Tom Lewis wins Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Scottie Scheffler claims top spot on Finals 25

25 players earn 2019-20 PGA TOUR membership

Aug 30 – Set 02
Victoria National GC, Newburgh, Indiana
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Tom Lewis carded a final-round 65 to win by five strokes at the Korn Ferry Tour’s season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance. Lewis joined 24 other players in earning 2019-20 membership through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.


The Korn Ferry Tour awarded the first set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2019-20 season at the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftHeinz in August, with a second set awarded this week after the conclusion of the Finals.

University of Texas alum Scottie Scheffler earned the top spot on both The Finals 25 and the combined points list after a T7 finish on Monday, in addition to his win and T11 finish over his previous two starts. The 23-year-old earns fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR during the 2019-20 season as well as an exemption into the 2020 PLAYERS Championship. Scheffler becomes the first player to top both lists since Chesson Hadley in 2017.

“It’s great to be able to play in THE PLAYERS next year,” said Scheffler, who finished with 10 top-10s and two wins in 20 starts this year. “I have some family close by in Jacksonville so it will be nice to have them come out to the event. It’s awesome to be able to compete against one of the best fields in golf, and becoming fully exempt, to be able to set my schedule, that’s huge.”


Lewis lapped the field after two separate strings of three birdies in a row during the final round. After collecting birdies at the third and fifth, countered by a bogey at the sixth, Lewis tacked on six more from Nos. 8-10 and 15-17. His 29 birdies this week was five more than anyone else in the field.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play on the PGA TOUR,” said Lewis, who finished T11 in the 2019 Open Championship. “Obviously I’ve achieved some good things on the European Tour and hopefully I can achieve better things on the PGA TOUR. I’m looking forward to the year I’ve got ahead, just to see what the future brings.”

While Lewis wrapped up a dominant performance, several other players provided dramatic finishes coming down to the final putt. Local legend Chris Baker, who grew up in Brownstown, Indiana, saved par on the 72nd hole to earn his first PGA TOUR card after more than a decade as a professional. The par save came after a double bogey at the penultimate hole to put his status in doubt. Doug Ghim, the low amateur at the 2018 Masters Tournament, got up and down out of a greenside bunker to claim his first PGA TOUR card.

D.J. Trahan and Richy Werenski tied for the 24th spot, securing the final available cards with 186 points in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Justin Harding finished 26th in The Finals 25, just 0.125 points behind Trahan and Werenski.

Four of the 25 players who secured their PGA TOUR cards solely through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals will be rookies during the 2019-20 season. The top 25 are:

Four of the 25 players who secured their PGA TOUR cards solely through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals will be rookies during the 2019-20 season. The top 25 are:

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By GT Editor
The Finals 25 Hometown
Finals Points
College
1. Matthew NeSmith*North Augusta, S.C.
1,018
South Carolina
2. Tom Lewis*Welwyn Garden City, England
1,000
3. Brandon HagySanta Monica, Ca.
700
Cal
4. Kramer HickokAustin, Tx.
661
Texas
5. Fabián GómezChaco, Argentina
633
6. Viktor Hovland*Oslo, Norway
620
Oklahoma State
7. Brendon ToddPittsburgh, Pa.
505
Georgia
8. Beau HosslerMission Viejo, Ca.
482
Texas
9. Ben Taylor*London, England
417
LSU
10. Anirban LahiriPune, India
358
11. Grayson MurrayRaleigh, N.C.
333
Arizona State
12. Tyler DuncanColumbus, Ind.
283
Purdue University
13. David HearnBrampton, Canada
283
University of Wyoming
14. Bronson BurgoonThe Woodlands, Tx.
281
Texas A&M
15. Chris Baker*Brownstown, Ind.
263
Iowa State
16. Robert StrebChickasha, Okla.
257
Kansas State
17. Tom HogeStatesville, N.C.
247
Texas Christian
18. Cameron PercyChelsea, South Africa
243
19. Hank LebiodaOrlando, Fl.
203
Florida State
20. Rob OppenheimSalem, Ma.
196
Rollins College
21. Cameron DavisSydney, Australia
193
22. Joseph BramlettStanford, Ca.
189
Stanford University
23. Doug Ghim*Des Plains, Il.
188
Texas
24. D.J. TrahanAtlanta, Ga.
186
Clemson University
24. Richy WerenskiSpringfield, Ma.
186
Georgia Tech
*=PGA TOUR rookie in 2019-20

The 25 players from the Korn Ferry Tour Finals will join the 25 players from the Regular Season points list on the PGA TOUR. The 25 from the Regular Season are below:

