Former Wildcat Watkins One Step Away From PGA Tour

Aaron Watkins

Nov. 21, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Aaron Watkins, a Kansas State men’s golf letterwinner from 2001-04, finished in a tie for sixth place at his second-round site of PGA Tour Qualifying School to advance to the final round of competition for a PGA Tour Card.

Watkins, who shot a 4-under par 284 over four rounds of play, was under par for three consecutive rounds to finish in a three-way tie for sixth place at the par-72, 7,067-yard Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Ga.

The top 20 players plus ties from all six second-round sites will compete in the final round at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla., December 1-6. There, the top 25 players plus ties are awarded a PGA Tour Card, while the rest of the field is granted fully exempt or conditional status on the PGA Nationwide Tour.

Watkins has played in 61 Nationwide Tour events dating back to 2007, as well as 19 PGA Tour events in the 2009 season. His play has earned him over $350,000 in winnings over the past two years.

Former Wildcat Robert Streb also competed in the second round of qualifying school this week, but finished just three strokes short of moving on to the final round. Streb’s 3-under par 285 was good enough to tie for 32nd place at the TPC Craig Ranch site, just 12 spots out of advancement. 

More information on PGA Tour Qualifying School can be found at www.pgatour.com/qschool.