Kieran Vincent clears first hurdle at Korn Ferry Tour Q-School

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Kieran Vincent

After recently concluding a solid debut season on the Canadian PGA Tour, US-based professional golfer Kieran Vincent is looking to make the next step in his career by securing membership on the Korn Ferry Tour.

The gifted Zimbabwean golfer punched his ticket to the second stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School after finishing in a tie for sixth in the first stage tournament played out at Crown Colony Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday.

Vincent recovered from a difficult opening round of 76 to card impressive scores of 54, 65 and 65 to finish on an impressive tournament total of 14-under-par 270.

Jorge Garcia finished at the top of the leader advanced victorious over the 74-man field in Fort Myers, Florida. The Venezuelan finished 23-under across four rounds with a final-round 62 consisting of seven birdies and an eagle.

The top 25 players and ties on the leaderboard progressed to the second stage of the Korn Ferry Tour  Qualifying-School which begins on October 11, while the final stage of qualifying taking place November 4th – 7th.

Vincent’s participation in the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School comes after he enjoyed a solid debut season on the PGA Tour Canada.

The 24 year-old rising star, who is based in Lynchburg, Virginia is the brother of Olympian Scott Vincent, who competes mostly on the LIV Invitational Golf Series, the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour.

In the just ended PGA Tour Canada season Vincent competed in 10 different tournaments and managed to place in the top 25 three separate times and even added a top-10 finish to his exciting professional career.

Vincent is also ranked in the top 25 in scoring average, and in birdie average, he is ranked 23rd.

The former Liberty University star hopes to accomplish big things in his career, starting with playing on one of the biggest stages in golf, the PGA Tour but his immediate aim at the moment is to secure his Korn Ferry Tour card for the 2023 season.

 

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