At least seven players with Oklahoma ties advanced to the second round of qualifying for the Web.Com Tour by finishing in the top 33 after 72 holes of play at their respective first-round sites Friday.
At the Lantana (Texas) Golf Club, Talor Gooch of Choctaw had a strong week, shooting 12 under and tying for seventh place. Stephen Carney, former University of Tulsa golfer and state amateur champion, rode a third-round 65 to a 7-under total and tied for 29th.
Missing qualifying by a single shot were former OSU golfer Kevin Dougherty and Hunter Sparks of Oklahoma City, both tied for 38th. Dillon Rust of Edmond, who won successive events this summer on the Adams Tour, never got untracked and finished in 56th place.
At the Woodlands near Houston, former TU golfer Chris Worrell eased in at 7-under and tied for 14th, while former OU golfer Abraham Ancer shot 4-under and made it tied for 25th. Former Oklahoma City University golfer James Marchesani just missed despite a final-round 69, while Cameron Meyers of Edmond tied for 54th at 4 over after a final-round 77.
In Nebraska City, former OSU golfers Ian Davis of Edmond and Trent Whitekiller of Sallisaw both finished in the top 10 where they had been all week. Davis was tied for third at 6-under after a final-round 69 and Whitekiller tied for 10th.
The most remarkable story of the week from an Oklahoma perspective was the performance by former Tulsa golfer Logan McCracken of Oklahoma City. Nearly in last after an opening-round 82, McCracken responded with rounds of 70-68-70 to finish at 2 over and safely in with a tie for 22nd.
Former Oklahoma Christian golfer Vilhelm Bogstrand tield for 48th at 7 over. Complete results from all sites are here.
First stage continues with six more qualifiers over the next two weeks. Second stage events begin Nov. 11-14 and two of the first three events are in Texas. Final stage is Dec. 11-16 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.