Local Tour Roundup

Coloradan Knous posts second straight 13th-place finish on PGA Tour; Hubbard ( and Cannon (Latinoamerica) also have strong showings

By Gary Baines – 05/05/2019

It’s been an impressive last week or so for former Colorado School of Mines golfers.

From April 28 through Sunday, there’s the following:

— Last Sunday, Jim Knous of Littleton partnered with Canadian Adam Hadwin to post a 13th-place finish in the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event.

— On Wednesday, 2001 CGA Amateur champion Marty Jertson tied for eighth in the 312-person national PGA Professional Championship and qualified for the PGA Championship for the fourth time.

— Then on Sunday, Knous (pictured) recorded another 13th-place finish on the PGA Tour, this one individually at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C.

Despite a bogey on the final hole of the tournament, Knous went 68-72-70-68 for a 6-under-par 278 total, which left the Basalt native nine strokes behind champion Max Homa. 

Knous, who earned $143,780 in Charlotte, has now posted three top-15 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, including a season-best 10th in the Safeway Open in October.

The 29-year-old has now moved up to 125th on the PGA Tour’s season-long money list at $473,800.

Elsewhere on major professional tours:

— On the curcuit, former Coloradan Mark Hubbard recorded his best finish since his victory in February, tying for 14th in the Nashville Golf Open on Sunday.

The Denver native carded scores of 70-66-73-70 for a 9-under-par 279. Robby Shelton took the title at 273.

Hubbard sits ninth on the Tour 2019 money list with $118,405. The top 25 finishers on that list in the regular season will earn PGA Tour cards for the 2019-20 season.

— Former Colorado State University golfer Blake Cannon tied for fifth on Sunday at the PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s Puerto Plata Open in the Dominican Republic.

Cannon shot rounds of 66-71-68-70 for a 9-under-par 275 total. He finished five strokes behind champion Cristobal Del Solar.

It was Cannon’s first made cut in four starts on PGA Tour Latinoamerica in 2019.