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Goodwin, Highsmith earn Korn Ferry Tour membership via PGA TOUR Canada
September 19, 2022
By Staff , PGATOUR.COM
- September 19, 2022
- Joe Highsmith earned Korn Ferry Tour membership after finishing 9th at the Fortinet Cup Championship. (Courtesy PGA TOUR Canada)
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Two PGA TOUR University alumni earned Korn Ferry Tour membership Sunday at the Fortinet Cup Championship, with Noah Goodwin finishing 3rd in the final standings and Joe Highsmith finishing 9th. Goodwin earned conditional status by finishing in the top-five of PGA TOUR Canada’s season-long points race, and Highsmith is exempt into Final Stage of Q-School by finishing 6th through 10th.
Goodwin finished No. 12 in the Class of 2022 Velocity Global Ranking, and he was one of two players to win twice on PGA TOUR Canada this summer. In five seasons at SMU, Goodwin was a three-time All-American and won three times, including the 2021 NCAA Stillwater Regional.
Highsmith was No. 10 in last year’s Velocity Global Ranking, and he posted five top-10s in eight starts this summer, tied for most on PGA TOUR Canada. In four seasons at Pepperdine, Highsmith was a two-time All-American and posted a 3-0-0 record at the 2021 NCAA Championship to help the Waves win the national title.
Trent Phillips was the highest tournament finisher among the five alumni who qualified for the season finale; he tied for fifth and finished 13th in the Fortinet Cup. Parker Coody’s rookie season included a win at the CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open and he finished 12th in the final standings, while Cameron Sisk posted two top-three finishes this summer and was 15th in the Fortinet Cup.
PGA TOUR University Alumni – Fortinet Cup Points List
Rank Player Points Events Best Finish of Season 3 Noah Goodwin 1063 10 2 wins (last: GolfBC Championship) 9 Joe Highsmith 746 8 T2, ATB Classic pres. by Volvo Edmonton 12 Parker Coody 653 9 Win, CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open 13 Trent Phillips 628 8 T3, CRMC Championship presented by Gertens 15 Cameron Sisk 488 9 T2, Sotheby's Int’l Realty Canada Ontario Open 65 Jackson Suber 114 8 T28, Prince Edward Island Open 66 Benjamin Shipp 114 9 T9, Prince Edward Island Open 72 Alex Fitzpatrick 96 5 T11, Sotheby's Int’l Realty Canada Ontario Open 128 RJ Manke 29 1 T28, GolfBC Championship 153 Jonathan Brightwell 9 1 T48, CRMC Championship presented by Gertens 154 Ryan Hall 9 6 T46, Sotheby's Int’l Realty Canada Ontario Open
Four PGA TOUR University alumni made their first starts as PGA TOUR members at the Fortinet Championship, and Davis Thompson led the way with a T9 finish. Coming off a runner-up at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Austin Eckroat made the cut and finished T64, while Trevor Werbylo and Kevin Yu missed the cut.
Two other alumni competed on sponsor exemptions and made the cut – Chris Gotterup finished T51 and Jacob Bridgeman tied for 55th.
PGA TOUR University Alumni – FedExCup Standings
Rank Player Points Events Best Finish of Season T9 Davis Thompson 75 1 T9, Fortinet Championship T61 Austin Eckroat 4 1 T64, Fortinet Championship - Trevor Werbylo 0 1 - - Kevin Yu 0 1 -