On Grand Strand Golf: Area PGA Tour Canada players struggle to retain status

Four players with ties to the Grand Strand who are competing on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada had six events to earn enough money to maintain status for the second half of the year.

Zack Byrd of Murrells Inlet did enough to continue playing.

Thaddeus Wier III of Myrtle Beach, Tyler Light of Little River and 2013 Coastal Carolina graduate Charlie Winegardner of Lothian, Md., failed to make a single cut and likely won’t survive the midseason status reshuffle of conditional members based on performance in the first half of the year.

They aren’t likely to have any more starts on the tour, according to PGA Tour Canada media official Brian Decker.