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IU golf signee Drew Salyers competes in PGA Tour qualifier



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A path runs by the sign for the first hole at the Pfau IU Golf Course. Drew Salyers, a member of IU golf's 2020 recruiting class, was runner-up in the Ohio state championships during his senior year at East Knox High School. Joy Burton

IU golf signee Drew Salyers finished tied for fifth in the PGA Workday Charity Open qualifier Monday, shooting a 65 in the one-day competition.

The top two golfers from the day earned a spot in the Workday Charity Open later this week at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Salyers failed to qualify after ending the round two strokes out of second place. 

Had he advanced past the qualifier, Salyers would’ve had the chance to compete with former Masters winners Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth among others in the PGA Tour event this weekend.

Salyers, who is a member of IU’s 2020 recruiting class, holds all scoring and win records on the links at East Knox High School in Howard, Ohio. He was a two-time Central District Player of the Year and two-time All-State honoree. During a stretch in 2018-19, Salyers put together a winning streak of 49 matches. In his senior year, he was runner-up in the state championships.

Salyers was tabbed as high as No. 27 in the American Junior Golf Association Rolex rankings, while being named Golfweek’s Junior Tour Player of the year twice. In 2019, Salyers captured an American Junior Golf Association Justin Thomas Junior championship.

When he arrives in Bloomington, Salyers will have the opportunity to play on IU’s new Pfau golf course.

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