Power Rankings: Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament

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Blayne Barber returns to the Final Stage after disqualifying himself last year.
December 10, 2013
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM

LA QUINTA, Calif -- Q-school always has an interesting mix of players at different points in their careers. There are young prospects mixed with experienced pros, college hotshots competing against former TOUR winners.

Every player at final stage is guaranteed at least conditional status on the Web.com Tour in 2014. A player’s finish is still important, though. A higher finish means better status and more starts next season.

The final stage will be held once again at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament and TPC Stadium courses. Players face six rounds to determine their standing on the Web.com Tour season for 2014. Here’s a look at some of the top players in this year’s field:

Rank Player Description
Max
HOMA
This year’s NCAA individual champion finished 30th and ninth in two PGA TOUR starts as a pro.
Blayne
BARBER
DQ’ed himself from q-school last year, but made the cut in two of three TOUR events and had two top-six finishes in seven Web.com Tour starts.
Justin
THOMAS
Beat out Jordan Spieth to win college golf’s player-of-the year award in 2012. He’s made the cut in four of six PGA TOUR starts.
Zach
SUCHER
Finished 79th on the Web.com Tour money list in just five starts, thanks to a runner-up and T-10.
Michael
KIM
College golf’s 2013 player of the year is competing as an amateur. Made the cut in both his TOUR starts in 2013, finishing 17th and 38th.
Tim
O'NEAL
Has had a couple close calls in q-school at PGA West. Finished third on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica order of merit after finishing no worse than fourth in his past three starts.
Bronson
BURGOON
Made a walk-off birdie to give Texas A&M the 2009 NCAA title. Finished PGA TOUR Latinoamerica season by finishing no worse than eighth in his final four starts.
Riley
WHEELDON
The Louisville product finished second on PGA TOUR Canada’s order of merit.
Mark
HUBBARD
The Californian Monday qualified for Frys.com Open (69th) after finishing third on the PGA TOUR Canada money list thanks to two top-10s, including a win, in his last three starts.
Jon
CURRAN
The 2013 NGA Tour player of the year was a high-school teammate of Keegan Bradley. Posted a top-25 at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com
Manuel
VILLEGAS
Is at PGA West one year after his older brother, Camilo. Finished fifth on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica order of merit to secure conditional Web.com Tour status for 2014.
Colt
KNOST
Former U.S. Amateur champ lost PGA TOUR card after posting two top-three finishes in 2012.
Anthony
PAOLUCCI
The University of Southern California junior was medalist at his second-stage site. Finished 29th in the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open while still in high school.
Connor
ARENDELL
The American is looking to increase his options for 2014. He already earned his European Tour card for next year by finishing eighth at European Tour q-school.
Steven
FOX
Last year’s U.S. Amateur champ finished 11th in his pro debut at PGA TOUR Latinoamerica’s Puerto Rico Classic, then advanced to q-school finals.
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