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2018 China Q-School No. 2: Meet the Qualifiers

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Meet the Qualifiers The PGA TOUR Series-China's two International Qualifying Tournaments are now complete, with American Joseph Winslow capturing medalist honors at Mission Hills Golf Club's Sandbelt Trails Course in Haikou, China, a week after Jeffrey Kang won the first of the qualifiers at the same course. One qualifier remains, the Mainland China Qualifying Tournament for players from China. That tournament is scheduled for February 28-March 2 at Wolong Lake Golf Club in Liuzhou, China. Here is a short look at the most-recent 15 qualifiers who will be exempt on the 2018 PGA TOUR Series-China season. Details Player Qualifying Tournament Finish: Won Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Career PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Starts: 13 Something Worth Knowing: When it comes to Winslow’s favorite food, he’s very specific: Lunch at Chipotle, ordering “chicken burrito, no beans, double rice, two scoops of fresh tomato salsa and lots of cheese.” Qualifying Tournament Finish: Second Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Something Worth Knowing: Ree began his college career at the University of Oregon but transferred to San Diego State University for his final two seasons. In San Diego, Ree was a one-year teammate of 2016-17 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Xander Schauffele, who was a senior on the 2014-15 Aztec roster.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for third Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Something Worth Knowing: After graduating from California State University-Long Beach, Techakanokboon stayed in the area, becoming a teaching professional at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, California.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Fifth Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Career Web.com Tour Starts: 1 Something Worth Knowing: Munson’s uncle is the late New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson, the 1976 American League Most Valuable Player. Qualifying Tournament Finish: Sixth Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 2 Career Web.com Tour Starts: 17 Career Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Starts: 22 Something Worth Knowing: Playing a mini-tour event in Florida, Speirs made a hole-in-one on the last hole of a practice round, went to bed and then made a hole-in-one on the third hole the next morning. Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for third Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 11 Something Worth Knowing: Hsu had two top-10s in the inaugural PGA TOUR Series-China season in 2014—a tied for ninth at the Jianye Tianzhu Henan Open and a tie for eighth at the Tour Championship presented by CTS Tycoon.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for ninth Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Something Worth Knowing: Harrold has victories on three professional Tours: European Challenge Tour, MENA Golf Tour and the PGA EuroPro Tour.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Eighth Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 20 Something Worth Knowing: Quek was in the gallery at the 1999 World Cup of Golf at The Mines Resort in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The U.S. team of Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara won the tournament, and it remains the only tournament Quek has ever paid to see.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for seventh Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Career PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Starts: 2 Something Worth Knowing: Once he graduated from Northwestern University outside Chicago, Negri took a job as a wholesale insurance broker. After a few months, he gave up that career and decided to continue pursuing a professional golf career.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for ninth Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 1 Something Worth Knowing: Lee recorded four under-par rounds at the 2015 Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Development Tour for his best finish as a professional, a tie for third.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for ninth Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Something Worth Knowing: Go’s second-round 65 at the Callawassie Island Club in South Carolina, site of the 2016 Big East Conference Championship, established a competitive 18-hole record at the course. Go went on to win the tournament playing for Seton Hall University in New Jersey.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for 12th Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 2 Something Worth Knowing: While still pursuing a touring career, O’Donovan is a teaching professional at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for 12th Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Something Worth Knowing: Kim made his first professional cut at age 20, at the 2015 SK Telecom Open in his native South Korea. He tied for 43rd.  Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for 12th Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Career PGA TOUR Starts: 1 Career Web.com Tour Starts: 1 Career Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Starts: 4 Career PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Starts: 36 Something Worth Knowing: The Paladino brothers both made their marks in U.S. collegiate golf. Cody played at Baylor University in Texas, while his brother, Brent, attended and played golf at the College of William And Mary. Qualifying Tournament Finish: Tied for 15th Career PGA TOUR Series-China Starts: 0 Something Worth Knowing: The native of South Korea makes Murrieta, California, his home base in the United States.  PGA TOUR SERIES-CHINA Q-SCHOOL NO. 2 PGA TOUR Series-China Q-School No. 2


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