Six golfers with Western Pennsylvania connections played in the PGA Tour Qualifying School’s Second Stage, with two advancing, November 18-21.
Jon Mills, Indiana, shot 67-71-70-71–279, at Southern Hills Plantation Club, Brooksville, Florida. He tied for 14th, making the cut by two strokes.
Bobby MacWhinnie, Upper St. Clair, who now lives in Charlotte, NC, recorded 68-72-72-68–280 at Calloway Gardens GC, Pine Mountain, GA. His 280 was “right on the number.”
Both players advance to the Finals, December 2-7, at Bear Lakes GC, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mills secured PGA Tour privileges in 2006 and 2008, both times from the Nationwide Tour’s money list the previous season. This is Mac Whinnie’s first attempt in the finals.
Brendan Todd, Atlanta, who learned to play at Rolling Hills, 67-74-71-71–283, at Calloway Gardens, t-30. He played the PGA Tour in 2009.
Grant Sturgeon, Oakmont–74-72-69-69–284, at Calloway Gardens, t-32.
Justin Smith, Franklin–73-75-69-74–291, at Hombre GC, Panama City Beach, Florida, t-53.
Mike Van Sickle, Wexford–73-73-70-73–289 at Calloway Gardens, t-65.