Newly turned pro Dobbelaar earns Tour card
He turned pro just a week ago and now Queensland’s Louis Dobbelaar has achieved his goal of qualifying for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica for 2022.
The reigning Australian Amateur champion needed to finish in the top-12 at the Q-School event held at the Country Club of Ocala from Nov 9-12 and he did just that.
Louis Dobbelaar (Credit: @ldobbz)
Rounds of 72, 70, 71 and 68 leaving him in a three-way tie for second place and just one stroke behind medallist Derek Castillo.
The stellar result earned the Brisbane-based 20-year-old a guaranteed start in the first eight events of the season, which begins with the 115 VISA Argentine Open at Nordelta Golf Club in Buenos Aires on December 2nd.
“This week I gained my card on the PGA Tour Latin America finishing T-2nd. Huge shoutout to @yakkityjack for looping through the crazy conditions this week,” said Dobbelaar on Instagram.
“It’s been a fun journey as an amateur and I’d like the thank my team for all the support thus far and continuing into the future. Cheers!!!”
And Dobbelaar wasn’t the only Aussie success in Florida with 36-year-old Tim Stewart, who, like Dobbelaar, won the Australian Amateur in 2006, finishing in a tie for 7th and qualifying for the 2022 PGA Tour Latinoamerica.
The news wasn’t so good for Troy Kennedy. The New South Welshman tumbling down the leaderboard into a share of 99th place with rounds of 77, 79, 82 and 77.