Monday Qualifiers: Puerto Rico Open
February 19, 2019
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- February 19, 2019
- Taylor Pendrith will make his third career PGA TOUR start at the Puerto Rico Open.
With a World Golf Championship also being played this week, the Puerto Rico Open provides players an opportunity to gain valuable PGA TOUR experience.
The four Monday qualifiers for this week’s TOUR event also fit in that category. All four of the qualifiers are non-members, and two are making their PGA TOUR debut.
Here’s a look at the four players who played their way into the Puerto Rico Open.
Hometown: Cape May Court House, N.J.
Alma mater: William & Mary
PGA TOUR starts: Debut
Notes: Finished 71st on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada money list in 2018. … Had one top-10 in 11 starts, a T6 at the Bayview Place Open. … Made 3 of 11 cuts. … No. 1,713 in the Official World Golf Ranking
Alma mater: None
PGA TOUR starts: Debut
Notes: Finished fourth on the PGA TOUR Series-China’s Order of Merit last year. … Finished in the top 10 in half of his 14 starts, including two runners-up. … Played one event on the Web.com Tour this year, missing the cut at the Country Club of Bogota Championship. … No. 603 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater: Kent State
PGA TOUR starts: 2
Cuts made: 1
Best PGA TOUR finish: T43, 2014 RBC Canadian Open
Notes: Made 12 starts on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada last season, finishing in the top 25 in half of his starts. … Finished 35th on the Order of Merit. … Has three runner-up finishes in 29 starts on that circuit. … Has one top 10 in 28 career starts on the Web.com Tour. … Finished 107th on the Web.com Tour money list in 2016, his lone full season on that circuit. ... Was an honorable mention All-American at Kent State in 2014.
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Alma mater: North Carolina
PGA TOUR starts: 1
Cuts made: 0
Best PGA TOUR finish: MC, 2018 The RSM Classic
Notes: Finished eighth on the Mackenie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada money list in 2018, including a win at the Staal Foundation Open presented by tbaytel. … Missed the cut in his lone Web.com Tour start of 2019. … An honorable mention All-American in 2017. ... His great-grandfather was a pitcher for the Yankees and roommates with Babe Ruth.
LAST WEEK’S QUALIFIERS
T49. Aaron Baddeley, 69-71-71-73
T64. Robert Garrigus, 69-71-73-76
73rd. Richard H. Lee, 70-71-74-76
MC. Curtis Luck, 72-74
THIS SEASON’S QUALIFIERS
Made cut: 13
Top-10s: 2 (Aaron Baddeley, T4 at Safeway Open; Corey Conners, T3 at Sony Open)
Best finish: Corey Conners, T3 at Sony Open in Hawaii
Most times qualified: Corey Conners (2), Aaron Baddeley (2)