Curtis Luck – improved sharply today

Australians Cameron Percy in 8th place and Curtis Luck (17th) are well enough positioned as the opening event of the Korn Ferry Tour finals, the Nationwide Children’s Hospitals Championship heads into the weekend in Columbus in Ohio.

Both players are chasing PGA Tour cards via the three event series which brings together the leading 75 from this season’s Korn Ferry Tour standings and the players finishing between 126th and 200th in the FedEx Cup standings as they chase one of the 25 PGA Tour cards still on offer for the 2019/2019 season.

Percy was ten shots worse than his opening round of 64 today but he is just four shots from the lead in the US1 million event.

Luck recovered from his slow start yesterday with a round of 67 today to move into a share of 17th and five from the lead.

Luck earned his first PGA Tour card via this series last year, a 5th place finish in this event playing a key role in that achievement.

Sydney’s Jamie Arnold is 24th and six shots  from the lead, Cameron Davis 44th and Rhein Gibson 58th.

Gibson is already assured of his PGA Tour status next season after finishing inside the top 25 of the Korn Ferry Tour standings in 2019.

New Zealanders Tim Wilkinson and Steve Alker, along with Australian Brett Coletta, missed the cut although Wilkinson regained PGA Tour status recently.