Friday, November 21, 2008
Aragon & Begay qualify for the PGA Tour's Final Stage
Notah Begay ('95) and Alex Aragon ('01) both move on to the final stage of the PGA Tour's qualifying school. Tour veteran Notah fired a blazing 65 last round that included an eagle and five birdies (he finished with birdies on 17 & 18) to finish tied for 8th at the PGA's 2nd stage qualifier in Lantana, Texas while Alex finishes tied for 3rd after a final round 69 at Beaumont, CA.
Notah , seemingly had little chance after three rounds which left him 6 shots off the cut line. But his tournament low 65 leapfrogged more than 30 players and allowed him to continue his quest to return to the PGA tour after rounds of 71-77-74-65. Notah has had a long injury plaqued battle to retain the greatness that was once his as a top 10 player and multiple winner in the golf world. Here's the full leaderboard for the Lantana qualifier.
Aragon had rounds of 65-69-74-69. He led after both the first two rounds and continued his steady play to easily move on to the final stage of qualifying for the first time in his career. A total of 19 players from his field moved on to the final stage qualifier. Here's the full leaderboard for the Beaumont qualifier.
Joel Kribel ('99) missed the qualifying cut by 3 strokes in an earlier second stage qualifier at Kingwood, TX after rounds of 75-72-69-71. Here are complete results from the Kingwood qualifier.