Friday will be a big day for a couple of golf professionals from Kingston and one with ties to Belleville and Deep River.
29 year-old Canadian Tour and eGolf Tour Member Matt McQuillan will be playing his fourth and final round in his 1st stage PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.
After opening with a 68 McQuillan has added a 73 and a 69 at his tournament site in McKinney Texas. That leaves the former Canadian Tour winner in a tie for 25th spot with one round to play. He will need to finish in the top 18 and ties to advance to second stage.
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In Florida 21 year-old Brad Revell is having the time of his life. The graduate of NC State and two-time Ontario Junior Boys Champion shot 65 on Monday to qualify for the Nationwide Tour’s Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. This will be his first start on the tour after having played a mix of mini-tour and Canadian Tour events since he turned pro this past summer.
He played round one on the Valley Course at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedre, Florida on Thursday and turned in a two over par 72.
Staring on the back nine Revell got off to a strong start, reaching two under par after playing twelve holes thanks to three birdies and one bogey. Unfortunately after that things got a little loose coming into the clubhouse.
“I played really well today; I just hit two bad drives coming in,” he told Flagstick when reached after the round’s conclusion.
Those two drives cost him double bogeys on the 6th and 9th holes, his 15th and last of the day.
With a 2:10 P.M. tee time on Friday Revell will clearly be able to see exactly what he needs to do to make the cut with most of the field finishing ahead of him. He will likely need to shoot between 68 and 70 or lower in his second round for chance to stay around for the weekend and a cheque.
Early on Friday Morning Jon Mills (formerly of Belleville and Deep River) is lurking near the lead. After opening with 68 he was three under through his first 5 holes on Friday and in a tie for 4th place. Mills currently sits at 31st on the tour’s money list and will need to be in the top 25 after the Tour Championship to automatically earn a PGA Tour card.