Q-school first stage roundup

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October 28, 2013
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM

The first stage of Web.com Tour q-school recently concluded. Here’s a quick look at action from the 12 sites. Leaderboards from each q-school site are also available here:

Quail Valley GC, Vero Beach, Fla.
Oct. 8-11
Top 30 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Dan Berger, the runner-up at the 2013 NCAA Championship, won by two shots. Berger turned pro earlier this year after his sophomore season at Florida State, where he was a first-team All-American.

· Three sons of former PGA TOUR winners – Jamison Sindelar, Olin Browne Jr. and Tyler McCumber – finished in the top 10.

· Two members of Augusta State’s 2010 and 2011 NCAA title teams – Mitch Krywulycz and Taylor Floyd – advanced. Two of their former teammates, Patrick Reed and Henrik Norlander, played on the PGA TOUR in 2013. Reed won the Wyndham Championship, while Norlander finished 159th in the FedExCup.

· Matt Hill, the 2009 NCAA individual champion and Jack Nicklaus Award winner (collegiate player of the year) finished 21st.

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Grasslands G&CC, Lakeland, Fla.
Oct. 8-11
Top 26 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Rhys Davies, who won the 2010 Trophee Hassan II on the European Tour, finished second. The Welshman was a former first-team All-American at East Tennessee State University.

· Sean Jacklin finished seventh. He is the son of Tony Jacklin, winner of the 1969 Open Championship and 1970 U.S. Open.

· Jin Jeong finished 31st, three shots from advancing. Jeong won his first European Tour title, the Perth International, on Oct. 20. Jeong won the 2010 British Amateur and was low amateur at the 2010 Open Championship (T-14).

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Lantana (Texas) GC
Oct. 8-11
Top 32 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Byeong-Hun An, the 2009 U.S. Amateur champion, shot 15 under par to win by one shot. An is No. 22 on the Challenge Tour order of merit.

· Travis Wadkins, the son of former PGA Championship winner Lanny, finished 22nd.

· Brady Watt, the world’s ninth-ranked amateur, shot a final-round 68 to advance without a shot to spare. Watt was a semifinalist at this year’s U.S. Amateur and finished eighth at last week’s Asia-Pacific Amateur.

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Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa, Ariz.
Oct. 8-11
Top 34 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Kevin Penner, who tied for second at this year’s NCAA Championship, won by two shots. The UNLV product finished 43rd in his first PGA TOUR event as a professional, at the recent Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

· Former Stanford All-American Andrew Yun, the 2012 Pac-12 Conference champion, finished second.

· University of Southern California junior Anthony Paolucci finished ninth. While in high school, Paolucci finished 29th in the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open.

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Dayton Valley GC, Dayton, Nev.
Oct. 15-18
Top 32 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Former University of Washington All-American Chris Williams finished third. Williams won the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world’s top-ranked amateur. He turned pro after this year’s U.S. Open.

· Eugene Wong, the 2010 Jack Nicklaus Award winner as college golf’s top player, finished eighth. Wong won twice on PGA TOUR Canada in 2012 and finished 23rd on this year’s order of merit.

· James Erkenbeck, a 2013 first-team All-American at the University of New Mexico, finished 10th.

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The Woodlands (Tournament), The Woodlands, Texas
Oct. 15-18
Top 30 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Justin Thomas finished fifth. Thomas represented the United States at this year’s Walker Cup, was a member of Alabama’s 2013 NCAA title team and beat out Jordan Spieth for the 2012 Jack Nicklaus Award as college golf’s top player.

· Former U.S. Junior Amateur champions Cameron Peck and Philip Francis both advanced.

· Julio Vegas, the younger brother of PGA TOUR winner Jhonattan Vegas, finished 31st and missed by a shot. Julio Vegas was an All-American on Texas’ 2012 NCAA title team.

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The Lakes at Castle Hills, Lewisville, Texas
Oct. 15-18
Top 31 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Alex Carpenter, who played the 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational after winning the 2010 Southern Amateur, finished sixth. The Abilene Christian product represented the United States in two Palmer Cups, a Ryder Cup-style match between collegians from the United States and Europe. He won 20 times in his college career.

· Jace Long, who turned pro this year, finished 18th. Long made it to the second stage of q-school in 2012 as an amateur. The former Missouri All-American finished seventh in his first Web.com Tour event as a pro, the Air Capital Classic.

· Jordan Spieth’s roommate, Alex Moon, finished 27th and advanced with a shot to spare.

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Pensacola (Fla.) Country Club
Oct. 15-18
Top 22 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· PGA TOUR Canada player Nate McCoy finished fifth; his father, Mike, won this year’s U.S. Mid-Am to earn an invitation to the 2014 Masters.

· Former LSU player Ken Looper finished T-3; he was teammates with Andrew Loupe and John Peterson, who are both playing their first season as PGA TOUR members in 2013-14.

· Hunter Hamrick finished seventh; Hamrick made the cut in his pro debut at the 2012 U.S. Open (T-46) and finished 10th at the 2012 Sanderson Farms Championship.

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Florence (S.C.) Country Club
Oct. 15-18
Top 34 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Vince Hatfield won medalist honors by five shots after shooting 18-under 262. He shot consecutive 9-under 61s in the second and third rounds.

· Keegan Bradley’s former high-school teammate and roommate, Jon Curran, finished second. Curran was the 2013 NGA Tour Player of the Year.

· Steven Fox, the 2012 U.S. Amateur champion, finished 14th.

· Tadd Fujikawa, who finished 20th in the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii as a 16-year-old, finished 30th and advanced to second stage.

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Pinewild CC (Magnolia), Pinehurst, N.C.
Oct. 22-25
Top 32 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Max Homa, the 2013 NCAA individual champion, won medalist honors by two shots. Homa finished T-9 and T-30 in the Frys.com Open and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, his first two PGA TOUR events as a pro.

· Albin Choi, a second-team All-American at North Carolina State in 2013, finished 13th to advance to second stage. He was low amateur at the 2012 RBC Canadian Open.

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St. Johns G&CC, St. Augustine, Fla.
Oct. 22-25
Top 29 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Sam Cyr, the 2008 and 2009 NAIA player of the year, won by six shots after shooting 22-under 262, including consecutive 64s in the final two rounds.

· T.J. Vogel, the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, finished second.

· David Chung, who lost to Peter Uihlein in the final of the 2010 U.S. Amateur, finished 11th. Chung represented the United States at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship alongside Uihlein, who’s now No. 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and PGA TOUR player Scott Langley.

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Callaway Gardens (Mountain View), Pine Mountain, Ga.
Oct. 22-25
Top 30 and ties advanced
NOTABLES

· Former Georgia Tech All-American James White won by four shots with a 17-under total.

· Former PGA TOUR player Kyle Reifers finished fourth after a first-round 61 that included a 9-under 27 on the back nine.

· Michael Hebert, who turned pro earlier this year after completing his collegiate career at Auburn, finished 10th.

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