WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Justin Hicks of Wellington, FL fired rounds of 70-66 to win 2019 Qualifying School Contest #1 at PGA National Estate.
Hicks started the final round 4 shots behind overnight leader David Kocher. Hicks closed the gap to just one after an opening nine of 3-under par 32. After a bogey on the par-4 12th hole Hicks rallied with birdies on 15, 16 and 17 to post 6-under par 136 and see if it would be good enough. Kocher got within one with a birdie on #14 but after a short par putt on #16 missed he entered the final two holes two shots back. He would go on the par the last two holes awarding Hicks the $5,000 first place prize.
Congratulations Justin and good luck this year at Web.com Q-School.
29 players participated in the Qualifying School Contest which created a prize pool of $5,800. After Hicks's $5,000 first place check, $800 was to go towards the 2nd place finishers Q-School entry fee. Billy Walthouse and David Kocher tied for 2nd at 138 and decided to split the money and will each receive $400 to put towards their Q-School entry fee.
A big thank you to PGA National Estate for hosting and Joey D Golf and ClubCraft for sponsoring the Qualifying School Contest.
|136 (70-66)*||Justin Hicks||1||$5,000.00||Grosse Ile, MI|
|138 (66-72)*||David Kocher||T2||$400.00||Charlotte, NC|
|138 (69-69)*||Billy Walthouse||T2||$400.00||Longmeadow, MA|
|139 (70-69)*||Brant Peaper||$0.00||Tequesta, FL|
|140 (67-73)*||Olin Browne Jr.||$0.00||Hobe Sound, FL|
|140 (71-69)*||Ryan Snouffer||$0.00||Sparta, NJ|
|141 (68-73)*||Kristian Caparros||$0.00||Hollywood, FL|
|141 (72-69)*||Nick Latimer||$0.00||Cleveland, OH|
|142 (68-74)*||Michael Schachner||$0.00||Libertyville, IL|
|142 (71-71)*||Evan Russell||$0.00||Essex, VT|
|143 (70-73)*||Jamie Sindelar||$0.00||Horseheads, NY|
|145 (73-72)*||Patrick Langdon||$0.00||Charlotte, NC|
|145 (75-70)*||Nicolas Cavero||$0.00||Valencia, Venezuela|
|146 (67-79)*||Sunny Kim||$0.00||Queens, NY|
|146 (69-77)*||Ryan Rettberg||$0.00||Front Royal, VA|
|146 (74-72)*||Clancy Waugh||$0.00||North Palm Beach, FL|
|147 (73-74)*||Eric Dietrich||$0.00||Cheshire, CT|
|147 (72-75)*||Bryden Macpherson||$0.00||Melbourne, Australia|
|148 (73-75)*||Blake Morris||$0.00||Waterbury, CT|
|148 (73-75)*||Kristoffer Ventura||$0.00||Norway|
|148 (74-74)*||Raoul Menard||$0.00||Ange-Gardien, Quebec|
|149 (74-75)*||Zach Zaback||$0.00||Farmington, CT|
|149 (75-74)*||Sean Busch||$0.00||West Lafayette, IN|
|150 (73-77)*||Paul Park||$0.00||Wayne, NJ|
|151 (73-78)*||David Sanders||$0.00||Mt. Laurel, NJ|
|152 (80-72)*||Rasmey Kong||$0.00||North Haven, CT|
|154 (77-77)*||Sam Grindle||$0.00||Deer Isle, ME|