Kinney Advances to Korn Ferry Qualifying School Final Stage

Former Waukee and Iowa State golf standout Tripp Kinney (above middle) has advanced to the final stage of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School tournament. Kinney fired a 72-hole total of 280 at a recent second stage qualifier in Albuquerque, NM to place 13th and punch his ticket to the finals set for Nov. 4-7 in Savannah, GA. Players who make the final stage are assured a 2022 Korn Ferry Tour card, with final results determining their status in early season events.

Five other golfers with Iowa connections also participated in the second stage qualifying event but failed to advance. Former NCAA champion Broc Everett of West Des Moines shot a 288 to tie for 58th in Brooksville, FL. Matthew Walker of Ottumwa, the 2019 Iowa Open winner, and University of Iowa golfer, shot a 289 to tie for 66th at a qualifier in Plantation, FL. Former Iowa State linksters and New Zealand natives Nick Voke, who shot a 285 for a tie for 40th, and Denzel
Ieremia, who posted 284 (T35th), participated in the second stage event in Murrieta, CA. Alex Shaake, former University of Iowa golfer, shot 287 (T44th) at a qualifer in Dothan, AL.

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