A bogey-free, 8-under 64 by Kyle Kmiecik was the lowest round of the day. It allowed the Cleveland, Ohio, native to tie for 13th among the players who earned conditional status for the first half of the season. Kmiecik entered the day in a tie for 29th, with no scores in the 60s over the first three rounds.
There were 13 bogey-free rounds after the first two days, but with the wind picking up there were only seven over the final two rounds. Below is the breakdown by round.
First Round (7): Brendon Doyle (64), Josh Sedeno (66), Steven Ihm (66), Josh Seiple (66), Daniel Hudson (67), Li Wang (68) and Tyler Torano (69).
Second Round (6): Derek Bayley (66), Callum McNeill (66), William Mansfield (67), Sonny Michaud (69), Li Wang (70) and Paul Imondi (70).
Third Round (2): James Anstiss (67) and Scott Newell (68).
Fourth Round (5): Kyle Kmiecik (64), Sean Busch (65), Chris Gilman (68), Vishal Giri (68), and Josh Sedeno (69).
There were 118 rounds in the 60s this week (33 Tuesday, 27 Wednesday, 28 Thursday and 30 Friday), and there were only six players who shot in the 60s all four days. Those players were Jared Du Toit, Juan Carlos Benítez, Anthony Paolucci, James Anstiss, Hugo Bernard and Tyler Torano.
After five unsuccessful Qualifying Tournament tries (tie for 64th and 60th in 2016, tied for 91st in 2017, tied for 80th in 2018 and tied for 61st in 2019), Jacob Loya of El Paso, Texas, finally broke thought to earn PGA TOUR Latinoamérica status. Tied for the 36-hole lead after rounds of 67-65, Loya closed 71-70 to tie for the sixth spot. The 27-year old who had his father, Alvaro, as his caddie this week will have exempt status for the first half of the season.
Michael Feuerstein, a 36-year old from San Diego, Calif., and Derek Gillespie, a 41-year old from Ontario, Canada, carded a morning-wave-low, 6-under 66 to finish at 9-under and 8-under, respectively. Starting the final round outside the top 35, both secured conditional status, with Feuerstein tying for 25th and Gillespie tying for 29th. Gillespie is a Tour veteran, with 69 career starts since 2013, while Feuerstein made seven starts between 2018 and 2019.
Josh Goldenberg was 1-over for the day through 10 holes but finished with five consecutive birdies between Nos. 11 and 15 to shoot 68 and climb into a tie for 31st, at 7-under.
The players who tied for 35th, the last positions for conditional status, were Americans Ben Geyer, Jeff Wibawa and Justin Peters. Tying for 38th and earning no status, a shot outside the cutline, were Kevin Rhoderick, Evan Knight, Sarosh Adi, Kurtis Luedtke, Jake Hendrix and Steven Kupcho.
Below is the scoring average after each round at the 7,015-yard par-72 at Estrella del Mar.