Q-School: Bradley bulldozes Valdosta field for win
Keegan Bradley increased the 7-shot lead he took into the final round of the first stage of PGA Tour qualifying school Friday, firing a 2-under 70 at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga., to win by eight shots.
Bradley had rounds of 68-66-65 to separate himself from the pack early in the week. He is the nephew of World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley, and played three years for St. John’s.
Mike Van Sickle, the recent Marquette grad who was named the 2009 Big East Conference Player of the Year, also made it through the first stage of qualifying, tying for eighth with a 6-under 282. Van Sickle was only 1 under after the first three rounds, but made up major ground with his final-round 5-under 67.
Andrew Svoboda, who earned a spot in the U.S. Open when Sean O’Hair withdrew, barely advanced to the second stage with his T-22 finish at 1-under 287.