Five Former Tigers Advance To Second Round Of PGA Q-School
Oct. 24, 2009
AUBURN - Former Auburn golfers claimed the top-four spots at the PGA Tour round one qualifier, advancing five to second round action. Andrew Medley (-12) claimed medalist honors as the only competitor to fire all four rounds under par.
"It's great to see five Auburn golfers get through round one," said Medley. "I wish all of us could have made it. This is my third year doing Q-School. It's a tough couple of weeks that set up the next year of your game. You've got to look at it like any other week. There's no money for a good finish out here. Getting through a stage is just as nice as earning money for a win."
Medley lettered for the Tigers in 2004 and '06.
"I played pretty solid today," said Medley. "The key on this course is just to keep the ball in play. It gets a lot easier out here when you can keep your driver in the fairway set up for a clean approach. If you can do that, it makes this course a lot less difficult."
Also gaining promotion to the second stage of qualifying were former Tigers Patton Kizzire (-11) in second, Scott Weatherly (-9) and Jon Rusk (-9) tied for 4th and Will Claxton (-3) tied for 13th.
Kizzire fought back from an opening round 74 with back-to-back rounds of 67, carding a final round 69.
"It's definitely an advantage to know the course," said Kizzire. "We've
had a lot of good players have come through Auburn over the years.
Advancing five through the first round of qualifying shows that."
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