Scott Pinckney shot a 7-under-par 65 on Sunday on PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course to take a one-stroke lead after the fourth round of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.
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The 24-year-old Pinckney, a former Arizona State player, had a 21-under 267 total after 72 holes in the six-day, 108-hole event that will determine player priority rankings for the Web.com Tour season.
”It felt like I was going to make the putt even before I hit it,” Pinckney said. ”I really saw the line well and just trusted it. You’re going to hit good putts and they’re not going to go in, but it was my turn on the back nine.”
Pinckney missed an 18-footer for eagle at No. 11, then one-putted the final seven holes — five for birdies, including a 15-footer at the closing hole.
”It’s all about seeing the line,” he said. ”Every golfer has had that. You have to keep trusting what you’re doing.”
Scotland’s Jimmy Gunn was second after a 66, also on the Nicklaus course.