There are five sites for the second stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament, three of which concluded on Friday.
Here’s a look at who made it to the final stage. All those who made their way to the final stage will receive a 2023 Korn Ferry Tour membership when they make their first payment at the Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia.
Note: The final stage will be contested from 4-7 November. Two more locations are in Phase 2, with events taking place October 18-21 in Murrieta, California and Plantation, Florida.
Albuquerque, New Mexico (UNM Championship cycle)
Emilio Gonzalez finished first after 11 under effort in New Mexico. Gonzalez took Medals of Honor on the 3-under-68 backstroke in the closing round. Gonzalez played 12 times in the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica during 2021-22 and achieved one place in the top 10.
Notables to advance: Parker Cody, the twin brother of Korn Ferry Tour winner Pierceson Coody, made his way to the final stage after a final round 67. Cody, this year’s PGA TOUR Canada winner, was part of the Texas National Team winning team in 2022…conquered Peter Quest finished second in 10th, while Ryan Greider finished ninth under the standings and finished in third to qualify for the final stage… Joel Tellin fired 7-under 64 in the final round to finish in seventh under this week. – and progress easily… Jake Staiano makes a birdie on two of the last three holes to advance the number.
Notables to miss: Nick Cantley, brother of former FedExCup champ Patrick Cantley, fired the final round 69, but it was unfortunately the only time he’s been below par this week. Won’t Progress…Former University of Alabama WASH Tour member Tom Lovelade couldn’t make a comeback from inaugural round 75 and missed qualifying… Fred Haskins winner Braden Thornberry hit 4 times during the week and didn’t advance…despite 5-under 66 in the final round—including an eagle on one last hole—Derek Castillo finished with one shot from the playoffs.
Dothan, Alabama (Robert Trent Jones – Altitude Course, Marshwood Course)
Frankie Caban and Tres Crowe were medal contenders after finishing under 15 – buoyed by third rounds 64 and 63 respectively.
Notables to advance: Stage 1 position medalist Carter Jenkins finished third at 14 under and has continued his impressive efforts through Q School so far… Danny Giss rode a round of day 6 – Under 66 to finish T5… though Two bogey on his back nine, Taylor Dixon chased his close hole to get into the Under-11 and qualify with a shot in order to avoid… Tour winner Cody Greibel flew three of his last five holes to finish qualifying number… Billy Tom Sargent, who finished position 175 in the points list for 2022 will reclaim the Korn Ferry Tour status for 2023… World Champion Paul Peterson – who has two DP World Tour titles in his resume – has earned the Korn Ferry Tour status for the first time.
Notables to miss: Longtime Tour member Justin Heber was about to get the job done. Heber fired 5-under 67 in the last round but was short… The last two rounds of college star Bryson Niemer 65-68 weren’t enough to propel him across the finish line… John Buck, who won college golf awards in 2021 (Jack Nicklaus Award winner , Ben Hogan Award, Haskins Award), missed by three shots…Despite the 64th second round, Luke Schniederjans (brother of Korn Ferry Tour winner Ollie Schniederjans)…Korn Ferry Tour winner and veteran TOUR server Zach Soucher did not advance. Missed back to the final stage.
Valdosta, Georgia (Kinderlow Forest Golf Club)
Peter Kennedy, David Pastore and Jeremy Gandon share 13-year-old Medal of Honor recipients. Kennedy and Jandon fired the final round of 67 seconds to move up to pole position alongside Pastore, who was one of the leaders of the 54-hole event. Pastore opened 1-on 73 but continued to work his way back, firing 65-67-70 over the last three rounds to finish in a share of the lead.
Notables to advance: Alex Weiss fired the Final 65, tied in today’s round, to advance 14 places and reach the qualifying zone…Wilson Faure finished 10th under the qualifier. Faure is the brother of YouTube music influencer Prentiss, but he was also a popular college star at the University of Alabama…12-year Matt Ryan reclaimed the Korn Ferry Tour spot after the last Round 66. T10…Veteran Brad Hopfinger 7-under-65 tied in Today’s round is at last to help the 33-year-old secure Korn Ferry Tour status once again after finishing 105th on the 2022 point list…in the final round to move into the qualifying zone…the cut-off came in at 6 below.
Notables to miss: Longtime Tour member Jimmy Lovemark fired an equal 72 and finished one shot off the playoffs… Twice Ferry Korn Tour winner Christopher Ventura 2-on 74 in the final round was also one of the number-one magic shot… Former Player of the Year NCAA Matt Hill finished 2nd under this week and missed moving forward…Another former Tour member, Luke Guthrie, was over 3 years old on his last tour to miss…Sean Jacqueline, son of Main winner Tony Jacqueline did not advance… Tour winner Ted Potter Jr. didn’t move… Drew Love, son of 21-time PGA TOUR winner, Davis Love 3 did not qualify.