Gibson finishes 4th at Q-School

Rhein Gibson has secured his playing rights for the Tour in 2015, finishing 4th at the Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

A finish between 2nd-10th sees the Lismore native exempt through the first three re-rankings, which will enable Gibson to plan a decent schedule by playing in any regular season Tour event he chooses.

Rhein Gibson Rhein Gibson (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Re-rankings will come after approximately every fourth event.

In recent times, Gibson has played the US mini-tours since completing his collegiate studies in the US. The 28-year-old has also experienced mixed success on the Australasian and OneAsia Tours where a 4th place finish at the 2013 Australian Open earned him the chance to play the 2014 Open Championship where he made the cut.

Gibson toured Australia this summer where he made the cut in all five events he played with his best result a 3rd place at the Western Australian Open.

Former British Amateur champion, Bryden Macpherson, finished in 21st position which sees him exempt through the first two re-rankings.

Oliver Goss finished in a tie for 50th after a disappointing finish where the 2013 US Amateur runner-up carded closing rounds of 74 and 70 after opening with a fourth round 64, which had Goss well inside the desired top-45.

This was a lost opportunity for Goss who in recent times has not delivered following all the hype after announcing his decision to turn professional after the 2014 US Open and his bold attempt to play straight away onto the PGA Tour through sponsor’s invites which he obtained through his 2013 US Amateur result.

Yet at just 20-years-of-age, Goss will have many more opportunities to prove what a talent the Western Australian actually is.

Jack Wilson finished in a tie for 87th, with Brett Drewitt and David McKenzie sharing 103rd position.

As these Aussies finished outside the desired top-43 they will be slotted according to their Qualifying Tournament finish and will be subject to the first re-ranking.

The 150 who competed at the Qualifying Tournament will join the approximately 90 other players who already secured Tour status via 2014 performance.

The 2015 Tour season gets underway Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City, Panama.