Promising rookie Curtis Luck was one of three Australians to miss the 36-hole cut at Atlantic Beach Country Club in Florida, the 21-year-old now ineligible to earn a 2018 card via the secondary Tour Finals.
Luck, Stuart Appleby and Jamie Arnold were all outside the 5-under number required to play the weekend in the last of the four tournament Finals series while Drewitt, Matt Jones, Cameron Percy and Rhein Gibson made the cut.
At the conclusion of play Sunday the 25 top earners from the four tournaments will be awarded PGA Tour privileges for 2018, Drewitt the best placed of the Australians at T9 in the tournament and projected 28th on the money list.
Matt Jones is T24 in the tournament and projected 44th on the money list while Cameron Percy is T45 for the week and projected 33rd on the money list.
Rhein Gibson, who missed the cut in each of the first three events, made the cut on the number and will need something special at the weekend to climb from a projected T92 on the money list.
Drewitt qualified for the 2017 PGA Tour via the Web.com Finals and is in good position to do so again after two low scoring days in Florida.
Overnight leader Sam Saunders backed up his extraordinary 59 from day one with an impressive 5-under 66 Friday to be 17-under and two ahead of Argentina’s Julia Etulian.
A top five finish this week for any of the Australians will be enough to secure one of the 25 cards on offer and scoring is expected to be somewhat more difficult over the weekend.
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