Camden newbie Cole Anderson not solely obtained a wholesome dose of confidence after he tied for third on the Dwell and Work in Maine Open on the Korn Ferry Tour this previous weekend on the Falmouth Nation Membership, he additionally earned a slot on this coming weekend’s Korn Ferry Tour occasion in Berthoud, Colorado.
Anderson flew out to Denver, 49 miles north of Berthoud, on Monday afternoon and deliberate to play a follow spherical on the TPC Colorado course on Tuesday. The event will run from Thursday by means of Sunday.
The highest-25 finishers in a Korn Ferry Match earn an invite to the following event. The Korn Ferry Tour is one notch beneath the PGA Tour and 50 golfers from the Korn Ferry Tour will earn their PGA Tour playing cards for subsequent season primarily based on their efficiency this season.
“Simply going to maintain rolling and see how lengthy I can go,” stated Anderson, who had 21 birdies, 5 bogeys and one double bogey over his 72 holes this previous weekend en path to a 14-under-par 270.
The 21-year-old Anderson, who performs his collegiate golf at Florida State College, shared the lead after 54 holes with eventual winner Pierceson Coody and was bidding to turn out to be simply the fourth newbie within the historical past of the tour to win.
Coody is the grandson of 1971 Masters champion Charles Coody.
Anderson shot a one-over-par 72 on Sunday to wind up in a four-way tie for third, six pictures behind former College of Texas All-American Coody, who was enjoying in simply his third Korn Ferry event after main the Longhorns to the NCAA Division I golf championship.
Anderson, a former three-time state Class A particular person champion when he performed for Camden Hills Excessive Faculty in Rockport, had obtained a sponsor’s exemption to play within the event.
“I’m very grateful to have had the chance to play in it, and I’m glad I used to be in a position to play effectively. This provides me loads of perception I can win one among these sooner or later,” Anderson stated. “I realized my sport isn’t as far-off from competing at that degree as I could have thought.
He known as it a “nice week” and stated having 1000’s of followers from the state cheering him on created a “loopy” environment.
“It felt like a house sport, for positive,” he stated. “There have been some fairly superior roars.
“It was an unbelievable expertise. I’ll always remember it, for positive,” he stated.
In assessing his sport, he stated “my iron play was actually good and I putted fairly effectively. I made loads of momentum-saving putts, and I cashed in on some longer birdie alternatives as effectively.”.
Anderson bogeyed 15, after which picked up his solely double bogey on the par-three sixteenth gap.
He stated the pin was within the again proper a part of the inexperienced on the sixteenth gap, and he felt he needed to gamble to attempt to minimize into Coody’s lead. Anderson felt “fairly secure” as a result of he had already secured a high 25-finish to earn a spot in subsequent weekend’s event.
“I figured I needed to end with a birdie, eagle and birdie to have an opportunity to squeak right into a playoff,” he stated. “I had nothing to lose. I pushed [my tee shot], and it hit off a financial institution and went out of bounds, so I had to return to the tee field and hit what was my third shot.
Golfers are penalized one stroke in the event that they hit the ball out of bounds.
Anderson stated enjoying within the closing group with Coody on Sunday was a “ton of enjoyable.”
“I had performed with him earlier than throughout some school occasions so I used to be fairly conversant in him. We chatted all through the day,” Anderson stated. “He’s a great man and an amazing participant. I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s on the PGA Tour quickly.”
Anderson, who tied for fortieth amongst 169 golfers on the NCAA Division I championships on the Grayhawk Golf Membership in Scottsdale, Arizona, almost a month in the past, stated his sport has been trending in the proper route for some time and there was some end result this previous weekend.
“I wish to trip the wave for nonetheless lengthy I can,” he stated.