PGA Qualifying School (Rd. 1)

  • The scoreboard at the 2010 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at Orange County National.
  • Zach Miller tosses his club after pitching up at No. 18 on Panther Lake.
  • Kyle Stanley finished with a 65 after Wednesday's round.
  • Brett Waldman hits his tee shot at No. 1 on Panther Lake, he is currently T7.
  • Danny Lee at No. 9 on Crooked Cat. Lee shot a first round 74. Outlook for 2011: Like many players on the Nationwide Tour, Lee is trying to get his career back on track. He won the 2008 U.S. Amateur, then became the youngest winner in European Tour history with his victory at the ’09 Johnnie Walker Classic. He had a dismal 2010 on the European Tour, posting just one top 25. Lee has made three of four cuts in Europe this year, and is planning on playing the Nationwide Tour’s first three events.
  • Jake Younan-Wise at No. 18, waits to putt. He shot an opening round 72.
  • Kyle Stanley hits his second shot at No. 18 on Crooked Cat, during the opening round of PGA Qualifying School.
  • Blake Parks tosses his putter in the air at No. 18 on Panther Lake.
  • Scott Gordon hits a shot at No. 18 on Panther Lake, he shot a first round 70.
  • Danny Wax hits a shot at No. 9 on Crooked Cat during the first round. Outlook for 2011: Wax
Wax was No. 111 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings when he graduated Denver in 2009. He’s made it to the Nationwide Tour much faster than many of his higher-ranked peers, though. He finished T-59 at last December’s Q-School after starting the final round in 36th place, and in contention for a PGA Tour card. He’s made the cut in four of five career Nationwide starts, highlighted by a T-17 at the 2009 Gretzky. Wax also finished 44th at last year’s Frys.Com Open on the PGA Tour.
  • Will Strickler hits a shot at No. 18 on Panther Lake. Strickler posted a first round 72.
  • Matt Davidson hits out of a cluster of bunkers at No. 9 on Crooked Cat.
  • George McNeill makes eagle at No. 9, his final hole of the day.
  • Michael Thompson hits his tee shot at No. 1 on Panther Lake. Thompson shot an opening round 73.
  • Billy Hurley at No. 9 on Crooked Cat waits his turn to putt.