JHS & Arkansas alum Austin Cook finishes inside top 20 at John Deere Classic

Jonesboro native Austin Cook continues competing on the PGA Tour.
Jonesboro native Austin Cook continues competing on the PGA Tour.(Source: ESPN)
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 7:36 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2022 at 6:40 PM CDT
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SILVIS, Ill. (KAIT) - Jonesboro’s own Austin Cook has another top 20 finish under his belt in the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season.

Cook finished tied for 16th in the John Deere Classic over the weekend, his third top-20 finish of the season and second in his last three events.

He shot 69-67-70-66 to finish -12 for the tournament.

Cook was inside the top 25, before falling to a tie for 39th after shooting a one-under 70 Saturday. He ended his tournament on a high note, firing a 66 with six birdies and one bogey.

In the final round, Cook sunk a 20-footer for birdie on the par-three 16th.

His fifth birdie of the day in the last round Sunday came on hole 13.

The JHS & Arkansas alum was dialed in on the par-three 16th. Cook stuffed his tee shot within 6 feet on Thursday.

On Friday, Cook was even more accurate on the hole, throwing a dart to 3 feet. He birdied 16 on Thursday and Friday to get some momentum going.

Cook recorded his third birdie on the day on hole 10 Saturday.

On the 14th, Cook’s solid drive that reached the green on the par-four put him in a great position to birdie the hole on Saturday.

Cook entered this week 166th in the FedExCup standings. The top 125 players at the end of the regular season qualify for the PGA Tour Playoffs. The first postseason stop is in Memphis at the FedEx St. Jude Championship (August 11th-14th).

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