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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Power plays his way into Wells Fargo with superb 62 at qualifying

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Seamus Power has it all to play for at this week’s Wells Fargo Championship after coming through the PGA Tour’s Monday qualifying to book his place in the Quail Hollow field.

Teeing up at Gaston Country Club in North Carolina on Monday, Power didn’t put a foot wrong, firing a bogey-free eight-under 62, including six birdies in an outward half of 29 to advance as top qualifier by two strokes from Keenan Huskey.

The result will arrive as a huge shot in the arm for the 34-year old who was forced to sit out the Zurich Classic of New Orleans two weeks ago after testing positive for Coronavirus.

The West Waterford man is a fan of Quail hollow too having made the cut in three previous starts at the venue, including a tied-13th result in 2019. A track that suits Power’s long-hitting with Bermuda greens that he’s clearly taken a liking too, Power will hope to take full advantage of a precious PGA Tour start having entered the Korn Ferry Tour’s Simmons Bank Open this week before booking his place in the star-studded PGA Tour field.

Power joins Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry in Thursday’s line-up looking to build on his best PGA Tour finish this season of tied-22nd at February’s Puerto Rico Open. Power had played himself into contention ahead of the final round of last month’s MGM Resorts Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour before a Sunday 74 saw him settle for a top-10.

  • Full qualifying scoring HERE

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