John Langhoff

John Langhoff of Pewaukee lines up his putt on the first green during the 2018 Wisconsin State Open.

When his day began Friday, a 69 was the magic number for John Langhoff as the Pewaukee native teed off in the final round of Mackenzie Tour/PGA Tour-Canada Qualifying School at MIssion Inn Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida.

When it ended, a 1-under-par 71 was good enough to get the former Hartland Arrowhead golfer conditional status north of the border. And some of the fringe benefits that go with it.

“If nothing else, it will make my Web.com (Tour) Monday (qualifiers) cheaper to enter,” Langhoff joked in a telephone interview, referring to the $350 entry fee for those with status on one of the PGA Tour’s developmental circuits vs. $450 for those without. “It’s all rather new to me; I’ve never had status. I don’t really know the ins and outs of it. From what I hear, with conditional status, you don’t get that many starts. We’ll see what it leads to.”

It was a memorable week for Langhoff, who got through the pre-qualifying for Web.com Tour Qualifying School last fall but failed to advance out of the first stage. He also missed qualifying for PGA Tour Latinoamerica earlier this year on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn.

After grabbing a share of the lead with a 69 in Tuesday’s first round, Langhoff struggled in tough conditions and shot 76 in the second round. But he bounced back with a 72 in the third round and seemed poised for big things Friday after going par-birdie-birdie to start his round.

“I got off to a great start,” Langhoff said. “The front nine at this place is brutal. I thought if we could just coast through the front nine and get to that back nine, we’d be looking good.”

However, Langhoff bogeyed Nos. 5 and 7 -- a pair of tough par-4s -- and made the turn in even-par 36. After a par 5 at the 10th hole, Langhoff birdied the two other par-5s on the back nine (Nos. 14 and 17) around a bogey at the par-4 16th and missed the top 14 (and exempt status for the first six events through the first re-shuffle) by just two strokes at even-par 288.

American John Coultas shot a final-round 72 and won the qualifier with a 10-under 278 total. It took a score of 286 or better to earn at least six starts.

“My goal was a round starting with a six,” Langhoff said. “I figured a 69 or better would have done me a lot of good. And it would have; a 69 would have at least put me in a playoff for the status for the first six events. So it was less than what I wanted for the day.”

For the week, though, playing well enough to gain at least conditional status gives Langhoff confidence heading into the heart of the golf season. He will try to qualify for a Web.com Tour event in Savannah, Georgia at the end of the month and he’ll return home to Wisconsin in early May for U.S. Open local qualifying at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells.

“I love those Web Mondays; you’re just one good round away from being in a Web.com Tour event,” Langholf said. “This is cool. It certainly feels good to have status on one of these tours.”

Mackenzie Tour/PGA Tour-Canada: Pewaukee's John Langhoff, Middleton's Blake Jens at USA East 1 Q-School | Final results (Mission Inn Resort-Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida)

