Ryan Ruffels – file photo

Victorian, Ryan Ruffels, and New South Welshman, Brett Drewitt, have gained Korn Ferry Tour status for 2020 following the completion of qualifying in Florida this morning.

Ruffels finished in 21st place and Drewitt 27th, the leading 40 players exempt into the first eight events on the tour before the first re-rank.

Ruffels, who has been playing the Latino America Tour in recent times, will now get the chance to display his considerable skill at this higher level while Drewitt, who has been playing the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, gets the chance to again bid for the right to return to the PGA Tour where he has played previously.

The leading 25 players on the money list at season’s end on the Korn Ferry Tour will advance to the 2021 PGA Tour and will be joined by the leading 25 players form the Korn Ferry Tour Final series.

The news was not so good for Sydney’s Harrison Endycott who despite two late birdies in his final round missed out on being inside the top 40 by just one shot.

New Zealander Nick Voke was 53rd and Queenslander Daniel Nisbet was forced to withdraw after just 45 holes.