West Australian Curtis Luck is within reach of a return to the PGA TOUR in 2020 after storming home in the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals opener in Ohio.
Twenty-five further PGA TOUR cards will be handed out following the three-event finals series and following a disappointing rookie season in 2019 Luck has bounced back quickly to finish tied for seventh at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course.
The prize money of just over $30,000 could be enough to secure Luck’s path back to the main tour but he can take charge of his own fate by making the cut at both the Albertsons Boise Open and the Tour Championship in the coming weeks.
Luck missed the cut in six of his final seven PGA TOUR events this season but displayed wonderful resilience to fire six birdies in a 4-under 67 in his second round, a score he matched on Sunday to rise 11 spots and into the top 10 on the leaderboard, four shots behind winner Scottie Scheffler.
Victorian Cameron Percy made an impressive comeback to enjoy a share of the first-round lead with a 7-under 64 and was bogey-free in his final round 68 to finish tied for 11th, level with New South Welshman Jamie Arnold.
Four-under through the first 12 holes of his final round, Arnold would have wrapped up a PGA TOUR card if not for a four-putt triple bogey on the par-3 17th hole to drop from a tie for second to just outside the top 10.
Both Percy and Arnold are very much in the hunt for promotion to the PGA TOUR but would likely require a top-10 finish in either of the final remaining tournaments.
|Korn Ferry Tour|
|Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship|
|OSU Golf Club (Scarlet Cse), Columbus, Ohio|
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