Stage Two of Q-School Concludes


PGA TourPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School is complete and the field has been set for the finals.
Bill Haas, son of Ryder Cupper Jay Haas, made the Final Stage thanks to a 10th place finish at Black Horse Golf Club in Seaside, California. The top-20 finishers and ties at that site advanced to the Final Stage and among those who moved on were: medalist Mark Wilson, former PGA Tour players Jim McGovern, Fran Quinn, Jay Delsing, Esteban Toledo and 2000 U.S. Amateur Champion Jeff Quinney.
Casey Martin was not as fortunate at Black Horse. He tied for 28th and will not play the PGA Tour in 2005. Neither will 2002 U.S. Amateur Champion Ricky Barnes, and former tour players Tom Carter, Trevor Dodds and Todd Barranger.
At Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, California, Danny Briggs and Warren Schutte shared medalist honors. Former U.S. Open champion Scott Simpson is in as well as tour veteran Jay Don Blake and American European Tour player Tom Gillis.
Steve Pate, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour and two-time Ryder Cupper, tied for 32nd and will have no status in 2005.
Another former U.S. Amateur Champion will have a shot at his tour card next year. Bubba Dickerson, who won the most prestigious title in amateur golf in 2001, took fourth at St. Johns Golf & Country Club in St. Augustine, Florida.
This venue took the top-19 and ties and Joseph Alfieri II took top honors. Guy Boros, Richie Coughlan, Tripp Isenhour, Carl Paulson and Brent Schwarzrock also made the cut.
Gene Sauers, the PGA Tour's Comeback Player of the Year in 2002, withdrew from that site and will not advance. Neither will former tour players Eduardo Herrera, Pat Bates, Blaine McCallister, Ted Tryba and 1999 Amateur champion David Gossett.
At Kingwood Golf Club in Kingwood, Texas, rain shortened the second stage to 36 holes. Roland Thatcher and Matt Weibring, son of Champions Tour veteran D.A. Weibring, shared first.
Brian Watts, who lost the 1998 British Open in a playoff to Mark O'Meara, shared fourth. Omar Uresti, Bill Glasson, J.P. Hayes and Mike Sposa also bought their ticket for the Final Stage.
Former Georgia Tech standout Bryce Molder failed to move to the next level.
Related Links:
  • Stage 2 Scores
  • Full Coverage - PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament