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While the 2014 PGA Tour season kicked off this weekend with its new wrap-around schedule at the Frys.com Open, hundreds of golfs around the country tried to get one step closer to playing on the Tour with the first stage of Qualifying School. After Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach hosted on the pre-qualifying events, Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach played as one of the first stage hosts.
Jupiter resident Dan Berger won medalist honors at the first stage and got one step closer to earning a web.com Tour card. Punching his ticket to the second stage, Berger shot a three day total of 14-under par and winning by two strokes over Palm Beach Gardens resident Sunny Kim. Kim will also move on to the second stage of Q-School.
Other local golfers that advanced to the second stage from the Quail Valley event include former PGA Tour member and Hobe Sound resident Olin Browne, Tequesta resident Gregory O'Mahony, Jupiter resident Derek Fathauer, Palm Beach Gardens residents Ben Silverman, Martin Ureta, and Matt Hill, and Stuart resident Justin Peters.
The seccond stage of Q-School takes place between November 12 and November 22nd. The finals will be held December12th through the 17th with several golfers earning web.com Tour cards for the 2014 season.
For more information on the web.com tour's Q-School as well as results from all the events, visit www.pgatour.com.