PGA Tour Q-School second stage: Murrieta, Calif.

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 18, 2012, 3:30 pm

The second stage of PGA Tour Q-School is under way at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif. The top 19 finishers and ties will advance to the final stage, Nov. 28-Dec. 3 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

   Pos  Player Scoring To Par Rounds Total
Total 1 2 3 4
1 Si Kim -19 70 61 67 71 269
2 Bhavik Patel -18 69 67 68 66 270
3 Dae-Hyun Kim -12 70 70 70 66 276
T4 Danny Lee -10 65 73 69 71 278
T4 Brian Prouty -10 68 74 64 72 278
T6 Dean Wilson -8 67 70 70 73 280
T6 Mitch Evanecz -8 66 72 69 73 280
T8 Tom Pernice -7 73 69 72 67 281
T8 Patrick Cantlay -7 70 71 71 69 281
T8 D.H. Lee -7 73 66 71 71 281
T8 Steve Allan -7 69 72 69 71 281
T8 Chesson Hadley -7 68 67 71 75 281
T13 Todd Demsey -6 67 68 78 69 282
T13 Bryden MacPherson -6 75 68 69 70 282
T13 Jeff Gove -6 72 71 68 71 282
T13 Zack Miller -6 70 67 69 76 282
T17 David Lipsky -5 75 69 72 67 283
T17 Jeremiah Wooding -5 73 72 67 71 283
T17 Luke Hickmott -5 71 72 69 71 283
T17 Romain Wattel -5 72 67 71 73 283
T17 Dusty Fielding -5 73 68 69 73 283
T17 Derek Ernst -5 68 72 70 73 283
T23 Duffy Waldorf -4 72 72 72 68 284
T23 Steven Alker -4 75 67 70 72 284
T23 Danny Wax -4 75 66 70 73 284
T26 Seong Lee -3 74 73 68 70 285
T26 Chris Kamin -3 75 71 70 69 285
T26 K.T. Kim -3 68 74 72 71 285
T26 Stuart Anderson -3 72 71 75 67 285
T26 Rikard Karlberg -3 69 73 70 73 285
T26 Samuel Cyr -3 74 75 71 65 285
T32 Tommy Medina -2 70 74 72 70 286
T32 Steve Friesen -2 75 69 70 72 286
T32 Tyrone Van Aswegen -2 68 75 71 72 286
T32 Nathan Tyler -2 70 74 67 75 286
36 Ryan Hogue -1 70 68 77 72 287
T37 Benoit Beisser E 73 71 71 73 288
T37 David Bradshaw E 73 70 72 73 288
T37 Trevor Murphy E 73 73 70 72 288
T37 Nick Delio E 72 69 72 75 288
T37 Corey Prugh E 66 77 70 75 288
42 Garrett Sapp +1 71 71 72 75 289
T43 Tim Sluiter +2 71 70 72 77 290
T43 Peter Karmis +2 66 74 73 77 290
T43 Seung-su Han +2 72 74 74 70 290
T46 Nick Taylor +3 71 67 76 77 291
T46 Alex Coe +3 75 73 70 73 291
T48 Nick Cullen +4 76 72 72 72 292
T48 Ryan Dillon +4 73 81 70 68 292
T50 Brad Hopfinger +5 72 72 73 76 293
T50 Maxwell Scodro +5 76 71 71 75 293
T50 Troy Merritt +5 71 74 74 74 293
T50 Drew Stoltz +5 75 70 77 71 293
T54 David Dragoo +6 73 72 73 76 294
T54 Andrew Perez +6 74 72 72 76 294
T54 Gunner Wiebe +6 72 73 77 72 294
T54 Gregor Main +6 75 72 77 70 294
T58 Bob May +7 70 75 76 74 295
T58 Jason Gore +7 73 71 78 73 295
T58 Brett Lederer +7 71 72 80 72 295
T61 Joel Dahmen +8 71 74 74 77 296
T61 Jesse Mueller +8 75 73 75 73 296
T61 Andrew Yun +8 76 72 78 70 296
T64 Lucas Lee +9 71 75 75 76 297
T64 Creighton Honeck +9 70 74 80 73 297
66 Jesse Schutte +10 71 72 77 78 298
67 Jae Han Chun +12 76 75 72 77 300
T68 Marcus Both +14 74 72 77 79 302
T68 Andrew Hoffer +14 74 73 80 75 302
70 Marty Jertson +31 82 79 81 77 319
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WD Jay Choi E 72 72 72   216
WD Jeff Quinney +4 71 69 80   220
WD Michael Allen +4 76 72 72   220
WD J.B. Park +6 75 69 78   222
WD Kieran Pratt +6 74 72 76   222
WD David Duval            
WD Brent Geiberger            
WD Mark Hensby            
WD Meen Whee Kim            
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Ahead by four, No. 1 ranking within Koepka's grasp

By Nick MentaOctober 20, 2018, 5:48 am

Following a closing birdie and a third-round 67 at Nine Bridges, Brooks Koepka will take a four-shot lead over Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy into final round of the CJ Cup. Here's how Koepka separated himself from the field in South Korea.

