Closer look: Web.com Tour Q-School, Second stage

Justin Thomas was among those who advanced to the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.

Justin Thomas was among those who advanced to the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.

The second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School is complete as four sites wrapped up play Friday.

The four medalists – Matt Ryan of Huntersville, N.C., Nathan Tyler of Tucson, Ariz., Matt Fast of Canton, Miss., and amateur Anthony Paolucci of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. – led 81 players who advanced Friday to final stage. They'll join 45 qualifiers from last week's two second-stage events in Texas at final stage.

Final stage is set for Dec. 12-17 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

Here is a closer look at what unfolded at all six second-stage sites:

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Brooksville, Fla., Nov. 19-22

Southern Hills Plantation Club, Par 72

Full results

Number of spots available: 19 and ties

Medalist: Matt Ryan, Huntersville, N.C. (17-under 271)

Who else advanced: Tyler McCumber, who helped Florida reach the NCAA Championship last spring, finished runner-up, one shot back of Ryan. . . . Former East Carolina player Harold Varner III, who has won twice on the eGolf Pro Tour in the last month, tied for eighth. . . . Former Auburn standout Blayne Barber, who was disqualified from first stage last year after calling a penalty on himself after he had initially advanced, tied for 12th. . . . Doug Letson, a former player at Florida State, earned one of the final spots after tying for 16th.

Who failed to advance: Jay McLuen, who tied for 16th last week at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba after Monday qualifying for the event, finished T-25. . . . Two-time PGA Tour winner Frank Lickliter tied for 31st. . . . Arjun Atwal, who had PGA Tour status two seasons ago, tied for 50th at 1 under. . . . Letson's college teammate Chase Seiffert tied for 60th.

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Plantation, Fla., Nov. 19-22

Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club, Par 71

Full results

Number of spots available: 20 and ties

Medalist: Nathan Tyler, Tucson, Ariz. (21-under 263)

Who else advanced: Former Florida State standout Daniel Berger of Jupiter, Fla., who turned pro last summer, finished runner-up at 19 under. . . . Mexico's Carlos Ortiz, who played college golf at North Texas, tied for fourth. . . . Former Florida player T.J. Vogel and former Central Florida player Brad Schneider were among those who tied for 11th. . . . Connor Arendell, another former Central Florida player, tied for 19th to earn one of the final spots along with former North Florida player Kevin Aylwin and three others.

Who failed to advance: Former Virginia Tech standout and U.S. Walker Cupper Drew Weaver, who would have missed final stage for his wedding had he qualified, tied for 38th at 1 under. . . . Ortiz's college teammate, Rodolfo Cazaubon, also finished at 1 under. . . . Former PGA Tour player Hank Kuehne, who finished runner-up twice in 133 Tour starts, tied for 32nd. . . . Michael Miller finished two spots out of a qualifying spot.

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Murrieta, Calif., Nov. 19-22

Bear Creek Golf Club, Par 72

Full results

Number of spots available: 20 and ties

Medalist: a-Anthony Paolucci, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (11-under 277)

Who else advanced: Former Oregon player Eugene Wong and former BYU player Zac Blair tied for seventh. . . . Former UNLV standout Kevin Penner was one of four players who tied for 14th. . . . California junior Michael Kim tied for 18th to earn one of the final qualifying spots.

Who failed to advance: Stephen Gangluff, who lost his PGA Tour card after the 2012 season, tied for 32nd at 3 over. . . . Former Pac-12 players Andrew Yun (Stanford) and Daniel Miernicki (Oregon) tied for 37th along with former New Mexico standout John Catlin. . . . Catlin's former college teammate, James Erkenbeck, finished T-65 at 12 over. . . . Former top-ranked amateur Chris Williams tied for 59th.

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Gautier, Miss., Nov. 19-22

Shell Landing Golf Club, Par 72

Full results

Number of spots available: 19 and ties

Medalist: Matt Fast, Canton, Miss. (20-under 268)

Who else advanced: Cross-handed golfer Josh Broadaway finished solo fifth. . . . Former Auburn player Michael Hebert tied for third along with former Georgia State player Jonathan Fricke. . . . Adam Mitchell, who played college golf at Georgia, finished T-6.

Who failed to advance: Former Alabama player Hunter Hamrick tied for 41st at 1 under. . . . Nate McCoy, son of 2013 U.S. Mid-Am champ Mike McCoy, tied for 67th along with Brady Watt, the Australian who made it to the semifinals of this year's U.S. Amateur.

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McKinney, Texas, Nov. 12-15

TPC Craig Ranch, Par 72

Full results

Number of spots available: 20 and ties

Medalists: Tyler Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif., and James Sacheck, Benbrook, Texas (18-under 270)

Who else advanced: Steven Fox, the 2012 U.S. Amateur champ, tied for fifth at 12 under along with former Alabama standout Justin Thomas. . . . 2004 British Open champion Todd Hamilton tied for 16th with former Oklahoma player Abe Ancer. . . . Jamie Sindelar, son of Joey Sindelar, tied for ninth along with Olin Browne Jr. and Matt Weibring, son of D.A. Weibring.

Who failed to advance: Eric Meierdierks, who earned his PGA Tour card via Q-School last year, missed out on advancing by a shot. . . . Kyle Reifers finished T-51. Reifers, who lost his PGA Tour card after the 2012 season and played last season on the Web.com Tour, has made two PGA Tour starts via Monday qualifiers already this season, making one cut. . . . Travis Wadkins, son of Lanny Wadkins, tied for 66th.

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Kingwood, Texas, Nov. 12-15

Deerwood Golf Club, Par 72

Full results

Number of spots available: 20 and ties

Medalist: Sung Kang, Carrollton, Texas (10-under 278)

Who else advanced: Mexico's Sebastian Vazquez, a winner on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica in 2012, tied for sixth. . . . Former Cal standout Max Homa and former N.C. State standout Albin Choi were among those who tied for 16th, earning the final qualifying spots.

Who failed to advance: Shaun Micheel, the 2003 PGA Championship winner, tied for 30th with Zechariah Potter and Ron Whittaker. . . . Former Oklahoma player Will Kropp tied for 40th. . . . Former Missouri standout Jace Long tied for 60th. . . . Cody Gribble, who played college golf at Texas, tied for 64th.

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