Pos. Player Total Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
Wisconsin leaderboard
T17 John Langhoff E F -1 69 76 72 71 288
105 Blake Jens 28 F* 7 78 86 73 79 316
Full leaderboard
1 John Coultas -10 F E 70 70 66 72 278
2 Bennett Wisner -9 F -1 69 70 69 71 279
3 Stanton Schorr (a) -7 F* -2 72 73 66 70 281
T4 Greg Eason -6 F -3 74 68 71 69 282
T4 Kyle Mueller -6 F -3 69 72 72 69 282
T4 Hugo Bernard -6 F* -4 71 74 69 68 282
7 Charles Wang -5 F 1 71 69 70 73 283
8 Eric Ricard -4 F* -2 73 70 71 70 284
T9 Philip Knowles (a) -3 F -2 71 74 70 70 285
T9 Trey Shirley -3 F* -1 71 71 72 71 285
T9 Eamonn McLoughlin -3 F* 1 71 70 71 73 285
T12 Eric Ansett -2 F -6 79 67 74 66 286
T12 Ryan Wenzler -2 F* -7 78 71 72 65 286
T12 Peyton White -2 F -4 71 75 72 68 286
T12 Travis Trace (a) -2 F 1 69 74 70 73 286
T12 Andreas Halvorsen -2 F* 2 69 73 70 74 286
T17 John Langhoff E F -1 69 76 72 71 288
T17 Jimmy Jones E F 2 72 71 71 74 288
T19 John Chaney 1 F* -2 72 72 75 70 289
T19 Ryan Gronlund (a) 1 F* -1 70 75 73 71 289
T19 Evan Cox 1 F E 73 75 69 72 289
T19 Matthew Oshrine 1 F E 69 73 75 72 289
T23 Blake Pugh 2 F -4 78 72 72 68 290
T23 Noah Ratner 2 F E 73 72 73 72 290
T23 Thomas Walsh (a) 2 F* 1 76 73 68 73 290
T26 Carter Page 3 F -3 73 76 73 69 291
T26 Brad Brunner 3 F -2 72 77 72 70 291
T26 Talin Rajendranath 3 F* 1 75 70 73 73 291
T26 Stoney Crouch 3 F* 1 71 73 74 73 291
T26 Anthony Sebastianelli (a) 3 F* 1 75 72 71 73 291
T31 Giulio Castagnara 4 F -1 73 75 73 71 292
T31 Matthew Lowe 4 F* -2 77 75 70 70 292
T31 Kyle Wilshire 4 F E 74 75 71 72 292
T31 Drew McCullough 4 F* 2 70 79 69 74 292
T31 Ryan Stovash 4 F* 2 74 73 71 74 292
T36 Thomas Lilly 5 F* E 72 74 75 72 293
T36 Jake Scott 5 F 3 72 70 76 75 293
T36 Alden Fortner 5 F 3 73 72 73 75 293
T39 Bryce Emory 6 F* -3 73 76 76 69 294
T39 Barry Babbitt 6 F -1 81 72 70 71 294
T39 Maxwell Sear (a) 6 F* -2 78 76 70 70 294
T39 Anthony Paolucci 6 F* E 73 78 71 72 294
T39 John Somers 6 F 3 73 76 70 75 294
T39 Alvin Dickens IV 6 F* 2 80 70 70 74 294
T45 Alex Andrews 7 F* -1 75 75 74 71 295
T45 Willy Pumarol 7 F 1 74 74 74 73 295
T45 Logan Lowe (a) 7 F 3 76 72 72 75 295
T45 Lukas Euler (a) 7 F* 7 75 72 69 79 295
T49 Taylor Eyster 8 F* -3 76 75 76 69 296
T49 Lucas Kim 8 F* E 78 73 73 72 296
T49 Shawn Tipton 8 F 5 77 72 70 77 296
T49 Chase Johnson 8 F 9 71 76 68 81 296
T49 Sam Hill 8 F* 8 76 69 71 80 296
T54 Keven Fortin-Simard 9 F* E 79 73 73 72 297
T54 Cooper Brown 9 F* 2 82 71 70 74 297
T56 Charlie Stubbs 10 F 1 75 72 78 73 298
T56 Stephen Stallings Jr. 10 F 2 74 77 73 74 298
T56 Corey Shaun 10 F 2 79 71 74 74 298
T59 Mark Baker 11 F -2 83 72 74 70 299
T59 Dylan MacQueen 11 F 4 75 70 78 76 299
T59 Jeremy Grab 11 F* 5 72 74 76 77 299
T59 Will Evans 11 F* 7 70 73 77 79 299
