McQuillan withdraws from Q-School

Mike Koreen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:59 PM ET

La Quinta, Calif. - Faced with overwhelming odds to try to gain a full PGA Tour card for 2012, Kingston golfer Matt McQuillan withdrew from the final stage of qualifying school on Saturday morning in La Quinta, Calif.

Faced with overwhelming odds to try to gain a full PGA Tour card for 2012, Kingston golfer Matt McQuillan withdrew from the final stage of qualifying school on Saturday morning in La Quinta, Calif.

PGA Tour media official Joe Chemycz confirmed McQuillan withdrew prior to the fourth of six rounds of the event at PGA West.

McQuillan was 168th and would have needed to climb into the top 25 to maintain full tour status for 2012. He was 11 over through three rounds.

Despite the disappointing result this week, the 2010 Q-school graduate still has non-exempt status on the PGA Tour and full status on the Nationwide Tour in 2012. McQuillan gets those perks after finishing 137th on the money list in his PGA Tour rookie campaign this year.

Most non-exempt PGA Tour players get anywhere between 10 to 18 starts. On the Nationwide Tour, McQuillan can earn a spot back on the PGA Tour in 2013 if he can finish in the top 25 on the money list.

 

 


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