Monday Qualifiers: The Honda Classic
February 20, 2018
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- February 20, 2018
Nate Lashley hole-in-one at 2017 Albertsons Boise Open
South Florida native T.J. Vogel was the medalist in Monday’s qualifier for The Honda Classic.
Vogel, who was born in Pembroke Pines, shot 64 at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club to qualify for his second event of the season. Andrew Novak and PGA TOUR rookie Nate Lashley shot 65 to earn their starts in The Honda, while Jhared Hack grabbed the final spot in a playoff.
Vogel and Novak both qualified for this season’s The RSM Classic, as well. Both missed the cut.
Vogel, 27, finished 10th on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit last year. As an amateur, he won the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links and attended American Heritage High School in Plantation, about an hour from PGA National.
Lashley, 35, is 166th in this season’s FedExCup standings, making the cut in three of nine starts. He earned his first PGA TOUR card by finishing 11th on the Web.com Tour’s Regular Season money list in 2017, winning the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. He won three times on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica in 2016 to win the money list.
Novak, 22, turned pro last year out of Wofford College. He started his career on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, making the cut in five of 11 starts. He shot 71-73 in his PGA TOUR debut at The RSM Classic.
Last year, Hack finished 18th on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada’s Order of Merit. He had two third-place finishes in 12 starts. Hack, 28, has made one of four cuts on the Web.com Tour this year. The Florida native won the 2007 Western Amateur as a 17-year-old.
Hack beat Ben Polland and Web.com Tour player Adam Svensson in a playoff Tuesday morning. Svensson is No. 2 on the Web.com Tour money list after winning The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club. He was the medalist in the 2015 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA National.
Genesis Open qualifiers
MC. Parker McLachlin, 71-75
MC. Richard H. Lee, 73-74
MC. Zecheng Dou, 74-74
MC. Rob Oppenheim, 75-74
2017-18 Monday qualifiers
Made cut: 9
Top-10s: 1 (Scott Strohmeyer, T4 at Sanderson Farms)
Most times qualified: David Skinns (2), Steve Allan (2), John Oda (2), Richard H. Lee (2), T.J. Vogel (2), Andrew Novak (2)