Monday qualifiers: Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

The Monday qualifiers for the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches at PGA National (Champion) featured a competitive round at Tesoro Club's Palmer course in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Here's a summary of the qualifiers and the ongoing playoff for the final spot:

  1. Robert Garrigus (7-under 65):

    • Age: 46
    • Hometown: Nampa, Idaho
    • Notable Achievement: PGA TOUR veteran with 381 starts and one win at the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic.
    • Qualifying Round Highlights: Garrigus carded seven birdies in a bogey-free round, securing medalist honors and a spot in the Cognizant Classic.
  2. Chris Crawford (6-under 66):

    • Age: 29
    • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Notable Achievement: Known for qualifying for three U.S. Opens.
    • Qualifying Round Highlights: Crawford made eight birdies against two bogeys, showcasing his skill despite limited PGA TOUR experience.
  3. Jeff Overton (6-under 66):

    • Age: 40
    • Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
    • Notable Achievement: Runner-up in four PGA TOUR events.
    • Qualifying Round Highlights: Overton, amidst a comeback from health issues, recorded six birdies and an eagle to secure his spot in the Cognizant Classic.

Additionally, a playoff was initiated among six players tied at 5-under 67 to determine the final spot. The playoff was suspended due to darkness, with Michael Gligic, Chris Nido, and Kevin Tway still competing for the spot. The playoff will resume on Tuesday morning to determine the last qualifier for the event.