Nationwide Tour player, Bobby MacWhinnie, originally from Pittsburgh, advanced through the first stage of PGA Tour School at Callaway Gardens, GA, with 73-69-69-70–282, making the cut by one stroke. He was the only player with area roots to progress to the second stage in mid-November.
Sam Saunders, Orlando, (Arnold Palmer’s grandson)–70-75-75-71–291–t-45 at PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, FL
Robert Rohanna, Waynesboro–72-77-72-72–293–t-54 at PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, FL
Mike VanSickle, Wexford, 71-77-70-75–293, t-62 at The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC
Kevin Foley, Somerville, NJ, former Penn State standout–74-73-68-81–296, t-43 at Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, NC
Grant Sturgeon, former Oakmont assistant professional–79-75-75-78–307, t-66 at Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, NC
Rohanna played in the Pre-Qualifying at Yankee Hill GC, Lincoln, NE. He shot 71-70-66-72–279, t-13 to advance to the first stage. Foley also advanced through Pre-Qualifying with 76-72-67-67–282, finishing second at Kinderlou GC, Valdosta, GA.