Jayson Iten, a rising senior, shot a 4-under-par 68 on Thursday, then won a four-man playoff at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota for the second and final spot.
Morgan, (fellow classmate) who made it to the championship last year, played in a different qualifier Monday and failed to advance, shooting a 70 to tie for fifth, four shots short of the second qualifying spot.
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Former champions Bernhard Langer, Kirk Triplett and Lee Janzen all have committed to next month’s Chubb Classic, Naples’ PGA Tour Champions event from Feb. 13-18 at TwinEagles.
“We look forward to welcoming both players and golf fans to the 2018 Chubb Classic,” tournament director Matt Hilliker said. “With a strong list of competitors, this year is sure to be one to remember.”
Miguel Angel Jimenez, who challenged eventual champion Fred Couples for the title last year, Jerry Kelly, Colin Montgomerie and David Toms also have committed.
Langer, who won titles in Naples in 2011, 2013 and 2016, returns to the Chubb Classic after an impressive 2017 season. He claimed seven first-place finishes, 16 top-10 finishes and concluded the season at No. 2 in the Charles Schwab Cup rankings.
Janzen, who beat Bart Bryant in a playoff to win in Naples in 2015, had two second-place finishes in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship and a tie for second place in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. He had five top-10s and was No. 8 in the Schwab Cup rankings.
Triplett, the 2014 champion at TwinEagles, had six top-10s, including a second-place finish in the U.S. Senior Open Championship. Finishing the season ranked 22nd in the Schwab Cup.
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Since 1988, the excitement of the Champions Tour has been witnessed first hand by millions of spectators, corporate clients and guests. In addition to the thrill of playing in the Pro-Am, hosting customers in hospitality suites and watching championship golf, the Chubb Classic has raised more than $2 million for charity. The official charities of the tournament are The Education Foundation of Collier County, Northside Naples Kiwanis Foundation and The First Tee Naples/Collier. We look forward to positive results once again this year.
The Chubb Classic is a world class golf tournament televised nationally on The Golf Channel.
The Tournament annually attracts the strongest field of competitors from the Official Money List. Additionally, golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Ray Floyd, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite and Tom Watson have competed in this prestigious event in past years.