SALT LAKE CITY – Patrick Fishburn is set to get a PGA Tour card after the opening round of the last Korn Ferry Tour event of the season.
Fishburn started the Korn Ferry Tour championship ranked 49th in the standings and after his first run of 67 climbed to 34 in the standings. At the end of the tournament, the top 25 players receive a PGA Tour card.
So far in 2021/22, Fishburn’s best result came at the Utah Championship when he posted a career-best T2 in his home state. This is his only top 10 of the season. Last year, Fishburn managed three top 10 finishes.
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Nonetheless, Fishburn’s first round at the Victoria National Golf Club in Indiana consisted of six birdies and just one bogey.
Numbers: Patrick Fishburn
Fishburn averages 323.5 yards from the tee while hitting 71% of the fairways and 78% of the greens in regulation.
The putter was on fire for Fishburn throughout the first round. All but two of his six birdies have come after putts of 10 feet or more. Fishburn seemed comfortable on the course and in perfect control of his game.
If Fishburn continues his impressive game, he should end the season in ninth place in the standings and will therefore qualify for the 2022/23 PGA Tour season where he will join Tony Finau.
Currently, Fishburn finds himself just three strokes off the pace at the start of round two.
Fishburn turned pro in 2018 after an impressive college career at Bringham Young University. Prior to attending BYU, Fishburn graduated from Fremont High School in Plain City, Utah.
While at BYU, Fishburn concluded his college career with 31 top 20 finishes in 50 events over a three-year span.
During his off season, Fishburn resides in Ogden, Utah and attends the Ogden Golf and Country Club where he practices and works on his game.
Tee times and pairings are not yet available until the second round.