Moore moves on in FedEx Cup; Eckroat, Cummins, Stevens, Van Pelt go into KFT Finals

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PGA Tour rookie Taylor Moore of Edmond has advanced into the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs. His tie for 31st at the FedEx St. Jude Championship Sunday kept him in 62nd place in the FedEx Cup standings

The top 70 advance to the BMW Championship starting Thursday. Also advancing safely is Viktor Hovland of Stillwater, who is 18th in the FedEx Cup standings and in good shape to make it to the Tour Championship in East Lake in two weeks, where the top 30 will conclude the playoffs.

Seeing their seasons end Sunday but safely securing their PGA Tour cards for next year were former Edmond North golfers Robert Streb and Kevin Tway, former Edmond Santa Fe and University of Oklahoma golfer Max McGreevy and former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler.

Streb finished 109 on the points list after a tie for 51st at 3-under Sunday. McGreevy missed the cut and finished at 112,  Tway missed the cut and finished at 118 and Fowler finished at 1-over and 123. Each of those players earned between $900,000 and $1.2 million in prize money for 2021-22.

On the Korn Ferry Tour, the first 25 PGA Tour cards were awarded to those who concluded the regular season top 25 on the points list. No. 25 was Anders Albertson, whose father Scott Albertson is a businessman in Tulsa.

Several players with Oklahoma ties will be competing in the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Fnals, which pits players 1-75 on the Korn Ferry Tour with players 126-200 on the PGA Tour. With everyone starting from scratch except the 25 KFT players who have earned their cards and are just playing for improved standing, the field will play three events successively and the top 25 point earners will have PGA Tour cards for 20.

Competing from the Korn Ferry Tour will be Edmond and OSUs Austin Eckroat (34th on the points list), former OSU golfer Sam Stevens of Wichita (43) and former Oklahoma golfer Quade Cummins of Weatherford and now Edmond (70). From the PGA Tour Tulsan Bo Van Pelt finished at 199 on the FedEx Cup points list and is eligible for the KFT Finals.


 

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