Wicks Is Medalist at Mackenzie Central Q-School; Chang Gains Exempt Status
March 8, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- David Wicks, a former All-American at Jacksonville University, bogeyed the first hole of the final round at Mackenzie (Canadian) Tour's Central Q-School last week, but then settled down and shot an even-par 72 on the difficult AT&T Oaks course, and that was good enough to earn him medalist honors. With that, the 23-year-old Englishman will be fully exempt for the entire 2019 schedule.
He finished 72 holes with a total of 275.
Case Cochran, who started the final round three strokes behind, had to settle for a valedictory 73, but that was still good enough for second place, at 279.
Those players who finished second through 14th are exempt through the first six tournaments, or half of the season.
Derek Chang, who played for the University of Minnesota, was among those gaining a six-tournament exemption. He came back from an opening round of 74 and second round of 73 with a pair of 69's and posted a 285 (3 under).
This was one of six Mackenzie Q-Schools, the last of which will conclude the first week of May. The regular season will begin at the end of May and last until Septemeber. At the conclusion of the season, the No. 1 player on the Order of Merit will gain exempt status for the 2020 Web.com schedule. Those finishing No. 2 through No. 5 will be exempt into the Final Stage of the Web.com Q-School series this fall.
MACKENZIE (CANADIAN) TOUR
At AT&T Oaks (par 72)
San Antonio, Texas
The medalist is fully exempt for the entire year. Those finishing in the top 14 (no ties) are fully exempt for the first six tournaments.
1. David Wicks 65-71-67-72--275
2. Case Cochran 67-70-69-73--279
T3. Joan Diego-Fernandez 73-70-69-68--280
T3. Bryson Nimmer 70-70-73-67--280
5. Hayden Shich 68-73-69-71--281
T12. Derek Chang 74-73-69-69--285
What it took to get a six-tournament exemption: 286 (4-man tie for 14th; they played off for the last spot.