Former Cyclones Secure Korn Ferry Tour Cards

A pair of former Iowa State standouts have earned playing privileges for the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour.

Tripp Kinney (left) and Chris Baker (right) each fired 4-under par 278’s to tie for 14th place in the 72-hole Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament held November 4-7 at the Landings Club in Savannah, GA.

Kinney, 24, secured his card by advancing through the pre qualifying, first stage and second stage tournaments. He is a former Waukee High School star and 2018 Iowa Amateur champion.

Baker, 35, received an exemption into the qualifying tournament’s final stage by virtue of his playing status on the PGA Tour for the past two seasons, where he played in 39 events, made 18 cuts and earned $508,927 in prize money. The Indiana native has also played eight seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour with an additional $681,461 in winnings.

Both Kinney and Baker are guaranteed to be in the field for the first eight tournaments of the season and then will likely draw additional starts through the tour’s reshuffling system. The 2022 Korn Ferry Tour schedule begins January 16-19 with The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic.

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