PGA Tour Q-School: First stage results

Former Oregon player Daniel Miernicki advanced out of the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School.

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PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker), Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Oct. 24-27

Winner: Josh Broadway, 19-under 269. Broadaway, a career Web.com Tour player, shot in the 60s all four rounds to win by 11 shots.

Number of qualifying spots: 19 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Bryden MacPherson, the 2011 British Amateur champion, opened 69-66 to finish sixth.

• Kevin Tway, the son of former PGA Championship winner Bob Tway, shot par or better in all three rounds to finish 13th.

• Manuel Villegas, the younger brother of PGA Tour player Camilo Villegas, also tied for 13th.

• Jon McLean, the son of famed swing instructor Jim McLean, tied for 16th to earn one of the last qualifying spots.

• Alan Wagner, No. 7 on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica order of merit, advanced on the number.

Who failed to advance:

• Drew Kittleson, the 2008 U.S. Amateur runner-up, tied for 26th and missed by four shots.

• Byeong-Hun An, the 2009 U.S. Amateur champion, tied for 31st.

• Scott Marino, the younger brother of PGA Tour player Steve Marino, finished T-31.

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Oak Valley Golf Club, Beaumont, Texas

Oct. 24-27

Winner: Seong Lee, 13-under 275. Lee, of Grapevine, Texas, shot a final-round 65 to win by four shots.

Number of qualifying spots: 18 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Stanford’s Andrew Yun, the reigning Pac-12 champion, finished second at 9 under par. Yun was recently one of 16 players named to the practice squad for next year’s U.S. Walker Cup team. He was the first alternate for the 2011 team.

• Sam Cyr, a two-time NAIA champion at Point Loma Nazarene, finished T-7.

• Daniel Miernicki, a first-team All-American this past season at Oregon, tied for 14th.

Who failed to advance:

• USC sophomore Anthony Paolucci tied for 24th after shooting 77-73 in the final two rounds. He was two shots from advancing.

• J.J. Spaun, the 2012 Mountain West Conference player of the year, tied for 24th, two shots from advancing. He shot three sub-par rounds but was done in by a third-round 80.

• Craig Kanada, a former winner of the Web.com Tour Championship, finished 66th.

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Florence (S.C.) Golf Club

Oct. 24-27

Winner: Jonathan Hodge, 9-under 271. Hodge, a former Chattanooga standout, was 40th on the NGA Tour’s money list this year.

Number of qualifying spots: 17 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Jonathan Fly, the son of former PGA Tour player Buzz Fly, tied for eighth at 4 under par.

• Chris Baker, a former Iowa State standout who won on the Challenge Tour in 2010, tied for 11th, earning one of the final qualifying spots.

• Jon Curran, a former Vanderbilt standout and high-school teammate with Keegan Bradley, also tied for 11th.

• David Robinson, a mini-tour player who caddied for Tommy Gainey at the 2011 Players Championship, tied for 11th after a second-round 73.

Who failed to advance:

• David Morland IV, a two-time Web.com Tour winner, shot a final-round 73 to miss by three shots.

• David Chung, the 2010 U.S. Amateur runner-up, tied for 28th.

• Lion Kim, the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, tied for 38th at 3 over par.

• Tadd Fujikawa withdrew after shooting 73-74-79. Former NCAA champion and European Tour winner Alejandro Canizares also withdrew.

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Callaway Gardens (Mountain View), Pine Mountain, Ga.

Oct. 24-27

Winner: David Skinns, 19-under 29. Skinns finished second on this year’s NGA Tour money list, winning three times in 11 starts.

Number of qualifying spots: 18 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Blayne Barber, a member of the 2011 U.S. Walker Cup team, tied for fourth with Adam Mitchell, a 2009 Walker Cupper. Barber won three of five NGA Tour starts this year, including an event at Callaway Gardens.

• James White, a former first-team All-American at Georgia Tech, tied for seventh at 12 under par.

• Bio Kim, who earned a PGA Tour card at the 2010 Q-School at the age of 20, tied for 11th. Kim won this year’s OneAsia Tour Order of Merit after winning two of four starts. He also was 77th on the Web.com Tour money list.

• Jonathan Randolph, who was fifth on the NGA Tour money list after winning twice, finished T-15.

Who failed to advance:

• Robert-Jan Derksen, a two-time European Tour winner, tied for 19th to miss by a shot.

• Corbin Mills, the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, also tied for 19th after a final-round 70.

• Jonathan Moore, the 2006 NCAA champion, was T-19.

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San Juan Oaks Golf Club, Hollister, Calif.

Oct. 23-26

Winner: Meen-Whee Kim, 20-under 268. Kim, of South Korea, won his last start on the Korean Tour before trying his hand at Q-School. He beat PGA Tour players Kevin Na, Paul Casey, Charlie Wi, Seung-Yul Noh and John Huh in that event.

