Billy Mayfair Wins PGA Tour Q-School Final

Billy MayfairPhoenix native Billy Mayfair closed with a 2-under 70 to win the final stage of the PGA Tour’s qualifying school tournament Monday, one shot ahead of William McGirt (68).

Mayfair finished 18-under for the tournament, earning $50,000 for first place. Golfers who were at 9-under or better received a PGA Tour card, including four Nationwide players who qualified earlier and were seeking to improve their position.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Mayfair 43, was a standout junior golfer and state champion at Camelback High School. He went on to star at Arizona State University and won the 1986 U.S Public Links and 1987 U.S. Amateur titles before turning professional as a 21-year-old.

He was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year.

The top 25 scores and ties earned PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 received cards on the Nationwide Tour.

Among the notables who did not qualify out of Q-School: Brett Waldman (68), the caddie for Camilo Villegas; Erik Compton (73), a two-time heart transplant recipient; Briny Baird (71), who lost his card on the final hole of the year at Disney to finish No. 127 on the money list.

 

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