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Strong Finish

Aspen's Morris lands conditional status on PGA Tour Canada after tying for 14th in Q-school tourney

by Gary Baines - 4/14/2017

A.J. Morris of Aspen became the sixth player with significant Colorado ties to earn status on PGA Tour Canada in 2017.

Morris (pictured) posted a stellar final round in a Q-school event in Sebring, Fla. -- making seven birdies en route to a 6-under-par 66 on Friday -- and secured conditional status for the PGA Tour Canada season, which begins June 1.

Morris moved up 27 spots in the final round to tie for 14th in the 120-man field. His rounds of 69-70-75-66 resulted in an 8-under-par 280 total, which left him seven strokes behind medalist Robby Shelton.

Morris had a chance to be exempt for the first four events of the season, but fell short in a 6-for-3 playoff for the 14th through 16th positions at Q-school.

Earlier this year, former University of Denver golfer Chris Gilman, amateur Wyndham Clark of Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock native Jamie Marshall landed exempt status through Q-school. And Nathaniel Goddard of Fort Collins and former Coloradan Alex Gutesha earned conditional status.

Two more PGA Tour Canada Q-school tournaments will be held in the next month.

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