Caldwell and Kearney in position; Power wins 22nd PGA Tour card
Niall Kearney. Picture: Getty

Niall Kearney. Picture: Getty

Jonny Caldwell and Niall Kearney are inside the top 23 players and ties who will progress from Frilford Heath to the Second Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School.

Former Walker Cup player Caldwell and two-time Irish PGA winner Kearney posted one under 71s for the second day running to share ninth place on two under, nine strokes behind England’s Like Cornford and Scot Danie Kay,

The Island’s David Rawluk is a shot outside the qualifying mark on three over after a second round 76 with Mount Wolseley amateur Mark Morrissey well down the field after rounds of 82 and 86.

Swiss amateur Marco Iten shot a five under par round of 67 to claim a one shot lead at the halfway stage at Bogogno Golf Resort where Irish amateur Brian Kelly is 99th on 20 over par.

Iten, 26, leads on five under from England’s James Allan, who also made seven birdies during a four under par round of 68 at a venue where the top 25 and ties will qualify for November’s Second Stage

First Qualifying Stage Section D Frilford Heath Red

  • 9 CALDWELL, Jonathan -2 71 71 142    
  • 9 KEARNEY, Niall -2 71 71 142    
  • 24 RAWLUK, David* +3 71 76 147    
  • 93 MORRISSEY(AM), Mark*  +24 82 86 168

First Qualifying Stage Section D Bogogno Golf Resort, Bogogno - Italy 

  • 99 KELLY (AM), Brian +20 82 82 164
Seamus Power with his PGA Tour card for 2016-17

Seamus Power with his PGA Tour card for 2016-17 Tour Championship cancelled due to Hurricane; Power gets 22nd card

 The threat of Hurricane Matthew has forced PGA TOUR officials to cancel this week’s Tour Championship in Florida.

As a result, the four-tournament Tour Finals were deemed official through three events, with 25 players securing their TOUR cards for the 2016-17 season.

This means that West Waterford's Seamus Power, who finished ninth in the regular season rankings to earn one of 25 cards, is awarded the 22nd card of 50 in the pecking order for the 2016-17 season, which begins with the Safeway Open in Napa, California, next week.

The first set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2016-17 season was issued at the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz in August, with Regular Season leading money winner Wesley Bryan leading the way with $449,392 in earnings.

The 25 players who secured their PGA TOUR cards solely through the Tour Finals

Player / Finals Stats / Finals Earnings

  1. Michael Thompson One win $184,000
  2. Bryson DeChambeau One win $180,000
  3. Cameron Smith One runner-up $114,910
  4. Miguel Angel Carballo One runner-up $108,000
  5. Andres Gonzales One runner-up $106,266
  6. Scott Stallings Two top-10s $75,505
  7. Zack Sucher Two top-10s $71,018
  8. Will Mackenzie Two top-10s $67,500
  9. Kevin Tway One top-five $63,975
  10. Andrew Johnston* One top-five $54,910
  11. Rod Pampling Two top-15s $52,032
  12. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano One top-10 $49,926
  13. Ryan Blaum* One top-five $49,100
  14. Steven Alker One top-10 $43,600
  15. Xander Schauffele* One top-10 $42,395
  16. Brett Drewitt* One top-five $42,035
  17. D.A. Points One top-10 $37,950
  18. Whee Kim One top-10 $36,975
  19. Cody Gribble* One top-five $35,125
  20. Kelly Kraft One top-five $35,125
  21. Rory Sabbatini One top-10 $32,375
  22. Bobby Wyatt* Two top-25s $29,602
  23. Tag Ridings One top-25 $28,493
  24. Cameron Percy One top-10 $27,560
  25. Tim Wilkinson One top-25 $27,425

*=PGA TOUR rookie in 2016-17 

The 25 players from the Tour Finals money list will join the 25 players from the Regular Season money list on the PGA TOUR.

The 25 from the Regular Season are below:

Player / Hometown / Regular Season Stats / College

  1. Wesley Bryan* Columbia, South Carolina Three wins South Carolina
  2. Richy Werenski* Bluffton, South Carolina One win, three seconds Georgia Tech
  3. J.J. Spaun* Los Angeles, California One win, two seconds San Diego State
  4. Ryan Brehm* Mt. Pleasant, Michigan One win, two thirds Michigan State 
  5. Martin Flores Dallas, Texas One win, four top-fives Oklahoma
  6. Ollie Schniederjans* Alpharetta, Georgia One win, one second Georgia Tech
  7. Dominic Bozzelli* Rochester, New York One win, one second Auburn
  8. Trey Mullinax* Birmingham, Alabama One win Alabama
  9. Seamus Power* Waterford, Ireland One win East Tennessee State
  10. J.T. Poston* St. Simons Island, Georgia Two runner-ups Western Carolina
  11. C.T. Pan* Taipei, Chinese Taipei Six top-10s Washington
  12. Ryan Armour Silver Lake, Ohio One win Ohio State
  13. Jonathan Randolph Oxford, Mississippi Two runner-ups Mississippi
  14. Brad Fritsch Ottawa, Ont., Canada One win Campbell
  15. Brian Campbell* Irvine, California Two runner-ups Illinois
  16. Mark Anderson Beaufort, South Carolina One runner-up South Carolina 
  17. Mackenzie Hughes* Charlotte, North Carolina One win Kent State
  18. Grayson Murray* Raleigh, North Carolina Six top-10s Arizona State
  19. Brandon Hagy* Westlake Village, Calif. Five top-10s California
  20. Julian Etulain* Buenos Aires, Argentina Eight top-25s N/A
  21. Nicholas Lindheim* Mission Viejo, California One win N/A
  22. Sebastian Munoz* Bogota, Colombia One win North Texas
  23. Max Homa Valencia, California One win California
  24. Rick Lamb* South Bend, Indiana One win, one third Tennessee
  25. Joel Dahmen* Clarkson, Washington Two thirds Washington

*=PGA TOUR rookie in 2016-17 

The 50 players are ranked, in order, following the conclusion of the Tour Finals. This order will be used to determine priority entry into PGA TOUR events for the upcoming season, which opens next week with the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif.

  1. Wesley Bryan
  2. Grayson Murray
  3. Michael Thompson
  4. J.J. Spaun
  5. Bryson DeChambeau
  6. Richy Werenski
  7. Cameron Smith
  8. Martin Flores
  9. Miguel Angel Carballo
  10. Ryan Brehm
  11. Andres Gonzales
  12. Ollie Schniederjans
  13. Scott Stallings
  14. Nicholas Lindheim
  15. Zack Sucher
  16. Julian Etulain
  17. Will MacKenzie
  18. Trey Mullinax
  19. Kevin Tway
  20. Cheng Tsung Pan
  21. Andrew Johnston
  22. Seamus Power
  23. Rod Pampling
  24. Dominic Bozzelli
  25. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
  26. JT Poston
  27. Ryan Blaum
  28. Mackenzie Hughes
  29. Steven Alker
  30. Jonathan Randolph
  31. Xander Schauffele
  32. Ryan Armour
  33. Brett Drewitt
  34. Brad Fritsch
  35. D.A. Points
  36. Brian Campbell
  37. Whee Kim
  38. Rick Lamb
  39. Kelly Kraft
  40. Cody Gribble
  41. Brandon Hagy
  42. Max Homa
  43. Rory Sabbatini
  44. Mark Anderson
  45. Bobby Wyatt
  46. Sebastian Munoz
  47. Tag Ridings
  48. Joel Dahmen
  49. Cameron Percy
  50. Tim Wilkinson