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Korn Ferry Tour Q-School: Xiong advances after closing 65

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The 12 first-stage sites for Korn Ferry Tour Q-School are in the books.

Among the notables to advance to second stage are recent college grads Chandler Phillips (Texas A&M), Bryson Nimmer (Clemson) and Zach Bauchou (Oklahoma State) while big names such as Justin Suh, Steven Fisk, Brad Dalke and Ty Tryon failed to move on.

Second stage will be played at five different sites Nov. 5-8.

Here is a quick recap of each first-stage site:

Dayton Valley GC, Dayton, Nev., Oct. 8-11

Notable qualifiers: Fredrik Nilehn, a former standout at Texas Tech by way of Sweden, closed in 9-under 63 to top the field at 16 under. ... Toni Hakula, a member of Texas' 2012 NCAA title team, tied for fifth at 8 under. ... Michael Weaver, a former Cal standout and runner-up at the 2012 U.S. Amateur, finished at 7 under.

Not advancing: The man who beat Weaver at the 2012 U.S. Amateur, Steven Fox, closed in even par to miss by a shot at 2 under. ... Isaiah Salinda, a recent Stanford grad and Walker Cupper still playing as an amateur, finished at 1 over. ... Sulman Raza, who sunk the winning putt for Oregon at the 2016 NCAA Championship, was 2 over. Edwin Yi, who was also on that Ducks team, shot 19 over. ... Other non-qualifiers include former UNLV standout Shintaro Ban (6 over) and Mickey Werenski (7 over), brother of Tour pro Richy Werenski.


SunRiver CC, St. George, Utah, Oct. 8-11

Notable qualifiers: Chase Koepka, the younger brother of Brooks Koepka, opened in 64-54 and easily advance with a sixth-place finish at 14 under.  ... Former Oregon star Norman Xiong, who lost his Korn Ferry Tour card last season, closed in 5-under 65 to advance by three shots at 11 under. ... Former UNLV teammates Taylor Montgomery (18 under) and Harry Hall advanced. Montgomery tied for first with former Washington player Corey Pereira.  ... Jacob Bergeron, who turned pro early out of LSU before the 2018-19 season, birdied two of his last four holes to move on by a shot at 9 under. Other qualifiers include Sean Jacklin, son of Tony Jacklin, and Bryan Bigley.

Not advancing: Former Oklahoma State player Sam Stevens played his final four holes in 4 under but fell a shot short. ... Former UNLV standout A.J. McInerney posted a 5-under final nine but also came up just shy of advancing. ... Steven Kupcho, brother of Jennifer Kupcho, finished at 4 under.


The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, N.C., Oct. 1-4

Notable qualifiers: Dru Love closed in 5-under 66 to tie for 16th and advance by two shots. ... Former Clemson standout Carson Young also capped his week in 66, finishing one clear of the cutoff. ... Kent State product Chase Johnson's 23 under led the field. ... Recent Ohio State grad Daniel Wetterich finished at 20 under. ... Former Duke teammates Alex Smalley and Jake Shuman each tied for fourth at 17 under. ... Gavin Hall, who played collegiately at Texas, was solo sixth. ... Others to advance include 2018 NCAA individual champ Broc Everett (12 under), recent N.C. State grad Stephen Franken (13 under) and Stewart Jolly (14 under), who played on LSU's 2015 NCAA title team.

Not advancing: Derek Bard, who finished runner-up to Bryson DeChambeau at the 2015 U.S. Amateur, closed in 66 but fell a shot short of moving on. ... George Bryan IV, brother of Wesley Bryan, finished at 5 under after a closing 73. ... Among the other notables not moving on were recent South Carolina grad Scott Stevens (2 under) and Clancy Waugh (2 over), son of PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.


Grasslands G&CC, Lakeland, Fla., Oct. 1-4

Notable qualifiers: Former UCF player Connor Arendell led the way at 20 under. ... Former teammates John VanDerLaan and John Coultas, who helped Florida Southern to the 2017 NCAA D-II team titles, shot 17 under and 12 under, respectively. ... Recent Florida grad Gordon Neale advanced by a shot at 11 under. ... Others moving on include former junior standout Austen Truslow (16 under) and Iowa State product Nike Voke (13 under).

