Notables begin PGA Tour Q-School pre-qualifying

Notables begin PGA Tour Q-School pre-qualifying


Notables begin PGA Tour Q-School pre-qualifying

The long, strenuous task that is Q-School begins today with the pre-qualifying stage. Seven 54-hole qualifiers will be held over the next two weeks for players trying to earn their way into Q-School’s first stage. Most participants at pre-qualifying are recent college graduates or mini-tour lifers. Most players with experience on a major international tour are exempt into at least the first stage (note: number of advancing spots to be determined during qualifying).

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Cypresswood Golf Club (Tradition), Spring, Texas

Sept. 13-16

Phillip Choi, a second-team Golfweek All-American last season as a sophomore at Florida

J.T. Griffin, a second-team All-American this past season at Georgia Tech

David Lipsky, an honorable mention All-American last season while competing for Northwestern

Scott Marino, the younger brother of PGA Tour player Steve Marino

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Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club (South), Dade City, Fla.

Sept. 14-16

Connor Arendell, who advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Amateurs

Josh Brock, last year’s Colonial Athletic Association individual champion for UNC-Wilmington. He also qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open

Sihwan Kim, the 2004 U.S. Junior champion and former first-team All-American at Stanford. Kim finished sixth at the 2008 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational

Toby Ragland, who played collegiately at Florida and served as assistant coach at Central Florida

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PGA West (Greg Norman), La Quinta, Calif.

Sept. 14-16

Nick Delio, the 2010 NCAA Southwest Regional champion and former Big West player of the year at Cal State-Northridge.

Geoff Gonzalez, the 2009 California Amateur champion who qualified for the 2011 NCAA Championship as an individual. Delio and Gonzalez shared medalist honors at the ’09 California Amateur.

Vince India, a third-team All-American this past season at Iowa. India’s Iowa teammate, Brad Hopfinger, also is in the field.

Harry Rudolph, a childhood rival of Phil Mickelson who became a reinstated amateur and made match play at the 2010 U.S. Amateur. He is giving pro golf a second try.

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Moore’s Mill Club, Auburn, Ala.

Sept. 14-16

David Holmes, a former All-American at Tennessee

Mitchell Krymulycz, a member of Augusta State’s 2010 and 2011 NCAA Championship teams and winner of the 2008 Southeastern Amateur

Chris Morris, the 2011 NCAA Division III champion at Centre and Division III player of the year


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