MEMPHIS (KAIT) - The FedEx St. Jude Classic will feature over 100 of the best golfers in the world. A Jonesboro and Razorback alum will be in the field in Memphis.
Austin Cook fired a 65 Sunday to earn one of 4 qualifying spots for the PGA Tour event. The bogey-free round featured five birdies. The Open Qualifier was contested at the Windyke Country Club. Cook, Eric Axley, Grant Leaver, & Dustin Morris fill the final spots in the FESJC field.
To even make it to Sunday's Open Qualifier, Cook had to compete in the Pre-Qualifier on Friday. He shot a 65 to top the 153-man field. 43 golfers advanced to the Open Qualifier.
This breakthrough follows a decorated college career at Arkansas. A two-time Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Cook earned all-America honors as a sophomore when he finished 10th individually at the NCAA Championship. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2010 and been a mainstay in the Razorback lineup throughout his four-year career with 48 tournaments played, a 73.37 career stroke average and nine top 10 finishes. Over the last three years, Cook's score has counted toward Arkansas' team score 89 times in 105 rounds (84.7%). In 2013 he was the runner-up at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional, a placing that earned him all-central region accolades, and posted Arkansas' second best stroke average at 73.00.