Jamie Arnold will be hoping that some of Rhein Gibson’s winning formula can rub off as the pair headline a cast of three Aussies and two Kiwis at the Web.com Tour’s Lincoln Land Championship in Springfield, Illinois.
Gibson will be riding the high that comes with a tournament win, his victory at last week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am securing a return to the PGA TOUR in 2020 and validating the strong start he had enjoyed to 2019.
Like Gibson, Arnold began his 2019 campaign in a positive fashion, his tie for 17th in his second event of the year followed up by top-15 finishes at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open and Savannah Golf Championship in consecutive weeks.
Two further top-15 finishes has the Sydneysider well placed at 51st on the Order of Merit with the knowledge that a high finish will propel him to within reach of the all-important top-25.
Adding to Arnold’s confidence will be his history at Panther Creek Country Club where he was tied for 11th last year with rounds of 64-66-67-68 and was tied for 23rd in his first start in the tournament 12 months earlier.
One spot ahead of Arnold on the moneylist is Brett Coletta who has missed his past three cuts in a row.
A tie for third at the Savannah Golf Championship was an important result to bank early in his first season on the secondary US tour but he now needs to recapture that early form to be in contention for a PGA TOUR promotion at the end of the year.
Joining the Aussie trio in Illinois are Kiwi pair Steven Alker and Nick Voke who are currently 54th and 146th respectively on the moneylist.
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