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Miller, Pastore conclude play at Q-School

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (December 13, 2015) - Sunday's final round of Tour Qualifying School held the highest scoring average of the week at more than 73.5, as competitors faced consistently high winds and gusts up to 30 miles per hour while facing the Fazio and Champion courses at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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The Met Area's David Pastore and Mike Miller each registered over-par rounds and, though they did not record top-45 finishes to earn exemptions on the Tour for 2016, they do have conditional status on the Tour for the 2016 season.

Pastore entered the day tied for 14th, but a 7-over 78 on the Champion Course dropped the 2014 MGA Player of the Year to even-par for the event, where he tied for 58th. The Greenwich, Conn., native stood tied for 20th with five holes to play, but one of the PGA TOUR's most challenging par-3s, the 165-yard 17th, was playing particularly tough due to the high winds. Pastore registered a seven on the hole to fall down the leaderboard. Many competitors posted high numbers on the 17th, as it played as the hardest hole of the day with a stroke average of more than 3.75.

Miller, the 2011 and 2012 MGA Player of the Year, played his final round on the Fazio Course and needed a sub-par round to make a run at earning exemptions. The Brewster, N.Y., native shot a 4-over 76 and tied for 79th at day's end.

Rockville Centre, N.Y.'s Marc Turnesa began competition at the Final Stage this week, but withdrew following two rounds of play.

In addition to Pastore and Miller's conditional status on the Tour for 2016, both will retain exempt status on the Mackenzie Tour (PGA TOUR Canada) for 2016 thanks to their finishes inside the top 60 on the 2015 Order of Merit. Miller finished 21st and Pastore 31st.

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