Quade Cummins kept up his trend of losing two strokes of his score every day for that week. After opening with a 2-under 70, he followed it up with rounds of 68-66-64 for his second consecutive Top-10 to begin his Forme Tour career. That week he was third.
There were seven laps with 65 or better on Saturday on what was by far the best day of the four laps. Justin Doedens 62 led, Steven Fisk and Quade Cummins with 64s The 65s came courtesy of Clay Feagler, Lukas Euler, ChrisCrisologo and Trevor Werbylo.
Canadian Chris Crisologo made a huge climb up the leaderboard on Saturday, shooting a 65 in the final round after being uncompetitive in his middle two rounds with a disappointing 71-73. He tied for 28th place after starting the day in 59th place. Interestingly, Crisologo started his last lap – in 10th place – with a bogey, and he finished with a bogey.
Luke Schniederjans achieved his second top 10 result in a row. A week ago he finished third, a blow from the playoff between Sam Saunders and Trevor Werbylo. This week Schniederjans was in eighth place thanks to four under-70s, including a final 68.
After starting the tournament with a 2 over 74, Steven Fisk went down only 20 the rest of the way. He tied off nine strokes from his score in the second round, then played his last 36 in 13-under (67-64) to finish in 10th place alone.
The players with four sub-70s this week were winners Philip Knowles, Bryson Nimmer (third place), Luke Schniederjans (eighth place), Keenan Huskey (11th place), Jorge Garcia and Blake Wagoner (both 13th place). , Jeffrey Kang (16th place), Cooper Musselman and Grady Brame (both 25th place).
Auburn-born Turk Pettit took advantage of a sponsor exception and took his chance by opening 66-66 before a straight par 72 in the third round lost his chances. However, he recovered well on Saturday, posting a 5-under-67 to finish 11th for an invitation to the next event outside of Chicago in two weeks’ time.
In two tournaments, Alex Smalley, Quade Cummins, Clay Feagle and Luke Schniederjans were the only four players to reach the top 10 in both events. Of this group, Feagler and Smalley both have a pair of top five. Feagler shared fifth place at the season opener and finished second this week. Smalley was in third place this week after finishing fifth seven days ago.
After the first two tournaments, Philip Knowles, champion of the Auburn University Club Invitational, leads the par-4 performance category. He’s a combined 17-under on these holes in both of his starts.
Two PGA TOUR University products, Quade Cummins and Trevor Werbylo, and sophomore sophomore Alex Smalley lead the par-5 performance. They are each 22-under this season on par-5s.
“I was a little nervous at the beginning. It’s been a while since we played four day events and it feels like something big that you are building status with Korn Ferry (Tour). It feels like these tournaments are more important. ”- Philip Knowles
“Halfway through the first nine you will settle in. At some point you realize it’s just golf, you do it every day with your pals. I’ve done 20-something birdies in the past few days. There’s no reason I can’t get some more. We made it, we could keep it in front of us. No bogeys today. Just really solid golf. ”- Philip Knowles