Adam Svensson Wins Q-School by 7

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Adam Svensson Wins Q-School by 7

7 months ago, Adam Svensson was finishing up his sophomore year at Barry University in Miami. Shortly after the end of the school year, Svensson decided to turn pro, setting out to achieve his goal of making it on the PGA Tour.

He soon ventured back up to his home country of Canada and in just six starts on the Mackenzie Tour (Formerly known as the Canadian Tour and PGA Tour Canada) he found himself ninth on the Order of Merit thanks to a pair of runner up finishes. Having already claimed at least partial status on the Tour for 2016 thanks to that finish, Svensson decided to give Q-School a try in attempt to climb up the priority ranks.

The decision paid off for him as he ran way with Q-School Finals, winning by seven shots and earning fully exempt status for the 2016 season.
“It’s huge,” said Svensson. “It’s always tough to win at any level, so I just tried to have fun.”

Svensson took a comfortable lead into the weekend and never let it slip as he comfortably won the event, that despite the windy conditions on the Champion Course at PGA National on Sunday.

While Svensson, who is a former Division II Player of the Year, has so far made the right decision in leaving early to pursue the PGA Tour, the decision is never an easy one.

“I was pretty confident with my decision,” said Svensson about leaving school early. “Just being able to start from the bottom and work your way up, I think that’s pretty important.”

Svensson has some lofty goals as well. In addition to making it onto the PGA Tour in 2017, he also hopes to represent his country in the Olympics when golf returns to the Summer Games in Rio next year.

“I would love to play in the Olympics,” he said, when asked about the chance to represent Canada in Rio. “It’s going to be hard, there’s a lot of good Canadians on the PGA TOUR.”

Svensson wasn’t the only one to lock up at least some form of status on the Tour in 2016. Golfers that finished in the top-10 received exempt status through the third re-shuffle of the season. That list included Georgia Tech product Ollie Schniederjans who fell just short of earning his PGA Tour card in 2015 and had to go through Q-School.

Those who finished between 11th and 45th received exemption through the second reshuffle. That list included West Palm Beach Steve LeBrun who made it on the number at 2-under.

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