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Luck and Jones poised to strike early in Web.Com Finals

The door is open for Curtis Luck.
Australians Curtis Luck and Matt Jones are poised to get their Web.Com Tour Finals campaign off to the perfect start, the pair tied for 5th through 54 holes of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus in Ohio.

The Final Series offers the opportunity to either regain (in the case of Jones) or gain for the first time (in the case of Luck) the right to play the PGA Tour in 2019 and if last year’s Final Series is anything to go by then a top five finish this week might just be enough to have that quest settled very early.

The four-event series has cards on next year’s PGA Tour up for grabs, the leading 25 not already exempt via the regular tour season at the completion of the Tour Championship on September 23rd added to the 25 players who are now guaranteed PGA Tour status in 2019 via this year's efforts.

The players with cards are still eligible to play the events and can im[prove their standing for next year and of course earn some of the collective US$4 million available over the next month. 

Jones, who is playing this week after finishing outside the top 125 on the PGA Tour’s regular season and Luck, who has played the Web.Com Tour in 2018, are three shots behind the joint leaders Robert Streb and Jim Knous.

Australian Open Champion Cameron Davis kept his hopes of a very good start to his campaign alive with birdies at his final two holes for a round of 67 and he is in a share of 14th. Although six shots from the lead Davis has shown a capacity in the past to go low and could yet record a very good finish.

Aaron Baddeley is 48th and Rhein Gibson 65th while Cameron Percy, Brett Drewitt, John Senden and Stuart Appleby all missed the cut yesterday.  



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