Despite nonuple bogey, Canada’s Chris Crisologo not out of it at KFT Q-School

SAVANNAH, Georgia — It’s not uncommon for professional golfers to carry a rule book in their golf bag. Chris Crisologo also has access to the dictionary on Saturday at the Korn Ferry Tour Q-School.

Non-double bogey: Nine times or more than par.

The 26-year-old Crisologo from Vancouver had a good run in the second round in the closing stages, hitting a 6-under mark at The Landings Club’s Marshwood Course after a 4-under run.Then he got to 13 par 4th hole, where he started four tee shots in the restricted area and made a non-double bogey 13.

“I did nudge the putt at 12,” said Chris Solog, who otherwise didn’t concede in the second round for a 3-over 74.

While the par on the hole would put Crisologo in the top five and just three behind Chan Kim’s lead, he was still in the mix to guarantee a start. At the end of 1, Crisologo trailed by three points in a stalemate in T-28, and after Monday’s final round, the top 40 and tied for eight guaranteed starts to start next year’s KFT season.

“I’m lucky to have two days left,” Chris Sologe said. “One of the caddies said it best: It’s better today than Monday.”

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Crisologo considers himself a strong golf driver, but with a narrow landing zone, water moving across the fairway from left to right, and strong right-to-left winds, it’s enough to make the stick a little suspicious.

The first drive is completely gone. splash.

The third shot, the second tee, is a 3-iron that goes through the fairway. Spray again.

Another 3-iron, the fifth, suffered the same fate. So did Chrysorog’s 4-iron on the seventh.

Finally, he got another 4-iron, his ninth shot of the tournament.

“Put that ball in the middle of the fairway,” quipped Chrysorog, who then shorted himself in a bunker on the green from 240 yards before making an eight-bogey on a 17-foot putt.

“I felt great on all five at-bats,” Chris Sologe said. “But you can’t really lose focus, and most importantly, you have to know the lines very well. As the tee moves up, I just get a little uncomfortable with what it takes to tee off.”

It’s unfamiliar territory for Crisologo, who has reached the final stage for the first time since graduating from college in 2019. He attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, the only NCAA institution outside the United States, where Crisologo won six championships and four championships at the school. -Time NCAA Division-II All-American.

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“I wasn’t heavily recruited in my junior year,” said Chris Sologe, who didn’t start playing championship golf until he was 8 because he juggled other sports, including baseball, hockey and tennis. “But it gave me a lot of playing time, gave me the opportunity to hone my game and let me play freely. It was fun, my confidence grew and it helped me keep going.”

As an amateur, he won the South American Amateur twice, beating fellow finalist Ale Tosti in Buenos Aires in 2018 and then beating former Louisiana in the 2019 playoffs in Santiago, Chile That State University standout Louis Gagne. He played in the RBC Canadian Open every year, missing the cut for the second time, but took low amateur honors on his debut.

Since turning pro, Crisologo has primarily played on the PGA Tour Canada. Last season, he finished in the top 10 twice in 10 starts.

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Along the way, avid photographer Crisologo has documented his journey through a private Instagram account.

“Golf gives you the opportunity to go to some really cool places and to see a different world,” Chris Sologe said. “So, I try to take a nice little photo of each city and make some videos. It’s kind of like my own free time, but it’s fun. I want to think I’m a decent photographer.”

Crisologo didn’t bring his Nikon on a trip to Savannah this week. It’s all business as Crisologo looks to improve his standing in his first KFT season. Plus, he plans to come back here in a few months.

Saturday’s 13th may have closed the window for him to earn and earn full exempt status, but it doesn’t have to be an unlucky number either.

A strong finish to two rounds could secure a place for Crisologo in the fields of Greater Exuma and Abaco in the Bahamas; Panama City, Panama; Bogota, Colombia; Lakewood Ranch, FL; Louisiana, Broussard and Charles Lake; and Savannah.

The perfect place to mount your camera and keep your dictionary on the shelf.


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