Zimbabwean amateur golfer Kieran Vincent is well poised to join his brother Scott on the professional ranks before the end of the year after securing conditional status on the PGA Tour Canada.
The US-based rising star, who is on a golf scholarship at Liberty University earned his place after finishing in a tie for seventh position at the PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying School Tournament at Weston Hills in Florida.
Kieran, whose brother is a two-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour, carded scores of 71, 68, 72 and 74 for a total of three-under par 285 to finish 11 shots behind the winner Alexander Herrmann from Germany.
The winner earned exemption status for the entire 2022 PGA Tour Canada season while those who finish second to ninth are exempted for the first half of the season.
After finishing in a five-way tie for seventh, Vincent, was involved in a playoff for the five-man playoff for the remaining slot inside the top nine in order to earn exemption status for the first half of the PGA Tour Canada season.
The Zimbabwe however dropped out on the second playoff hole and will be conditionally exempt when he finally turns professional later this year.
Congrats to Kieran Vincent who secured conditional status on the @PGATOURCanada for the 2022 season with his finish today at the Q School event 👏
— Liberty Golf (@LibertyGolf) February 19, 2022
According to the Tour website, conditional status doesn’t provide guaranteed starts in PGA TOUR Canada events, but it does provide membership incentives, including TPC facility access, reduced open qualifying fees and exemptions through pre-qualifying for next year’s Korn Ferry Tour Q-school.
Players who qualify for PGA TOUR Canada and then finish in the top five on the Points List earn Korn Ferry Tour status for the following year. The Korn Ferry Tour is the feeder tour to the US PGA Tour.
Meanwhile Vincent, who is a senior at Liberty University, will return to action for his school at the 2022 Coral Creek Club Invitational at Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida from February 28 to March 1.