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Mackenzie Tour Q-School Qualifiers 2019

 

The fifth and final Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Tournaments is in the books, with the final Q-School in Comox, British Columbia this week remaining before the full Tour membership is complete. At TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., last Friday, Georgian Chase Parker captured medalist honors to become fully exempt for the entire 2019 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season.

Thirteen additional players earned full membership and guaranteed starts in first six tournaments of the Mackenzie Tour season. Former Purdue University golfer Brian Carlson made par on the first extra hole to earn the final fully-exempt position, defeating Kyle Wambold and Sean Busch, the latter two part of the additional 26 players will be conditionally exempt for those same six tournaments. Here is a short look at all 14 qualifiers who emerged with full membership from TPC Sawgrass.

Chase Parker
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: Won
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts: 0
Career PGA Tour Starts: 2
Career Web.com Tour Starts 22.

Something Worth Knowing: He qualified for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. After making the cut (75-70), he shot rounds of 72-81 on the weekend to finish 64th.

Jake Kevorkian
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: 2
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 21.

Something Worth Knowing: He held a share of the first-round lead at the 2018 Syncrude Oil Country Championship in Edmonton, opening with a 6-under 65. He eventually went on to tie for 33rd that week.

Brandon Hoelzer
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T3
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 0.

Something Worth Knowing: During his senior year at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, he was a second-team All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference pick.

Grant Leaver
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T3
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts: 1
Career PGA Tour Starts: 4
Career Web.com Tour Starts 29.

Something Worth Knowing: He was an honorable mention all-state basketball player at Hickman County High in Tennessee during his senior year, averaging 17.6 points per game. That season, three future NBA players—Corey Brewer, Thaddeus Young, and Brandon Wright—earned first- and second-team honors. In addition to playing college golf at Austin Peay University, the 6-foot-7 Leaver played one season on the Governors’ basketball team.

Ryan Snouffer
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: 5
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts: 18
Career PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Starts 2.

Something Worth Knowing: At Seton Hall University, Snouffer was teammates with PGA TOUR Series-China member Lloyd Jefferson Go from the Philippines. Prior to college, he was a four-year captain on the Jefferson High School golf team (Sparta, N.J.).

Dalton Ward
United States   
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T6
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts: 11
Career PGA Tour Starts: 2
Career Web.com Tour Starts 2.

Something Worth Knowing: Although he had four under-par rounds at the 2018 Lethbridge Open during his Mackenzie Tour rookie year, that only led to a tie for 41st. His best finish of the season came a week earlier when he put together rounds of 70-66-67 and a final-round, even-par 71 to tie for 17th in Kelowna, British Columbia.   

William Register
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T6
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 11.

Something Worth Knowing: While still an amateur, register qualified for the Mackenzie Tour a year ago, also at TPC Sawgrass’ Valey Course, shooting three of his rounds at par or better to tie for ninth.

Billy Walthouse
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T6
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 3.

Something Worth Knowing: He comes from an athletic family. His father was a four-year letter winner in golf at Rhode Island’s Bryant University, and his mother was a diver at College of the Holy Cross.

a-Christian Bosso
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T9
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 0.

Something Worth Knowing: The University of West Florida student had the best final 36 holes at this Qualifying Tournament. After opening 75-73 (4-over) and tied for 59th, he put on a show, shooting rounds of 65-67 over the final 36 holes to earn his card. He will turn pro after he graduates this spring.

Justin Doeden
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T9
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 11.

Something Worth Knowing: He enjoyed a strong finish to his 2018 Mackenzie Tour season, shooting eight consecutive under-par rounds over his final two tournaments. His low round of the year came in his third start of the season, an opening 64 at the GolfBC Championship.

Keenan Huskey
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T11
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 0.

Something Worth Knowing: The former South Carolina Gamecock is one of seven children in his family. He has three brothers—Jennings, Slade and Hayes—and three sisters—Victoria, Olivia, and Gabriella.

a-Jorge Garcia
Venezuela
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T11
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 0.

Something Worth Knowing: The Venezuelan who graduated high school in the U.S., began his college career at the University of Florida in Gainesville before transferring to Division II Barry University.

Colin Monagle
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T11
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts: 15
Career PGA Tour Starts: 1
Career PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Starts 8.

Something Worth Knowing: He spent the first two years of college at Jacksonville University playing baseball. He was an infielder, playing in 32 total games and starting 16. He joined the golf team his sophomore year, playing both sports for one season (2012-13).

Brian Carlson
United States
Qualifying Tournament Finish: T14
Career Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Starts 1.

Something Worth Knowing: He was a celebrated junior player in Connecticut, winning the New England Junior Championship in both 2012 and 2013 before enrolling at Purdue University in Indiana.