70 Players that have played on the Minor League Golf Tour are exempt for the 2017 PGA Tour or Web.com Tour
Congratulations to players with MLGT experience having success at the next level
Friday, December 23, 2016

JUPITER, Fla. - The Minor League Golf Tour would like to congratulate players who have kept their skills sharp by competing on the MLGT and taken them to the next level.

Listed below are players that have played on the Minor League Golf Tour and have earned playing privileges on the Web.com Tour for 2017.  Levels of status differ based upon how they are currently ranked.

Eric Cole - Orlando, FL
Dan McCarthy - Syracuse, NY
Ben Silverman - Thornhill, Ontario
Steve LeBrun - West Palm Beach, FL
Jesse Larson - Mendon, VT
Bo Hoag - Columbus, OH
Justin Hicks - Grosse Ile, MI
Billy Kennerly - Alpharetta, GA
Andres Echavarria - Medellin, Colombia
Vince Covello - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Brian Hughes - Raleigh, NC
Stephan Jaeger - Surrey, Munich, Germany
Adam Svensson - Surrey, British Columbia Canada
Matt Davidson - Chapel Hill, NC
Andy Winings - Fishers, IN
Doug Letson - Tampa, FL
Evan Harmeling - North Reading, MA
Sam Love - Trussville, AL
Jesse Speirs - Bangor, ME
Lanto Griffin - Blacksburg, VA
Vaita Guillaume - Tahiti
Ben Taylor - London, England
Adam Hart - Columbia, SC
Christian Brand - Scott Depot, WV
Sebastian MacLean - Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Albin Choi - Toronto, Canada
Erik Compton - Miami, FL
Corey Conners - Listowel, Ontario Canada
James Driscoll - Brookline, MA
Kevin Foley - Somerville, NJ
Bob Friend - Pittsburgh, PA
Tom Gillis - Lake Orion, MI
P.H. Horgan - Newport, RI
Kevin Johnson - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Michael Johnson - Ambler, PA
Adam Long - St. Louis, MO
Denny McCarthy - Rockville, MD
Chris Naegel - Wildwood, MO
Daniel Miernicki - Portland, OR
Rob Oppenheim - Andover, MA
David Pastore - Greenwich, CT
Eric Steger - Noblesville, IN
Brett Quigley - Fort Devens, MA
Jim Renner - Plainville, MA
Lee Rinker - Stuart, FL
Sam Ryder - Longwood, FL
Curtis Thompson - Coral Springs, FL

Eric Cole

Eric Cole has won 36 times and has earned $92,195 on the MLGT. Cole won the 2016 MLGT Match Play Championship right before final stage of Q-School.

Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy has won 46 times and has earned $139,815 on the Minor League Golf Tour. Dan won a record 4 times on the PGA Tour Canada this past summer to win the Order of Merit and earn full status on the Web.com Tour for 2017.

Ben Silverman

Ben Silverman has won 34 times and has earned $126,833 on the Minor League Golf Tour. Ben finished T6 at final stage of Q-School to earn a 2nd chance on the Web.com Tour after having Web.com status in 2016.

Steve LeBrun

Steve LeBrun has 52 wins and $146,662 in earnings on the Minor League Golf Tour. Steve had his PGA Tour card in 2013 and is fighting hard on the Web.com Tour to try to get back to the PGA Tour.

Listed below are players that have played on the Minor League Golf Tour and have earned playing privileges on the PGA Tour for 2017. Levels of status differ based upon how they are currently ranked.

Derek Fathauer - Jenson Beach, FL
Brooks Koepka - Lake Worth, FL
Brett Stegmaier - Hamden, CT
Jon Curran - Jupiter, FL
Daniel Berger - Jupiter, FL
Steve Wheatcroft - Washington, PA
Keegan Bradley - Woodstock, VT
Morgan Hoffman - Franklin Lakes, NJ
Jamie Lovemark - Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Steve Marino - Altus, OK
Sam Saunders - Orlando, FL
Ken Duke - Hope, AR
Nicholas Thompson - Coral Springs, FL
Brian Stuard - Jackson, MI
Shane Lowry - Republic of Ireland
Brandon Hagy - Westlake Village, CA
Kevin Tway - Edmond, OK
Ryan Armour - Jupiter, FL
Marc Turnesa - Rockville Centre, NY
Richard S. Johnson - Stockholm, Sweden
Will Wilcox - Birmingham, AL
Sam Saunders - Orlando, FL
Richy Werenski - South Hadley, MA

Derek Fathauer

Derek Fathauer has 21 top 10's and over $14,000 in earnings on the Minor League Golf Tour. He was a member of the PGA Tour in 2009, 2015 and 2016. Derek also played on the Web.com Tour from 2012-2014 winning the Web.com Tour Championship in 2014.

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka has won 4 times in 8 starts on the MLGT including the 2012 Minor League Golf Tour Championship. Brooks won the 2015 Phoneix Open on the PGA Tour and was a member of the 2016 Ryder Cup Team.

Brett Stegmaier

Brett Stegmaier has 7 wins on the Minor League Golf Tour. Brett played the Web.com Tour from 2013-2015. Stegmaier had a 2nd place finish on the 2016 PGA Tour and over 1 million dollars in earnings which allowed him to keep his card for 2017.

Jon Curran

Jon Curran has 6 wins on the Minor League Golf Tour including a Major in 2013. Jon graduated from the Web.com Tour in 2014 and had a 2nd place finish in both 2015 and 2016. He earned 1.9 million dollars in 2016 on the PGA Tour which allowed him to keep his card for 2017.

Ryan Armour

Ryan Armour has won 8 times on the Minor League Golf Tour and was a member of the PGA Tour in 2007, 2008, and 2015. Ryan also played the Web.com Tour in 2004-2006, 2009-2012, and 2014. Ryan won the 2016 WEB.com Panama Claro Championship which helped him re-gain his PGA Tour status in 2017.

The Minor League Golf Tour would like to congratulate all these players and wish them the best of luck in 2017!

       

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