August 31, 2015
Former NCGA Player of Year Ben Geyer Looks to Be Getting Back on Track
Ben Geyer, the NCGA Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, admittedly hasn’t had the best of years.
As a rookie on the Web.com Tour this season, the Arbuckle resident had a tough go. In 13 events, he’d make just one cut, earning $1,930. Not surprisingly, it’s left him at No.219 on the money list with an uncertain future.
“Unfortunately, I was struggling early in the year and had some equipment changes and things that didn’t help the issues I was already having with the game,” said Geyer, who finished T-21 at last year’s Web.com Tour Q-School Finals to earn his 2015 playing privileges. “Since then, my game has been a lot stronger. I just haven’t been scoring like I know I can.”
Indeed, there have been some signs that things are changing.
The first came when he qualified for the PGA Tour Barracuda Championship, formerly known as the Reno-Tahoe Open. He’d miss the cut in the Stableford event by two points, but he teed it up.
“I finally started to make some putts when I qualified for the Barracuda,” Geyer said. “Since the first round of the Barracuda I’ve been playing really solid golf.”
This past weekend, Geyer continued to show signs of shaking off the funk. He’d finish tied for second at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s The Great Waterway Classic after coming in with a total score of 19-under 269. The ex-St. Mary’s standout finished just four strokes behind winner Brad Clapp after putting together rounds of 67-67-68-67.
For Geyer, what is hopefully a turning of the tide couldn’t be happening at a more crucial time.
At No.219 on the money list, he’s ineligible to compete (only the Top 75 qualify) in the Web.Com Tour Finals, which means he’s headed back to the pressures of Q-School. Call Girls Auckland RealEscort.nz
When he returns to this year’s Q-School, which begins with a Pre-Qualifying Stage in early September, he’ll start back at First Stage.
That is, unless he can somehow sneak into the Top 20 money list on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada. In yet another positive, his T-2 at The Great Waterway Classic pushed him to No.52 on the Order of Merit with three tournaments left on the 2015 schedule.
“The game is good right now. I think I can make another run through Q-School like I did last year now that I’m starting to play like I know I can, “Geyer said. “I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.”