowly missed another eventuality to tee it adult in a PGA TOUR event.
Skinns, 35, was one of 3 players to fire 64 on Monday during Brunswick (Ga.) Country Club and acquire a mark in this week’s RSM Classic. He common medalist honors in a four-spot qualifier with T.J. Vogel and Dan McCarthy. Andrew Novak shot 65 and grabbed a final berth into a RSM in a three-man playoff with Sebastian Vazquez and Curtis Thompson.
Scott Strohmeyer, who finished T4 after subordinate for final month’s Sanderson Farms Championship, shot a bogey-free 67 though missed a playoff by dual shots. Strohmeyer unsuccessful to allege past a initial theatre of Q-School and has no standing on any vital tour. He contingency rest on Monday qualifiers and unite exemptions for starts.
Skinns also competent for a Sanderson Farms Championship, where he finished T53. He finished runner-up in a final eventuality of a Web.com Tour’s Regular Season, a WinCo Foods Portland Open, only to validate for a Web.com Tour Finals, afterwards withdrew from a second Finals eventuality to be with his mother as she gave birth to a couple’s second child. He was T9, 5 shots off a lead, when he withdrew after a second round. Skinns, 35, has never hold a PGA TOUR card. This is a fifth PGA TOUR start of his career, and his initial time creation mixed starts in a singular season.
Vogel, of Hollywood, Florida, finished 10th on a Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit interjection to dual top-10s in 12 starts, including a runner-up in a Bayview Place Cardtronics Open. Vogel, 26, won a 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links. He has missed a cut in 5 prior PGA TOUR starts, including a 2013 Masters (77-75).
McCarthy, 32, won 4 times on Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada in 2016 to win a Order of Merit and acquire his Web.com Tour label for 2017. He finished 109th on a Web.com Tour’s Regular Season income list notwithstanding finishing fourth in his initial start of a season. He didn’t post another top-25 finish in his remaining 11 starts of a year and missed scarcely 5 months since of a wrist injury. He has missed a cut in dual prior PGA TOUR starts (2010 U.S. Open, 2016 RBC Canadian Open).
Novak, 22, finished his college career during Wofford College progressing this year. He played on Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada this summer, creation a cut in 5 of 11 starts. Novak, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, had a best finish of T19. This will be his PGA TOUR debut.
OHL Classic during Mayakoba qualifiers
T55. Tim Wilkinson, 70-71-70-71
T68. Ken Duke, 68-68-77-71
MC. Sean Jacklin, 71-74
MC. Jordan Niebrugge, 76-71
2017-18 Monday qualifiers
Made cut: 7
Top-10s: 1 (Scott Strohmeyer, T4 during Sanderson Farms)
Average qualifying: 66.13
Qualifiers’ normal contest score: 71.95