Seth Reeves had a long way to go at the start of the final round, but the 29-year-old chipped away at an eight-shot deficit on Sunday and came out with a one-shot victory at the Pinnacle Bank Championship. Remarkably, Reeves rose 26 spots on the leaderboard to claim his first Korn Ferry Tour title.
Reeves had not made a cut in the six Korn Ferry events played since the post-COVID restart, and he barely made the cut at the Club at Indian Creek this week in Omaha, Nebraska. He finished birdie-birdie in the second round to make it by one.
A third-round 68 left Reeves in 26th entering the final round, which he started ordinarily enough. He went 1 over in his first three holes. Reeves then closed out the front nine with three birdies then added three more plus an eagle at the par-5 15th. All that added up to a final-round 7-under 64. It moved Reeves to 11 under for 72 holes and one ahead of a group of five players at 10 under.
“Just really grateful to have won this tournament on a tough course. Started the day in (26th) and never thought I had a chance to win and here I am the champion.”
Reeves is a 2014 graduate of Georgia Tech, where he was a two-time All-American. He won three individual titles there.
A large group of players tied for second, a shot behind Reeves, included Taylor Pendrith, Nick Voke, Carl Yuan, Tyson Alexander and Ryan Ruffels.
The Korn Ferry Tour heads to North Plains, Oregon, next week for the WinCo Foods Portland Open.