Castillo Qualifies for Korn Ferry Tour Event

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BERTHOUD, Colo. — High Point University men’s golfer Christian Castillo made history on Monday (July 5) by becoming the first golfer in the Division I era of HPU golf to qualify for an event on either the PGA or Korn Ferry Tours.
 
The rising redshirt sophomore Monday qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC Colorado Championship at TPC Colorado in Berthoud, Colorado, by shooting a six-under 66 to finish third among individuals attempting to qualify. A total of 103 golfers were in

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Player arrested after fight broke out in qualifier for Korn Ferry Tour event | Golf News

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Last Updated: 15/06/21 11:12am


An American professional has reportedly been arrested after a fight broke out during Monday qualifying for this week’s Korn Ferry Tour event.

The bizarre incident took place at Sand Creek Station Golf Club in Kansas, where players were attempting to qualify for the Wichita Open.

According to reports, Luke Smith was arrested after being interviewed by police in the clubhouse following a violent altercation with playing partner Austin Dailey.

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Cameron Young wins wire-to-wire match at Korn Ferry Tour event

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Sunday, Cameron Young did exactly what he had done after Thursday, Friday and Saturday: led the AdventHealth Championship at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City.

Young closed out a wire-to-wire win Sunday with a 4-under 68. Overall Young shot 19-under and won by two strokes.

“Obviously the last hour or so I probably had a good feeling I was going to win, but it’s hard to get through those last few holes and, you know, hit the shots that I needed to hit,” Young said. “I was a little bit squirrelly down the stretch.”

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Local golf pros get spots in Korn Ferry Tour event in June

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Shawn Warren, a teaching pro based out of Falmouth Country Club, will compete in the Live and Work in Maine Open, a PGA Korn Ferry Tour event, at Falmouth Country Club. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Two Portland-area golf professionals with experience playing in the PGA Championship have been granted sponsor exemptions to play in the Live and Work in Maine Open, a Korn Ferry Tour event, at Falmouth Country Club.

Shawn Warren, a teaching pro based out of Falmouth Country Club, and Portland Country Club head professional Dan Venezio will be in the 156-player field when the 72-hole tournament runs June

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Korn Ferry Tour plans for $1 million purses in each event by start of 2023 season

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Bigger paydays are coming to the Korn Ferry Tour.

The developmental circuit announced Tuesday that it will significantly increase purses over the next two seasons, with each tournament featuring a total prize money of at least $1 million beginning with the 2023 season.

The purse increases were approved by the Policy Board in March 2020, to be implemented for the following season, but were delayed because of the costs associated with dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning next year, the minimum purse for a regular-season Korn Ferry Tour event will be $750,000, a year-over-year increase of $150,000. The purses will

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Korn Ferry Tour event runs smoothly at Paiute Golf Resort

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Paiute Golf Resort was ready for its close-up last week, shining in its debut as the venue for the Korn Ferry Tour’s MGM Resorts Championship.

Players, organizers and Paiute staff had nothing but praise for the Sun Mountain course and the tournament, other than some grumbling about the wind that whipped through the unprotected course north of Las Vegas for four straight days.

“Given the time frame we had to work with, it went fantastic,” said Jeff Reid, general manager of the 54-hole resort. “The golf course showed itself really well.”

The event was a late addition to the Korn

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