Players were spread out across the country at 12 different golf courses for the first round of Q-School with the top-23 finishers and ties advancing at each location.
Flanagan led the field at the TPC at Heron Bay in Coral Springs, Florida. The young Australian came in a 23-under-par 265. Among other players moving on from that location were Nationwide Tour player Boo Weekley and European Tour member Soren Kjeldsen.
Charlie Wi and Chris Starkjohann shared medalist honors at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California. The big story at this course however was LPGA Tour player Isabelle Beisiegel.
Beisiegel was trying to qualify for the PGA Tour through Q-School, but met a harsh fate. Her total of 323 landed her in last place of the 78 players in La Quinta that completed all four rounds.
Matt Bettencourt, another Nationwide Tour player, took the top spot at San Juan Oaks. Bettencourt posted a total of 20-under-par 268. Rob Rashell, Casey Martin and Jason Allred were among the players advancing from this location.
Jaxon Brigman's total of 13-under-par 275 allowed him to finish first at Lantana Golf Club in Lantana, Texas. Among those moving on from here were Anders Hultman, Kelly Grunewald, Brendon De Jonge and Kent Fukushima.
Reid Edstrom took the top spot at Martin Downs Country Club in Palm City, Florida. Edstrom came in at 9-under-par 275 one stroke clear of Robert Garrigus, Justin Hicks, Ken Staton and Tim Wilkinson. Several Nationwide Tour players, including Jess Daley, Eduardo Herrera, Richie Coughlan, Sonny Skinner, Jason Enloe and Bobby Gage, also moved on from here.
Andy Barnes and Han Lee shared the top spot at Rio Rico Resort in Rio Rico, Arizona. The two of the posted a total of 272 and moved on with Joe Daley, Christopher Hanell and Chris Sessler.
Gregg Jones and Gary Christian shared the medalist honors at 9-under-par 271 at Florence Country Club in Florence, South Carolina. Several Nationwide Tour players including Brent Schwarzrock, Ryan Gioffre and Bryan DeCorso all finished in the top 23 here.
Byron Schlagenhauf totaled 273 and took the top spot at BlackHorse Golf Club by three shots over Chris Stroud in Cypress, Texas. Among those moving on from here was Matt Weibring, son of Champions Tour player D.A. Weibring.
Dave Schreyer took medalist honors at Jennings Mill Country Club in Bogart, Georgia. Three Australians -- Adam Crawford, Ewan Porter and Ryan Haller -- joined Englishman Richard Moir as four foreigners moving on to stage two from this course.
Wil Collins, Parker McLachlin and Kyle Kovacs were among those advancing from Dayton Valley Golf Club in Dayton, Nevada. Joseph Summerhays, son of Champions Tour player Bruce Summerhays, also moved on to stage two from here.
Mario Tiziani, Chris Wall and Alex Rocha were among the 23 players moving on from the TPC at Tampa Bay in Lutz, Florida.
Among the players who failed to advance were Wes Heffernan, Ted Oh, Jason Higton, Rob McMillan, Rob Labritz, Ty Tryon, Derek Gillespie, Patrick Damron, Robin Byrd, Brad Sutterfield, Steve Scott and Jay Haas, Jr.