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Former University of Wisconsin golfer Jordan Hahn.

Florida's Southern Hills Plantation Club has been kind to Jordan Hahn in the past. And it delivered him a milestone moment in his young professional golf career Monday.

In November of 2019, Hahn birdied the 72nd hole at the second stage of Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School held at Southern Hills Plantation Club, an hour north of Tampa, to advance to the final stage of the Q-School on the number. That guaranteed the former University of Wisconsin golfer status on a PGA Tour-sanctioned developmental tour and the opportunity to compete in Monday qualifiers on the PGA Tour without having to survive a pre-qualifier to get there.

Hahn made the most of that opportunity Monday at Southern Hills Plantation.

He birdied four of his last five holes to shoot 6-under-par 66 to earn a share of medalist honors with veteran Brad Adamonis and one of the four berths in this week's Valspar Championship on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. It will be the PGA Tour debut for the 24-year-old from Spring Grove, Ill., who shot 66 a week ago in a Monday Qualifier for a Korn Ferry Tour event in Arlington, Texas, but lost in a 7-for-1 playoff for the final spot in what would have been his debut on the PGA Tour's top developmental circuit.

"I know that I’m capable to play at the highest level and it was just a matter of time before I got my chance," Hahn wrote in a text to Wisconsin.Golf. "I’ve been reminding myself that my time will come and it’s just a great feeling to see that through. ... My mindset stayed the same as last week. I’ve been playing some great golf on the road and back home in Scottsdale. I’ve been trying to get on the course and just play a ton instead of working on a ton of things and that has allowed me to get back into the 'scoring mode.' "

Starting on the back nine, Hahn gutted out a 3-under 33 thanks to birdies at Nos. 11, 16 and 18 and didn't vault into contention until after a bogey at the par-4 fourth hole. He bunched birdies at Nos. 5, 6, 8 and 9 around a par 5 on the 567-yard seventh hole to avoid a 4-for-2 playoff among those at 67.

Hahn poured in an 18-footer for birdie on the 212-yard, par-3 eighth hole. He then drove the green on the 330-yard ninth hole and two-putted for a birdie.

"Making the turn at 3-under was a good feeling as personally I felt the back side was the harder side and if I stuck to my game plan there would be a handful of birdie looks on my inward nine," he wrote.

"I actually didn’t know where I stood. Honestly, I thought I needed to make birdie to have a chance at even a playoff, which ended up not being the case thankfully."

And now Hahn gets to measure himself in a 156-golfer field that includes Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson.

"I’m just going to go out there and have fun," Hahn wrote. "(I'm) going to get a good game plan for the track these next couple days and stick to it. I know I can compete out there."


WISCONSIN LEADERBOARD
 Pos.PlayerTo Par  Total    
 T1
Jordan Hahn
 
-666
 CUT
Skip Kendall
 
+375
FULL LEADERBOARD
 Pos.PlayerTo Par  Total  
 T1Jordan Hahn
 
-666
 T1Brad Adamonis
 
-666
 T3Daniel Chopra
 
-567
 T3Michael Visacki
 
-567
 The following players did not make the cut
 CUTChris Baker
 
-567
 CUTAlbin Bergstrom
 
-567
 CUTMj Daffue
 
-468
 CUTBlake Olson
 
-468
 CUTJohn Somers
 
-468
 CUTDylan Macqueen
 
-468
 CUTAndrew McCain
 
-468
 CUTSteven Fisk
 
-468
 CUTTed Smith
 
-369
 CUTNoah Goodwin
 
-369
 CUTKyle Westmoreland
 
-369
 CUTJay McLuen
 
-369
 CUTDomenico Geminiani
 
-369
 CUTGarrett Osborn
 
-369
 CUTDavid Gazzolo
 
-369
 CUTIsaiah Salinda
 
-369
 CUTDanny Walker
 
-369
 CUTMatthew Ryan
 
-270
 CUTJorge Garcia
 
-270
 CUTAndrew Yun
 
-270
 CUTJonathan Byrd
 
-270
 CUTBryson Nimmer
 
-270
 CUTDylan Meyer
 
-171
 CUTPatrick Flavin
 
-171
 CUTDaniel Obremski
 
-171
 CUTJJ Killeen
 
-171
 CUTJordan Gumberg
 
-171
 CUTSantiago Gomez
 
-171
 CUTPeter French
 
-171
 CUTEric Axley
 
-171
 CUTAlex Smalley
 
-171
 CUTRyan Orr
 
-171
 CUTChris O'Neill
 
-171
 CUTAkshay Bhatia
 
-171
 CUTBrendon Doyle
 
E72
 CUTJorge Fernandez Valdes
 
E72
 CUTAndres Echavarria
 
E72
 CUTDerek Lamely
 
E72
 CUTCarter Page
 
E72
 CUTZach Zaback
 
E72
 CUTLandon Michelson
 
E72
 CUTColton Yates
 
E72
 CUTTravis Trace
 
E72
 CUTTed Purdy
 
E72
 CUTTain Lee
 
E72
 CUTMJ Maguire
 
E72
 CUTLee Detmer
 
E72
 CUTPhilip Knowles
 
+173
 CUTBen Taylor
 
+173
 CUTMatt Hutchins
 
+173
 CUTBrad Miller
 
+173
 CUTZach Partin
 
+173
 CUTJake McBride
 
+173
 CUTPeter Creighton
 
+173
 CUTCody Blick
 
+173
 CUTAndrew Potter
 
+173
 CUTEvan Grenus
 
+173
 CUTRunchanapong Youprayong
 
+173
 CUTRyan Sullivan
 
+274
 CUTBrant Peaper
 
+274
 CUTBroc Everett
 
+274
 CUTFrank Lickliter
 
+274
 CUTIgnacio Marino
 
+274
 CUTWilly Pumarol
 
+274
 CUTRuaidhri McGee
 
+274
 CUTEamonn McLoughlin
 
+274
 CUTOlin Browne
 
+274
 CUTThomas Walsh
 
+274
 CUTMatt Campbell
 
+375
 CUTMarc Mazza
 
+375
 CUTSkip Kendall
 
+375
 CUTDaniel Yustin
 
+375
 CUTGeorge McNeill
 
+375
 CUTDalton Ward
 
+375
 CUTLucas Herbert
 
+375
 CUTGordon Neale
 
+476
 CUTDaniel Strandin
 
+476
 CUTAlan Wagner
 
+476
 CUTTeddy Tetak
 
+476
 CUTDave Schultz
 
+577
 CUTStephen Stallings
 
+577
 CUTCristian DiMarco
 
+678
 CUTDonald Gabrelcik
Innisbrook
+678
 CUTAndrew Loupe
 
+779
 CUTJustin Sheehan
Pelican Golf Club
+779
 CUTAndy Zhang
 
+880
 CUTStephen Arnold
Longboat Key Club-Harborside Courses
+1082
 NCSebastian Cappelen
 
-NC
 NSArjun Atwal
 
-NS
 NSConnor Arendell
 
-NS
 NSJim Renner
 
-NS
 NSRobert Gamez
 
-NS
 NSRyan Brehm
 
-NS
 NSNick Flanagan
 
-NS
 NSMatt Every
 
-NS
 NSGrayson Murray
 
-NS

rob@killarneygolfmedia.com

Rob started covering the state's golf scene in 1987 at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. He joined Killarney Golf Media in 2015 and helped develop Wisconsin.Golf's extensive coverage of junior, high school, college, amateur and pro golf.

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