Feb. 6, 2014
SEBRING, Fla. -- Former Badger Chris Meyer earned his professional tour card after tying for 32nd at the NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Qualifying Tournament on Feb. 1 in Sebring, Fla.
Meyer's total of 5-over par 74-73-72-74--293 included 11 birdies and an eagle at the Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club’s Deer Run Golf Course in Sebring.
Peter Campbell of Nova Scotia, Canada, claimed medalist honors with a 7-under par 281. Campbell led a group of 51 players who earned their Tour card for the 2014 season. The first 20 will enter the season with full exempt status, while the remaining 31 will have conditional status.
The NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is a 16-tournament schedule which begins with the 67th playing of the Arturo Calle Colombian Open presented by Diners Club Feb. 17-23. The tour travels to courses in Mexico, Cuba and South America. Here is the tournament schedule.
Meyer is a 2013 graduate of Wisconsin. During his senior year, the Edina, Minn., native led UW in four tournaments and was second on the team in scoring with 75.50 strokes per round. Meyer played in 24 of 27 rounds. His senior season scoring average was a personal best; he averaged 76.11 in 27 rounds as a junior.
A three-year letterwinner after transferring from Minnesota as a sophomore, he recorded personal bests of 68 (18), 143 (36) and 218 (54-holes). His top tournament finish was at the 2012 D.A. Weibring event where he tied for 10th with 76-74-71=221. He was the top finisher at the 2013 Big Ten Championship tying for 30th with 77-76-73-77--303.
Meyer was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2011, 12, 13). In 2013, the marketing major became the UW first men's player since 2007 to earn Golf Coaches of America All-Scholar honors. During his tenure, the men’s golf had the highest cumulative GPA of all men’s team in 2013. It was the second time in the past two years they have had that recognition (2011).