Ridings, Niebrugge earn Korn Ferry Tour status for 2020

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Former Tulsan Tag Ridings finished tied for 22nd as the final stage of qualifying for the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour concluded Sunday in Winter Garden, Fla., which guarantees the 45-year-old journeyman at least eight starts on the Korn Ferry Tour next season.

Ridings, who grew up playing at South Lakes Golf Course in Jenks where his father Paul Ridings was the long-time head professional, gets to continue a professional career that has featured more determination and grit than fame and fortune. He has bounced back and forth from the PGA Tour to the second level many times. He has played 239 events on the PGA Tour and 206 on the second tour, whether it was called the Nike Tour, Web.com Tour or now Korn Ferry Tour, with nearly $6 million in combined earnings and 39 top-10 finishes between the two tours (13 on the PGA Tour).

Former Oklahoma State star Jordan Niebrugge finished tied for 13th and will receive at least 12 starts in 2020. Two other players with Oklahoma ties – Blake Trimble of Edmond and former Sooner Michael Schoolcraft – will have to settle for limited status as both finished outside the top 100. Complete results can be viewed here.

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