Monday qualifiers: A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
September 09, 2019
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- Andrew Novak finished T57 at The Honda Classic in 2018. (Stacy Revers/Getty Images)
The 2019-20 PGA TOUR season begins this week with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. The first tournament of the season also means the first Monday qualifier.
Here’s a look at the four players who played their way into a tee time at The Greenbrier Resort’s Old White TPC. The Monday qualifier was held at The Resort at Glade Springs’ Cobb Course in Daniels, West Virginia (Note: Monday’s score in parentheses).
STEVE ALLAN (65)
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
PGA TOUR starts: 212
Cuts made: 100
Best finish: 2nd, twice
Notes: Runner-up in the 2003 Greater Milwaukee Open and 2004 Barracuda Championship, where he lost a playoff to Vaughn Taylor. … Had eight PGA TOUR seasons where he made at least 15 starts (2001-05, 2007-09). … Made his only FedExCup Playoffs appearance in the inaugural season (2007), finishing 121st in the season-long standings. … Also won the 1998 German Open and 2002 Australian Open. … Has also made 164 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour. … A runner-up to Andrew Landry in 2015 is Allan’s best career finish. … This week’s A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier will be Allan’s ninth PGA TOUR start since 2010. … Monday qualified for two events last season.
SHINTARO BAN (66)
Hometown: San Jose, California
Alma mater: UNLV
PGA TOUR starts: 3
Cuts made: 1
Best finish: 72nd, 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic
Notes: Was a first-team All-American and member of the U.S. Palmer Cup team in 2018. … Also competed in the 2018 U.S. Open. … Has competed on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada this season, making the cut in three of 10 starts. His best finish is T31. … He ranks 123rd on the Order of Merit with $3,042 in earnings.
CONRAD SHINDLER (68)
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Alma mater: Texas A&M
PGA TOUR starts: 22
Cuts made: 10
Best finish: T15, 2018 Barbasol Championship
Notes: Finished 96th on the Korn Ferry Tour’s Regular Season Points list, with one top-10 in 22 starts. … Was a PGA TOUR member in 2018, finishing 192nd in the FedExCup. … Graduated from the Korn Ferry Tour in 2017 after winning the Rex Hospital Open. … A member of Texas A&M’s 2009 NCAA Championship team.
ANDREW NOVAK (68)
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Alma mater: Wofford
PGA TOUR starts: 2
Cuts made: 1
Best finish: T57, 2018 Honda Classic
Notes: Finished 62nd on the Korn Ferry Tour’s Regular Season Points List in 2019. … Has two career top-10s on the Korn Ferry Tour (T5, 2019 Country Club de Bogota Championship; T10, 2018 Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae). … Appeared on SportsCenter’s Top-10 Plays for making a 100-foot putt at NCAA Regionals. … Was the 2017 Southern Conference Player of the Year.