Midway through the back nine on Sunday, Patrick Sullivan was sitting right on the cut line. It was the final round of the final stage of Web.com Q-School at Whirlwind G.C. in Chandler, Ariz., with the top 40 guaranteed eight starts next season. Sullivan, a 35-year-old veteran, faced a birdie putt on the par-4 14th — and then the unthinkable happened. He putted it off the green into the adjacent water hazard.
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Sullivan's strong showing at Final Stage won't go wholly unrewarded, as the status he earned from the T50 finish will allow him some starts. He said after the round that he intends to play Monday qualifiers in the hopes of getting into more events and bettering that status. He added that he'll "do a lot of Mondays and begging for sponsors invites." Sullivan played the Web.com Tour in 2018, making just three cuts in 23 starts. He'll hope for some better fortune once the season begins.