Englishman birdies final 4 holes for 63 and 1-stroke lead
14: Number of strokes under par that England’s Steve Lewton stood after 36 holes for a one-stroke lead in the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament in Winter Garden, Fla. Lewton birdied his final four holes at Orange County National’s Panther Lake course to shoot 8-under 63 after he had opened with a 6-under 66 at the neighboring Crooked Cat course a day earlier. Lewton, 36, who played college golf at North Carolina State, has won once on the Asian Tour and competed primarily in Europe and Asia. American Curtis Thompson shot 9-under 62 at Panther Lake to surge into a share of second place with countryman Taylor Dickson, who shot 7-under 65 at Crooked Cat, at 13-under 130. The winner of the four-day, 72-hole event will be fully exempt for the 2020 season on the PGA Tour’s top developmental circuit. Finishers 2-10 (and ties) will secure starts for the first 12 events of the regular season before the tour reshuffle. Finishers 11-40 (and ties) will secure entry into the first eight events. All 154 competitors have secured at least conditional status for next year (scores / tee times).