PGA Tour Q-School Finals returning to Bear Lakes


PGA Tour (75x100)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. ' The PGA Tour announced Thursday that the 2009 PGA Tour Q-School will be held at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The annual six-round tournament will be held December 2-7 and will feature approximately 160 players vying for a PGA Tour card for the 2010 season.
Bear Lakes Country Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The 36-hole facility ' featuring the par-72 Lakes Course (7,439 yards) and Links Course (7,392 yards) ' has hosted Q-School on two previous occasions. Carl Paulson captured medalist honors in 1995, with Pat Perez taking top billing in 2001.
The top 25 players and ties at Bear Lakes will earn their PGA Tour card for 2010, with the next 50 (approximate) players earning fully-exempt status on the Nationwide Tour. Each player who advances to the Final Stage of Q-School will earn at least conditional status on the Nationwide Tour.
A year ago, Harrison Frazar cruised to an eight-stroke win at the event and led a group of 28 players onto the PGA Tour.