Opening Round Of Spring Q-School Begins In Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS, British Columbia -- The opening round of the Canadian Tour's Spring Qualifying School is underway at The Dunes in Kamloops, BC.
 
The forecast for calls for showers most of the day as 70 players try to get an early jump in the hopes of landing a Tour card.
 
A total of 15 exempt and minimum 10 non-exempt cards will be dished out after the 90-hole tournament wraps up Friday. Last spring, Steve Scott of Wellington, FL grabbed a card at Spring Q-School before winning the TELUS Vancouver Open later in the summer. Scott also claimed the season-opening Texas Classic this year and currently sits second on the Order of Merit.
 
Any players who Monday qualified or received exemptions into Tour events in 2002 will see earnings carried over should they get a card in Kamloops. Paul Scaletta of Virginia fits into that scenario after a second-place showing at the Barefoot Classic last month. The top 80 off the Order of Merit at seasons end will retain their exempt card for 2003.
 
The Canadian Tour resumes its schedule with the Bay Mills Open in Michigan beginning May 30th.