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Friday, October 28, 2011

PGA Tour Q-School: Couple locals on verge to advance

Two Bradenton Prep alums, Byeong-Hun An and Arnond "Bank" Vongvanij, are on the verge of making through the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School.

Vongvanij sits with a 206 total, good for a tie for fourth, with one round to go at PGA Golf Club's Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie.

An, the 2009 U.S. Amateur champ, is also in Port St. Lucie and is tied for 12th place following a 209 total.

The top 22 and ties progress to the second stage held at multiple venues in mid-November.

Meanwhile, former Lakewood Ranch High and Florida State University star Seath Lauer has faded following a solid opening round.

Lauer fired a first-round 71, but ballooned to a 79 on Day Two. A third round 73 means Lauer, who went all the way to the final stage from pre-qualification last year in his first-ever Q-School attempt, is tied for 65th.

Part-time Palmetto resident Sam Osborne has recovered from his opening round disaster. Osborne carded a 79 in that round, but has since posted back-to-back under par rounds (68-70) and is 1-over for the event.

That score puts him six shots behind the current cut line for advancement.

The final round is Saturday.

On Thursday, the other Florida site - St. John's Golf & Country Club in St. Augustine - concluded with one West Florida Golf Tour player missing by six shots.

Valrico resident Matthew Galloway played consistent golf, but it wasn't good enough. Galloway's worst round in the 72-hole tournament was his first round 72. From there, he carded rounds of 71, 70 and 71 for a 4-under par 284 total.

Players at 10-under par 278 or lower cracked the top 22 (and ties) needed to progress.

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