Cashing In

First made cut on PGA Tour worth $24,480 for Knous; ex-CU golfer Heisele narrowly misses earning European Tour card in Oman

by Gary Baines - 11/5/2017

Jim Knous of Littleton earned official money on the PGA Tour for the first time in his career by tying for 41st place on Sunday after Monday qualifying for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Knous, a regular on the Tour in 2017, was competing in his second PGA Tour event ever, but made the cut for the first time. The 41st-place showing was worth $24,480.

The former Colorado School of Mines golfer (pictured) shot rounds of 71-71-73-68 at TPC Summerlin, which left him 1-under-par 283 overall. Knous finished eight strokes behind champion Patrick Cantlay.

Tom Whitney, the other Coloradan who Monday qualified for the Shriners Hospitals tournament, missed the 36-hole cut after rounds of 71-76.

Heisele European Update: Meanwhile, former University of Colorado golfer Sebastian Heisele on Saturday narrowly missed gaining fully-exempt status on the European Tour. Heisele needed to finish in the top 15 on the 2017 European Challenge Tour money list (aka the Road to Oman), but he placed 16th.

Heisele, who primarily played the European Tour in 2017, was in the 15th stop going into the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final in Oman, but a 16th-place finish there (70-68-73-72--283) dropped him down one spot.

"Tried my best, not enough!" Heisele said on Twitter.

The final stage of European Tour qualifying will be held Nov. 11-16 in Spain.

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