Ventura Earns PGA Tour Card – OSU Sports Report
Jordan King - July 22, 2019 8:50 am
This is the July 22 OkState Sports Report.
More Pokes making major noise in the golf world. Well – maybe the word major was misleading.
No, despite playing well this weekend including a stellar third round five under 66, Rickie once again ran into a buzz saw. This weekend it was one of the Irishmen winning in Northern Ireland. That was Shane Lowry who outdueled everyone this week – including a Royal Portrush record 63 on Saturday. He finished at 15 under – a six stroke win, which was the most since World War 2.
Alex Noren also had a solid weekend, finishing at three under in a tie for 11th.
The biggest splash from a Cowboy this weekend was once again Kristoffer Ventura.
He battled through the Pinnacle Bank Championship this weekend and ultimately went to the final hole up two strokes. He tapped in an easy par and gave a fist pump. His win paired with his win last month at the Utah Championship means he joins Matthew Wolff as players who have earned their PGA Tour Card.
Although Ventura has already earned his PGA Tour Card, he is not the only Poke in contention for the Tour. Kevin Dougherty is currently ranked 27th, just outside The 25, which is the rankings for Tour qualification.
Some news that broke late Friday afternoon: Cowgirl Tennis has been named to the ITA All-Academic team. Their squad featured three seniors on the Big 12 All Academic team and two players who had 4.0 GPAs.