Former Knights Advance at PGA Tour Q-School

Oct. 26, 2012

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By Andy Seeley

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Two former UCF men's golfers have advanced from First Round Qualifying in the PGA Tour Q-School.

Former Knight Connor Arendell took part in the First-Round Qualifying at the Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Lakeland, Fla. He tied for fourth in the four-round event, where the top 19 advanced to Second-Round Qualifying. Arendell opened the tournament with back-to-back scores of 68 (-4). He carded a 71 in the third round, but roared back with a 65 on the final day to solidify his qualifying position. Arendell's 65 in the fourth round was the second-best score of the day.

Meanwhile, Devin Spies took part in First-Round Qualifying at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. Spies tied for 16th in that event, which saw the top 18 advance. He scored a 5-under total for the tournament. Spies opened with a 69, followed up with a 70 and then shot a 76. But Spies came back with a 4-under 68 in the final round to garner a spot in Second-Round Qualifying.

Second-Round Qualifying takes place Nov. 13-17 at various courses around the country.

In addition to those two former Knights, another UCF Men's Golf alum narrowly missed advancing to Second-Round Qualifying, as well. Brad Schneider took part in the same tournament as Arendell in Lakeland. He tied for 20th place, missing the cut by one stroke. Schneider was under par in each of his rounds at Grasslands, carding scores of 68, 68, 69 and 71.