T59 Hojin Kang 11 F* 6 75 74 72 78 299
T64 Jake Kelley 12 F -1 80 72 77 71 300
T64 Avery Schneider 12 F* 1 72 80 75 73 300
T64 Jack Korzon 12 F* 6 75 73 74 78 300
T67 Ryan C. Carter 13 F -1 73 79 78 71 301
T67 Blaise Wilson 13 F 1 76 78 74 73 301
T67 AJ Morris 13 F 1 78 76 74 73 301
T67 Matt Mabrey 13 F* 1 72 79 77 73 301
T67 Bradley Lankler 13 F 2 77 76 74 74 301
T67 Harrison Shih 13 F* 2 76 76 75 74 301
T67 Chris Houston 13 F 8 76 73 72 80 301
T74 Jake Shuman 14 F E 81 73 76 72 302
T74 Cameron Norman 14 F E 76 77 77 72 302
T76 Jake Kneen 15 F -1 76 81 75 71 303
T76 David Germann 15 F* 1 77 78 75 73 303
T78 Jeffrey Wattles 16 F -3 75 81 79 69 304
T78 Ryan Crowley 16 F 1 77 78 76 73 304
T78 Kameron Williams 16 F* 2 76 82 72 74 304
T78 Beau Titsworth 16 F 5 77 76 74 77 304
T78 Tom Nettles 16 F* 7 73 79 73 79 304
T83 Brett Beazant 17 F* 3 76 74 80 75 305
T83 Evan Gfeller 17 F 9 73 72 79 81 305
T85 Austin Eccleton 18 F 3 74 77 80 75 306
T85 Jacob Johnson 18 F* 3 79 79 73 75 306
T87 Samuel Straka (a) 19 F* 1 79 77 78 73 307
T87 Nicholas Hocker 19 F* 5 75 74 81 77 307
T87 Blaine Lafferty (a) 19 F* 6 80 76 73 78 307
T90 Riley Davis 20 F* 8 77 72 79 80 308
T90 Mathew Iceton 20 F 13 73 80 70 85 308
92 Brandon Pierce 21 F* 7 74 83 73 79 309
T93 Eric Edwards 22 F 9 72 78 79 81 310
T93 George Toone 22 F 10 78 79 71 82 310
T95 Ian Facey 23 F 2 77 77 83 74 311
T95 Phillip Yribarren 23 F 4 83 75 77 76 311
T95 Brendan Peel 23 F* 6 76 82 75 78 311
T95 Thomas DeMarco (a) 23 F* 5 76 79 79 77 311
T99 Ross Gilbert 25 F 2 79 85 75 74 313
T99 Frisco Poenisch 25 F 7 79 76 79 79 313
T99 Mariano Medico (a) 25 F* 4 79 80 78 76 313
T102 Jordan Massey 26 F 1 79 78 84 73 314
T102 Corey Rohm 26 F* 5 78 81 78 77 314
104 Alexander Riddle 27 F* 2 78 82 81 74 315
105 Blake Jens 28 F* 7 78 86 73 79 316
106 Conner Beakey 31 F 5 84 77 81 77 319
107 Chandler White 33 F* 8 76 82 83 80 321
108 Drew Schmidt 34 F* 10 78 81 81 82 322
T109 Matthew Jackson 37 F* 9 78 79 87 81 325
T109 Louis Bodine 37 F 13 85 81 74 85 325
111 Lawrence Maurello 46 F 18 86 79 79 90 334
112 Colby Lewis 49 F* 15 88 83 79 87 337
113 Colin Mathers 53 F* 13 86 83 87 85 341
WD Francesco Ruffino -- -- -- 76 71 72 40 259
WD Frank Cotrona (a) -- -- -- 81 77 82 -- 240
WD Kyle English -- -- -- 74 81 -- -- 155
WD Ben Craggs -- -- -- 86 -- -- -- 86
WD Brandon Duray (a) -- -- -- 99 96 -- -- 195
DQ Joey Krecic -- -- -- 40 -- -- -- 40
DQ Dillon Woods -- -- -- 79 -- -- -- 79

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Rob started covering the Wisconsin golf scene in 1987 at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison & has been the only reporter covering all levels of state golf. He joined Killarney Golf Media in Sept. 2015 & helped launch Wisconsin.Golf in Jan. 2016.