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Cameron Davis' one last shot at retaining PGA Tour card

Is Cameron Davis' rookie PGA Tour season coming to an end? (Photo: Henry Peters)
Australia’s Cameron Davis has a huge task ahead of him this weekend if he is to retain his PGA Tour status for next season, a top three finish in this week’s Wyndham Championship likely needed to play his way into the top 125 who are secure for next season.

Davis added a second round 67 to his opening 66 at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro to be in a share of 27th place, leaving the 24-year-old Sydney golfer six shots from the lead held by Korean Byeong Hyun An.

Davis is currently in 164th place on the FedEx Cup table and based on his current position is scheduled to improve top 162nd but in order for him to be inside the all-important top 125 who retain their PGA Tour cards for the 2019/20 season he needs to finish 3rd or better.

While such a finish is the ultimate for Davis, if he was to find a way to finish inside the top ten this week he would play his way into the top 150 and although still without full status for next season he would be able to access a limited number of events.

Davis’s fellow Australian, Cameron Smith, missed the cut, a bogey at the last costing him the chance to play the weekend.

Matt Jones, Rod Pampling, John Lyras and Curtis Luck missed out on playing the final 36 holes, for Luck and Pampling their 2019 PGA Tour season now over.

Luck will play the Korn Ferry Tour finals in the hope of regaining his PGA Tour status while for Pampling he has missed out on qualifying for those events and his future on the PGA Tour is now in jeopardy.

Sydney amateur, Lyras managed to gain a start as a Monday qualifier this week and immediately turned professional and, although missing the cut, his second round of 70 was an impressive effort especially give the round contained a double and triple bogey.

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