Alumni on Tour: April 17
Spaun finishes T6, new members earn exemptions and more news
April 17, 2017
By Brian Decker, PGATOUR.COM
Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada alums are in action this week on multiple tours, as the PGA TOUR heads to San Antonio and the Web.com Tour season resumes in Indiana. Take a look below at alumni in the field and in the news, along with five to watch for this week.
ALUMNI IN THE FIELD (* = 2013-present alumni)
PGA TOUR | Valero Texas Open
Tyler Aldridge*, Steven Alker, Jason Bohn, Ryan Brehm*, Joel Dahmen*, Ken Duke, Julian Etulain*, Tony Finau*, Brad Fritsch, Andres Gonzales, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Tom Hoge, Mackenzie Hughes*, Spencer Levin, Will MacKenzie, Steve Marino, Bryce Molder, Jordan Niebrugge*, CT Pan*, DA Points, Robby Shelton*, JJ Spaun*, Nick Taylor*, Jimmy Walker, Nick Watney
Web.com Tour | United Leasing and Finance Championship
Paul Barjon*, Erik Barnes*, John Chin*, Albin Choi*, Erik Compton, Corey Conners*, Vince Covello* Greg Eason*, Bobby Gates, Talor Gooch*, Scott Gutschewski, Brandon Harkins*, Matt Harmon*, Alex Kang*, Michael Letzig*, Tim Madigan*, John Mallinger, Jason Millard*, Taylor Moore*, Seth Reeves*, Alex Rocha, Sam Ryder*, Brady Schnell*, Justin Shin*, Conrad Shindler*, Ben Silverman*, David Skinns*, Roger Sloan, Sepp Straka*, Adam Svensson*, Ben Taylor*, Ethan Tracy*, Willy Wilcox, Kyle Wilshire*, Cameron Wilson*, Aaron Wise*, Chris Worrell*, Ryan Yip*
IN THE NEWS
AMES CAPTURES FIRST WIN: Stephen Ames, who began his path to the PGA TOUR in Canada in 1990, broke through for his first PGA TOUR Champions title on Sunday. Ames also captained the Mackenzie Tour side in the inaugural Aruba Cup last December.
SPAUN CONTINUES STRONG ROOKIE SEASON: 2015 Mackenzie Tour Player of the Year J.J. Spaun continued his strong rookie PGA TOUR season on Sunday, earning his third top-10 of the season.
SHELTON AND NIEBRUGGE EARN EXEMPTIONS: Fresh off earning their Mackenzie Tour cards last week, Robby Shelton and Jordan Niebrugge will look to make the most of exemptions on the PGA TOUR at the Valero Texas Open.
FIVE TO WATCH: Below are five Mackenzie Tour alums to keep an eye on this week.
J.J. SPAUN: After finishing third on the Web.com Tour Money List and contending several times on the PGA TOUR this year, Spaun has proven his game travels to any level.
AARON WISE: Coming off a third place finish in Lousiana, Wise looks to be making the most of recent swing changes. He'll look to solidify his position in The 25 with another solid result this week.
PAUL BARJON: Just over a year ago, Barjon earned his Mackenzie Tour status at PGA Village, where this week's Q-School takes place. He's coming off a T9 finish in Louisiana.
JOEL DAHMEN: Dahmen has made just five starts on the PGA TOUR so far this season, but has made his last two cuts and will look to make the most of an opportunity in Texas.
NICK TAYLOR: Coming off his fourth top-25 of the season, a T22 at the RBC Heritage, Taylor is up to 93rd in the FedExCup Standings.