Thursday, October 30, 2008
First stage of qualifying for the PGA Tour is completed and two Cardinal golfers, Joel Kribel ('99) and Alex Aragon ('01) are moving on. Three others, Rob Grube, Jim Seki and Zack Miller failed to qualify.
Three Stanford alums, Rob Grube ('08), Zack Miller ('07), and Jim Seki ('02) competed in the first stage of PGA Tour qualifying at San Juan Oaks CC in Hollister, California. A fourth alum, Alex Aragon ('01) played in Southern California at Carlton Oaks CC in Santee, California. These are two of the 12 first stage qualifying sites being held around the country. Joel Kribel (previous post) has easily qualified earlier and moved onto the 2nd stage of qualifying.
In the four rounds Seki shot 69-71-70-75 (3-under and tied for 45th), Grube 69-72-72-71 (4-under and tied for 39th) and Miller shot 70-74-69-75 (even par and tied for 56th). It took a 7-under par score to make the low 24 and ties and move on to the 2nd stage of qualifying. Full results from San Juan Oaks can be found at: http://pgatq.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgatq8/event/pgatq816/contest/1/leaderboard.htm.
In his four rounds, Aragon shot 72-72-72-72 to finish tied for 11th in the Calton Oaks field with low 23 and ties qualifying for stage 2. Full results from the Calton Oaks qualifier can be found here: http://pgatq.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgatq8/event/pgatq814/contest/1/leaderboard.htm.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Joel Kribel ('99) finished 2nd in the first stage of the PGA Tour's qualifying school at the Beaumont, California, site. Joel had rounds of 72-76-70-67 to easily qualify in his quest to regain PGA Tour status. Here is the full leaderboard for this qualifying site.
Joel, one of Stanford's all-time greats, is one of only two Stanford golfers to earn 4-time All-American honors while on the Farm, the other being recent graduate Rob Grube.
At least five other Stanford golfers are also entered in first stage Q-School events. Jim Seki, Alex Aragon, Rob Grube and Zack Miller will all be competing at San Juan Oaks in Hollister, CA, starting Oct 29th. We will be following their progress as the qualifying school process continues.