Number of qualifying spots: 19 qualifying spots and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Nick Taylor, the 2010 Ben Hogan Award winner as the top player in college and amateur golf, finished third at 15 under par.

• Vaita Guillaume, who qualified for this year’s NCAA Championship as an individual while playing for Campbell, shot a final-round 63 to finish fourth.

• Derek Ernst, a finalist and semifinalist at the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links, finished sixth.

• Andrew Putnam, the younger brother of PGA Tour player Michael Putnam, tied for 12th after a final-round 67.

• Dave Levesque of Canada shot a final-round 65, including birdies on Nos. 16 and 18, to advance on the number.

Who failed to advance:

• James Lepp, a former NCAA champion at Washington, tied for 35th.

• Former Washington and U.S. Walker Cup player Brock Mackenzie tied for 39th.

• Andrew Giuliani, the son of Rudy Giuliani, and John Kostis, the son of T.V. announcer Peter Kostis, both tied for 60th.

• Brendan Gielow, a member of the 2009 U.S. Walker Cup team, tied for 67th.

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The Lakes at Castle Hills, Lewisville, Texas

Oct. 23-26

Winner: Jace Long, 6-under 282. Long, a senior at Missouri, won by three shots. He’s now won both his Q-School sites and three of four college starts this season. He’s No. 14 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings

Number of qualifying spots: 18 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Jaxon Brigman finished second at 3-under 285. Brigman is best known for signing an incorrect scorecard at the 1999 Q-School. He missed his PGA Tour card by a stroke after signing for a score one stroke higher than he shot. Brigman has never earned a PGA Tour card.

• Henrik Norlander also tied for second. Norlander was an All-American on Augusta State’s 2010 and 2011 NCAA title teams.

• Derek Tolan, who qualified for the 2002 U.S. Open as a 16-year-old, tied for fourth in spite of a final-round 77.

Who failed to advance:

• Dodge Kemmer (75) and Zachary Fischer (70) missed out by a shot. Kemmer birdied No. 15, but bogeyed Nos. 16 and 17 in the final round before parring the 18th.

• Adam Long, who finished 127th on the Web.com Tour money list, shot a final-round 79 to miss by four shots.

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Deerwood Golf Club, Kingwood, Texas

Oct. 23-26

Winner: Patrick Reed, 17-under 271. Reed earned $302,977 on the PGA Tour in 2012, including four top-25 finishes, after making 11 Tour starts via Monday qualifiers and sponsor exemptions. He turned pro in 2011 after being a member of Augusta State’s back-to-back NCAA title teams.

Number of qualifying spots: 19 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Bronson Burgoon, who hit his approach to 18 to within inches to clinch the 2009 NCAA title for Texas A&M, finished T-4.

• Sean Dale, a senior All-American at North Florida, finished 10th.

• Jun Lee (76), Michael Whitehead (76) and Pope Spruiell (77) all hung onto the final qualifying spots despite high final rounds.

Who failed to advance:

• Ethan Tracy, who beat Patrick Cantlay in the final of the 2011 Western Amateur, shot a final-round 78 to miss by three shots.

• Jin Jeong, the 2010 British Amateur champion and Open Championship low amateur, finished T-44.

• Dylan Frittelli, a 2012 first-team All-American at Texas, tied for 44th after breaking par in just one round.

• European Tour players Pablo Martin (DQ) and Victor Dubuisson (WD) failed to complete 72 holes.

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Pensacola (Fla.) Country Club

Oct. 23-26

Winner: Chris DeForest, 16-under 264. DeForest finished 98th on this year’s Web.com Tour money list.

Number of qualifying spots: 18 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Erik Flores, who finished 115th on the Web.com Tour money list, tied for second at 14 under par.

• Will Wilcox, who finished 73rd on this year’s Web.com Tour money list. Wilcox tied for 14th at 10-under 270.

• Josh Persons, of Fargo, N.D., who finished in the top-15 in two of three Web.com Tour starts this season, tied for 14th to advance on the number.

Who failed to advance:

• Tim O’Neal, of Savannah, Ga., who missed by two shots despite closing 65-67.

• Brad Benjamin, of Ridgeland, S.C., missed by four shots. Benjamin was the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion.

• Albin Choi, a junior at North Carolina State, also missed by four shots. Choi, an All-American for the Wolf Pack, made the cut at this year’s RBC Canadian Open.

• Peter Williamson, winner of this year’s Southern and North & South amateurs, missed by four shots. Williamson, No. 7 in the R&A’s World Amateur Ranking, was named recently to the practice squad for the 2013 United States Walker Cup team.

• Andres Echavarria, the 2011 SEC champion at Florida, shot a final-round 75 to miss by five shots.

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Grasslands Golf and Country Club, Lakeland, Fla.

