(Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Second Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament begins this week (Nov. 11-14) at three qualifying sites, one in Florida and two in Texas. Second Stage resumes and concludes next week (Nov. 18-21) at two more sites in Florida and one in California.

The 469 contestants will be vying to earn a spot in the Finals, which takes place Dec. 11-16 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Second Stage contestants have advanced from the Pre-Qualifying event and First Stage and are joined by those who earned exemptions into Second Stage. Approximately 150 golfers, including those exempt into the Final Stage, will secure Web.com Tour status by virtue of qualifying for the Finals. On the line at PGA National will be the all-important player positioning within the Tour’s eligibility structure for 2015.

The Second Stage sites are:

Nov. 11-14 (Tuesday-Friday)

Southern Hills Plantation, Brooksville, Fla.
TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
Deerwood Club, Kingwood, Texas
Nov. 18-21 (Tuesday-Friday)

Plantation Preserve Golf Club, Plantation, Fla.
Hombre Golf Club, Panama City Beach, Fla.
Bear Creek Golf Club, Murrieta, Calif.
All six qualifiers are scheduled to have fields of 78, with the exception of next week’s qualifier at Panama City Beach, Fla., where 79 are presently slotted.

Among the familiar names playing in the Second Stage are:

Brooksville, Fla:

Arjun Atwal – Windermere, Fla…former PGA TOUR winner
Wilson Bateman – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada…medalist, First Stage/West Palm Beach, Fla.
Daniel Chopra – Orlando, Fla…two-time PGA TOUR winner
Matt Hill – Ontario, Canada/Palm Beach Gardens, Fla…individual winner of 2009 NCAA Championship and 2009 Jack Nicklaus Award and Haskins Award winner at North Carolina State
Smylie Kaufman – Birmingham, Ala…medalist, First Stage/Pinehurst, N.C.
Frank Lickliter – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla…two-time PGA TOUR winner
Trey Mullinax – Birmingham, Ala…former U. of Alabama All-American and member of two national championship teams (2013, 2014)
Mike Van Sickle – Wexford, Pa…co-medalist, First Stage/Nebraska City, Neb.
Cameron Wilson – Rowayton, Conn…individual winner of 2014 NCAA Championship while competing for Stanford.

Kingwood, Texas

Nate Barbee – Clive, Iowa…co-medalist, First Stage/Nebraska City, Neb.
David Gossett – Austin, Texas…former PGA TOUR winner
Parker McLachlin – Scottsdale, Ariz…former PGA TOUR winner
Eric Meierdierks – Wilmette, Illinois…medalist, First Stage/Maricopa, Ariz.
Shaun Micheel – Memphis, Tenn…2003 PGA Championship winner
Jeff Quinney – Scottsdale, Ariz…former Web.com Tour winner and PGA TOUR runner-up

McKinney, Texas

Matt Bettencourt – Duncan, S.C…former PGA TOUR winner
John Ellis – San Jose, Calif….medalist, First Stage/Dayton, Nev.
Talor Gooch – Choctaw, Okla…former Oklahoma State All-American
Oliver Goss – Perth, Australia…2013 U.S. Amateur runner-up…All-American at Tennessee…won PGA Tour of Australasia event as amateur in 2012
Brandon Harkins – Scottsdale, Ariz…medalist, First Stage/Lantana, Texas
Jeff Klauk – St. Augustine, Fla…two-time Web.com Tour winner
Jamie Sindelar – Horseheads, N.Y…son of seven-time PGA TOUR winner, Joey
Cory Whitsett – Houston, Texas…medalist, First Stage/The Woodlands, Texas…former Alabama All-American, who played on two national championship teams (2013, 2014)…rose to top-ranked amateur in the world

Panama City Beach, Fla.

Danny Balin – Rockville, Md…medalist, First Stage/Beaumont, Calif.
Gavin Coles – Winter Garden, Fla…native of Australia…five-time Web.com Tour winner
Bubba Dickerson – Fernandina Beach, Fla…Web.com Tour winner and U.S. Amateur champion
Hunter Hamrick – Montgomery, Ala…former All-American at Alabama
Michael Hebert – Cummings, Ga…medalist, First Stage/Gautier, Miss.
Kevin Johnson – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla…six-time Web.com Tour winner
Will McCurdy – Auburn, Ala….medalist, First Stage/Pine Mountain, Ga.
Daniel Miernicki – Santee, Calif…former All-American at Oregon
Jason Milliard – Murfreesboro, Tenn…medalist, First Stage/Duluth, Ga.
Curtis Thompson – Coral Springs, Fla…former LSU golfer and brother to Nicholas and Lexi
Bobby Wyatt – Montgomery, Ala…member of NCAA national championship teams in 2013 and 2014 and All-American selection at Alabama

Murrieta, Calif.

Cameron Beckman – San Antonio, Texas…three-time PGA TOUR winner
Brandon Hagy – Westlake Village, Calif…former All-American at California and 2014 Byron Nelson Award winner
Bob May – Las Vegas, Nev…playoff runner-up at 2000 PGA Championship to Tiger Woods…European Tour winner
Anthony Paolucci – Rancho Santa Fe, Calif…AJGA’s No. 1 player in 2010…Played at USC…made Q-School Finals as an amateur in 2013
Ted Purdy – Phoenix, Ariz…former PGA TOUR winner
Michael Weaver – Fresno, Calif…2013 All-American and All-American Scholar-Athlete at California…2012 U.S. Amateur runner-up
Chris Williams – Moscow, Idaho…2013 Ben Hogan Award winner and former top-ranked amateur in the world out of U. of Washington.

Plantation, Fla.

Jeff Corr – Apopka, Fla…medalist, First Stage/St. Augustine, Fla.
Sean Jacklin – Bradenton, Fla…former U. of North Carolina golfer and son of Tony
D.J. Trahan – Mt. Pleasant, S.C…two-time PGA TOUR winner
Marc Turnesa – Jupiter, Fla…former PGA TOUR winner
T. J. Vogel – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla…former All-American at USC and Florida…2012 U.S. Public Links champion

Source: PGA Tour


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