Aussies ready for card push

Posted by on August 31, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Cam Davis today is tearing his approach in Indiana.

Cam Davis and Curtis Luck took important steps back to the US PGA Tour today.

The two young Aussies are effective in repeating the Korn Ferry Tour final after neither ended in the top 125 in their rookie year on the main tour.

And both showed today the bottle they need to book their return trip for next season.

While American leader Chris Baker fired a nine-under-63 to determine the early pace in the KF Tour Championship, Davis & # 39; 68 and Luck & # 39; s 70 let them share ninth and 25th respectively on a tense leaderboard.

With the top 25 after this third week of the KF Tour final series to earn their card, it is just enough on the current rankings to have both on the right side of the bubble.

Davis & # 39; round was enough for him to push from 34 to 22 on the projected rankings.

The 2017 Australian Open champion benefited from a number of good tee break-offs at the tough Victoria National Golf Club in Indiana, but played some seasoned golf from there to place five birdies against just one bogey.

"It was a bit of a struggle in the beginning," admitted the Sydneysider.

"I had a few breaks where I could find my ball that was a bit dicey in the long stuff.

"(But) I was just really good at it, just got into the rhythm for a while.

"(It) became a little tense towards the end (when I) started to straighten my driver, which is very stressful on that back nine.

"(So) it was great to grind that score after you didn't really feel great about the swing that starts the day. It's a good way to get the week going."

Happiness, which shared sixth place in week one of the final, must finish in the mid-30s or better by the end of the week to return to the big dance.

The West Australian traded two bogeys with two birdies on the front nine, but made no such mistakes on the rear nine and closed on a projected 21st.

Cam Percy (+1) and Rhein Gibson (+2) have both already booked their PGA Tour tickets, but a big day threatens tomorrow for both Jamie Arnold and Brett Coletta.

Both men fired 74s and have to make the round after round two to have a chance of promotion.

Coletta from Melbourne has to increase the ranking and finish well in the top 10, but Sydney & # 39; s Arnold can continue with a share of 25th or better; he is currently projected at 30.

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