McCormick, Siegler advance to Final Stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School
Two familiar NJSGA champions, Middletown native and 2012 NJSGA Amateur Champion Ryan McCormick, plus West Windsor native and 2013 NJSGA Public Links Champion Ryan Siegler, both advanced through second stage qualifying last Friday, November 8, to reach the Final Stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Q-School which will take place December 12-15 in Winter Garden, Florida.
McCormick and Siegler are assured a Korn Ferry Tour card for 2020, and if they finish among the top 45 finishers in December’s Final Stage, they will receive guaranteed starts in the first part of the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour season.
McCormick, age 28, advanced to the Final Stage by carding a four-round, nine-under par 275 in Plantation, Florida - good enough for a 13th place finish. He qualified earlier this season for the Travelers Championship, his second career PGA Tour event. He also has participated in three Web.com Tour events, finishing 11th at the Savannah Golf Championship in 2018. He earned full-time status on the Asian Tour in 2017 and played on the Mackenzie Tour-Canada in 2014.
Siegler, the assistant golf coach at Rider University, qualified in stellar fashion at Southern Hills Plantation in Brooksville, Florida. His 13-under par 275 included an eagle on the par-5, seventh hole, which powered the 25-year-old to a fifth place tie. He turned professional in 2016 after graduating from Towson University.
Former Baltusrol and Ridgewood assistant golf professional Alex Beach, now of Stamford, Connecticut, also advanced through the second stage in Plantation, Florida, finishing in sixth place at 12-under par (272).
Other locals who participated in the second stage but did not advance to the Final Stage included 2017 Open Champion Luke Graboyes of Watchung, Jared Mactas of Woodcliff Lake, and Ryan Snouffer of Sparta.