Meet the rookies: Chase Seiffert
October 21, 2019
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
100 questions with Chase Seiffert at Kansas Aviation Museum
Each week during the fall, PGATOUR.COM will highlight one of the rookies playing on the PGA TOUR during the 2019-20 season. This week: Chase Seiffert, who has made four starts this season.
Birthplace: Panama City, Florida
Resides: Panama City, Florida
College: Florida State
TOUR card gained by: Finishing 15th on the Korn Ferry Tour’s Regular Season Points List.
TOUR starts/Best finish: 10 career starts, including his four this season (three MCs and a T65 at the Sanderson Farms Championship). His best finish is a T9 at the 2018 Travelers Championship.
Pro highlights: Finished runner-up at this year’s Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch, the first of three consecutive top-10s on the Korn Ferry Tour in April and May. He also had a T5 at the Lincoln Land Championship in June and T3 at the LECOM Health Challenge. … Monday qualified for five of his six PGA TOUR starts before this season. … Twice contended at the Travelers Championship after playing his way into the event. He shot 68-66 in 2017 to sit T4 at the halfway mark, two shots behind leader Jordan Spieth. Seiffert birdied the first hole Saturday but was 4 over the rest of the week to finish T43. … He shot a final-round 64 the next year to finish T9 and earn a start in A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, where he missed the cut despite a second-round 65. … He had no status on any tour in 2018, but that ninth-place finish at Travelers was enough for him to qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where he earned Korn Ferry status for 2019. … He finished T8 in the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
Amateur highlights: Played at Central Alabama Community College before transferring to Florida State. … Was the 2012 Florida State Golf Association Player of the Year after winning that year’s Florida Amateur, Florida Match Play and Florida Open. … Was just the second player to win the Florida Open and Florida Amateur in the same year (Don Bisplinghoff, 1955), and the first player to win those two titles and the Florida Match Play in the same year. … Beat Florida State teammate and fellow PGA TOUR player Hank Lebioda in the final of the 2012 Florida Match Play.
Interesting tidbits: Enjoys fishing. … His first two holes-in-one both occurred on his birthday. … College teammates at Florida State included PGA TOUR players Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Hank Lebioda.
Seiffert says (about Brooks Koepka): “I can’t bench-press that much. He’ll always beat me there. But there are definitely things you can take from what Brooks has done and what he continues to do, because obviously it works. I like what he does and I’d say we’re similar in a lot of ways. We keep to ourselves. There are a lot of things to learn from people who are excelling at what they do.”
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