Local Mini-Tour Roundup

Former CU golfer Heisele chalks up victory in Morocco; Nygren, Cannon earn conditional status on PGA Tour Canada

By Gary Baines – 04/05/2019

Former University of Colorado golfer Sebastian Heisele scored a victory on Friday in the European-based Pro Golf Tour’s Open Tazegzout in Morocco.

Heisele, a former regular on the European Tour who lost his card in the fall, shot rounds of 71-70-67 for an 8-under-par 208 total, which was good for a two-stroke victory over Antoine Rozner. The showing was worth 5,000 euros.

Heisele, a German native who played or CU from 2008 to ’11, birdied four of his first five holes on Friday — and six overall, to go along with one bogey.

(Heisele is pictured in a photo.)

Elsewhere in mini-tour and Q-school action this week:

— Former Colorado resident Cole Nygren and former Colorado State University golfer Blake Cannon earned 2019 conditional status for PGA Tour Canada in a Q-school tournament that ended Friday in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Nygren finished 18th in the 120-man field, while Cannon checked in at 39th. Players placing between 15th and 40th plus ties landed conditional status for the tour, which begins play May 23.

Dru Love, winner of last year’s CoBank Colorado Open, placed 14th and will be exempt for the first six events of the season by virtue of finishing in the top 14.

Nygren carded scores of 71-73-74-68 for a 2-under-par 286 total. The former Longmont resident played his final 14 holes in 7 under par.

Cannon went 69-71-76-74 for a 2-over 290 total.

This was the fourth of six PGA Tour Canada Q-school tournaments in 2019. Previously, 2018 CGA Amateur champion Kyler Dunkle and Glenn Workman of Pueblo West earned some status on PGA Tour Canada, with Dunkle exempt for the first six events and Workman being conditional.

— Former CU golfer Brittany Fan, who won two Cactus Tour events in March, isn’t letting up. On Wednesday, she tied for second place out of 24 players at the Cactus Tour’s Dallas Cup Series event in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Fan went 70-73-71 for a 2-under-par 214 total, which left her five back of champion Savannah Vilaubi of Downey, Calif.

— Twin brothers Jeremy and Yannik Paul, both former CU golfers, shared seventh place on Monday in the one-day Papago Shoot-Out in Phoenix on the Outlaw Tour. The Pauls matched 1-under-par 71s and finished four strokes behind champion Jimmy Gunn, a former winner of the CoBank Colorado Open. The Pauls earned $350 each.