04 Nov 2021 | Professional golf |
Trio begin Korn Ferry quest
by Golf NSW
By David Tease
Jason Scrivener, Harrison Endycott and Justin Warren will begin their quest for Korn Ferry Tour (KFT) ranking when the final stage of the Tour's Q-School starts in Savannah, Georgia, tonight.
From Picton on the outskirts of Sydney, Warren has played his way to the final stage after a couple of impressive performances in stages one and two.
The 26-year-old needed nerves of steel and an ounce of luck over the closing holes of the second stage to get the job done, eventually carding a closing one-under-par 71 at Bear Creek Golf Club to finish at ten under par 278 and in a tie for 8th place, one shot inside the top-20 mark.
"I can't describe the feeling when I walked off 18 and pulled out my phone to check the leader board and saw that -10 was safe," A relieved Warren said last week.
"I don't think there are words to describe the roller coaster of emotions that Q School provides especially when you're around the number."
Endycott, now based in Scottsdale, Arizona, enters the final stage with at least some surety for 2022, after finishing in 81st place on the 2021 KFT order of merit.
The 2016 Eisenhower Cup-winning representative has made steady progress towards his goal of playing on the lucrative US PGA Tour after turning professional in 2017.
During the 2020/21 season, three top-ten finishes looked like enough for Endycott to cement his ranking for next year; however, the 25-year-old has struggled with his game of late.
Western Australian Jason Scrivener, the lone other Aussie in the field, will also be a player to watch. The 2017 NSW Open Champion is attempting to take his game to the US after an impressive seven-year career on the European PGA Tour.
The Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia, hosts this week's final stage, with the Q-School Medallist receiving fully exempt status for the 2022 season.
Finishers 2-10 will receive exempt status through the first two re-orders, while those who finish 11-40th will receive exempt status through the first re-order next year.
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