RALEIGH, N.C. – The field for the 2016 Rex Hospital Open filled in with 12 additional players who earned qualifying spots as a result of their finishes on the courses at Pinewild CC and Legacy Golf Links on Monday.
A total of 312 players competed at both courses for the chance to tee it up at TPC Wakefield Plantation in this week’s Web.com Tour event that begins play on Thursday.
The field at Legacy posted an average score of 71.14 as 19 eagles, 517 birdies, 1576 pars, 332 bogeys, and 44 double bogeys were scribed on individual scorecards.
The other half of the group that took on Pinewild’s layout fared a little worse with an average finishing score of 73.49, posting 14 eagles, 420 birdies, 1372 pars, 436 bogeys, and 64 double bogeys on the day.
At Legacy, Sunny Kim’s nine-under par 63 led a group that included Christopher Evans (-8, 64), Michael Miller (-7, 65), Austin Cook (-7, 65), Matt Schall (-6, 66), and Eric Cole (-6, 66).
At Pinewild, five-under par 67 was the water mark to reach as Brent Witcher, Bobby MacWhinnie, Marc Turnesa, Gregor Main, and Santiago Rivas led the field while Gonzalo Fernando-Castano earned the final spot after outlasting nine others in a playoff as all finished with identical four-under par 68’s.
2016 Rex Hospital Open – Monday Qualifiers
|T1||Brent Witcher Atlanta, GA||-5||F||67|
|T1||Bobby MacWhinnie Charlotte, NC||-5||F||67|
|T1||Marc Turnesa Jupiter, FL||-5||F *||67|
|T1||Gregor Main Danville, CA||-5||F||67|
|T1||Santiago Rivas Windermere, FL||-5||F||67|
|T6||Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano Key Biscayne, FL||-4||F *||68|
Legacy Golf Links
|1||Sunny Kim Palm Beach Gardens, FL||-9||F *||63|
|2||Christopher Evans Shelton, WA||-8||F||64|
|T3||Michael Miller Brewster, NY||-7||F *||65|
|T3||Austin Cook Fayetteville, AR||-7||F||65|
|T5||Eric Cole Tequesta, FL||-6||F *||66|