The second stage of qualifying for the 2017 Web.com Tour will take place Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 8-11. Several Oklahomans who advanced through first stage will be competing in one of the five second-stage sites for a chance to advance to the final stage Dec. 8-11 at Orange County National and earn a Web.com Tour card for 2017.
Trent Whitekiller of Sallisaw shot 21-under in St. George, Utah, to tie for sixth and advance in one of the final first-stage events. He is a former Oklahoma State All-America.
Cameron Meyers of Edmond tied for 17th at the first stage event at The Woodlands near Houston to advance. Meyers, a former OGA State Amateur champion and All-American at Oklahoma City University, shot 5-under for the event (69-68-70-76) and was in contention for the lead until a harrowing stretch over the final six holes.
Golf Oklahoma had previously reported that other players with Oklahoma ties had advanced at earlier first-stage events. At the Lantana Golf Club in Lantana, Texas, former University of Oklahoma golfer Michael Gellerman shot 12-under par and finished tied for 10th. Also in that event, Will Kropp of Edmond shot 10-under and tied for 18th, while a pair of former University of Tulsa golfers advanced on the number as Stephen Carney of Tulsa and Chris Worrell of Jenks shot -9 and tied for 23rd.
Former University of Central Oklahoma golfer Josh Creel shot 6-under par in a first stage event in Nebraska City to tie for 16th and advance to second stage. Former Oklahoma State golfer Jordan Niebrugge shot 4-under and tied for 28th and will have to find a different path. Logan McCracken of Oklahoma City tied for 38th at 1-under, Ian Davis of Edmond tied for 45th at even par, former OU golfer Luke Kwon tied for 49th at 1 over and Taylor Artman of Norman finished 73rd at 7 over.
Qualifying through his standing on the MacKenzie Tour in Canada was Dillon Rust of Edmond, while former Sooner Charlie Saxon of Tulsa advanced from a qualifier in China. Taylor Moore of Edmond earned his Web.com Tour card by being one of the top five finishers in Canada, placing third on the money list. He does not have to play in second stage.
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• Beaumont, California (Oak Valley Golf Club)
• Mobile, Alabama (Magnolia Grove – Crossing)
• Brooksville, Florida (Southern Hills Plantation)
• McKinney, Texas (TPC Craig Ranch)
• Plantation, Florida (Plantation Preserve Golf Club)
• Orange County National (Crooked Cat and Panther Lake)