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Viktor Hovland Secures Tour Card with Second-Place Finish at Boise Open

Hovland finished T-2nd at the Boise Open.

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Viktor Hovland didn’t get his tour card in as exciting fashion as his former teammate Matthew Wolff did, but his T-2 at the Boise Open got him an early card nonetheless.

Hovland shot an 18-under 266 in Boise over the weekend, finishing only a shot behind Matthew NeSmith’s 19-under 265. Hovland brought a one-shot lead into the final day, shooting a seven-under 64 on Saturday.

As of now, the Norwegian phenom’s 2019-20 tour doesn’t make him fully exempt, as he could be subject to periodic reshuffles which could keep him out of some events. However, the Boise Open was the second even in a three-event Korn Ferry Finals. If Hovland finishes the three-event stretch with the most points, he would be fully exempt. He is in third in the points race as it stands.

The Korn Ferry Tour Championship is next weekend at Victoria National in Indiana.

Along with the tour card, Hovland also gets a nice $88,000 for his second-place finish.

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