Korn Ferry Tour Finals: Zack Fisher wins as "FUTURE STUDS" secure 2022 starts

The Texan will have as many starts as he wants on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour. 

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Korn Ferry Tour Finals: Zack Fisher wins as "FUTURE STUDS" secure 2022 starts

Zack Fischer claimed the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournamen'ts Final Stage with a one-stroke victory. 

The 32-year-old Texan made a clutch 12-foot birdie putt up the 72nd hole and watched on as Andrew Kozan's effort to force a playoff slid past the cup. 

It marked the second time Fischer has won the final stage after he signed for a total of 14-under par at the Landings Club's Marshwood Course in Savannah, Georgia.

His victory means that he has fully exempt status for the 2022 season and in the words of Justin Thomas may be a "future stud" of the PGA Tour. 

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Fischer, who last won the final stage in 2013, told the PGA Tour: "I've made a lot of strides in my mental game and it just really, really paid off today.

"It was awesome. I had a double bogey on 10 that really could have derailed my round, and probably would have in the past.

"I pulled through it and shot even (par) on the back nine, and it was good enough. It was awesome."

Fischer picked up $50,000 for the win. 

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Elsewhere, social media favourite Mike Visacki tied for 63rd after finishing the tournament at 1-over-par. 

John Augenstein, who lost in the final of the 2019 U.S Amateur to Any Ogletree, finished at 1-under. 

The 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament's Final Stage determined which players earned guaranteed starts for next year. 

Here's how it worked: 

• The medalist (and ties) receives fully exempt status for 2022


• Finishers 2-10 (and ties) are guaranteed entry into the first 12 events of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season


• Finishers 11-40 (and ties) are guaranteed entry into the first eight events of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season


• The remainder of the field receives conditional status for 2022

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