Photo – Luke Toomey
46 golfers have either gained or re-gained their right to play the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2020 following the completion of the Final Stage of Tour School Qualifying at the Moonah links Open Course on the Mornington Peninsula.
The qualifiers were headed by New Zealander Luke Toomey, who, after playing much of his golf on the PGA Tour Series China in the last two years, gets the chance to play events in Australasia in 2020 and courtesy of his top re-ranking this week he will have access to all events on the PGA Tour of Australasia.
Toomey defeated Victorian Peter Wilson in a playoff to earn top honours, that pair finishing six shots ahead of the long hitting Lincoln Tighe from Wollongong who returned from injuring a broken hand in early 2018 and has played on a medical exemption since. Tighe regains full status again.
The next best of the qualifiers were NSW’s James Grierson, American Derek Ackerman and New Zealand’s Nick Voke.
The availability of starts in PGA Tour of Australasia events will be dependent on just where players finished in the ranking this week.
Perhaps the biggest surprise amongst those missing out on securing their playing rights were former PGA Tour player James Nitties and 2016 NSW Open Champion Adam Blyth.