Two Former Wildcats Hope to Earn PGA Tour Cards
Nov. 18, 2010
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Two former Wildcat golfers, Robert Streb and Aaron Watkins, are currently competing in the second round of the PGA Tour Q School in hopes of earning a spot in the final qualifying for a PGA Tour Card.
The second qualifying stage, which runs from November 17-20, has six different sites where players compete in four rounds, with the top 20 players plus ties moving on to the final round at Orange County National, in Winter Garden, Fla., December 1-6. There, the top 25 players plus ties are awarded a PGA Tour Card, while the rest of the field is granted fully exempt or conditional status on the PGA Nationwide Tour.
Streb is competing at the TPC Craig Ranch site, where he sits in a tie for 20th place at 4-under par after the first two rounds of play. If he can maintain that position over the final two rounds, he will move on to the final round with a chance to earn a PGA Tour Card.
Streb was a letterwinner from 2006-2009. He qualified for round two by taking 14th place in his first round of qualifying at Lantana Golf Club, in Lantana, Texas. Streb has been playing on the NGA Hooter's Tour, where he has competed in 14 tournaments thus far, finishing in the money 12 times.
Watkins is competing at the Bear Creek Golf Club site, where, after two rounds, he is tied for 30th place, just 10 spots back of qualifying for the final round in Florida next month.
Watkins, who lettered from 2001-2004, earned an exemption into his second round site. He has played in 61 Nationwide Tour events dating back to 2007, as well as 19 PGA Tour events in the 2009 season. His play has earned him over $350,000 in winnings over the past two seasons.
Live scoring for the second round of PGA Tour Qualifying School can be found at www.pgatour.com/qschool.