SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Brandt Jobe won the Champions Tour qualifying tournament Friday to earn one of five fully exempt spots next year, closing with a 2-under 69 for a one-stroke victory.
Jobe, a six-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour, had an 18-under 266 total on TPC Scottsdale's Champions Course. Tom Byrum, Willie Wood and Jose Coceres tied for second, and Mike Grob was another stroke back to take the last fully exempt spot. Byrum shot 63, Wood and Coceres 67, and Grob 69.
The next seven players - John Riegger, Gibby Gilbert III, Jean-Francois Remesy, Stan Utley, 1996 U.S. Open champion Steve Jones, Chien Soon Lu and Miguel Angel Martin - are conditionally exempt. The top 30 finishers and ties are eligible to compete for spots in open qualifiers.
A pair of college coaches came up short in their bid to qualify for the over-50 circuit. Wake Forest's Jerry Haas tied for 20th at 9-under 275, seven shots behind Grob, while Illinois coach Mike Small finished T-46 at 5 under.