Monday qualifiers: Safeway Open
October 01, 2018
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- October 01, 2018
- Aaron Baddeley carded a 65 to qualify for the Safeway Open. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
The PGA TOUR season begins this week, which means the first Monday qualifier of the season. Here’s a look at the four players who earned spots in the Safeway Open on Monday.
AARON BADDELEY (65)
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona/Australia
Alma mater: None
PGA TOUR starts: 406
Cuts made: 251
Best PGA TOUR finish: Won, 2006 RBC Heritage; 2007 Waste Management Phoenix Open; 2011 Genesis Open; 2016 Barbasol Championship.
Notes: The four-time TOUR winner has conditional status after finishing 132nd in last season’s FedExCup. He made the cut in 15 of 27 starts. His lone top-10 came at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where he finished 10th. The former Presidents Cup participant led the TOUR in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green last season.
BRETT DREWITT (65)
Country: Scottsdale, Arizona/Australia
Alma mater: None
PGA TOUR starts: 19
Cuts made: 9
Best PGA TOUR finish: T27, 2017 Barbasol Championship
Notes: Drewitt finished 196th in the FedExCup in 2016-17, his lone season on the PGA TOUR. He shot a final-round 62 at the Barbasol Championship. Drewitt is a graduate of PGA TOUR China, finishing third on the Order of Merit in 2014 to earn his Web.com Tour card. This year, he finished 71st on the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list with three top-10s, highlighted by a T3 at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.
ANDRES GONZALES (66)
Hometown: Lakewood, Washington
Alma mater: UNLV
PGA TOUR starts: 125
Cuts made: 59
Best PGA TOUR finish: T3, 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Notes: Gonzales has qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs once in five PGA TOUR seasons, finishing 115th in 2015. He also is a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour (2012 Soboba Golf Classic; 2014 Utah Championship). He finished 113th on this year’s Web.com Tour money list this year.
MARK ANGUIANO (66)
Hometown: Whittier, California
Alma mater: Cal State Fullerton
PGA TOUR starts: 1
Cuts made: 0
Best PGA TOUR finish: MC, 2016 U.S. Open
Notes: Anguiano finished 10th on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit this year to earn an exemption into the final stage of this year’s Web.com Tour Q-School. He earned his first career victory at this year’s Windsor Classic. He also played on the Web.com Tour in 2017, finishing 98th on the money list. Anguiano was the 2014 Big West Conference Player of the Year at Cal State Fullerton. He played college golf for the Titans, who reinstated their golf program in 2009-10 after an absence of more than two decades.
WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
MC. T.J. Vogel, 69-69
MC. Mickey DeMorat, 69-69
MC. Stewart Jolly, 70-71
MC. James Driscoll, 69-79
LAST SEASON’S QUALIFIERS
Made cut: 28
Best finish: John Oda, T3 at Barracuda Championship
Top-10s: 5 (Scott Strohmeyer, T4 at Sanderson Farms; Trey Mullinax, T8 at Valspar; Julian Suri, T8 at Houston; Chase Seiffert, T9 at Travelers; John Oda, T3 at Barracuda)
Most times qualified: T.J. Vogel (8)