The 25 Hometown
Total Points
College
1. Scottie SchefflerDallas, Tx.
2,935
Texas
2. Xinjun ZhangGuangdong, China
2,047
N/A
3. Robby SheltonBirmingham, Ala.
1,816
Alabama
4. Harry Higgs*Dallas, Tx.
1,491
Southern Methodist
5. Lanto GriffinBlacksburg, Va.
1,414
Virginia Commonwealth
6. Mark HubbardDenver, Colo.
1,410
San Jose State
7. Ryan BrehmMt. Pleasant, Mich.
1,397
Michigan State
8. Kristoffer Ventura*Oslo, Norway
1,383
Oklahoma State
9. Henrik NorlanderStockholm, Sweden
1,327
Augusta State
10. Zac BlairSaint George, Utah
1,272
Brigham Young
11. Bo Hoag*Columbus, Ohio
1,243
Ohio State
12. Nelson Ledesma*Tucuman, Argentina
1,212
N/A
13. Rhein GibsonEdmond, Okla.
1,142
Oklahoma Christian
14. Chase Seiffert*Panama City, Fla.
1,026
Florida State
15. Mark AndersonBeaufort, S.C.
979
South Carolina
16. Scott Harrington*Portland, Ore.
977
Northwestern
17. Michael Gligic*Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
920
N/A
18. Sebastian Cappelen*Odense, Denmark
905
Arkansas
19. Vincent Whaley*Atlanta, Ga.
902
Georgia Tech
20. Rafael Campos*Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
869
Virginia Commonwealth
21. Vince Covello*Atlantic Beach, Fla.
826
North Florida
22. Michael Gellerman*Edmond, Okla.
806
Oklahoma
23. Maverick McNealy*Stanford, Calif.
796
Stanford
24. Tyler McCumberPonte Vedra Beach, Fl.
791
Florida
25. Tim WilkinsonPalmerston North, New Zealand
775
St. Peters

The 50 players are ranked, in alternating fashion from each points list, following the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. This order will be used to determine priority entry into PGA TOUR events for the upcoming season, which opens the week of September 9-15 with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

1. Scottie Scheffler18. Zac Blair35. Tom Hoge
2. Xinjun Zhang19. Ben Taylor36. Vincent Whaley
3. Matthew NeSmith20. Bo Hoag37. Cameron Percy
4. Robby Shelton21. Anirban Lahiri38. Rafael Campos
5. Tom Lewis22. Nelson Ledesma39. Hank Lebioda
6. Harry Higgs23. Grayson Murray40. Vince Covello
7. Brandon Hagy24. Rhein Gibson41. Rob Oppenheim
8. Lanto Griffin25. Tyler Duncan42. Michael Gellerman
9. Kramer Hickok26. Chase Seiffert43. Cameron Davis
10. Mark Hubbard27. David Hearn44. Maverick McNealy
11. Fabián Gómez28. Mark Anderson45. Joseph Bramlett
12. Ryan Brehm29. Bronson Burgoon46. Tyler McCumber
13. Viktor Hovland30. Scott Harrington47. Doug Ghim
14. Kristoffer Ventura31. Chris Baker48. Tim Wilkinson
15. Brendon Todd32. Michael Gligic49. Richy Werenski
16. Henrik Norlander33. Robert Streb50. D.J. Trahan
17. Beau Hossler34. Sebastian Cappelen

For more information on the Korn Ferry Tour or the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, please visit PGATOUR.com.


 