Leaderboard: Koepka (-13), Poulter (-9), Rafa Cabrera Bello (-8), Cameron Smith (-8), Jaime Lovemark (-8), Pat Perez (-8), Gary Woodland (-8), Chez Reavie (-8)

What it means: Koepka is in search of his fifth PGA Tour victory and – believe it or not – only his second non-major. The three-time major champion’s only other win came all the way back in February 2015, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. One behind overnight leader Scott Piercy to start the day, Koepka opened with eight straight pars and birdied Nos. 9 and 10 to take the outright lead at 10 under par. He added three more circles at 14, 17 and 18 to close out a bogey-free round of 5 under and go ahead by ahead by four. He'll be chased on Sunday by Piercy, a four-time PGA Tour winner who won the Zurich Classic earlier this year alongside Billy Horschel, and by Poulter, who ended a five-year worldwide winless drought back in April and is coming off a 2-2 performance at the Ryder Cup, with a Sunday singles victory over current world No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Speaking of which, unless Justin Thomas finds a way to win this tournament from 12 back, Koepka will for the first time ascend to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win or a solo second-place finish.

Round of the day: Four players – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ted Potter Jr., Jason Day and Brendan Steele – shot 7-under 65 Saturday. Day played his first four holes in 2 over and his final 14 in 9 under.

Best of the rest: Paul Casey, Hideki Matsuyama and Emiliano Grillo signed for 66. Casey went seven straight holes without a par, Matusyama was bogey-free, and Grillo did all his damage on the back nine after nine consecutive pars on the front.

Biggest disappointment: The only previous winner of this event, world No. 4 Justin Thomas entered the week with a chance to take back the No. 1 ranking with a successful title defense. But rounds of 73-70-72 have him 1 under for the week. Thomas played his back nine in 1 over Saturday with six pars, a birdie, a quadruple bogey and a closing eagle.

Shot of the day: Koepka flying his tee shot 330 yards to the front edge of the green at the par-4 14th and going on to two-putt for birdie.

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Watch: Koepka flies ball 330 yards, drives green

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 20, 2018, 4:44 am

It's a good thing par doesn't actually matter in tournament play, because if it did, the PGA Tour would have to consider 350-yard par-3s, and even those might not stop Brooks Koeopka.

Already ahead by two during Saturday's third round at the CJ Cup in South Korea, Koepka drove the green at the par-4 14th, carrying his ball 330 yards to the front edge.

The back-to-back U.S. Open champ would go on to two-putt for birdie and push his lead to three.

... The USGA is going to try that 350-yard par-3 idea, isn't it?

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Bend it like Garcia? Sergio scores in player-caddie soccer match

By Grill Room TeamOctober 20, 2018, 2:44 am

Sergio Garcia has always been able to work his golf ball from left to right, but he's also - apparently - proficient at playing a draw with a soccer ball.

This year's Adalucia Valderrama Masters is suffering through some weather issues. But the highlight of the week - and, according to the Felipe Aguilar, "the year" - was always going to be the event's player-caddie soccer match, which you can see here:

The standout highlight? This bending, left-footed(!) strike from defending champion Sergio Garcia:

"Just a little bit of fun with the caddies and some of the players," Garcia nonchalantly says in the video. "Yeah, just a little bit of running and it was good fun."

Garcia, a diehard Real Madrid fan who kicked off El Clasico in his green jacket back in 2016, has previously appeared in professional matches for CF Borriol, a Tercera Division club in Spain. 

"It's good fun and whenever I'm around I get to practice with them a little bit and play a little bit here and there. This season, I've played probably five games, so not a lot, but I enjoy it," Garcia told CNN back in 2013.

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Dunlap, in 'excruciating pain,' shares early Dominion lead

By Associated PressOctober 19, 2018, 10:29 pm

RICHMOND, Va. – Scott Dunlap and Fran Quinn shot 5-under 67 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Fighting a left wrist injury that will require surgery, Dunlap matched Quinn with a closing birdie on the par-5 18th on The Country Club of Virginia's James River Course.

''Maybe excruciating pain is the key to playing good golf because I'm not getting nervous on a shot, you're just trying to get through it,'' Dunlap said. ''The worst parts are gripping it and getting the club started ... that's when that bone hits that bone.''

The top 72 players qualified for the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs opener. The top 54 on Sunday will get spots next week in the Invesco QQQ Championship in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and the top 36 after that will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix.


Full-field scores from the Dominion Energy Charity Classic


The 55-year-old Dunlap entered the week 29th in the standings. Playing through the wrist injury, he's coming off ties for ninth and seventh in his last two starts.

''I think I finally taped it the right way,'' Dunlap said. ''Or maybe it's the pain meds kicking in. I don't know, one of the two.''

Quinn is 64th in the standings.

''I finished up strong last year, too, kind of secured my privileges for the following year making eagle on 18,'' Quinn said. ''I played solid all day. I had a lot of opportunities. A couple hiccups.''

Jay Haas was a stroke back with Kent Jones, Stephen Ames, Woody Austin and Tim Petrovic. The 64-year-old Haas won the last of his 18 senior titles in 2016.

Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez, second in the standings, were at 69 with Joey Sindelar, Tom Gillis, Billy MayfairLee Janzen, Glen Day and Gene Sauers.

Defending champion Bernhard Langer opened with a 70. The 61-year-old German star won the SAS Championship last week in North Carolina to take the points lead. He has two victories this year and 38 overall on the 50-and-over tour.

Defending Charles Schwab Cup champion Kevin Sutherland had a 71. He's 14th in the standings. No. 3 Jerry Kelly shot 72. No. 4 Scott McCarron, the 2016 tournament winner, had a 74.