Nov. 30, 2011
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Two former Kansas State men's golfers, Robert Streb and Aaron Watkins, have advanced to the final round of the PGA Tour qualifying school in pursuit of earning their PGA tour cards.
Streb was three strokes shy of earning a final stage berth in 2010, but reversed his fortunes this year by tying for 11th in the second stage of qualifying with a four-round total of 10-under par 278 at the TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Streb was a letterwinner at K-State from 2006-2009.
Watkins has advanced to the final stage for the second consecutive year by tallying a four-round total of 6-under par 282 to finish in a tie for seventh. Watkins, a letterwinner at K-State from 2001-2004, has competed in 84 Nationwide events and 18 PGA tour events since 2007 and has accumulated over $550,000 in career earnings.
Over 150 golfers will participate in the final round of the 2011 PGA Tour Q-School in LaQuinta, Calif., at the PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course and TPC Stadium Course. Notable card pursuers include David Duval, Lee Janzen, Boo Weekley and the grandson of Arnold Palmer, Sam Saunders.
The competition with consist of six rounds in six days from Nov. 30-Dec. 5, with players teeing off at 8:00 a.m. each day. No cuts will be made, and the top-25 golfers will be eligible for a 2012 PGA membership.
Television times are scheduled for three days, and will be broadcasted on the Golf Channel. On Dec. 3-4, the fourth and fifth round coverage will be shown from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., while the final round will be shown on Dec. 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Live scoring and further information on the PGA Tour Qualifying School can be found at www.pgatour.com/qschool.