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Q-College second stage: Closing 62s, close to catastrophe, heartbreak

The reimagined path to the PGA Tour continues.

Three of the 5 second-stage websites for PGA Tour Q-College wrapped up on Friday with 47 gamers punching their tickets for subsequent month’s remaining stage in Ponte Vedra Seashore, Florida, the place no less than 5 PGA Tour playing cards might be up for grabs.

By simply advancing to remaining stage, gamers obtain, amongst a number of perks, conditional Korn Ferry Tour standing and exemptions by pre-qualifiers for PGA Tour Monday qualifiers subsequent yr. The medalists for second stage, starting this yr, are assured the primary eight begins on the KFT subsequent season.

There are two tournaments remaining in second stage:

  • Nov. 28-Dec. 1 – Valencia (California) Nation Membership
  • Nov. 28-Dec. 1 – Kinderlou Forest Golf Membership, Valdosta, Georgia

Here’s a breakdown of the second-stage websites which have already been accomplished:

Savannah, Georgia

The Landings Membership (Deer Creek), Nov. 14-17

High 15 and ties superior

Ultimate outcomes

Medalist: Bryson Nimmer (-15). The previous Clemson standout missed 13 of his final 14 weekends on the Korn Ferry Tour this yr. He started Friday’s remaining spherical proper on the bubble earlier than firing a 10-under 62 to medal and earn eight assured KFT begins for subsequent yr.

Headed to remaining stage: Luke Lengthy (-14), who performed his remaining season of school golf at Arkansas earlier than turning professional final yr, additionally closed in 62. … Brandon Crick (-14), who ended up No. 76 in KFT factors this yr. … Noah Goodwin (-11), an SMU alum and junior star (2017 U.S. Junior champ, two-time AJGA Rolex Junior Participant of the 12 months), missed remaining stage final yr at The Landings Membership as a result of sickness. He managed only one top-10 this previous season on KFT. His final-round 64 Friday pushed him effectively contained in the quantity. … Daniel Summerhays (-11), the 39-year-old PGA Tour veteran (215 begins, two runners-up) who retired a pair years in the past to grow to be a instructor solely to return to professional golf. He made 23 KFT begins this yr with 4 top-25s. … Reid Davenport (-10), who ended his five-year profession at Vanderbilt this previous summer season and completed No. 70 on PGA Tour Canada. … Andre Metzger (-9), the 41-year-old Scottsdale, Arizona, native and son of a Corridor of Fame wrestler who has labored as a membership caddie and pizza-delivery driver whereas reducing his enamel totally on the mini-tours. He shot 65 on the ultimate day to advance by two photographs. … Tain Lee (-8), a former D-3 nationwide champ who didn’t play after June on the KFT due to harm. He canned a 40-footer for birdie on his remaining gap to advance on the quantity. … Connor Howe (-8), a member of Georgia Tech’s NCAA runner-up squad this previous season. … Zach Bauchou (-8), Viktor Hovland’s teammate at Oklahoma State closed with a triple-double and held on by a shot.

Didn’t advance: Dan McCarthy (-7), a 38-year-old from La Moyne Faculty who received 4 instances in Canada in 2016 and had been out on the KFT since then. … TJ Vogel (-6), a KFT winner two seasons in the past who’s most well-known as a professional for Monday qualifying into eight PGA Tour occasions in 2017-18. … Former Vanderbilt standout and 2019 U.S. Beginner runner-up John Augenstein (-5). … George Cunningham (-4), an Arizona alum who had two thirds on the KFT in 2020-21 however final performed on the circuit in 2022, when he had simply two top-25s in 21 begins. … Nicholas Thompson (-1), the oldest brother of LPGA participant Lexi Thompson who has 229 PGA Tour begins to his title. … Talking of profession PGA Tour begins, Shawn Stefani (-1) has 196 with two runners-up. … Jack Maguire (+1), who starred at Florida State, was No. 79 in KFT factors this previous season as he posted three top-10s in 16 begins. … Joe Neuheisel (+17), son of former faculty and NFL soccer coach Rick Neuheisel.

Dothan, Alabama

Robert Trent Jones Golf Path (Highlands/Marshwood), Nov. 14-17

High 15 and ties superior

Ultimate outcomes

Medalists: Connor Burgess and Mark Goetz (-19). Burgess is a 24-year-old Virginia Tech product who turned professional final yr. Goetz performed his faculty golf at West Virginia, additionally turning professional in 2022, and was the stroke-play medalist on the 2021 U.S. Beginner at Oakmont.

