PGA Tour Q-School first stage: Beaumont, Calif.

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 28, 2012, 2:00 pm

The first stage of PGA Tour Q-School is under way at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. The top 18 players and ties after four rounds will advance to the second stage.

   Pos  Player Scoring To Par Rounds Total
Total 1 2 3 4
1 Seong Lee -13 67 70 73 65 275
2 Andrew Yun -9 69 68 72 70 279
3 Garrett Sapp -8 68 73 72 67 280
4 Danny Wax -6 68 68 74 72 282
T5 Si Kim -5 73 66 74 70 283
T5 Ryan Hogue -5 67 69 76 71 283
T7 Seung-su Han -2 74 68 76 68 286
T7 Dae-Hyun Kim -2 73 68 76 69 286
T7 Brett Lederer -2 74 69 73 70 286
T7 Samuel Cyr -2 69 71 73 73 286
11 Marcus Both -1 70 71 74 72 287
T12 Lucas Lee E 71 72 74 71 288
T12 Michael McCabe E 70 70 72 76 288
T14 David McKenzie +1 69 69 78 73 289
T14 Dan Buchner +1 70 71 74 74 289
T14 Daniel Miernicki +1 74 68 72 75 289
T17 Shane Prante +2 73 69 76 72 290
T17 Tim Kunick +2 73 69 75 73 290
T17 Byron Smith +2 66 73 76 75 290
T20 Steve Lim +3 72 75 74 70 291
T20 Armando Favela +3 73 73 74 71 291
T20 Mitch Gillis +3 73 70 77 71 291
T20 Cory Renfrew +3 67 71 76 77 291
T24 J.J. Spaun +4 70 71 80 71 292
T24 Anthony Paolucci +4 72 70 77 73 292
T24 Jimmy Gunn +4 69 73 75 75 292
T24 Elliott Wainwright +4 69 71 76 76 292
T24 Chris Gilman +4 72 72 70 78 292
T29 Dohoon Kim +5 74 71 76 72 293
T29 Zenon Brown +5 71 74 76 72 293
T29 Austin Graham +5 73 68 78 74 293
T32 Daniel Woltman +6 68 75 76 75 294
T32 Manuel Inman +6 69 71 77 77 294
T34 Brian Kontak +7 69 74 78 74 295
T34 Kevin Starr +7 76 70 75 74 295
T34 Soon Sang Hong +7 72 72 76 75 295
T34 Christopher Cunningham +7 70 74 73 78 295
T38 Zeyu He +8 75 67 81 73 296
T38 Tain Lee +8 75 73 79 69 296
T40 Jason Cook +9 70 72 78 77 297
T40 Jason Kang +9 71 70 79 77 297
T40 Do An +9 70 71 78 78 297
T40 Jason Parajeckas +9 75 71 73 78 297
T40 Scott Petersen +9 73 72 78 74 297
T45 Jamie Marshall +10 70 70 80 78 298
T45 Ted Oh +10 72 72 79 75 298
T47 Patrick Duffy +11 72 76 73 78 299
T47 Hyun Ick Back +11 71 74 77 77 299
T47 Jonathon Krick +11 77 67 80 75 299
T47 Sejun Yoon +11 75 71 80 73 299
T51 John Kim +12 72 73 77 78 300
T51 Patrick Wilson +12 75 70 72 83 300
T51 Ronnald Monaco +12 75 75 79 71 300
54 Brett Cairns +13 70 73 82 76 301
T55 Ron Harvey +14 74 71 78 79 302
T55 Nicholas Ellis +14 75 72 77 78 302
T55 John Previte +14 73 74 80 75 302
T58 Ji Hwan Park +15 72 74 78 79 303
T58 Nick Obie +15 79 71 79 74 303
T60 Ryan Williams +16 72 72 81 79 304
T60 Stephen Bidne +16 73 77 79 75 304
T62 Zachary Vinal +17 75 72 82 76 305
T62 Derek Bohlen +17 76 73 83 73 305
64 Joon-Eob Son +18 73 77 76 80 306
65 Nathan Leonhardt +19 75 79 79 74 307
66 Craig Kanada +20 81 77 76 74 308
67 Jeff Lai +22 75 75 82 78 310
68 James Oh +23 79 73 82 77 311
69 Mitchell Fedorka +26 75 73 80 86 314
70 Kenny Kim +27 77 76 85 77 315
71 Andrew Martin +29 77 77 83 80 317
72 Tye Alexander +31 73 80 86 80 319
73 Eugene Choe +33 75 76 84 86 321
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WD Ben Ferguson            
WD Rick Kulacz            
WD David Oh            
DQ Tyler Hurst +5 77       77
NC Eduardo Kim +15 83 76     159
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McCoy earns medalist honors at Web.com Q-School

By Will GrayDecember 11, 2017, 12:30 am

One year after his budding career was derailed by a car accident, Lee McCoy got back on track by earning medalist honors at the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.

