First Stage PGA Tour Q-School Kannapolis NC - The Club at Irish Creek

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 27, 2010, 10:51 pm
The top 23 and ties advanced to the second round of PGA Tour Q-school.
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1Chris Baker  Brownstown, IN-14F-267666869270
T2Elliot Gealy  Raleigh, NC-12F-569696866272
T2Alex Coe  La Quinta, CA-12FE70676471272
4Ben Duncan  Greenville, SC-11F+163696972273
5Robert Dinwiddie  United Kingdom-7F-269687169277
6Matt Ryan  Santa Clarita, CA-6F-667727465278
T7Billy Hurley  Annapolis, MD-5F-270716969279
T7Tommy Biershenk  Boiling Springs, SC-5F-271716869279
T7Garrett Jones  Rewey, WI-5F+167697172279
T7Jerry Richardson  Cary, NC-5FE72657171279
T7Fernando Mechereffe  Charlotte, NC-5F+370686774279
T7Corey Nagy  Charlotte, NC-5F+267716873279
T13Danny Sahl  Sherwood Park, AB-4F-369766768280
T13Bill Rankin  Cedar, MI-4F-173657270280
T15Shawn Jasper  Marthasville, MO-3F-470727267281
T15David Skinns  Atlanta, GA-3F-267727369281
T15Joshua Gallman  Gaffney, SC-3FE73677071281
T15Simon Furneaux  Australia-3FE71716871281
T15Mick Smith  Chicago, IL-3F+172706772281
T20Chris Mundorf  Raleigh, NC-2F-175686970282
T20Chesson Hadley  Raleigh, NC-2F+473676775282
T22Fielding Brewbaker  Salem, VA-1F-172697270283
T22Joey McLister  Charlotte, NC-1F+169697372283
T22Tadd Fujikawa  Honolulu, HI-1F+368697274283
T22Martin Catalioto  Hilton Head, SC-1F+372686974283
T26Jon Curran  Milford, MAEF-270737269284
T26Mario Tiziani  Shorewood, MNEF *-270707569284
T26Colin Biles  Columbus, OHEF-272717269284
T26Jonathan Hodge  Strawberry Plains, TNEF *-472717467284
T26Daniel Beckmann  AustraliaEF+271716973284
T31Joel Lynn  Hope Mills, NC+1F+173726872285
T31Wes Homan  Cincinnati, OH+1F+270697373285
T33Christopher Ross  Canada+2FE72727171286
T33Ryan Blaum  Coral Gables, FL+2F *-169747370286
T33Kyle Bradley  North Augusta, SC+2F+169707572286
T33Clint Jensen  Jupiter, FL+2F+171697472286
T33Mikel Martinson  Lubbock, TX+2F+173717072286
T33Nemanja Savic  Raleigh, NC+2F+273697173286
T33Frank Adams  Salisbury, NC+2F+273716973286
T33Jhared Hack  Sanford, FL+2F+471687275286
T33Tarik Can  Manhasset, NY+2F *-574727466286
T42Lee Williamson  Winter Garden, FL+3F+171717372287
T42Alan McLean  Canada+3F *E71737271287
T44Sam Lyons  Little River, SC+4F *E73707471288
T44Matthew Mincer  Knoxville, TN+4F *E68747571288
T44Iain Hall  Charlotte, NC+4F *-171727570288
T44Jonathan Moore  Reston, VA+4F *-175717270288
T48Ray Franz  Mount Pleasant, SC+5F *+371707474289
T48David McAndrew  Barrington, RI+5F+473707175289
T48Tanner Ervin  Mt. Pleasant, SC+5F *-169777370289
T48Mike Pedrys  Beverly Hills, MI+5F *-269747769289
T52Ryan Gutowski  Akron, OH+6F *+274707373290
T52Joel Kribel  Phoenix, AZ+6F *+171777072290
T52Korey Mahoney  Thompsonville, MI+6F *-168757770290
T52John Kelly  St. Louis, MO+6F *-270757669290
T56Mark Harrell  Dahlonega, GA+7F *+372727374291
T56Blake Sattler  New Philadelphia, PA+7F *E72727671291
T56Michael Lawrence  Easley, SC+7F *E77717271291
T59Chad Keohane  Riverview, FL+8F *+472737275292
T59Josh Oller  Pearl, MS+8F *+374737174292
T59Rodolfo Gonzalez  Argentina+8F *E75747271292
T62Judd Cornell  Omaha, NE+9F *+473737275293
T62Mike Van Sickle  Wexford, PA+9F *+471777075293
T62Jay Whitby  Wyoming, DE+9F *+274717573293
T62Simon McGreal  Greensboro, NC+9F *+275737273293
66Robbie Greenwell  Canada+10F *+271767473294
67Ryan Kings  Canada+12F *+378727274296
68Jerome Blais  Canada+13F *E76708071297
T69Alex Wilson  Miami, FL+14F *+269787873298
T69Luke Bleumink  Australia+14F *+178796972298
71Greg Pieczynski  Kingston, PA+15F *+277747573299
72Kevin O'Connell  Fort Worth, TX+16F *+674777277300
73Joe Horowitz  East Rockaway, NY+17F *-175787870301
74Geoffrey Broomhead  Charlotte, NC+18F *+871767679302
75Eric Beaty  Memphis, TN+21F *+975787280305
76Jacob Halligan  Land O'Lakes, FL+25F *+1076767681309
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Battling mono, Kaufman tied for lead at CME

