Watkins Comes Up Shy in PGA Tour Bid

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Aaron Watkins, a K-State letterwinner from 2001-2004, came up one stroke short of earning his spot on the 2007 PGA Tour, as the final round of Q-School was held Monday at the PGA West Stadium and Jack Nicklaus Tournament Courses.

Watkins finished the six-round, 108-hole event at 7-under-par 425 to tie for 41st, one stroke shy of the 8-under-par 424 cut line of the top 30 spots and ties.

However, with the tie for 41st, Watkins becomes fully exempt for the 2007 Nationwide Tour, a developmental tour for the PGA Tour. The top-20 members on the Nationwide money list each year are given memberships for the PGA Tour the following year.