BOISE, Idaho — Chase Seiffert’s quest to earn his playing privileges on the PGA Tour took another detour on Friday as he failed to make the cut for the Albertsons Boise Open.
Seiffert, a 27-year-old Mosley High School graduate, was undone by a poor first round for the second straight tournament in the four-event Web.com playoffs. After opening with a 3-over-par 74 on Thursday, he turned his front nine in 1-under on Friday, but couldn’t mount a charge and settled for an even-par 71.
That left him at 145 and tied for 112th for the halfway mark of the $1 million event. The cut line was expected to be a 2-under 140.
Seiffert still has the final event next week in Atlantic Beach near Jacksonville to make a late comeback.
He was tied for 30th after the first tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Considering that the Top 25 in money earnings for the four-event format earn their PGA playing card for 2019, Seiffert was in solid position.
He opened the next tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, with a 4-over 74, however, and ultimately missed the cut by two shots. That dropped Seiffert to a tie for 46th on the money list and nos. 26-50 qualify for playing privileges on the Web.com Tour next season.
Seiffert’s failure to play into the weekend in the third of four tournaments will drop him farther down the money list and jeopardize his chances for next year.
During the past two years the former all-Atlantic Coast Conference performer at Florida State has attempted to Monday qualify for events on both the PGA and Web.com tours.
The fact that Seiffert tied for ninth in the PGA’s Travelers Championship in June after Monday qualifying lends credence to the thought that he should not be counted out in the final event next week.