Not advancing: Cincinnati product Austin Squires, playing as an amateur, bogeyed his final hole to miss by a shot at 10 under. ... Former UCF standout Brad Schnieder also finished at 10 under despite a closing 63. ... Former NCAA D-III individual champ Anthony Maccaglia shot 9 under. ... Other non-qualifiers included North Carolina product William Register (7 under), former Florida standout Ale Tosti (7 under) and UCF product Greg Eason (3 over).


ArborLinks, Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 1-4

Notable qualifiers: Former Virginia teammates Thomas Walsh and Danny Walker advanced at 10 under and 4 under, respectively. Walker was medalist at final stage last year. ... Former Illinois standout Nick Hardy was 6 under. ... Stephen Stallings Jr. and Chris Naegel tied for the best score at 11 under. ... Ohio State alum Tee-k Kelly birdied each of his final three holes to advance by a shot at 1 under. ... Other notable qualifiers include Oklahoma product Blaine Hale (3 under), who participated in NCAA match play all four years, and former Oklahoma State standout and Walker Cupper Jordan Niebrugge (2 under).

Not advancing: Former junior standout and USC product Anthony Paolucci shot 11 over. ... Cheng Jin, who won the 2015 Asia-Pacific Amateur, shot 25 over and failed to break 77 in three of his four rounds. ... Oklahoma products Beau Titsworth (18 over) and Rylee Reinertson (15 over) missed advancing. ... Other non-qualifiers included Ball State product Timothy Wiseman (2 over) and former Wake player Danny Guise (1 over).


The Breakers (Rees Jones), West Palm Beach, Fla., Oct. 1-4

Notable qualifiers: Curtis Thompson, brother of LPGA star Lexi Thompson, shot 15 under to finish tied for second with UNF alum Sean Dale. ... Former N.C. State star Matt Hill, who won eight times (including the NCAA individual title) during the 2008-09 season, finished at 13 under. ... Braden Thornberry, the 2017 NCAA individual champ and Haskins winner, placed eighth at 12 under. ... Former Illinois All-American Dylan Meyer finished at 10 under. ... Liberty alum Mickey DeMorat, nephew of comedian Daniel Tosh, birdied four of his last 10 holes to advance by a shot. ... Other qualifiers include UNF products Kevin Aylwin (5 under) and Philip Knowles (7 under), former FSU star Jack Maguire (9 under) and Florida/Barry product Jorge Garcia (5 under).

Not advancing: Olin Browne Jr. birdied each of the first five holes of his final nine but ultimately fell two shots shy at 2 under. ... Cristian DiMarco, son of Chris DiMarco, shot 6 over. ... Texas product Steven Chervony finished at 4 over. ... Among the rest of the non-qualifiers were Wake grad Cameron Young (2 over), UNF alum Andrew Alligood (8 over) and former top-ranked junior Shun Yat Hak (WD).


Bridges at Firewheel, Garland, Texas, Sept. 24-27

Notable qualifiers: Wisconsin grad and former Illinois state amateur champion Jordan Hahn, competing as an amateur, closed in 65 to advance by three shots at 11 under. … Zach Bauchou, a member of the Oklahoma State team that won the 2017 NCAA title, shot 14 under. … Mikel Martinson led the field at 21 under. … Penn State alum Cole Miller (-15), Oregon product Brandon McIver (-14) and Oklahoma alum Will Kropp (-10) were among the other qualifiers.

Not advancing: Former Oklahoma standout and U.S. Amateur runner-up Brad Dalke shot 73-73 in the final two rounds to miss by a shot at 8 under. … Former Oklahoma State teammates Hayden Wood (-7), Stratton Nolen (+1) and Nick Heinen (WD) all missed. … Former Florida standout Andy Zhang, who spent last season on the KFT, finished at 4 under. … Air Force captain Kyle Westmoreland closed in 69 but finished 7 under. … Andrew Loupe (-2), Kalena Preus (+8) and Austin Connelly (WD) among non-qualifiers.


Ak-Chin Southern Dunes GC, Maricopa, Ariz., Sept. 24-27

Notable qualifiers: K.K. Limbhasut (-17), who was teammates with Collin Morikawa at Cal, benefitted from a second-round 62 to finish first. He was joined by another recent Cal grad, Sebastian Cramption, who qualified at 11 under. … Former long-drive champ Jamie Sadlowski shot 12 under. … San Diego State alum Nahum Mendoza III, Oklahoma State product Brendon Jelley, Arizona State alum Alberto Sanchez and former Oklahoma player Michael Schoolcraft all advance by a shot at 6 under.

