Davis fired a final round 67 to jump nine spots up the leaderboard and finish T4 at the Knoxville Open, the performance not only earning him a start at next week’s tournament but also seeing him make a significant move up the money list.
The top 25 earners on the secondary Tour at the end of the season will gain status on the main Tour and after playing just three events Davis has jumped to 62ndin the standings.
His finish this week also earns him a spot in the field at the upcoming BMW Charity Pro-am and a chance to build further on what has been an impressive performance so far.
Davis fired weekend rounds of 67-67 to climb the leaderboard, his back nine Sunday a particularly impressive effort after a pedestrian front side.
The reigning Australian Open champion opened with nine consecutive pars but got hot on the way to the clubhouse with five birdies and a bogey.
Davis’ 11-under four-day total was five behind winner Stephan Jaeger who won by three from Korea’s Sungjae Im.
Brett Drewitt, who made a brilliant start to the week to be inside the top 10 heading to the weekend, endured a difficult weekend and slipped down the leaderboard to finish T32.
Consecutive rounds of 1-over 72 on Saturday and Sunday couldn’t keep pace with the leaders but while disappointed with his play Drewitt is having a decent season and is a good chance to earn back his PGA Tour status.
He currently sits 29thon the money list with a little over a third of the season gone and plenty of opportunity to move up.
Rhein Gibson, the last of the Australians to make the cut, closed with a 3-over 74 to finish T62.
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