Nov. 23, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. -- Former University of Oklahoma golfers Glen Day, Hunter Haas and Martin Flores were among 132 players who advanced through the second stage of the PGA TOUR q-school over the weekend at one of six qualifying sites.
Flores won the TPC Craig Ranch (McKinney, Texas) second qualifying stage by three shots, carding four consecutive sub-70 rounds for a 15-under finish. Flores had rounds of 69, 66, 66 and 68, cruising to the first of 21 qualifying positions from the site.
Haas also earned his third-stage berth at TPC Craig Ranch, tying for 19th after posting a 67 in round four. Haas rebounded from a tournament-opening 73 with a 4-under-par 67 in the second round. After another 73 in round three, Haas clinched his advancing spot with five birdies in an eight-hole stretch during the midway point of his final-round 67.
Day placed ninth at Deerwood Golf Club in Kingwood, Texas, after a final-round 69 that secured one of 19 qualifying positions. The Little Rock, Ark., product ended the four-round qualifying event at -7 after earlier rounds of 70, 70 and 72.
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2004 Open Champion and former Sooner Todd Hamilton will join the OU trio in the final PGA TOUR q-school stage after being one of 39 golfers exempt from the first two stages.
The final stage will be held Dec. 2-7, at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The low 25 scores and ties from the 108-hole event will earn their PGA TOUR cards for 2010, while the rest of the field will have some degree of status on the Nationwide Tour. The purse for the event exceeds $1 million with $50,000 going to the champion.
The final three days of q-school will be broadcast by the GOLF CHANNEL. Below is a look at the television schedule.
Sat., Dec. 5 – 12-3 p.m (CST)
Sun., Dec. 6 – 12-3 p.m. (CST)
Mon., Dec. 7 – 11:30-3 p.m. (CST)