Cody Blick spent a good portion of Sunday morning trying to put together a set of golf clubs for the final round of Web.com Tour Q-School finals. Blick posted to Instagram early Sunday that his clubs had been stolen, and he was offering a cash reward to anyone who could help get them back in his hands. The clubs never materialized, forcing Blick to play with whatever 14 clubs he could scrounge together.
Using a driver from the superintendent at host Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz., a set of wedges from the pro shop, a heavier-than-normal putter and a pieced-together iron set, Blick went out and shot a final-round 63 to earn eight guaranteed starts on the Web.com Tour in 2019.
Update: I've been told Blick used wedges from the pro shop, borrowed a driver from the superintendent, and picked up some "random" irons for his round today. More to come.
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Blick began the day four shots out of the top 40 and ties in the final stage of the Web.com Tour's qualifying tournament. The top 40 and ties earn at least eight guaranteed starts next season, while every player outside the top 40 has conditional status on the circuit and isn't assured a chance to play early in the year.
Unfortunately, Blick was playing the harder Cattail course at Whirlwind Golf Club. The Cattail was playing two shots harder than the Devil's Claw course, meaning Blick was facing an even more uphill climb to Web.com Tour status. Blick came out the gates hot, though, making three straight birdies after a pair of pars. Three more birdies later, Blick was 6 under through 11 without a blemish on the card. However, Blick rallied coming into the house, putting three consecutive birdies on the card to wrap up a 9-under 63.
Blick's 19-under 269 total put him T-25 in the final leaderboard, giving him a one-stroke cushion and guaranteeing him eight starts and safety through the first two reshuffles on the Web.com Tour schedule.