Overton Moves Into Share of Seventh After 36 Holes at Q-School
Dec. 1, 2005
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - After firing a 4-under-par 68 in the opening round, former Indiana men's golf standout Jeff Overton (2002-05) remained in red numbers with a 1-under 71 on the second 18 of the final stage at Q-School on Dec. 1. Overton is tied for seventh place through 36 holes at the final stage of the PGA Tour's National Qualifying Tournament, which consists of six rounds being played at the Panther Lake and Crooked Cat Golf Courses at Orange County National.
Playing Panther Lake, the Evansville, Ind., native turned in an eventful round with five birdies, four bogeys, one eagle and one double bogey. Overton reeled off three straight birdies on the second, third and fourth holes before a double at the par-4 fifth hole. He bounced back with an eagle at the par-5 seventh and closed out the backside at 2-under following a bogey on nine.
The 2005 Big Ten champion opened the backside with a birdie on the par-5 10th but fell back to even par after three consecutive bogeys. Overton went on to par the next four holes and wrapped up his afternoon with a birdie at the par-5 18th hole. Michael Allen continues to pace the field at 12-under-par, adding a 4-under 68 to his 8-under 64 on the first day.
Joining Overton, former Hoosiers Steve Wheatcroft (1998-01) and Dan Olsen (1986-89) also reached the final stage. Wheatcroft came back from a 77 in round one with a 3-under 69 on day two. He shares 105th place at 146, while Olsen is tied for 128th after rounds of 73 and 75. Both golfers played Crooked Cat.
The field consists of 166 players, including 22 players who have won a total of 50 PGA Tour events- highlighted by former Masters champion Larry Mize and seven-time winner Bill Glasson. Blaine McCallister and Dan Forsman each have won five times on Tour, while Notah Begay III has four titles and Steve Stricker three.
Only the low 30 scores and ties at the end of the tournament earn Tour cards with the next number of players nearest to 50 will have fully exempt membership on the Nationwide Tour. The remaining players who have made it to the final stage of Q-school will have conditionally exempt status on the Nationwide Tour.
The third round of the final stage takes place on Dec. 2 at the Panther Lake and Crooked Cat Golf Courses at Orange County National. Click here to follow round three live.
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