McKinlay wins back-to-back tournaments and earns Korn Ferry Tour exemption

UVU’s Brady McKinlay finished first in the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational hosted by the University of Colorado with his 7-under performance throughout the tournament. McKinlay continued to improve his game after each round recording scores of 69, 68 and 66 with each round going under par.

With this victory, McKinlay obtains an exemption for the Korn Ferry Tour, the circuit of development whose goal is to prepare the players for the big stage of the PGA circuit. McKinlay earned a bye in the Ascendant presented by Blue at the TPC Colorado tournament July 10-16.

The University of Wyoming placed first as a team after a late comeback, the team scored 2 under par for the tournament. The host school, the University of Colorado, placed second after holding the lead for two rounds and 17 holes.

Utah Valley University finished fifth in the sixteen-team pool with a 6-over-par performance. Team round scores totaled 846 after round scores of 284, 282 and 280. Landon Anderson finished tied for 31st with a tournament score of 4 over par and Andrew Hawk finished 51st at 7 above normal. Joseph Glenn and Ryan Seamons finished the Wolverines scores tied for 59th with a tournament score of 9 over par.

Rice University’s Raghav Chugh and University of Colorado’s Justin Biwer completed the tournament’s three best individual performances with Chugh finishing at 6 under par and Biwer finishing at 4 under par.

The Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational is played in Boulder Colorado at the Boulder Country Club. The course is a Par 70 and totals 7106 yards. The tournament is a two-day tournament with a full first round and partial second round taking place on the first day and the remainder of the second round and full full round taking place on the last day of the tournament.

Next, the Wolverines will participate in the Grier Jones WSU Shocker Invitational in Wichita, Kansas, which will be held at Crestview Country Club on October 10-11.

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