Monday Qualifiers: Houston Open
October 08, 2019
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- October 08, 2019
- George Cunningham shot 67 to get into the field. (Ben Jared/Getty Images)
A quick look at the four Monday qualifiers for this week’s Houston Open. The qualifier was held at Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas (Note: Monday’s score in parentheses):
LOGAN McCRACKEN (65)
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alma mater: Texas Tech/Tulsa
PGA TOUR starts: Debut
Notes: Was the leading money winner on the Texas-based APT Golf Tour in 2019. … Had seven top-10s, including two wins, in 11 starts. … Earned $60,$189 this season. … Made 19 starts on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada in 2015-16, with one top-10 finish.
ANDY ZHANG (66)
Hometown: Winter Garden, Fla. (China)
Alma mater: Florida
PGA TOUR starts: 1
Cuts made: 0
Best finish: MC, 2012 U.S. Open
Notes: Played in the 2012 U.S. Open at age 14, the youngest player ever to qualify for the event. … Turned pro in late 2018 after two years at the University of Florida. … Played on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, posting one top-10 in 22 starts. …. Missed 13 cuts and finished 154th on the Regular Season Points list. … Won the 2018 SEC individual title while at Florida.
GEORGE CUNNINGHAM (67)
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Alma mater: Arizona
PGA TOUR starts: 3
Cuts made: 2
Best finish: T29, 2018 RBC Canadian Open
Notes: Also Monday qualified for last year’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, finishing T36. … Played the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, finishing 67th on the Regular Season Points List. … Was 30th in the points standings after back-to-back top-10s in May but missed eight of his final nine cuts. … Was T9 entering the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship but shot a final-round 82. … Turned pro in 2018 and finished second on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit. … Finished in the top 10 in half of his 12 starts, including a win and three other top-3 finishes.
JEREMY GANDON (67)
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas (France)
Alma mater: Kansas State
PGA TOUR starts: Debut
Notes: Completed his career at Kansas State earlier this year. … Finished 64th on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit this year with two top-25s in 11 starts. … Won four times at Kansas State, tied for second-most in school history. … Finished eighth in this year’s Big 12 Championship.