Robert Streb fired a bogey-free round of 8-under 64 on Monday to earn medalist honors and a spot in this week’s Valero Texas Open. Also making it through Monday’s qualifier at The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville, Texas were Hunter Brown, Derek Lamely and Jay McLuen.
The 26-year-old Streb, who has made the cut in all five events he's played on the PGA TOUR this season, is a native of Chickasha, Okla., and played collegiate golf at Kansas State University. Streb's best finish this year is a tie for 14th at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com.
Brown, a Richardson, Texas native, carded a 65 to finish runner-up in qualifying. Lamely finished third with a 66 while McLuen gained the final spot among 82 competitors with a 67.
As a senior at Texas-Arlington in 2013, Brown received the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar award for the second time in his career. He makes his PGA TOUR debut this week.
Lamely, a 33-year-old Belleville, Ill., native and winner of the 2010 Puerto Rico Open is returning from thumb surgery. He did not play on the PGA TOUR in 2013 and will be making his first start in the 2013-14 season.
McLuen, who turned pro as a 20-year-old, tied for 16th at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November in his only PGA TOUR appearance this season.