Korn Ferry Qualifier Concludes Monday
Bright and early Thursday morn- ing in Savannah, Ga., 149 golfers entered the Final Stage Qualifying Tournament. The 72-holes tour- nament would culminate with the top 40 golfers receiving full exempt status cards for the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour. Because of inclement weather during the second round on Friday, the finish was pushed to Monday and the qualifiers were not determined at press time.
However, one Mr. Nyasha Mauchaza would not be in that number.
Mauchaza opened the tournament with a nervous 75 (+5) and after sitting out the second round on Friday, his return on Saturday to a water logged course exacerbated the problem and his game fell apart. He posted a 10-over par 81 and his 156 total, +15 over par dropped him into last place on the leader board. On Sunday he post- ed and even par 71, 227 overall which left him one more chance to possibly improve his status by moving up the leader board. All golfers in the Final Stage have some status on the Korn Ferry Tour next season and depending on where he is positioned, determines if and where one is placed on the call list.
The final round began early for Mauchaza on Monday because he was so far back and he finished be- fore 1pm (MST). His final score was 67 (-3) for a total of 294 (+12) which placed him at T135. Disappointing but not discouraging because he finished the race that started months ago in Winter Garden, Fla., where he finished T13. He moved to Albuquerque where he finished T18 and now the finals in Savannah where af- terwards he has a chance to play next season. That’s good. Now he has to work and be ready when his number is called.
Other Teebits: The APGA Tour is in Los Angeles this week for the Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finale that culminates its landmark 2021 season with a strong lineup of tournament winners playing for $45,000 in prize money at Wilshire Country Club. In a year of unprecedented growth, the APGA Tour expanded from seven tournaments with $200,000 in prize money in 2020 to 14 events offering purses of more than $400,000 this year. The two day event is being played on Monday and Tuesday.
See results here next week.
Until Next Time… Keep On Strokin