2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic Monday qualifiers, leaderboard (actually on Sunday)

2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic Monday qualifiers, leaderboard



Arjun Atwal, Jordan Russell, Chip Deason and Garrett Osborn all earned spots in the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic through the Monday qualifier -- actually played on Sunday.

Atwal and Russell shared medalist honors in the 18-hole event at Windyke Country Club in Memphis, Tenn., with 4-under 66.

This is the lone PGA Tour event to offer Monday qualifying on a Sunday, just in case players in the open qualifying event also compete in U.S. Open sectional qualifying on Monday (presumably in the Memphis-area sectional).



Deason and Osborn survived a 6-for-2 playoff after each firing 67, while Heath Slocum, Brendon Todd, Ben Wood and 56-year-old Jay Delsing came up short in the playoff.

You might remember Atwal, 44, as the last player to win a PGA Tour event after Monday qualifying, when he took the 2010 Wyndham Championship. His last official win came in the 2014 Dubai Open on the Asian Tour.

Russell is a former Texas A&M golfer who was a semifinalist at the 2011 U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills. He's making his PGA Tour debut, and he doesn't have status on any major tour.

The 32-year-old Osborn is making his eighth-career PGA Tour start, with his best a T-9 at the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship, which also came after Monday qualifying. The University of Alabama-Birmingham product has two third-place finishes in 88 Web.com Tour starts. He also qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday, shooting 65-68 to qualify for his first major championship.

Deason, 42, has played in five career PGA Tour events and 20 Web.com Tour events.

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