Pinckney grabs Q-School lead; Homa, Kim in top 10
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Scott Pinckney's fourth-round 7-under 65 Sunday on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West gave him a one-shot lead with two rounds left at Web.com Tour Q-School.
Pinckney, a former college player at Arizona State, made eight birdies and just one bogey in his fourth round. Six of his birdies came on the back nine.
He made just one cut in seven starts last season on the Web.com Tour. He also missed the cut at the 2012 Open Championship and the 2011 U.S. Open.
Pinckney, who sits at 21 under overall, leads Jimmy Gunn by a shot and third-round leader Steve Saunders by two shots.
Former Cal teammates Max Homa and Michael Kim are both inside the top 10. Homa, who turned pro after this year's Walker Cup, is 16 under after shooting 69 on Sunday. Kim, who is currently a sophomore at Cal and is competing this week as an amateur, is 15 under after a fourth-round 70.
Other notable items from Thursday:
• Sebastian Vazquez jumped into a tie for 65th at 5 under after carding a Sunday-best 9-under 63. Daniel Berger, a former standout at Florida State, shot that number a day earlier. Berger is currently tied for 17th at 11 under.
• Also at 11 under overall is Sam Saunders. The grandson of Arnold Palmer shot 8 under on Sunday.
• While Vazquez was 9 under for his round Sunday, Tyler McCumber was 9 over. The former Florida standout shot 81 to fall to 5 over. He's now tied for 135th.
• Former Texas A&M player Bronson Burgoon and former North Texas player Carlos Ortiz are both tied for seventh with Kim at 15 under.