Curtis Luck- moves inside the all important top 25 – file photo

Curtis Luck, Aaron Baddeley and Rhein Gibson have kept alive their hopes of a return to the PGA Tour with solid weeks at the second of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in Columbus in Ohio today.

Luck’s final round of 66 saw him finish in 16th place this week but importantly he has improved to 24th in the standings which provide the basis for the 25 PGA Tour cards for next season handed out at the completion of next week’s Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

Baddeley finished 22nd this week and jumps to 31st in the standings while Gibson who was forced to withdraw from last week’s opening Final event, the Boise Open, finished 34th in Columbus and is now 48th in the standings.

One good result can change it all for all three players and they will be keen to produce such next week in Newburgh, Indiana.

NSW’s Brett Drewitt also finished 22nd this week but he already has his PGA Tour card assured courtesy of finishing inside the top 25 in the regular season’s standings.

Lucas Herbert  struggled to a final round of 74 this week and finished 58th but, despite flying into the wrong airport earlier in the week perhaps disrupting his preparation, has the benefit of knowing that his 4th place finish in the opening final last week has him on his way to the PGA Tour next season. He stands in 6th place and cannot lose the card he essentially earned in Boise.