Patrick Sheehan,(RI), Trevor Murphy,(VT), Jeff Curl,(CT), Mike Bello,(CT) and Jon Curran,(MA) will join a field of approximately 150 players who have qualified to compete in a 6 round 108 hole endurance marathon. The TPC Stadium and Nicklaus Tour courses at the PGA West complex in La Quinta, CA is the site of the new Web.Com Final Stage Q School.
Under the new qualification process instituted by the PGA TOUR, there are two ways to gain playing privileges on the PGA TOUR. First qualify for and play the Web.Com Tour finishing the season in the top 25 on the Web.Com Tour’s money list. Access can also be gained if a player is among the top 25 finishers, not otherwise qualified, in the year ending four event Web.Com Tour Playoffs . These playoffs are much like the FedEx Playoffs.
The five New England qualifiers advanced as follows: Patrick Sheehan and Mike Bello gained entry to the Final Stage by finishing T-6/-12/276 at the Southern Hills Plantation venue, Brooksville, FL. Jon Curran finished alone in 3rd at -14/270 at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course, Plantation, FL. Trevor Murphy finished T-4/-4/284 at Bear Creek Golf Club, Murrieta, CA. Jeff Curl advanced after his T-12/-10/278 finish at Southern Hills Plantation Club, Brooksville, FL.