Patrick Welch Turns Pro, Makes Korn Ferry Tour Debut Thursday

Former Classical star Patrick Welch will not be returning to Rhode Island for the Northeast Amateur this year. 

Instead, he has turned pro and will play in this weeks Korn Ferry Tour event, the BMW Charity Pro-Am. 

Welch finished eighth in the PGA Tour University rankings following the conclusion of his college career and has conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour. 

Patrick Welch turns pro

He is also fully exempt on PGA Tour Canada, if he chooses to go that route. 

Welch tees off in his first professional round on Thursday at 7:51 a.m.  

Davis Chatfield is not in this week’s field. 

Welch’s Collegiate Career 

Welch will go down as one of the best Oklahoma Sooner golfers of all time. 

His Sunday round at the NCAA Championship was the 109th counting round of his career. The ranks 10th all time at OU with John Kidwell. 

Welch leaves Oklahoma inside the school’s all-time top 10 in career scoring, rounds played, finish percentage, counting scores, birdies and eagles, as well as, holding the school record for rounds of par or better. 

He won the East Lake Cup two years ago and the Southern Highlands Collegiate last year. 

Through his performance, he has already played in two PGA Tour events, and made the cut in one of them. 

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