Meet the Qualifiers, Howey-in-the-Hills – pgatour.com

John Coultas won the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s second Qualifying Tournament on Friday at Mission Inn Resort’s El Campeon Course. Coultas, who has never made a PGA TOUR-affiliated Tour start will be fully-exempt for the entire 2019 Mackenzie Tour season as he looks to replicate as a professional what he accomplished in college. At Florida Southern, Coultas was a four-time All-American and the Division II Player of the Year as a sophomore. Besides Coultas, 13 additional players earned fully-exempt status through the season’s first six tournaments. The 2019 Mackenzie Tour membership will continue to fill out with qualifiers to will follow in the leadup to the regular season. The next Qualifying Tournament will be March 26-29 at Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, Calif. Here is a brief look at the most-recent qualifiers who emerged last week from Mission Inn.

John Coultas

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Won

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Something Worth Knowing: He had a superb college career at Florida Southern, his sophomore year his best. That season, he won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year, he was a Ping/Golf Coaches Association of America first-team selection, the Sunshine State Conference Male Athlete of the Year as well as its Golfer of the Year and Florida Southern’s Male Athlete of the Year.

Bennett Wisner

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Second

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Something Worth Knowing: Wisner attended Boys’ Latin School of Maryland in Baltimore, a high school notable for producing Edmund Lynch, who, along with Charles Merrill, formed Merrill Lynch & Co., one of the United States’ largest investment banks.

a-Stanton Schorr

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Third

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Something Worth Knowing: He won the Southeastern Amateur in 2018, a tournament dating to 1922 played annually at Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ga. Other winners of the tournament include future PGA TOUR players Doug Sanders, Tommy Aaron, Allen Miller, Danny Edwards, Curtis Strange and PGA TOUR Champions player Allen Doyle.

Greg Eason

England

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for fourth

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 21

Career Web.com Tour Starts: 71

Something Worth Knowing: He represented England at the 2010 European Boys’ Team Championship in Turkey. His England team finished eighth in an event that featured future PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour players Jon Rahm (Spain), Thomas Pieters (Belgium) and Max Rotluff (Germany).

Kyle Mueller

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for fourth

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 1

Career PGA TOUR Starts: 1

Something Worth Knowing: At the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Golf Club outside Chicago, he defeated current Mackenzie Tour player Brett Coletta and Alex Burge before dropping a 2-down decision to Japan’s Kenta Konishi in the quarterfinals.

Hugo Bernard

Canada

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for fourth

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 4

Career PGA TOUR Starts: 3

Something Worth Knowing: The native of Montreal won the 2016 Canadian Amateur at Royal Ottawa Golf Club in Quebec, defeating current Web.com Tour player Andy Zhang by two strokes, a year after finishing runner-up in the same tournament, behind winner Billy Kennerly.

Charles Wang

China

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Seventh

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 11

Career Web.com Tour Starts: 6

Something Worth Knowing: He attended high school at Sarasota Christian School in Florida, where, as a violinist, he served as the school orchestra’s concert master during his senior year.

Eric Ricard

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Eighth

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Career Web.com Tour Starts: 1

Something Worth Knowing: He played on LSU’s 2015 national championship team, beating USC’s Jonah Texeira, 1-up, in the NCAA Championship final match as the Tigers defeated the Trojans, 4-1.

Trey Shirley

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tie for ninth

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 2

Career PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Starts: 5

Something Worth Knowing: He shot a final-round 62 at the 2018 Kentucky Open to win the 99th playing of the tournament. Previous winners of the tournament include World Golf Hall of Fame member Craig Wood and PGA TOUR players Herman Coelho, Frank Beard, Jodie Mudd, Steve Flesch and J.B. Holmes.

Eamonn McLoughlin

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for ninth

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Career PGA TOUR Starts: 1

Something Worth Knowing: While McGloughlin has never played in an event on one of the PGA TOUR’s international Tours, and he’s never teed it up in a Web.com Tour tournament, but he has played on the PGA TOUR—twice, 10 years apart. Last November, McGloughlin qualified for the Mayakoba Golf Classic a decade after he played in the Puerto Rico Open. He missed the cut in both tournaments.

a-Philip Knowles

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for ninth

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Career PGA TOUR Starts: 1

Something Worth Knowing: At the 2018 NCAA Championship, Knowles, representing the University of North Florida, tied for ninth in the individual portion of the tournament, the best finish by an Osprey golfer in the school’s history.

Peyton White

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for 12th

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Career PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Starts: 12

Something Worth Knowing: He said in an interview in college, “Obviously the goal for anybody in college golf is to be able to take it to the next level. Granted, the chances of that aren’t great, and education is always important. I’m working on a business degree right now to see what I can with that.”

a-Travis Trace

United States

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for 12th

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 0

Something Worth Knowing: He became the first University of North Florida player to qualify for the NCAA Championship as an individual, qualifying in 2017. A year later, he was back in the NCAA when he won the NCAA Regional in Norman, Okla.

Andreas Halvorsen

Norway

Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for 12th

Career PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour Starts: 5

Career PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Starts: 42

Something Worth Knowing: Halvorsen came excruciatingly close to winning the 2017 Argentine Open on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, shooting rounds of 66-67-69 over his final 54 holes to get in a playoff in Buenos Aires before losing in overtime to Brady Schnell.