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Monday Qualifiers: Sanderson Farms Championship

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Monday Qualifiers

    Written by Will Doctor @DrMedia59

    The Sanderson Farms Championship qualifier ended Monday in a 3-for-2 playoff between PGA TOUR veteran Kyle Reifers, Quade Cummins, and Wilson Furr.

    Cummins, a former Oklahoma standout who finished sixth of this year's PGA TOUR University rankings, made eagle to clinch the first playoff spot after bogeying the 17th hole of regulation at Deerfield Golf Club in Canton, Mississippi.

    “The 17th is one of the tougher holes out there, and with how the greens were, you’re going to pay if you’re out of position,” Cummins, a member of this year's victorious U.S. Walker Cup team, told PGATOUR.COM. “I was very stressed after that bogey because I knew 5 under had a small chance to qualify. Luckily it held throughout the day to give me a chance in a playoff.”

    Reifers birdied the fifth hole of the playoff to earn the final spot and while eliminating Furr.

    Grant Hirschman and Sam Saunders were co-medalists after shooting 65 respectively.

    Hirschman, a fellow Oklahoma alum, shot 6 under on the back nine after a slow start to the day.

    “I hit really nice on the front nine but just couldn’t get a putt to fall. I made an eagle putt on 10 that changed the momentum of the round, seeing a putt roll in and then get to 3 under through 10. I kept the pedal down on the back nine and stayed aggressive,” Hirschman told PGATOUR.COM.

    Hirschman is coming off his first full season on the Korn Ferry Tour and is starting to hone his craft as a professional golfer.

    “I’d say I learned to stick true to my own game and not shy away from that. It’s easy to chase speed or change your game to match what seems right. In reality, what makes me a great golfer is sticking to my own game and game plan week in and week out.”


    Grant Hirschman (65)Age: 26College: University of OklahomaTurned pro: 2018PGA TOUR starts: 1Cuts made: 1PGA TOUR earnings: $14,190Notes: Hirschman will play his first PGA TOUR event since the 2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Played 18 events on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2018, recording a pair of top-10 finishes, including a T4 finish at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper. Played a full season on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21, finishing in the top-10 twice and top-25 five times. Was part of the Oklahoma’s 2017 NCAA Championship-winning team and claimed three victories during his college career. He was 2018 Big 12 individual champion. Ranked 746th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

    Quade Cummins (67) Age: 25College: University of OklahomaTurned pro: 2020PGA TOUR starts: 3Cuts made: 2Earnings: $15,680Notes: Finished sixth in this year's inaugural PGA TOUR University rankings and was a member of the United States' victorious Walker Cup team. Will make his fourth career start on the PGA TOUR at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Finished T67 at the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN while still an amateur. Finished T58 at the 2021 Fortinet Championship in his first start of the season. Finished the 2021 Forme Tour season with back-to-back top-10s at the Auburn University Club Invitational and L&J Golf Championship at Jennings Mill Country Club. Won the 2016 Oklahoma Amateur and was a two-time Oklahoma 4A state golf champion (2013 and 2015). Ranked 1,243rd in the Official World Golf Rankings.


    Notables who missed qualifying: Jonathan Byrd, Byeong Hun An, Blayne Barber, Erik Compton, Vaughn Taylor, Curtis Luck, Andrew Loupe, Aaron Baddeley, Bo Hoag, Mark Hubbard, Beau Hossler, Austin Eckroat, and Ben Crane.

    2021-2022 Monday Qualifier statistics

    Last event’s qualifier result (Fortinet Championship): Kristoffer Ventura (MC), Justin Suh (T58), Joshua McCarthy (MC), and Michael Kim (MC)

    Total money earned by Monday qualifiers on TOUR this season: $15,680

    Best finish of the 2021-2022 season by a Monday qualifier: Justin Suh (T58, Fortinet Championship)

    Next Monday qualifier: Shiners Hospitals for Children Open at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada (October 4, 2021)