Two-time NCGA Player of the Year Ben Geyer Headed for 2015 Web.com Tour
December 15, 2014
Two-time NCGA Player of the Year Ben Geyer’s next chapter will be on the Web.com Tour.
Geyer, who won NCGA Player of the Year honors in both 2012 and 2013, fired a final round 2-under 69 to finish at 1-under 419, tied for 21st, at Tuesday’s finale of the six-round Web.com Tour Qualifying School Finals .
With his finish, the St. Mary’s alum will be fully exempt on the tour until the second re-order (eight events).
Not long after his finish, Geyer took to Twitter to express his joy.
Wow what a week! Never have been a part of something that grueling. Proud of how I hung in there. Thanks everyone for the love #Web.comBound
— Benison Bumgeyer (@bengeyer91) December 16, 2014
Also thrilled was Gaels head coach Scott Hardy. Hardy tweeted “Huge congrats to my man @bengeyer91! It’s just the beginning.”
Later, Hardy added, “It’s one of my goals as coach.”
It didn’t take long for Geyer to prove he could win at the next level. Back in March, he’d shoot a final round 4-under 67 to win the inaugural eGolf Tour West’s Arrowood Open at Arrowood Golf Club in Oceanside by four strokes. It was his first win as a professional.
During his time on the NCGA circuit, Geyer routinely beat solid field as well. His NCGA resume includes the 2013 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship and 2012 and 2013 NCGA Stroke Play Championship titles.
Also earning his Web.com Tour playing card was Stanford alum Cameron Wilson. Wilson shot a final round 72 to come in at 9-under 420, tied for 28th.
Back in May, Wilson won the national title when he birdied the third hole of a playoff against Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans at the NCAA tournament at Prairie Dunes in Kansas. With the victory, Wilson joined Sandy Tatum (1942) and Tiger Woods (1996) as the only Cardinal to earn NCAA medalist honors.
Every player in the Web.com Tour Q-School Finals was guaranteed of at least conditional status for the 2015 season. The medalist (Brad Fritsch) earned full-time status while the rest of the Top 10 and ties are fully-exempt until the second re-order (12 events).
Geyer and Wilson are among the Top 45 and ties, earning full-exempt status until the second re-order.
For both, the next step would be playing privileges on the PGA Tour. For that to happen, both will need to finish in the Top 75 on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list to earn spots into the Web.com Tour Finals. A total of 50 PGA Tour cards for 2016 will be awarded at the conclusion of next year’s Web.com Tour Finals.