King College senior Adrian Kibsey qualified for the Canadian PGA Tour’s Players Cup Tournament on Monday, July 11, with a score of 72. Kibsey is one of four people to make it out of a field of 30 professionals and top amateurs vying for a qualifying spot in the tournament.
As a transfer student from Warner University, the 2010-11 season was Kibsey’s first with King’s golf team. During the fall season, Kibsey led the team in scoring average. Before the start of the spring season, he sustained a wrist injury and was unable to play the remainder of the season.
“We are delighted with Adrian’s qualification for the Player’s Cup,” said Brian Kamm, head coach for Tornado golf. “He isn’t back to 100% yet but is doing well. His qualifying for the tournament speaks volumes for his talent and desire for the game.
“This past season, our team went from an unranked position to the top 50 in NCAA Division II rankings. After Adrian’s injury, we slid out of the top 50,” said Kamm. “With Adrian’s return this fall, along with several new freshmen on the team, we are setting our sites to make the NCAA tournament.”
Round One of the Players Cup will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kibsey will tee off Thursday morning to compete against 156 of the top professionals on the Canadian Tour. The Players Cup is a 72-hole event from July 14 – 17.