McCoy shot a final-round 65 at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz., to finish the 72-hole event at 28 under. That total left him two shots ahead of Sung-Jae Im and guaranteed him fully-exempt status on the developmental circuit in 2018.

It's an impressive turnaround for the former University of Georgia standout who finished fourth at the 2016 Valspar Championship as an amateur while playing alongside Jordan Spieth in the final round. But he broke his wrist in a car accident the day before second stage of Q-School last year, leaving him without status on any major tour to begin the year.

McCoy was not the only player who left Arizona smiling. Everyone in the top 10 and ties will be exempt through the first 12 events of the new Web.com Tour season, a group that includes former amateur standouts Curtis Luck (T-3), Sam Burns (T-10) and Maverick McNealy (T-10).

Players who finished outside the top 10 but inside the top 45 and ties earned exemptions into the first eight events of 2018. That group includes Cameron Champ (T-16), who led the field in driving at this year's U.S. Open as an amateur, and Wyndham Clark (T-23).

Everyone who advanced to the final stage of Q-School will have at least conditional Web.com Tour status in 2018. Among those who failed to secure guaranteed starts this week were Robby Shelton, Rico Hoey, Jordan Niebrugge, Joaquin Niemann and Kevin Hall.

Els honored with Heisman Humanitarian Award

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 10, 2017, 11:41 pm

The annual Heisman Trophy award ceremony is one of the biggest moments in any football season, but there was a touching non-football moment as well on Saturday night as Ernie Els received the Heisman Humanitarian Award.

The award, which had been announced in August, recognized Els' ongoing efforts on behalf of his Els for Autism foundation. Els received the award at Manhattan's PlayStation Theater, where Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy.

Els, 47, founded Els for Autism in 2009 with his wife after their son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism. Their efforts have since flourished into a 26-acre campus in Jupiter, Fla., and the creation of the Els Center for Excellence in 2015.

The Heisman Humanitarian Award has been given out since 2006. Past recipients include NBA center David Robinson, NFL running back Warrick Dunn, soccer star Mia Hamm and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.

A native of South Africa, Els won the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997 and The Open in 2002 and 2012. He has won 19 times on the PGA Tour and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Monday finish for Joburg Open; Sharma leads by 4

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 10, 2017, 8:57 pm

Rain, lightning and hail pushed the Joburg Open to a Monday finish, with India’s Shubhankar Sharma holding a four-stroke lead with 11 holes to play in Johannesburg.

Play is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. local time.

South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen will have a 3-foot putt for birdie to move within three shots of Sharma wen play resumes at the Randpark Golf Club. Sarma is at 22 under par.

Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland and James Morrison of England are tied for third at 14 under. Pulkkanen has 10 holes remaining, Morrison 11.

The top three finishers who are not already exempt, will get spots in next year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie.

 

 

Stricker, O'Hair team to win QBE Shootout

By Will GrayDecember 10, 2017, 8:55 pm

It may not count in the official tally, but Steve Stricker is once again in the winner's circle on the PGA Tour.

Stricker teamed with Sean O'Hair to win the two-person QBE Shootout, as the duo combined for a better-ball 64 in the final round to finish two shots clear of Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry. It's the second win in this event for both men; Stricker won with Jerry Kelly back in 2009 while O'Hair lifted the trophy with Kenny Perry in 2012.

Stricker and O'Hair led wire-to-wire in the 54-hole, unofficial event after posting a 15-under 57 during the opening-round scramble.

"We just really gelled well together," Stricker said. "With his length the first day, getting some clubs into the greens, some short irons for me, we just fed off that first day quite a bit. We felt comfortable with one another."


Full-field scores from the QBE Shootout


Stricker won 12 times during his PGA Tour career, most recently at the 2012 Tournament of Champions. More recently the 50-year-old has been splitting his time on the PGA Tour Champions and captained the U.S. to a victory at the Presidents Cup in October. O'Hair has four official Tour wins, most recently at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open.

Pat Perez and Brian Harman finished alone in third, four shots behind Stricker and O'Hair. Lexi Thompson and Tony Finau, the lone co-ed pairing in the 12-team event, finished among a tie for fourth.