Avondale’s Harrison Endycott has triumphed the PGA TOUR’s Q-School in Florida, securing full playing rights for a second season.
Endycott, 27, shot a final round 67 at the TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course to close out the 72-hole rain-delayed event, winning by four shots at 15-under.
Endycott had to sleep on the third-round lead for two nights after thunderstorms and water-logged courses forced a Monday finish.
He had led the event from the outset, having opened with a 65 and shot three more rounds in the 60s.
The Q-school triumph was nothing but deserved after Endycott recorded just three bogeys in 72 holes this week to prevail at 16 under, well clear of American Trace Crowe at 11 under.
After graduating to the PGA Tour courtesy of his strong finish on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour, The Central Coast Gun produced some promising results early in his rookie season, including a top-10 result in the Bermuda Championship in late October (2022).
A slow finish during the Fall Series, however, relegated the 28-year-old to 129th on the FedEx Cup list, forcing him back to Q-school.
Having only conditional playing rights for 2024, Endycott has now locked away a full schedule for 2024.
“I’m very proud of myself,” he said afterwards. “It’s funny, when you have a bit of a tough year, and you have conditional status, you kind of look at it a little bit like a disappointing year. But now with a win, what do I look at?”
“Is it a good year or a tough year? No, there’s lots of positives. I’m looking forward to a fresh start to the season on tour again.”
New South Welshman John Lyras was the next-best of the half-dozen Australians competing in the Jacksonville area, finishing tied-54th. Victorian Tom Power Horan finished tied-64th.
The top five finishers and ties graduated with PGA TOUR cards, with those in the top 40 guaranteed Korn Ferry Tour status for next year.