Homa, White medal at Q-School First Stage sites

Max Homa during Sunday morning foursomes play at the 2013 Walker Cup in Southampton, N.Y.

Max Homa during Sunday morning foursomes play at the 2013 Walker Cup in Southampton, N.Y.

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Reigning NCAA individual champion Max Homa -- who also picked up a top-10 finish at the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open earlier this month -- took medalist honors at the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School at Pinewild CC (Magnolia) in Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday.

There were three sites that wrapped up play before the weekend, with action complete at St. Johns G&CC (St. Augustine, Fla.) and Callaway Gardens-Mountain View GC in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Homa was one of 32 players that moved on in N.C., clearing John Hahn and Ethan Tracy by two shots with rounds of 68-66-73-70.

The second stage of Q-School begins on Nov. 12 at two sites in Texas, while three sites in Florida and one in California are slated to start on Nov. 19.

The Q-School finals are on Dec. 17-19 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

Here is a look at notables to move on -- or not move on -- at each site on Friday:

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Pinewild Country Club (Pinehurst, N.C.)

Advancing to second stage

• Former East Carolina standout Harold Varner was T-4; former N.C. State winning machine Albin Choi also advanced despite breaking 72 only once over the four rounds; Chattanooga's Stephan Jaeger moved on at even-par for the tournament; former Oregon star Daniel Miernicki will also move to second stage despite breaking par just once.

• • •

St. Johns Golf and Country Club (St. Augustine, Fla.)

Advancing to second stage

Samuel Cyr of San Diego took top honors at 22 under for four days, six shots clear of Zack Byrd and former Florida star and Publinx champ T.J. Vogel.

Not advancing to second stage

• Former North Florida standout and Jacksonville native Sean Dale missed the top 29 and ties by four shots despite playing close to home; Peter Williamson, a former Dartmouth standout, struggled on Friday with a 4-over 76 and finished at 6 over for the tournament.

• • •

Callaway Garden-Mountain View GC (Pine Mountain, Ga.)

Advancing to second stage

• Former Georgia Tech standout James White cruised to medalist honors at 17 under, four shots ahead of Hunter Green and Mark Silvers; former Auburn standout Dominic Bozzelli made the top 30 by a single stroke, using a 2-under 70 on Friday to finish T-29.

Not advancing to second stage

• An NCAA champ at Alabama last year, Scott Strohmeyer posted a 2-under 70 on Friday, but it was too little, too late as he finished T-49 at 3 over; Jason Hak, who decided to turn pro after only one season at Georgia Tech, fired rounds of 70-79-75-72 to finish 25 shots behind the leader.

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