Nine of the Top-10 and 27 of the Top-30 Players on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List Headline Field
Keller Harper and 2023 New Jersey State Amateur Champion Jack Wall to Compete as Sponsor Exemptions
New Jersey Residents/Natives Chris Gotterup, Max Greyserman, David Kocher and Ryan McCormick Entered in Field
Final Opportunity for Players to Qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals as the Korn Ferry Returns to New Jersey for the First Time in Over 25 Years
Final Field: Magnit Championship Field
Tickets on Sale at www.MagnitChampionship.com
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J., – Entries are now closed for the inaugural playing of the Magnit Championship, Aug. 17-20 at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson Township, N.J. As the final opportunity for players to qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and to earn PGA TOUR status for 2024, the Magnit Championship features an elite field that includes multiple Korn Ferry Tour winners, former collegiate standouts, New Jersey residents and future stars of the PGA TOUR.
Nine of the top-10 players on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List are committed to the championship, including multiple Korn Ferry Tour winner Ben Kohles (1), Rico Hoey (2), Pierceson Coody (4), David Skinns (5), Adrien Dumont de Chassart (6), Jimmy Stanger (7), Alejandro Tosti (8), Chandler Phillips (9) and Nicholas Lindheim (10). Overall, 27 of the top-30 and 94 of the top-100 players on the Points List are entered into the championship.
Joining the field as sponsor exemptions include:
- Keller Harper. Former three-time Southern Conference Player of the Year at Furman University (2018-2021). Turned professional after graduation and earned conditional status for the Korn Ferry Tour season in 2022. The Magnit Championship will be his first Korn Ferry Tour start for the 2023 season.
- Jack Wall (amateur). A fifth-year senior at Texas Tech University and a Brielle, New Jersey resident, Wall captured the 122nd New Jersey State Amateur Championship in a three-hole playoff at his home course of Manasquan River Golf Club. He made his PGA TOUR debut in February at the Genesis Invitational after winning the Collegiate Showcase in a playoff. A home game for Wall, the Magnit Championship will be his Korn Ferry Tour debut.
Three additional sponsor exemptions will be announced on Monday following the conclusion of the Pinnacle Bank Championship this weekend. The final eight spots will be determined on Monday via a Monday Qualifier at Fairmont Country Club in Chatham, N.J.
In addition to Wall, the field also features several New Jersey residents and natives as early commitments, including former Rutgers All-American and Nicklaus/Haskins Award winner Chris Gotterup (Little Silver, N.J.); Max Greyserman (Short Hills, N.J), David Kocher (Morristown, N.J.) and Ryan McCormick (Middletown, N.J.).
The field includes:
- 15 of 18 winners during the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season.
- Three players who are officially #TOURBound for 2024: Ben Kohles, Rico Hoey and Pierceson Coody.
- Nine players with at least five top-10 finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour this season.
- Two Fred Haskins presented by Stifel award winners: Norman Xiong (2018, Oregon) and Chris Gotterup (2022, Oklahoma).
- Seven 2023 Golf Coaches Association of America All-Americans
- Six members of the 2021 United States Walker Cup team.
They will be among a 156-player field in the 72-hole championship Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 17-20, competing for a share of the $1 million purse. For a complete list of the 2023 Magnit Championship field, click HERE.
Following the conclusion of the Magnit Championship, the top 156 players on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List will advance to the four-tournament Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where 30 PGA TOUR cards will be awarded at the conclusion based on the Points List.
Tickets are on sale for the Magnit Championship at www.magnitchampionship.com, including hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2023 tournament tickets will be completely digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed either on a mobile device or printed out where they will be scanned at the admissions gate.
All military personnel (active, retid, reserve and veteran) and first responders (police, fire, EMS) will receive complimentary admission to the 2023 Magnit Championship. Tickets will be available at the main admissions tent during tournament week by showing proper identification. Children 17 years of age and younger will also be admitted free into the tournament with a paid adult.
There are three ticket options for fans interested in attending the 2023 Magnit Championship:
- Clubhouse Patio Hospitality
- The best ticket available to purchase, available Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 17-20. Access to Metedeconk National Golf Club grounds, open air MNGC back patio, upgraded restrooms and all-inclusive food and beverage each day (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and limited open bar).
- For every two (2) daily or weekly Clubhouse Patio Hospitality Tickets purchased, receive one on-site valet parking pass.
- Daily: $350
- Weekly: $1400
- Daily Grounds:
- General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 17-20 (tournament rounds).
- $25 per day. Includes general admission to the Metedeconk National Golf Club grounds, golf shop and general concessions.
- Weekly Grounds
- General admission weekly grounds, valid Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 17-20
- $75 for tournament week. Includes general admission to the Metedeconk National Golf Club grounds, golf shop and general concessions.
Volunteer Registration Open: Volunteer registration is open for the Magnit Championship with a variety of opportunities open to work alongside the Korn Ferry Tour and have an up-close viewpoint to the future stars of the PGA TOUR. Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate their time to serve critical needs during tournament week such as marshaling, scoring, transportation, hospitality services and many other important roles. The $75 volunteer package includes one official tournament branded golf polo; a hat or visor; one volunteer badge allowing access to the grounds and free parking all week; and two any-one day grounds passes, along with food and beverages for each day worked. For more information on volunteering at the 2023 Magnit Championship, visit www.magnitchampionship.com/volunteer.
The inaugural Magnit Championship marks the Korn Ferry Tour’s first event in New Jersey since the 1997 Laurel Creek Classic, which was played at Lauren Creek Country Club and won by six-time Korn Ferry Tour winner Matt Gogel. The event will be the 22nd of 26 events on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour schedule and the final opportunity for players to qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Metedeconk National Golf Club, which originally opened in 1987, is located in the upper region of the New Jersey Pinelands and is routed through the local marsh and lowland pine forest. Metedeconk National Golf Club is a private, 27-hole facility, which was designed by world-renowned golf course architects Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Roger Rulewich. The Club was created as a golfing oasis, a departure from the hustle and bustle of New York City and Philadelphia, each of which is within one hour drive from the Club. Natural use of the terrain coupled with the natural beauty of the 607-acre facility, has created a special golfing environment, with focus solely resting on golf. Conditioning and course layout are second to none in the Metropolitan area, making Metedeconk synonymous with visual intimidation and pristine conditions.
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About Korn Ferry Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops golf’s next stars, preparing them to compete and win on the game’s biggest stage. The Korn Ferry Tour, which has served as a path to the PGA TOUR since its inception, will award 30 PGA TOUR cards based off its points list in 2023, with the No. 1 player earning exemptions into the following year’s PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. With more than 600 PGA TOUR titles, 28 major championships and six FedExCup champions, Korn Ferry Tour alumni make up 88 percent of the PGA TOUR’s current membership. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM or follow the Korn Ferry Tour on social media.
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