Jared Wolfe one win away from PGA Tour promotion after Wichita Open victory
Make that two Korn Ferry Tour gamers who are actually one win away from promotion to the PGA Tour.
Jared Wolfe captured the Wichita Open on Sunday at Crestview Nation Membership to hitch Davis Riley as two-time winners this season on the developmental tour. The 32-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, shot 1-over 71 and held on at 16 underneath for a one-shot victory over Taylor Pendrith.
Wolfe made no birdies throughout his closing spherical in chilly, moist and windy circumstances, however his eagle on the par-5 14th gap gave him the cushion he wanted, as he bogeyed Nos. 15 and 16. Pendrith, who now has 5 top-Three finishes for the reason that restart, additionally bogeyed No. 16 earlier than making two pars coming in for a closing 69.
“That was some fairly intense golf during the last 12 holes,” Wolfe stated. “It does not assist that it was chilly and blowing; my arms have been shaking sufficient because it was.”
Full-field scores from the Wichita Open
It has been fairly the journey for Wolfe, who turned professional out of Murray State in 2010. He missed 15 of 17 cuts in his first full season on the KFT. He misplaced his card and didn’t regain it till 2018, when he misplaced it once more. After profitable final season on PGA Tour Latinoamerica, he obtained a 3rd strive on the KFT, and he ended up profitable the second occasion of the season final January within the Bahamas.
With the COVID-19 pandemic scrapping commencement this summer season, Wolfe must wait till subsequent August to earn his Tour card the old style manner. He’s now fourth in factors, which places him in nice form.
After all, another win would expedite that course of.
“This type of places issues at peace for me a little bit bit about having to attend one other 12 months for the PGA Tour,” Wolfe stated. “However possibly not.”