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MGA Champs Move to Second Stage of Tour Q-School

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (November 18, 2013) - The next leg of the Tour's Qualifying School is underway, and eight players from the Met Area will be playing in the Second Stage this week. Advancing through these highly competitve fields would earn the players a spot in the Final Stage, but they still need to finish in the top 25 at the six-round Final Stage to earn a Tour card for the 2014 season.

SCORING: Plantation Preserve | Southern Hills

Competing this week at Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club in Plantation, Fla. is two-time MGA Player of the Year Mike Miller of Brewster, N.Y., who just turned professional in August. Miller finished with medalist honors at the pre-qualifying round for Q-School back in August, and made the cut during the First Stage to advance.

Joining Miller at Plantation Preserve are more former MGA champs - 2006 Carter Cup winner Chris DeForest, originally from Cotttekill, N.Y.; 2004 MGA/MetLife Boys champion Sunny Kim; and 1994 Met Junior winner Marc Turnesa, originally from Long Island. Turnesa won the 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the PGA Tour and also competed in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional. Chris Scialo of New York, N.Y., also advanced to the Second Stage and is playing at Plantation Preserve.

2005 Met Open champion John Stoltz of Middletown, N.Y., is in the field at the other Florida site at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla. Stoltz is competing with Mike Ballo of Stamford, Conn., the 2010 & '09 Ike champion who finished T-2nd at the 2012 Met Open. Michael Furci of Sayville, N.Y., is also in the field at Southern Hills.

If players make the cut and advance through the Second Stage, then the next stop on the road to Tour membership is the Final Stage on December 12-17 at PGA West ‘s TPC Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament Courses in La Quinta, Calif.





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