(ISN) – 2015 PGA TOUR Canada qualifying resumes this week with the second of three Qualifying Tournaments. Last week’s event at Orange County National Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. saw 48 players earn status on PGA TOUR Canada for 2015. The third Q-School will take place in two weeks at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, B.C.
Once again, PGA TOUR Canada players will aim to take the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR in 2015. The leading player on the Order of Merit at season’s end will earn exempt status on the Web.com Tour for 2015, while players 2-5 will earn conditional status, players 6-10 will earn an exemption into the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School and players 11-20 will earn an exemption into the second stage.
Toronto’s Albin Choi took home medalist honours last week with a 25-under total and will be fully exempt on PGA TOUR Canada for the 2015 season.
2014 NCAA All-Americans in the field:
Julien Brun (Texas Christian – 1st team)
Roman Robledo (Houston – 2nd team)
Taylor Pendrith (Kent State – Honourable Mention)
Canadians in the Field (16):
Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Dan Bowling (Corunna, Ont.)
Ryan Borg (Brampton, Ont.)
Andrew Ledger (Toronto, Ont.)
Jae Yong Kim (North York, Ont.)
Charles Côté (Thetford Mines, Que.)
Andrew Rasmussen (Delta, B.C.)
Dale Rain (Rocky Mountain House, Alta.)
Aaron Cockerill (Gunton, Man.)
Curtis Baldwin (Chilliwack, B.C.)
Craig Keck (Calgary, Alta.)
Brady Henderson (Neepawa, Man.)
Steven Lecuyer (Grimshaw, Alta.)
Sonny Michaud (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.)
Zack Kempa (Brantford, Ont.)
Other Notes on the field:
2006 USGA Junior Amateur champion Philip Francis, who played PGA TOUR Canada in 2014, is in the field this week.
10 amateurs are in the field: Roman Robledo (Harlingten, Texas), Sam Saunders (Albuquerque, N.M.), Arthur Hudson (Orlando, Fla.), Hudson Stremmel (Reno, N.V.), Julien Brun (Antibes, France), James Salmon (Jacksonville, Fla.), Alex Bottrell (Brisbane, Australia), Joe Doody (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Aaron Cockerill (Gunton, Man.), Dale Rain (Rocky Mountain House, Alta.).
Julien Brun, a senior with Texas Christian University, is a three-time 1st Team All-American, a 2013 Ben Hogan Award finalist, and won the Challenge Tour’s Allianz Golf Open Toulouse Metropole in 2012.
Golf Canada Young Pro Team member Taylor Pendrith was the low amateur at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open and won the prestigious 2014 Monroe Invitational Championship and 2013 Porter Cup.