PGA Tour Q-School first stage: Pine Mountain, Ga.

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

The first stage of PGA Tour Q-School is under way at Callaway Gardens-Mountain View Golf Course in Pine Mountain, Ga. 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 David Skinns -19 67 67 67 68 269
2 Travis Hampshire -16 67 69 65 71 272
3 Andrew Georgiou -15 68 70 69 66 273
T4 Blayne Barber -14 67 71 70 66 274
T4 Adam Mitchell -14 70 69 67 68 274
6 Stuart Anderson -13 71 67 72 65 275
T7 Jin Park -12 72 69 70 65 276
T7 James White -12 71 68 67 70 276
T9 Wade Binfield -11 67 71 70 69 277
T9 Bobby MacWhinnie -11 69 67 69 72 277
T11 Wes Roach -10 68 72 70 68 278
T11 Ryan Armour -10 68 67 73 70 278
T11 Mark Silvers -10 67 66 72 73 278
T11 Bio Kim -10 69 66 70 73 278
T15 Jimmy Brandt -9 67 74 71 67 279
T15 Jonathan Randolph -9 70 71 72 66 279
T15 Peter Malnati -9 69 73 67 70 279
T15 Hunter Green -9 67 71 67 74 279
T19 Robert-Jan Derksen -8 74 68 70 68 280
T19 Jamie Arnold -8 71 70 70 69 280
T19 Corbin Mills -8 73 64 73 70 280
T19 Jonathan Moore -8 71 66 72 71 280
T19 Chesson Hadley -8 70 70 68 72 280
T19 Maarteen Lafeber -8 68 71 68 73 280
T25 Andrew Black -7 72 70 71 68 281
T25 Patton Kizzire -7 71 74 68 68 281
T25 Jeffery Cammon -7 71 75 67 68 281
T25 Jack Newman -7 67 75 69 70 281
T25 Rick Cochran -7 72 72 72 65 281
T25 Charlie Soule -7 74 68 68 71 281
T25 Justin Hueber -7 68 70 70 73 281
T32 Samuel DelValOnaderra -6 72 67 72 71 282
T32 Denny Lucas -6 71 68 72 71 282
T32 Eddie Lee -6 70 73 68 71 282
T35 Christian Ries -5 69 73 71 70 283
T35 Andrew Medley -5 70 69 72 72 283
T35 Andy Winings -5 69 71 71 72 283
T35 Chase Wright -5 73 72 69 69 283
T35 Mark Harrell -5 74 68 73 68 283
T35 Ray Beaufils -5 70 71 69 73 283
41 Thomas Smith -4 71 71 69 73 284
T42 Casey Johnson -3 68 68 76 73 285
T42 Chris Wolfe -3 72 70 71 72 285
T42 Matthew Nagy -3 72 73 68 72 285
T42 Daniel Creel -3 71 73 70 71 285
T42 Chris Erwin -3 70 68 72 75 285
T42 Michael Ballo -3 72 75 69 69 285
T42 Mitch Krywulycz -3 71 75 72 67 285
T49 Ryan Linton -2 69 70 72 75 286
T49 Brent Schwarzrock -2 76 69 69 72 286
T51 Jin Chung -1 71 68 73 75 287
T51 Andy Pope -1 68 74 72 73 287
T51 Glenn Northcutt -1 76 67 72 72 287
T51 Reed Darsie -1 73 73 70 71 287
T55 Casey Crain E 72 71 71 74 288
T55 George Bradford E 70 71 74 73 288
T55 Ned Michaels E 76 72 70 70 288
T58 Clinton Shepard +1 78 70 68 73 289
T58 Richard Stark +1 69 77 73 70 289
60 Tim Weinhart +2 70 74 74 72 290
61 William Golden +3 74 75 73 69 291
62 Matt Lawson +4 68 71 74 79 292
T63 Lucas Leibel +5 71 75 73 74 293
T63 Cole Willis +5 74 74 73 72 293
T63 Michael Lawrence +5 74 77 72 70 293
T66 Ted Smith +6 73 70 75 76 294
T66 Ricky Casko +6 75 76 73 70 294
68 Benjamin Fuquaa +10 76 74 71 77 298
69 Wade Holland +12 72 75 75 78 300
70 Walter Harris +14 69 77 79 77 302
71 Braxton Hunter +17 77 76 72 80 305
72 Clint Tolleson +22 76 78 77 79 310
73 Marcus Meloan +23 80 74 74 83 311
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WD Alfredo Garcia-Heredia +4 73 72 75   220
WD Jonathan Fricke +4 72 76     148
WD Kevin Foley            
WD Matthew Harmon            
WD Scott Harrington            
WD Jeff Karlsson            
WD Josh McCumber            
WD Rob Oppenheim            
WD Philip Pettitt            
WD Matthew Rosenfeld            
WD Philip Hendrickson            
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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.