Dubai-born golfer Rayhan Thomas reflected on his professional debut at the $1 million Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita Open on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he scored a final round of 73, adding to his previous rounds of 72, 64, and 67, totaling 276 for the 72-hole event. Played at the 6,910 yards Crestview Country Club in Kansas, Thomas secured a tied 68th place and earned $3,900, marking his first professional earnings. At 24, Thomas turned pro this month after finishing a five-year golf scholarship at Oklahoma State University. He recently placed 9th in the PGA Tour of Americas Qualifying School, securing a Conditional Card for the 2024 season. In his final round, Thomas birdied holes 2 and 3 but dropped a shot on 7, finishing the front nine at 34. His back nine included six pars, a double bogey, and two bogeys, causing a slip from 38th after the third round. Post-round, Thomas expressed, 'It was a fun first pro event; I've learned a lot. Seeing low scores on a tough day and course shows what's possible.' His next challenge is the Compliance Solutions Championship at Norman, Oklahoma, followed by a hopeful return to the Korn Ferry Tour. The tournament was won by Taylor Dickson, who scored 19 under par, moving from 17th to 3rd in the Korn Ferry Tour Points List and reaching a career-high 126th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Thomas honed his skills at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and was coached by Justin Parsons at the Harmon Academy. He was a top amateur in the UAE and the region, winning numerous events including the 2016 Dubai Creek Open on the MENA Tour. He represented India in various international tournaments and was often in the top 20 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. For detailed stats, visit Thomas ranked 11th in Driving Accuracy at 51.79%, with other stats including 70th in Driving Distance at 302.5 yards, tied 28th in Greens in Regulation at 68.06%, and tied 47th in Scrambling at 65.22%.