2017 season held a lot of memories, checks, trophies and incredibly talented golf professionals. Here are some highlights of our Money List Leaders, champions and stand out talent.
1. STEVEN FOX
Hometown: Nashville, TN
College: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Turned Pro: 2013
APT Best Finish: 1st Southwest Louisiana Open (Lake Charles LA), 1st Business First Bank Classic (Mandeville LA)
Thanks to his 2 APT Wins and 4 Top-10 finishes, Steven was our 2017 Money List Champion earning a total of $73,386. This success didn’t come as much of a surprise to many, due to his found success prior to APT. Fox was the ’12 U.S. Amateur Champion and then went on to play on the Web.Com Tour, earning 2 Top-20 finishes in 2016.
2. KYLE JONES
Hometown: Snowflake, AZ
College: Baylor University
Turned Pro: 2015
APT Best Finish: (3) 2nd place finishes; Southwest Louisiana Open (Lake Charles LA), Victoria Open (Victoria TX), Gateway Buick GMC Classic (Dallas TX)
Despite never winning an event this season, Kyle Jones’ consistency is what kept him atop the Money List at #2. After losing his status, this former Web.Com Tour player came out blazing this season to try and progress back to that card. Out of the 11 events that KJ played this season, he had 1 Missed Cut / 6 Top-10 finishes (three being 2nd place) / and 3 Top-20. He is now going through Q-School and preparing for Stage.
3. CONNER GODSEY
Hometown: Rogersville, AL
College: University of North Alabama
Turned Pro: 2014
APT Best Finish: 1st Dr Pepper Open (Alexandria LA), 2nd place Merrill Lynch Open (Baton Rouge LA)
This Alabama native played only 4 events on APT this season, but four is plenty when you play as good as this guy. One significant thing about Conner Godsey’s success this season was his one and only win at our biggest event of the year, Alexandria. With a big field and big purse, Godsey secured a $32,000 paycheck. He continued for three more events on APT finishing 7th, 2nd and T22. He has also made it through First Stage and will continue on his journey for a Web.Com Tour card.
4. MICHAEL ARNAUD
Hometown: Beaumont TX
College: Stephen F Austin State University
Turned Pro: 2004
APT Best Finish: 1st Hebert Open (Houma LA)
Arnaud was a 1x Champion this year on APT, capturing his title in Houma, LA. Out of the 9 events that MA played this season, he did not miss one single cut and had 4 Top-10 Finishes. Arnaud is hoping to get back to the Web.Com Tour again this year and is well on his way after qualifying through the First Stage of Q-School!
5. BRIAN ROWELL
Hometown: Broussard, LA
College: Ole Miss
Turned Pro: 1997
APT Best Finish: 1st Victoria Open (Victoria TX)
This is Rowell’s 9th year on APT, finding multiple trophies on his journey here. He added one to the case this year after winning the Victoria Open for the 3rd time. On top of his W, Brian had 3 Top-10 finishes this year and 4 Top-20.