Hughes bests dozens of professionals in attempt to Monday qualify for Mexico Open

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Chase Hughes of Oklahoma City was not successful in his attempt Monday at age 13 to qualify for the PGA Tour’s Mexico Open but he acquitted himself very well.

Hughes tied for 23rd in a field of nearly 100 professionals who were vying for four spots in the field in next week’s event on the PGA Tour.

In shooting a 1-over 73, Hughes played the back nine in 2-under with three birdies and one bogey. His 73 left him tied with PGA Tour veterans such as Kevin Tway and Ryan Palmer and ahead of players such as Harry Higgs, JJ Henry, Luke Long and many others familiar to golf fans.

Golfers had to shoot 2-under or better on the 7,111-yard Black Hawk CC in Richmond, Texas in order to make a playoff for the four spots. Preston Stanley of Katy, Texas had the low round at 4-under 68.

Hughes earned his spot in the Monday qualifier when he finished tied for seventh in a pre qualifier held at the North Texas PGA Tour players event Feb. 6 in Rockwall, Texas.


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