Headed to remaining stage: Steven Fisk (-18), who received 9 instances at Georgia Southern, together with six throughout his senior season in 2018-19, which he capped with a runner-up end at Matt Wolff on the NCAA Championship. … Chad Hambright (-10), a 28-year-old Riverside Metropolis Faculty product who used a third-round 65 to assist solidify his first journey to remaining stage. … Oklahoma alum Garett Reband (-10) has simply three top-25s in 29 KFT begins since turning professional as a PGA Tour College graduate in 2021. … Alex Schaake (-9), an Iowa product who this previous summer season acquired by an eight-hole playoff to qualify for the U.S. Open, shot 66-66 to advance by three photographs. … Mickey DeMorat (-7), the nephew of comic Daniel Tosh, birdied two of his remaining three holes to advance by a shot. … Marcus Byrd (-7), a convention particular person champion in 2019 at Center Tennessee who received 4 instances on the APGA Tour this yr.

Didn’t advance: Julian Perico (-6), who turned professional out of Arkansas this previous summer season and had been competing principally in his native Peru previous to Q-College, bogeyed his remaining gap to overlook by a shot. … Benjamin Shipp (-5), a 26-year-old out of N.C. State who was identified with Tourette’s 11 years in the past. … Cody Proveaux (-4), who was the 2011 AJGA Rolex Junior Participant of the 12 months and just lately had gotten again into professional golf following a quick stint as a school golf coach. … Blayne Barber (-1) opened in 82 earlier than rallying with rounds of 71-70-64. The veteran (105 profession PGA Tour begins) out of Auburn is prone to retire now. … Zack Fischer (+6), a two-time final-stage medalist, together with most just lately in 2021. … Travis Vick (+15), an AJGA and faculty standout who made the successful putt for Texas on the 2022 NCAA Championship.

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Tesoro Membership (Palmer), Nov. 14-17

High 15 and ties superior

Ultimate outcomes

Medalists: Ok.Ok. Limbhasut and Danny Walker (-11). A teammate of Collin Morikawa at Cal, Limbhasut turned professional in 2019 and performed totally on the KFT earlier than shedding his card and spending a lot of the final two years in Asia. Walker was the final-stage medalist in 2018 shortly after graduating from Virginia. He made 15 begins within the KFT this yr with one top-25.

Headed to remaining stage: Davis Shore (-9), an Alabama alum who performed on the Tide’s 2018 NCAA runner-up squad with Wilson Furr, who graduated from the KFT this yr. … Talking of the 2018 NCAA Championship, Kristoffer Ventura (-9) was on the successful Oklahoma State staff with Viktor Hovland and Matt Wolff. The Norwegian additionally spent two seasons on the PGA Tour earlier than shedding his card in 2021. … Two years in the past, Van Holmgren (-9) lipped out a putt at second stage to overlook by one. This yr the FGCU alum used a third-round 66 and superior comfortably, by six. … Alvaro Ortiz (-7), the Arkansas product who received the 2019 Latin America Beginner and this previous yr cut up time between the KFT and PGA Tour Latinoamerica. … Erik Compton (-7), a 44-year-old with 168 PGA Tour begins underneath his belt, was arrested again in August on prices of strong-arm theft and home battery. … Cooper Dossey (-6), a former All-American at Baylor who has performed every of his first two years as a professional in Canada. … John Pak (-5), the 2021 Haskins Award winner at Florida State who has struggled on the KFT however this yr received in Canada. … Dylan Meyer (-4), one other faculty standout. Meyer turned professional out of Illinois in 2018, instantly top-20’d on the U.S. Open however since then has did not discover a ton of success on the highest ranges. … Shun Yat Hak (-4), a former No. 1 junior who had a quick keep in faculty at Georgia Tech earlier than turning professional in 2013.

Didn’t advance: Braden Bailey (-3), a two-time All-American at Baylor, was one in every of six gamers to overlook by one, however not till after he performed his remaining 5 holes in 4 underneath. … Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira (-2), the newest Latin America Beginner champ who was a standout at Arkansas. … Willie Mack III (-2), the mini-tour legend who made half of his 20 cuts with just one top-25 in his rookie KFT season this yr. … Bo Hoag (+3), who was medalist finally yr’s remaining stage. … Matt Hill (+5), who received eight instances, together with the NCAA Championship, in 2009 whereas at N.C. State. … Michael Sweeney (+6), the 27-year-old part-time rapper who has been homeless for durations of his professional profession. … Ryan Ruffels (+14), former Aussie prodigy who had battled accidents lately. … Steve Marino, the 43-year-old PGA Tour veteran (222 begins, 5 runners-up) who was disqualified within the third spherical for signing for an incorrect rating.



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