Potgieter advances to Final Stage qualifying for PGA Tour

Dec 2, 2023 | Featured, South Africans abroad

From Korn Ferry Tour

Aldrich Potgieter earned medallist honors at 13-under 275 on Friday, carding rounds of 67-69-68-71 on a difficult Kinderlou Forest track that played to nearly 7,800 yards.

Potgieter made four birdies and three bogeys in his final round, to finish four strokes clear of his nearest challengers, James Nicholas of the United States and Canadian Sudarshan Yellamaraju.

Potgieter, 19, continues to display his vast potential in the game, finishing four strokes clear of the field in south Georgia. The South African won The Amateur in 2022, becoming the second youngest to win the 127-year-old event, and he has competed in three major championships, including a made cut at this year’s US Open at Los Angeles Country Club.

He turned pro the following week and hit the Monday qualifying circuit this summer; including a par-four ace at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic Monday qualifier (he missed by one shot). He has spent time back home in South Africa recently, including some unplugged time (he enjoys fishing to decompress), and he returned to the United States for Second Stage with refreshed vibes.

With his dad in attendance at Kinderlou Forest, Potgieter put on a show and has secured guaranteed Korn Ferry Tour starts for 2024. Now he’ll have a free roll at his first PGA Tour card at Final Stage.

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