Oct. 16-19

Winner: Sihwan Kim/Brandon Brown, 20-under 268

Number of qualifying spots: 19 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Sihwan Kim, a former Stanford All-American who is No. 30 on the Challenge Tour money list. The top 20 and ties earn European Tour cards for next year. The Challenge Tour's season finale is next week.

• Brandon Brown, this year's NGA Tour player of the year.

• Brooks Koepka, a former ACC player of the year at Florida State who turned pro after this year's U.S. Open. Koepka won on the Challenge Tour and is No. 40 on that circuit's money list.

• Joe Monte, who shot a final-round 63 to finish T-18 and grab the last advancing spot.

Who failed to advance:

• Phillip Choi, a Florida All-American who turned pro after the 2011 NCAA Championship.

• Jeff Corr, the 2011 NGA Tour player of the year

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The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, N.C.

Oct. 16-19

Winner: Harold Varner III, 13-under 271. Varner finished his career at East Carolina after this year's NCAA Championship.

Number of qualifying spots: 19 and ties

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Who else advanced:

• Stephan Jaeger, a 2012 first-team All-American at Chattanooga, tied for fourth.

• Former Virginia Commonwealth standout Lanto Griffin, who also advanced through the first stage of European Tour Q-School, finished eighth.

Who failed to advance:

• Mackenzie Hughes, the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Amateur champion, missed by a shot.

• Mike Van Sickle, a former first-team All-American at Marquette, missed by two shots.

• John Hahn, the 2009 Western Am champ, missed by three shots.

• Former British Am champ Drew Weaver, a member of the United States' 2009 Walker Cup team, failed to advance.

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Lantana (Texas) Golf Club

Oct. 16-19

Winner: Daniel Nisbet, 24-under 264

Number of qualifying spots: 18 and ties

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WHO ELSE ADVANCED:

• Robert Lopez of Richmond, Texas, finished second, 12 shots behind Nisbet

• Fofmer LSU All-American Andrew Loupe tied for third

• Dustin Garza, a former first-team All-American from Wichita State, tied for ninth.

WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

• Former PGA Tour player Brian Vranesh shot a final-round 73 to miss by three shots

• Travis Wadkins, the son of Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins, finished T-39. Travis Wadkins had Web.com Tour status this year.

• Former PGA Tour player Will Strickler finished T-44.

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Dayton (Nev.) Valley Golf Club

Oct. 16-19

Winner: Dusty Fielding, 12-under 276

Number of qualifying spots: 19 and ties

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WHO ELSE ADVANCED

• Gunner Wiebe, the son of PGA Tour and Champions Tour player Mark Wiebe, finished third with a final-round 65.

• Former UCLA All-American Gregor Main, who turned pro in June 2011, also finished third.

• Oliver Fisher, who set the record for youngest player to represent GB&I at the Walker Cup, tied for ninth.

• Eugene Wong, a first-team All-American at Oregon, finished T-14. Wong, who turned pro earlier this year, already has won on the Canadian Tour.

WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

• Former Stanford standout Steve Ziegler shot a final-round 74 and missed by 1.

• Former U.S. Amateur Public Links winner Clay Ogden finished T-37.

• Josh Anderson, a Pepperdine All-American this past season, shot a final-round 78 to miss by five shots.

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Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.

Oct. 16-19

Winner: Trevor Murphy, 17-under 271

Number of qualifying spots: 18 and ties

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WHO ELSE ADVANCED

• Bhavik Patel, a semifinalist at the 2009 U.S. Amateur, tied for third.

• John Hurley, a member of Texas A&M’s 2009 NCAA Championship team, finished fifth.

• Former San Diego State teammates Todd Baek and Alex Kang finished T-16 and grabbed two of the final qualifying spots. Their Aztec teammate, Matt Hoffenberg, shot a final-round 67 but missed by one shot.

WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

• Three-time European Tour winner Nick Dougherty failed to advance, finishing T-42.

• Former Iowa All-American Vince India finished T-32.

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Lake Caroline Golf Club, Madison Miss.

Oct. 16-19

Winner: Joel Dahmen, 14-under 266

Number of qualifying spots: 16 and ties

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WHO ELSE ADVANCED

• European Tour player Romain Wattell, who’s No. 47 on that tour’s money list, tied for fourth. Wattell was a member of France’s victorious team at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship.

• Nate McCoy, who turned pro after this year’s NCAA Championship, finished eighth. McCoy earned a card at Canadian Tour Q-School last spring.

WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

• Brent Witcher of Atlanta, Ga., followed three rounds in the 60s with a final-round 75 to miss by one shot.

• Former Big Break winner Mark Murphy shot a final-round 66 but missed by two shots.

• Former Georgia Tech All-American Chan Song, the brother of Aree and Naree Song, finished T-25.

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