PGA Tour Q-School Stage I: Florida, Texas, Georgia, California

The PGA Tour's first round of Tour Qualifying school finished on September 29th in three different locations nationwide. The tour hopefuls who had to play in the first round, likely from college or worldwide mini-tours, will have to play anohter two rounds in the Tour's qualifying school in order to own Tour cards for the 2007 PGA Season. The first three events were held in Florida, Texas, and Georgia.
Florida: TPC of Tampa Bay, 6,898 yards, par 71
The first stage at the TPC of Tampa Bay in Lutz, Florida would accept the top 43 players in the field, that cut coming at 8 over par for four days of play. Benjamin McClung was the medallist firing a fourteen under par 270 to lead the nearest competitor by two strokes.
Texas: Cypresswood Golf Club, 6,906 yards, par 72
The Texas qualifier gave the most spots of all three Stage I qualifiers, 45 spots, and took a score of 6 over or better to move on to Stage II. The qualifier was won by Andrew Parr, who was anything but par firing a 21 under 267 over four days.
Georgia: Jennings Mill C.C., 6,951 yards, par 72
Scott Brown was the victor at the Georgia qualifier, who, along with 40 other qualifiers who shot 12 over par or better, will advance to the second stage. Brown shot 10 under for the week, with a five under par 67 on the final day.
California: PGA West, Norman Course, 7,152 yards, par 72
The qualifier at PGA West in LaQuinta, CA will send 42 qualifiers to the second stage of qualifying school, all of which shot 12 over par or better to qualify. Jae Choi of New Mexico was the medallist shooting fifteen under par for the week, highlighted by a five under 67 on the final day.
Second stage of qualifying school will take place between November 15th to 19th. The final stage in December will be played on several of PGA West's courses.

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