Not advancing: Former USC star Justin Suh birdied his final hole but fell a shot shy at 5 under. … Past Stanford standout Andrew Yun (-1) and Arizona State product Jared Du Toit (E) were among the other non-qualifiers.


Magnolia Grove (Crossing), Mobile, Ala., Sept. 24-27

Notable qualifiers: Recent Auburn grad Jacob Solomon closed in 66 to finish atop the leaderboard at 21 under. Other Auburn alums, Michael Johnson (-16), Trace Crowe (-10) and Michael Hebert (-8), all qualified. Hebert made nine birdies in his final round to make it by a shot. … Patrick Sullivan, who missed out on earning exempt status at final stage by one shot last year after putting a ball into the water, shot 18 under to easily advance. … Western Kentucky product Billy Tom Sargent (-12), North Carolina alum Ben Griffin (-10) and Hunter Hamrick (-8) were among the other qualifiers.

Not advancing: Former Vanderbilt standout Patrick Martin didn’t break 70 and finished at 6 under. … Scott Strohmeyer, the fifth man on Alabama’s 2013 NCAA title team, also shot 6 under. His teammate on that team, Cory Whitsett, finished at 10 over. … Baylor product Matthew Perrine (-5), Oklahoma State alum Zach Olsen (-1) and long-hitting Temple product Brandon Matthews (+3) were among the other non-qualifiers.


Soboba Springs GC, San Jacinto, Calif., Sept. 24-27

Notable qualifiers: Vanderbilt alum Theo Humphrey strung together four scores in the 60s to shoot 15 under and easily advance. … UC Riverside product David Gazzolo led the way at 20 under. … Morgan Deneen, a former PGM student who won a conference title for Coastal Carolina, finished at 18 under. …Alex Kang, brother of LPGA player Danielle Kang, used an opening 65 to post 10 under. … Bruce Doucett birdied three of his last four holes to advance by a shot at 8 under.

Not advancing: UCLA alum Manav Shah made a late triple bogey to shoot a closing 75 and miss by a shot at 7 under. … USC alum Andrew Levitt (-2), Pepperdine grad Roy Cootes (+2) and Oregon product Ryan Gronlund (+4) were among those not advancing.


The Landings Club (Oakri), Savannah, Ga., Sept. 24-27

Notable qualifiers: Richmond product Brad Miller finished first at 22 under. … Jimmy Jones, a USF alum and son of late LPGA winner Dawn Coe-Jones, shot 17 under. … Georgia product Dykes Harbin closed in 64 to advance at 13 under while former Bulldogs star Lee McCoy held on to make it by a shot at 11 under. … Clemson grad Bryson Nimmer (-13), Alabama alum Jonathan Hardee (-13) and UNF product Kevin Phelan (-11) were among the other qualifiers.

Not advancing: Georgia Southern grad and recent Walker Cupper Steven Fisk played his final 10 holes in 4 over to miss by one at 10 under. … Ty Tryon’s bid to advance fell way short at 8 over as the former prodigy shot 76 or worse twice. … UCF product Kyle Wilshire (-5), Georgia grad Zach Healy (+1) and Texas alum Taylor Funk (WD), the son of Fred Funk, were among the non-qualifiers.


The Woodlands CC, The Woodlands, Texas, Sept. 24-27

Notable qualifiers: Recent Baylor grad Braden Bailey shot 16 under to lead all qualifiers. Bailey’s former teammate Garrett May (-8) also advanced. … Brandon Pierce and Eric Ricard, members of LSU’s 2015 NCAA title squad, shot 10 under and 7 under, respectively. Another former Tiger, Nathan Jeansonne (-8), also moved on. … Will Grimmer, an Ohio State grad and two-time U.S. Open competitor, shot 9 under. … Former Texas A&M standout Chandler Phillips shot 8 under.

Not advancing: Texas Tech product Ivan Ramirez, playing as an amateur, shot 3 under to miss by two. …Trey Valentine (-1), Hojin Kang (+1), Jack Ireland (+2) and Matt Ceravolo (WD) were among the other non-qualifiers.