Admittedly it’s early and he has plenty of neighbours, but Curtis Luck has taken another important step towards gaining a US PGA Tour card.
Luck, 21, carded his fourth successive round at par or better to finish in a share of 19th at the Web.Com Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship today.
More importantly, the West Australian’s three-under-par total put him into a share of 14th on the all-important money list that accrues through the four weeks of the secondary tour’s finals.
In short, if Luck remains in the top 25 after week four, he’ll have a card on the big tour in 2018.
Even better, there are two more Aussies inside the current line with Brett Drewitt and Cameron Percy finishing at one under to share 31st in the tournament, but T22 on the money list.
Scott Hend was the other Australian to make the cut and closed with a par 71 to finish even overall and sit T41 on the congested cash list.
Jamie Arnold, Matt Jones, Rhein Gibson and Stuart Appleby all missed the cut in Ohio and are among a mass of players at T60 with work to do.
American journeyman Peter Uihlein won at 14 under, and, along with compatriots Ryan Armour (2nd) and Tom Lovelady (T3), booked a PGA Tour card alongside the top 25 from the Web.com Tour’s regular-season schedule.
The playoffs take a week’s break before returning for the Boise Open, the first of three consecutive events to finish the season.