Pittsburgh native Brendon Todd was the only player to record all six scores under par in the finals of the PGA Tour Qualifying School at La Quinta, CA. He shot 71-68–69-71-68-68–415, to win the school by one shot. The victory was good for $50,000.
Todd played Rolling Hills CC, McMurray, as a junior golfer. His family then moved to Charlotte, NC, when he was in junior high. His game continued to develop, and he was a collegiate standout at the University of Georgia. Todd was a key player on Georgia’s 2005 NCAA Division 1 championship team. His professional career has been difficult at times as he missed all thirteen cuts in Nationwide Tour events in 2010, but he played considerably better this year. Todd’s total winnings on the Nationwide Tour are just over $350,000.
Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, totaled 435 for six rounds, eleven strokes short of securing a PGA Tour card. He will have privileges on the Nationwide Tour in 2012.