Duke men's golfer Jimmy Zheng qualifies for the Korn Ferry Tour Visit Knoxville Open after shooting a 5-under, 65 in the open qualifying event at Willow Creek, earning one of eight exemptions into the field.

By the Numbers
  • Jimmy Zheng shot a 5-under, 65 in the qualifying event.
  • He finished one shot shy of the leader with six total under-par holes.
  • Zheng tied for third-most under-par holes and had the best scoring on par-3's in the field.
State of Play
  • Jimmy Zheng, Julian Suri, and Ryan Blaum are set to compete in the Korn Ferry Tour Visit Knoxville Open.
  • Zheng and Suri tee off at 8:50 a.m., while Blaum starts at 7 a.m.
What's Next

Golf fans can follow the three Duke representatives' performance through the live leaderboard or TOURCAST during the event.

Bottom Line

Jimmy Zheng's qualification for the Korn Ferry Tour event highlights the success of Duke men's golf program and presents an opportunity for him to compete at a professional level after turning pro.