To say Colt Knost has struggled since winning the 2007 U.S. Amateur would be an understatement. He famously turned professional that year, foregoing his opportunity to play in the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in 2008 and hasn’t been to any of them since.
Friday, he moved a step closer to changing that. Knost shot a 68 and is 6 under entering the weekend at the St. Jude Classic, where he not only ended a stretch of four consecutive missed cuts but is in contention for his first career win.
“Kind of been struggling coming into this event,” Knost said. “I just kind of took a new mindset this week and just got off to a great start [Thursday] and played solid again today.”
A win would of course guarantee Knost a TOUR card for the next two years, likely get him into the first two PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events, and also get him into next year’s Masters.
Friday also marked the first time Knost has posted back-to-back rounds in the 60s since Cancun.