Date: March 24, 2017
Author: Mark Hayes

Davis nears Canadian card

Sydney’s Cam Davis has one hand on a Canadian PGA Tour card and Adelaide’s Brad Moules remains right in the mix.

Davis, 22, fired a third-round 67 at Q-School in Jacinto, California, today to reach 11 under with just one round to play before cards are dealt out for the upcoming season.

The Golf Australia rookie squad member, the low individual in Australia’s Eisenhower Cup win last year, is just two behind American leader Jake Knapp after two rounds, with the top 40 to secure status on the tour, one of three feeders to the Web.Com Tour.

But with greater freedom allowed by a higher Q-School finish, there’ll be no holding back in tomorrow’s final round.

The winner earns a full card for season 2017, with the top five exempt through at least the first eight events before a second rankings reshuffle.

The first 16 earn a minimum four starts before the first reshuffle, while those in the top 40 and ties will earn conditional status for the season.

Moules, 25, who graduated from his PGA traineeship at Royal Adelaide before taking on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia full-time last year and winning the Papua New Guinea Open,  is tied 12th after rounds of 70-71-71 left him one under.

The cut-off for the top 40 with one round to play was five over.

The other Aussies in the field are Perth late bloomer Paul Bucan (T70 at +11) and Californian-based amateur Aden Louez, 24, originally of Coffs Harbour (T90 at +16).