It was a tough Saturday for families of a pair of golf legends.
Gary Nicklaus, 40, son to Jack Nicklaus, was one shot inside the number he needed to advance to second stage of Q-School before a rough finish. Nicklaus was at 6 under at PGA Golf Club stepping to the 17th tee with 5 under ultimately required to advance from the Port St. Lucie , Fla. , site. Nicklaus finished with a bogey and double bogey to miss advancing by two shots.
Sam Saunders, 22, grandson to Arnold Palmer, missed advancing by three shots.
Miami’s Erik Compton finished first there in a seven-shot runaway with rounds of 68-67-65-66.
Hawaii’s Tadd Fujikawa was tied for fourth after the first round at St. John’s Golf & Country Club in St. Augustine , Fla. , but ended up tied for 44th and missed advancing by six shots.