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Tom Lewis
-23
68
66
66
65
265
2
Fabián Gómez
-18
69
69
66
66
270
3
Kramer Hickok
-16
69
66
72
65
272
T4
Tyler Duncan
-13
67
71
71
66
275
T4
David Hearn
-13
70
69
70
66
275
T4
Chris Baker
-13
63
69
73
70
275
T7
Richy Werenski
-12
72
66
69
69
276
T7
D.J. Trahan
-12
71
67
68
70
276
T7
Scottie Scheffler
-12
71
65
68
72
276
T7
Henrik Norlander
-12
68
69
68
71
276
T7
Grayson Murray
-12
73
66
65
72
276
T7
Lanto Griffin
-12
69
65
68
74
276
T13
Cameron Davis
-11
68
73
69
67
277
T13
Blayne Barber
-11
71
68
68
70
277
T15
Will Zalatoris
-10
72
68
71
67
278
T15
Adam Svensson
-10
70
68
72
68
278
T15
Lee Hodges
-10
72
69
68
69
278
T15
Peter Uihlein
-10
70
72
66
70
278
T19
Hank Lebioda
-9
71
68
69
71
279
T19
Brandon Crick
-9
67
73
68
71
279
T19
Doug Ghim
-9
71
70
66
72
279
T22
Joshua Creel
-8
72
71
68
69
280
T22
Ben Crane
-8
70
68
72
70
280
T22
Vincent Whaley
-8
70
72
67
71
280
T22
Billy Hurley III
-8
70
69
69
72
280
T26
Brian Campbell
-7
73
67
75
66
281
T26
Joseph Bramlett
-7
64
71
76
70
281
T26
Wes Roach
-7
70
70
70
71
281
T26
Kyle Jones
-7
71
68
71
71
281
T26
Harris English
-7
71
67
71
72
281
T26
Chad Ramey
-7
68
72
69
72
281
T26
Zecheng Dou
-7
68
71
68
74
281
T33
Brandon Harkins
-6
74
66
74
68
282
T33
Rob Oppenheim
-6
70
73
70
69
282
T33
Stewart Cink
-6
73
69
71
69
282
T33
Brett Coletta
-6
74
68
69
71
282
T33
José de Jesús Rodríguez
-6
69
72
69
72
282
T33
Julián Etulain
-6
66
71
70
75
282
T39
Justin Lower
-5
73
69
72
69
283
T39
John Huh
-5
71
73
69
70
283
T39
Alex Prugh
-5
68
75
70
70
283
T39
Erik Compton
-5
71
72
69
71
283
T39
Daniel Berger
-5
72
69
71
71
283
T39
Robby Shelton
-5
73
68
68
74
283
T39
Bo Hoag
-5
69
69
70
75
283
T46
Ben Martin
-4
73
71
71
69
284
T46
Shubhankar Sharma
-4
66
72
77
69
284
T46
Ryan Brehm
-4
70
74
70
70
284
T46
Xinjun Zhang
-4
71
69
72
72
284
T46
Davis Riley
-4
67
71
73
73
284
T51
Seamus Power
-3
72
68
74
71
285
T51
Drew Weaver
-3
70
68
74
73
285
T53
Whee Kim
-2
69
70
74
73
286
T53
Hunter Mahan
-2
70
72
70
74
286
T53
Steve LeBrun
-2
71
70
71
74
286
T56
Charlie Saxon
E
70
73
75
70
288
T56
Billy Kennerly
E
71
72
73
72
288
T56
Kristoffer Ventura
E
71
69
76
72
288
T56
Roberto Díaz
E
73
70
70
75
288
T60
Joey Garber
1
74
70
73
72
289
T60
Jimmy Stanger
1
75
69
72
73
289
T60
Grant Hirschman
1
69
73
74
73
289
T60
Martin Flores
1
72
72
71
74
289
T60
Maverick McNealy
1
72
71
70
76
289
T60
Andrew Novak
1
67
72
72
78
289
T60
George Cunningham
1
68
69
70
82
289
T67
Jamie Lovemark
2
75
69
77
69
290
T67
Brendon Todd
2
71
70
79
70
290
T67
Vince Covello
2
72
72
72
74
290
T67
Anders Albertson
2
73
71
72
74
290
T67
Stephan Jaeger
2
74
70
71
75
290
T67
Morgan Hoffmann
2
73
65
73
79
290
T67
Chase Wright
2
71
70
67
82
290
74
Josh Teater
3
71
73
76
71
291
75
Ollie Schniederjans
6
76
68
76
74
294
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
1
71
74
145
CUT
Kevin Dougherty
1
72
73
145
CUT
Jamie Arnold
1
74
71
145
CUT
Ben Taylor
1
74
71
145
CUT
Marcelo Rozo
1
72
73
145
CUT
Steve Marino
1
71
74
145
CUT
Ben Kohles
1
73
72
145
CUT
Nicolas Echavarria
1
70
75
145
CUT
Scott Langley
1
73
72
145
CUT
Curtis Luck
1
70
75
145
CUT
Dan McCarthy
1
70
75
145
CUT
Freddie Jacobson
1
70
75
145
CUT
Rhein Gibson
2
74
72
146
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
2
70
76
146
CUT
Andrew Svoboda
2
73
73
146
CUT
Tyson Alexander
2
75
71
146
CUT
Shawn Stefani
2
73
73
146
CUT
Seth Reeves
2
71
75
146
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
2
70
76
146
CUT
Steve Wheatcroft
2
72
74
146
CUT
John Chin
2
75
71
146
CUT
T.J. Vogel
3
77
70
147
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
3
71
76
147
CUT
Cameron Percy
3
73
74
147
CUT
Zack Sucher
3
75
72
147
CUT
Johnson Wagner
4
79
69
148
CUT
Carl Yuan
4
76
72
148
CUT
Brady Schnell
4
76
72
148
CUT
David Lipsky
5
74
75
149
CUT
Wade Binfield
5
78
71
149
CUT
Steven Alker
5
74
75
149
CUT
Austin Smotherman
5
74
75
149
CUT
Cody Gribble
5
75
74
149
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
5
71
78
149
CUT
Justin Harding
5
73
76
149
CUT
Luke Guthrie
5
77
72
149
CUT
Dylan Wu
6
76
74
150
CUT
Brett Stegmaier
6
73
77
150
CUT
Ben Silverman
6
79
71
150
CUT
Greg Yates
6
68
82
150
CUT
Jonathan Randolph
8
72
80
152
CUT
John Oda
10
74
80
154
WD
Dominic Bozzelli
E
69
70
80
219
WD
Charlie Danielson
E
78
78
WD
Nicholas Lindheim
E
73
58
131
WD
Kevin Stadler
E
79
33
112
WD
Smylie Kaufman
E
81
81
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