17 May 2021 | Professional golf |

Endycott shows good form in Knoxville

by PGA of Australia

Harrison Endycott shows good form in Knoxville.
Harrison Endycott shows good form in Knoxville.

By Tony Webeck

Sydney’s Harrison Endycott has taken an important step towards earning a PGA TOUR card in 2022 after finishing tied for fourth at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Visit Knoxville Open in Tennessee.

Endycott was the only Aussie to finish inside the top 10 on any of the world tours this week and as a result has moved up 16 spots on the Korn Ferry Tour money list to sit 61st and in position to push for a promotion to the PGA TOUR next year.

Fifth in his first start of the year at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open in March, Endycott has logged two further top-20 results before the Knoxville Open, where he sat near the top of the leaderboard from the opening round.

A second consecutive 5-under 65 on Friday and a Saturday 66 had Endycott five shots off the lead heading into the final round, his 2-under 68 not enough to keep pace with winner Greyson Sigg, but good enough to be the best Aussie performer of the week.

Zurich Classic winner Marc Leishman tuned up for this week’s US PGA Championship with a solid performance at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas, Min Woo Lee made a strong return to the European Tour with a top-25 finish at the British Masters, while Gabi Ruffels continued her progression towards the LPGA Tour with a tie for 17th at the Symetra Tour’s Symetra Classic in North Carolina.

RESULTS Korn Ferry Tour Visit Knoxville Open Holston Hills Country Club, Knoxville, Tennessee

T4 Harrison Endycott 65-65-66-68—264 $US24,900 T60 Curtis Luck 65-73-72-67—277 $2,442 T66 Brett Drewitt 69-69-74-67—279 $2,370 MC Jamie Arnold 70-69—139 MC Brett Coletta 69-73—142 MC Ryan Ruffels 71-72—143 WD Robert Allenby 72 PGA TOUR AT&T Byron Nelson TPC at Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas

T21 Marc Leishman 66-69-68-70—273 $US84,969 70 Cameron Percy 68-70-76-71—285 $16,605 MC Jason Day 70-69—139 MC Rhein Gibson 66-73—139 MC Aaron Baddeley 72-68—140 MC Greg Chalmers 69-74—143 MC John Senden 70-73—143 MC John Lyras 73-77—150 Japan Golf Tour Asia Pacific Diamond Cup Golf Sagamihara Golf Club (East Cse), Kanagawa

T34 Dylan Perry 73-68-72-75—288 ¥640,000 T42 Scott Strange 72-70-74-74—290 ¥560,000 T42 David Bransdon 74-67-72-77—290 ¥560,000 MC Brad Kennedy 77-70—147 MC Matthew Griffin 72-75—147 MC Todd Sinnott 75-72—147 MC Adam Bland 74-74—148 MC Anthony Quayle 77-73—150

European Tour Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England

T21 Min Woo Lee 75-67-69-71—282 €21,739 MC Maverick Antcliff 73-73—146 MC Jake McLeod 73-74—147 MC Wade Ormsby 74-73—147 MC Jason Scrivener 79-71—150 MC Scott Hend 78-73—151 Challenge Tour Range Servant Challenge by Hinton Golf Hinton Golf Club, Malmö, Sweden

T23 Dimitrios Papadatos 67-68-71-74—280 €1,760 56 Blake Windred 68-66-73-79—286 €700 MC Deyen Lawson 70-72—142 MC Jarryd Felton 73-73—146 Ladies European Tour South African Women’s Open West Lake Golf Club, Cape Town, South Africa

66 Amy Walsh 75-81-83-80—319 €520 Symetra Tour Symetra Classic River Run Country Club, Davidson, North Carolina

T17 Gabriela Ruffels 70-72-74—216 $US2,348 T22 Julienne Soo 73-71-73—217 $1,877 T34 Robyn Choi 75-72-72—219 $1,243 MC Hira Naveed 74-75—149 MC Soo Jin Lee 77-75—152 MC Stephanie Na 74-80—154 Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Classic TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia

T35 Rod Pampling 74-75-69—218 T42 Stephen Leaney 76-74-70—220 T69 David McKenzie 76-77-76—229

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