Armour III, Weekley advance to Q-School finals
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Roundups from the second stage of PGA Tour Q-School, where qualifiers advance to the Q-School finals Nov. 30-Dec. 5 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Hombre Golf Club (Bad/Ugly), Panama City Beach, Fla.
Who won: Tommy Armour III, 52, shot 8-under 276 (66-68-72-70) to finish three shots ahead of Richard Todd, Greg Owen, Hudson Swafford and Chip Deason. Armour, a two-time PGA Tour winner, competed on the Champions Tour this season, collecting four top-10s in 23 starts.
WHO ELSE ADVANCED
• Nicholas Thompson, the older brother of Alexis Thompson, shot a final-round 66 to advance. Nicholas finished 61st on this year’s Nationwide Tour money list.
• Boo Weekley, a two-time PGA Tour winner and member of the 2008 Ryder Cup team. Weekley had just one top-25 (a 13th-place finish at the Bob Hope Classic) in 23 starts this season.
• Zack Byrd, a teammate of Dustin Johnson at Coastal Carolina. Byrd shot 66-81-68-68 to advance with three shots to spare.
• Fabian Gomez, who like Byrd had one round in the 80s and three in the 60s. He shot 69-80-68-66.
• Len Mattiace, who lost a playoff to Mike Weir at the 2003 Masters. Mattiace, a two-time PGA Tour winner, made eight starts on the PGA and Nationwide tours this year, missing every cut.
• Peter Lonard, winner of the 2005 MCI Heritage, shot a final-round 67, but missed the cut by a single shot. He shot 68-75-77-67.
• Jhared Hack, winner of the 2007 Western Amateur, tied for 29th.
• Dillon Dougherty, runner-up to Edoardo Molinari at the 2005 U.S. Amateur, failed to break par in any round and tied for 39th.
• Lion Kim, the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, also failed to break par and tied for 45th.
• Russell Henley, a member of this year’s Walker Cup team, tied for 60th after rounds of 76-73-78-70. Henley is exempt on the Nationwide Tour next year after winning there as an amateur.
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Bear Creek Golf Club, Murrieta, Calif.
Who won: Daniel Summerhays won by three shots despite a final-round 76. Summerhays, who finished 171st on this year’s PGA Tour money list, shot 65-66-69-76 to finish three shots ahead of former World No. 1 David Duval and former PGA Tour winner Jason Gore.
WHO ELSE ADVANCED
• Seung-Yul Noh, No, 97 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Noh, 20, has already won on the European Tour and finished 30th at this year’s U.S. Open and Open Championship.
• Bio Kim, 21, who finished 162nd on the PGA Tour money list. Kim, like Noh a promising young Korean-born player, was the youngest PGA Tour member this year.
• Troy Merritt, who finished 125th on the 2010 PGA Tour money list but fell to No. 202 this season.
• Joseph Bramlett, a PGA Tour rookie in 2011. Bramlett, who earned his card in his first Q-School attempt, was 196th on the PGA Tour money list and will have conditional Nationwide Tour status.
• Morgan Hoffmann, a member of the 2009 U.S. Walker Cup team. Hoffmann missed the cut by three with rounds of 69-71-74-75.
• Gregor Main, the medalist at the 2011 U.S. Amateur. He also missed by three after rounds of 71-68-74-76.
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Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club, Plantation, Fla.
Who won: Erik Flores, who played college golf at UCLA, won by four shots by shooting 16-under 268 (66-64-67-71). He finished four shots ahead of Scott Parel and Mitch Gillis.
WHO ELSE ADVANCED
• Jeff Corr, the 2011 Hooters Tour player of the year. Corr won twice and finished in the top-5 in nine of 20 starts on that circuit this season.
• Justin Hicks, who was a PGA Tour rookie this year at the age of 36. Hicks made just seven of 23 cuts.
• Nate Smith, a PGA Tour rookie in 2011. Smith made just eight of 24 cuts and had zero top-25 finishes. He was 201st on the money list.
• Notah Begay, a four-time PGA Tour winner, shot a final-round 65 but missed by one shot.
• Jamie Lovemark, the 2010 Nationwide Tour player of the year, missed by three shots after shooting 67-66-76-70.
• Diego Velasquez, a first-team All-American at Oregon State in 2010, was 8 under par after 36 holes, but shot 76-70 in the final two rounds to miss by four shots.
• Arnond Vongvanij, a first-team All-American at Florida this year, tied for 66th after failing to break par in any round this week.