IMG Academy golf program alumni Rafael Claux has earned exempt status to play on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour after finishing tied for sixth at the Florida Winter Qualifying School.
Claux, a participant of the Leadbetter's Post-Grad program in 2004, competed against 52 other golfers in the event. Based on Canadian Tour qualifying rules, the top 12% of the field (or in this case, top six finishers) would receive the coveted exempt status.
From the Canadian Tour website:
Exempt Status: Successful Qualifiers who earn Exempt Status can enter and play in any Full Field event they choose. Some Canadian Tour events have limited fields. Eligibility for these Restricted Field Events (e.g. Tour Championship, Team Matches) is based on the Order of Merit (Money List) as of a certain date.