Heads of the class – Welcome the 50 new PGA TOUR members

heads of the class


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Accompanied by the always interesting season-ending drama to the Web.com Tour season on Sunday at the Web.com Tour Championship, the 50 PGA TOUR cards and priority positions for each player for the 2015-16 season have been determined.  The new PGA TOUR season begins in less than two weeks (Oct. 15-18) at the Frys.com Open in California.

Leading the class of 50 who are headed to the PGA TOUR are Patton Kizzire, who led the Web.com Tour in combined earnings for the entire 25-event season, and Chez Reavie, who was the leading money winner for the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Both are fully exempt on TOUR and earned a spot in next May’s PLAYERS Championship. The 25th and last Finals’ money-list card went to Rob Oppenheim, by a mere $101.

The 50 who secured 2015-16 PGA TOUR playing privileges and the order in which they will be slotted in the Web.com Tour eligibility ranking (1-50) follow. The order will be used at the start of the upcoming PGA TOUR season to form fields:

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Player Age/Residence (Origin)/College
1 Chez Reavie Chez Reavie

Age: 33
Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz. (Kansas)
College: Arizona State

2 Patton Kizzire Patton Kizzire

Age: 29
Residence: Sea Island, Ga. (Alabama)
College: Auburn

3 Dawie van der Walt Dawie van der Walt

Age: 32
Residence: Kingwood, Texas (South Africa)
College: Lamar

4 Emiliano Grillo Emiliano Grillo

Age: 23
Residence: Bradenton, Fla. (Argentina)

5 Martin Piller Martin Piller

Age: 29
Residence: Dallas, Texas
College: Texas A&M

6 Henrik Norlander Henrik Norlander

Age: 28
Residence: Augusta, Ga. (Sweden)
College: Augusta State

7 Jamie Lovemark Jamie Lovemark

Age: 27
Residence: Jupiter, Fla. (California)
College: Southern California

8 Andrew Loupe Andrew Loupe

Age: 26
Residence: Baton Rouge, La.
College: LSU

9 Peter Malnati Peter Malnati

Age: 28
Residence: Knoxville, Tenn. (Indiana)
College: Missouri

10 Roberto Castro Roberto Castro

Age: 30
Residence: Atlanta (Texas)
College: Georgia Tech

11 D.H. Lee D.H. Lee

Age: 28
Residence: Yongin City, South Korea

12 Sam Saunders Sam Saunders

Age: 28
Residence: Fort Collins, Colo. (Florida)
College: Clemson

13 Smylie Kaufman Smylie Kaufman

Age: 23
Residence: Birmingham, Ala.
College: LSU

14 Michael Thompson Michael Thompson

Age: 30
Residence: Birmingham, Ala. (Arizona)
College: Alabama

15 Bronson Burgoon Bronson Burgoon

Age: 28
Residence: The Woodlands, Texas
College: Texas A&M

16 Tom Hoge Tom Hoge

Age: 26
Residence: Fargo, N.D. (North Carolina)
College: TCU

17 Steve Marino Steve Marino

Age: 35
Residence: Tequesta, Fla. (Oklahoma)
College: Virginia

18 Brett Stegmaier Brett Stegmaier

Age: 32
Residence: Vero Beach, Fla. (Connecticut)
College: Florida

19 Dicky Pride Dicky Pride

Age: 46
Residence: Orlando, Fla. (Alabama)
College: Alabama

20 Rhein Gibson Rhein Gibson

Age: 29
Residence: Edmond, Okla. (Australia)
College: Oklahoma Christian U.

21 Kelly Kraft Kelly Kraft

Age: 26
Residence: Dallas, Texas
College: SMU

22 Kyle Stanley Kyle Stanley

Age: 27
Residence: Gig Harbor, Wash.
College: Clemson

23 Si Woo Kim Si Woo Kim

Age: 20
Residence: Fullerton, Calif. (South Korea)
College: Yonsei University

24 Hiroshi Iwata Hiroshi Iwata

Age: 34
Residence: Miyaki, Japan
College: Tohoku Fukushi U.

25 Wes Roach Wes Roach

Age: 26
Residence: Knoxville, Tenn.
College: Duke

26 Ricky Barnes Ricky Barnes

Age: 34
Residence: Phoenix, Ariz. (California)
College: Arizona

27 Shane Bertsch Shane Bertsch

Age: 45
Residence: Parker, Colo.
College: Texas A&M

28 Lucas Glover Lucas Glover

Age: 35
Residence: Tequesta, Fla. (South Carolina)
College: Clemson

29 Tyler Aldridge Tyler Aldridge

Age: 30
Residence: Nampa, Idaho
College: Boise State

30 Derek Fathauer Derek Fathauer

Age: 29
Residence: Jupiter, Fla.
College: Louisville

31 Abraham Ancer Abraham Ancer

Age: 24
Residence: Norman, Okla. (Mexico/U.S. citizen)
College: Oklahoma

32 Anirban Lahiri Anirban Lahiri

Age: 28
Residence: Bangalore, India

33 Harold Varner III Harold Varner III

Age: 25
Residence: Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (Ohio)
College: East Carolina

34 Tyrone Van Aswegen Tyrone Van Aswegen

Age: 33
Residence: San Diego, Calif. (South Africa)
College: Oklahoma City University

35 Michael Kim Michael Kim

Age: 22
Residence: Houston, Texas (South Korea)
College: California

36 Mark Hubbard Mark Hubbard

Age: 26
Residence: San Jose, Calif. (Colorado)
College: San Jose State

37 Miguel Angel Carballo Miguel Angel Carballo

Age: 36
Residence: Bahia Blanca, Argentina

38 Robert Garrigus Robert Garrigus

Age: 37
Residence: Phoenix, Ariz. (Idaho)
College: Scottsdale CC

39 Rod Pampling Rod Pampling

Age: 45
Residence: Double Oak, Texas (Australia)

40 Tim Wilkinson Tim Wilkinson

Age: 37
Residence: Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (New Zealand)
College: St. Peter’s

41 Darron Stiles Darron Stiles

Age: 42
Residence: Pinehurst, N.C. (Florida)
College: Florida Southern

42 Derek Ernst Derek Ernst

Age: 25
Residence: Las Vegas, Nev. (California)
College: UNLV

43 Sung Kang Sung Kang

Age: 28
Residence: Seoul, South Korea / Irving, Texas
College: Yonsei Unversity

44 Luke List Luke List

Age: 30
Residence: Jupiter, Fla. (Washington)
College: Vanderbilt

45 Andrew Landry Andrew Landry

Age: 28
Residence: Austin, Texas
College: Arkansas

46 Thomas Aiken Thomas Aiken

Age: 32
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

47 Lucas Lee Lucas Lee

Age: 28
Residence: Torrance, Calif. (Brazil)
College: UCLA

48 Brian Davis Brian Davis

Age: 41
Residence: Orlando, Fla. (England)

49 Patrick Rodgers Patrick Rodgers

Age: 23
Residence: Avon, Indiana
College: Stanford

50 Rob Oppenheim Rob Oppenheim

Age: 35
Residence: Orlando, Fla. (Massachussetts)
College: Rollins College


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