Guthrie earns first top 10 of season

Posted: May. 13, 2019 7:40 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three lightning delays made it difficult for anyone in the Tour's KC Golf Classic field to make a strong run up the leaderboard.

Luke Gutrhie did his best to stay steady through it all.

The Quincy native played his final nine holes Sunday in 2-under to finish off a round of even-par 72 and earn his first top-10 finish of the season. Guthrie's 8-under 280 left him tied for sixth and marked his first top-10 finish since tying for second at the Digital Ally Open in July 2017.

"It felt great to be back up there," Guthrie said. "I'm hoping to build on this."

Guthrie earned $21,853 for his first significant payday of the season. He moved from 182 to 85th on the money list, and the top 25 on the money list at the end of the season earn their PGA Tour card for the following year.

Guthrie, who has conditional status this season, made back-to-back cuts in back-to-back starts which should lead to more opportunities after the priority reshuffle. It comes at the perfect time with four of the next six tournaments in the Midwest.