Web.com Tour Second Stage Q-School notes
November 05, 2016
By Adam Stanley , PGATOUR.COM
- November 05, 2016
- Andrew Yun played in the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
With the PGA TOUR's fall season well underway, and the Web.com Tour Regular Season and Finals in the books, the 2016 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament has proceeded with Second Stage events at sites across the United States.
Q-School provides access to the 2017 Web.com Tour for players who can advance through all three stages (some were also required to advance through pre-qualifying, which wrapped up on September 9). Players who advance to Final Stage will be assured of at least conditional status on the Web.com Tour in 2017.
Twelve First Stage events were conducted throughout late September and early October, in locations across the country from Florida to California. All five Second Stage events are taking place in November, and the Final Stage event will be held December 8-11 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida.
Who has fared well at Second Stage, and who has fallen short? Here's a capsule look at what transpired at last week's sites where play was conducted.
Beaumont, California (Oak Valley Golf Club)
Seventy-seven players competed for 19 spots. Medalist was Andrew Yun from Tacoma, Washington, who shot a four-round total of 21-under-par. Yun, who played in the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in his hometown, played on the Web.com Tour in 2016 and finished 111th on the money list. He had one top-10 finish, a tie for fourth at the Digital Ally Open in August.
Notables to advance: Seann Harlingten of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada finished runner-up. The Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada veteran is a good friend with PGA TOUR winner Nick Taylor. He hurt his wrist so badly a few years ago that now, he almost never practices or warms up. He was once the youngest player ever to make the cut on the Web.com Tour… Jeremy Paul from Germany was the lone amateur to make it through to Final Stage. The University of Colorado sophomore finished tied for 12th… Colin Featherstone finished solo third and was a teammate of J.J. Spaun at San Diego State… Daniel Miernicki finished tied for 17th. He was once a First Team All-American at the University of Oregon, and he chips and pitches cross-handed… Parker McLachlin finished solo sixth. He is a former winner on the PGA TOUR.
Notables to miss: Ryan Spears has played on the Web.com Tour every season since 2013, and finished as high as 38th on the money list (2015). He was 105th this year, and finished T61 at Second Stage, missing by 11 shots… Heralded Australian amateur Cameron Davis finished T36, missing by six shots.
Mobile, Alabama (RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove – Crossings)
Seventy-seven players competed for 19 spots. Medalist was Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, North Carolina. The University of North Carolina product, who finished 18th on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada money list this year, captured medalist honors after firing a four-round total of 18-under-par, including a 9-under-par 63 on the final day.
Notables to advance: Carlos Ortiz finished tied for second, just one shot back of the medalist position. Ortiz captured three titles on the Web.com Tour in 2014 to earn a Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR… Kent Bulle finished tied for fifth at 15-under-par. Bulle compeated on the Web.com Tour this season and was in the field at the U.S. Open while finishing second on the 2015 PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Order of Merit… Matt Davidson, who notched two top-25 finishes this year on the Web.com Tour, finished tied for 11th… Ben Kohles, who won two tournaments in a row in 2012 on the Web.com Tour en route to earning a PGA TOUR card, finished tied for 11th… Tom Lovelady is a former University of Alabama teammate of Trey Mullinax, Bobby Wyatt and Justin Thomas. He finished tied for 11th.
Notables to miss: Tadd Fujikawa, the youngest person to ever qualify for the U.S. Open (he did so in 2006 at the age of 15), was in position to qualify going into the final round, but his fourth-round even-par total stalled his attempt to qualify and he finished tied for 24th… Rodolfo Cazaubon, who represented Mexico at the Olympics this summer, finished at 7-under-par and was tied for 36th… Celebrated collegiate golfer (and Alabama native) Robby Shelton stumbled to a 4-over-par 76 on the final day and finished tied for 41st… Bubba Dickerson, the 2001 U.S. Amateur champion, finished tied for 55th at 1-under-par… Jon McLean, son of well-known golf swing instructor Jim McLean, finished tied for 55th.