April 22, 2014
By Michael Curet, PGATOUR.COM
- Brooks Koepka needs seven FedExCup points to earn special temporary PGA TOUR membership. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Brooks Koepka and David Bradshaw led all 71 participants by shooting 64 in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans' Monday qualifier at LaTour Golf Club in Mathews, La., on the outskirts of New Orleans.
Dustin Morris also gained entry with a round of 7-under 65, while Garrett Osborn won a four-man playoff after shooting 66 to grab the final qualifying spot.
Koepka birdied six of the final seven holes for a total of nine birdies on his card against one bogey. Bradshaw's round was spotless with six birdies and an eagle. Koepka needs seven FedExCup points to earn special temporary PGA TOUR membership, which would allow him to accept unlimited sponsor exemptions.
Koepka, 24, is a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., and former Florida State golfer. He tied for third at the Frys.com Open to start the season in October, and also has a T3 on the European Tour in February at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Bradshaw's only previous PGA TOUR appearance came at last year's Valspar Championship, where he failed to make the weekend. The 31-year-old native of Charleston, W. Va., played college golf at Shepherd College.
Morris, a 26-year-old native of Baytown, Texas, played golf at Colorado State before turning professional. He tied for 42nd at the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic in his only other PGA TOUR appearance.
Osborn had to beat out Michael Hebert, Josh Esler, and Kyle Thompson in a playoff -- needing an eagle on the back nine and a birdie at the 72nd hole to shoot 66 just to get into the playoff.
An Alabama native who played college golf at in his hometown at University of Alabama-Birmingham,, the 29-year-old played fulltime on the Web.com Tour from 2008-2010. He is looking to make his first PGA TOUR cut after missing the weekend in his first start at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com in 2013.