By Randall MellNovember 19, 2017, 2:05 am

NAPLES, Fla. – Kim Kaufman’s bout with mononucleosis might leave fellow tour pros wanting to catch the fever, too.

A couple months after Anna Nordqvist battled her way into contention at the Women’s British Open playing with mono, and then thrived at the Solheim Cup with it, Kaufman is following suit.

In her first start since being diagnosed, Kaufman posted an 8-under-par 64 Saturday to move into a four-way tie for the lead at the CME Group Tour Championship. It was the low round of the day. She’s bidding to win her first LPGA title.

“I’ve been resting at home for two weeks,” Kaufman said. “Didn’t do anything.”

Well, she did slip on a flight of stairs while recuperating, hurting her left wrist. She had it wrapped Saturday but said that’s mostly precautionary. It didn’t bother her during the round.


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“I’m the only person who can take two weeks off and get injured,” Kaufman joked.

Kaufman, 26, left the Asian swing after playing the Sime Darby Malaysia, returning to her home in South Dakota, to see her doctor there. She is from Clark. She was told bed rest was the best thing for her, but she felt good enough to make the trip to Florida for the season-ending event.

“We had some really cold days,” Kaufman said. “We had some snow. I was done with it. I was coming down here.”

How does she feel?

“I feel great,” she said. “I’m a little bit shaky, which isn’t great out there, but it’s great to be here doing something. I was going a little bit stir crazy [at home], just kind of fighting through it.”

Kaufman made eight birdies in her bogey-free round.

New-look Wie eyes CME Group Tour Championship title

By Randall MellNovember 19, 2017, 1:32 am

NAPLES, Fla. – Michelle Wie is sporting a new look that even has fellow players doing double takes.

Bored during her six-week recovery from an emergency appendectomy late this summer, Wie decided to cut and die her hair.

She went for golden locks, and a shorter style.

“I kind of went crazy after being in bed that long,” Wie said. “I just told my mom to grab the kitchen scissors and just cut all my hair off.”

Wie will get to sport her new look on a big stage Sunday after playing herself into a four-way tie for the lead at the CME Group Tour Championship. With a 6-under-par 66, she is in contention to win her fifth LPGA title, her first since winning the U.S. Women’s Open three years ago.


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Wie, 28, fought her way back this year after two of the most disappointing years of her career. Her rebound, however, was derailed in late August, when she withdrew from the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to undergo an emergency appendectomy. She was out for six weeks.

Before the surgery, Wie enjoyed getting back into contention regularly, with six finishes of T-4 or better this season. She returned to the tour on the Asian swing in October.

Fellow tour pros were surprised when she came back with the new look.

“Definitely, walk by people and they didn’t recognize me,” Wie said.

Wie is looking to continue to build on her resurgence.

“I gained a lot of confidence this year,” she said. “I had a really tough year last year, the last couple years. Just really feeling like my old self. Really feeling comfortable out there and having fun, and that's when I play my best.”

You Oughta Know: LPGA's Sunday scenarios

By Randall MellNovember 19, 2017, 1:17 am

NAPLES, Fla. – The CME Group Tour Championship is loaded with pressure-packed subplots Sunday at Tiburon Golf Club.

Here’s what You Oughta Know about the prizes at stake:

Race to the CME Globe

Lexi Thompson and Sung Hyun Park are 1-2 in CME Globe points. They are best positioned Sunday to take home the $1 million jackpot in the season-long competition.

Thompson and Park are tied for fifth in the tournament, one shot off the lead. If either of them wins, she will take home the jackpot.

