Harrison Endycott recorded his first Korn Ferry Tour (KFT) win, claiming the Huntsville Championship in Alabama this morning (AEST).
The 25-year-old carded graduate of the Golf NSW HP Program posted a final-round even-par 70 to take the crown by a five-shots, the same margin he led by overnight after shooting a bogey-free third round 64 on his way to victory.
In his 43rd start on the US secondary tour, the Avondale Golf Club Representative carded rounds of 63,67,64 and 70 to finish at 16 under par for the week. His margin of victory the largest winning margin on the tour this year.
The $USD 135,000 winners cheque and all-important 500 points for first place should see the central coast golfer rocket towards the top 10 on the KFT’s Race to The 25 and a guaranteed PGA Tour card for 2023.
Endycott, who lost his mother to ovarian cancer when he was 15, made his professional debut as a 21-year-old at the 2017 New South Wales Open. He spent 2018 and 19 on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. He earned KFT membership at the end of 2019 after finishing T41 at final stage of Qualifying.
This week’s win, however, was an especially emotional one.
“I’ve worked so hard,” an emotional Endycott told KFT media post round. ” I’ve had a lot of disappointments I my life, yeah I just can’t believe it.”
“I’d never thought I would win over here. There was I time I thought I wouldn’t ever win again.”
“I can’t believe I’ve got it done this week, I’ve been so frustrated at golf for a long time and it finally happened.
“We’ve got a season ahead I really want to get some good work in for rest of year and achieve more, but right now I’m so stoked.”