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Ask any pro about qualifying school and they’ll all say “it’s brutal”. But in Chris Crisologo’s case, it really was brutal. Very brutal.
The Canadian pro was through 12 holes into his second round at the final stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q school in Georgia and was four under par. Then he made a 13 on the par-4 13th.
“If there is such a thing as an awesome 74, this would be it,” the popular Monday Q info Twitter account posted. “Awesome job to play 2-under after 13. He’s currently T-66 and well within range of the all important Top 40.
If he got inside the top 40 with a 13 on the card it would be the story of Q-school. Awesome stuff.”
But he did not. Unfortunately, those nine extra strokes there kept Crisologo from finishing in the top 25 and earning guaranteed starts on the KFT next season. Ouch.
Impressively, the PGA TOUR Canada alum fronted up to media afterwards. He joked that after making the 13, he realised he’d be asked about it.
“Honestly, still in shock at what happened,” Crisologo told pgatour.com. “I played pretty well out there. They moved the tee box up on us on No. 13, and ended up making a 13 on No. 13. Numbers add up.
“The wind was blowing pretty hard to the right. I normally hit draws. With the tee box up, I decided to take driver out and see where it would get me. Ended up hooking that one out of bounds. Then we took 3-iron twice and ended up going through the fairway and bouncing out of bounds. Then I took a 4-iron, bounced out of bounds as well. Then finally got the fifth one in play.”
-Additional reporting Alex Myers and pgatour.com