The way it’s unfolding Thompson is a good bet to take home the jackpot by merely finishing ahead of Park, unless they both stumble badly on Sunday.

Ariya Jutanugarn is also one shot off the lead. She must win to take home the jackpot, but she would also need Thompson to finish ninth or worse and Park to finish eighth or worse and nobody else among the top 12 in points to make a bold Sunday charge.

Stacy Lewis is one shot off the lead with a longshot chance at the jackpot. She must win the tournament while Thompson finishes 26th or worse, Park finishes 12th or worse and nobody else among the top 12 in points makes a bold Sunday charge.

So Yeon Ryu and Shanshan Feng are among others who still have a shot at the $1 million prize, but they have fallen back in the pack and need bold Sunday charges to take home the jackpot.

Rolex Player of the Year

The Rolex Player of the Year Award remains a four-player race.

Ryu (162), Feng (159), Park (157) and Thompson (147) all have a chance to win the award.

Park and Thompson are best positioned to make Sunday moves to overtake Ryu.

Park needs to finish sixth or better to win the award outright; Thompson needs to win the tournament to win the award.

It’s simple math.

The top 10 in the tournament will be awarded points.

1st - 30 points

2nd – 12 points

3rd – 9 points

4th – 7 points

5th – 6 points

6th – 5 points

7rd – 4 points

8th – 3 points

9th – 2 points

10th – 1 point

Vare Trophy

Thompson took a 69.147 scoring average to Naples. Park needs to finish nine shots ahead of Thompson to have a shot at the trophy.

Money-winning title

Park leads the tour in money winnings with $2,262,472. Ryu is the only player who can pass her Sunday, and Ryu must win the tournament to do so. Ryu is tied for 32nd, five shots off the lead. If Ryu wins the tournament, she also needs Park to finish worse than solo second.

Rolex world No. 1 ranking

World No. 1 Feng, No. 2 Park and No. 3 Ryu are separated by just three hundredths of a point.

Because they are so close, the scenarios for overtaking Feng are head spinning.

At No. 4, Thompson is a full average ranking point behind Feng, but she could become the sixth different player this season to move to No. 1. Thompson, however, has to win Sunday to have a chance to do so, and then it will depend on what Feng, Park and Ryu do. Again, the scenarios are complex.

Cook leads RSM Classic by three at Sea Island

By Associated PressNovember 19, 2017, 12:28 am

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to increase his lead to three strokes in the RSM Classic.

Cook, a shot ahead after a second-round 62, had five birdies and a bogey - his first of the week - to reach 18-under 194 with a round left at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course.

''Putting is key right now,'' Cook said. ''Been able to make a lot of clutch putts for the pars to save no bogeys. Hitting the ball pretty much where we're looking and giving ourselves good opportunities on every hole.''

Former University of Georgia player Chris Kirk was second after a 64.

''I'm really comfortable here,'' Kirk said. ''I love Sea Island. I lived here for 6 1/2 years, so I played the golf course a lot, SEC Championships and come down here for the RSM Classic. My family and I, we come down here a few other times a year as well.''

Brian Gay was another stroke back at 14 under after a 69.

''I love the course,'' Gay said. ''We keep getting different wind directions so it's keeping us on our toes. Supposed to be another completely different wind direction tomorrow, so we're getting a new course every day.''


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J.J. Spaun had a 62 to get to 13 under.

''I just kind of played stress-free golf out there and kept the golf ball in front of me,'' Spaun said. ''I had a lot of looks and scrambled pretty well, even though it was only a handful of times, but pretty overall pleased with how I played today.''

Cook has made the weekend cuts in all four of his starts this season. The 26-year-old former Arkansas player earned his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour.

''I think with an extra year on the Web this past year, I really grew mentally and with my game, just kind of more confidence,'' Cook said. ''I was able to put myself in contention on the Web.com more this year than I have in the past. I think I've just, you know, learned from experiences on the Web to help me grow out here.''

He planned to keep it simple Saturday night.

''I've got my parents here and my in-laws are both here as well as my wife,'' Cook said. ''Go home and just have a good home-cooked meal and just kind of enjoy the time and embrace the moment.''

Kirk won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2015 at Colonial.

''It's nice to be back in contention again,'' Kirk said. ''It's been a little while for me. But I felt great out there today, I felt really comfortable, and so hopefully it will be the same way tomorrow and I'll keep my foot on the pedal and stay aggressive, try to make some birdies.''