Silverman solidifies 2024 PGA TOUR card with runner-up finish on Korn Ferry Tour

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA - APRIL 30: Ben Silverman of Canada hits a tee shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the HomeTown Lenders Championship at The Ledges on April 30, 2023 in Huntsville, Alabama. (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Ben Kohles became the first two-time winner of the Korn Ferry Tour season on Sunday when he seized on Ben Silverman’s mistake on the final hole of regulation and beat him with a birdie in the playoff in the HomeTown Lenders Championship.

Kohles, from Texas, who won in Chile at the start of the month, closed with a 3-under 67. It looked like it would come up short until Silverman took double bogey on the 18th hole and to fall into a playoff.

Silverman, from Thornhill, Ont., was also looking for his second win of the year.

Kohles and Silverman now are Nos. 1 and 2 on the points list and assured of finishing in the top 30 to earn PGA Tour cards for next season.

Kohles won for the fourth time on the Korn Ferry Tour. His previous two wins were more than a decade ago.