St. Johns Golf & Country Club to Host PGA Tour Qualifying School

St. Johns Golf & Country ClubST. AUGUSTINE - St. Johns Golf & Country Club, owned by St. Joe Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf , will host the first stage of the 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School, Tuesday-Friday, October 21-24.

The 72-hole, stroke-play tournament at St. Johns will be contested between roughly 80 golfers with the top qualifiers advancing to the second stage of competition. St. Johns was selected by the PGA Tour as one of only 11 golf courses across theUnited States to host a first round qualifying competition. This will be the fourth time St. Johns has hosted a Q-School event. 

A full roster of Q-School golfers competing at St. Johns will be made available the weekend prior to the tournament.

Several PGA Tour regulars, including Carl Paulson, David Gossett, Guy Boros and Chris Couch, have played Tour qualifying rounds at St. Johns in past years.

"The course is in outstanding condition and will offer a difficult but fair test for all competitors," says Dan Zimmer, General Manager of St. Johns. "It's an honor for St. Johns to be selected again by the PGA TOUR to host this important first step for golfers to earn their way into the big leagues."

St. Johns, a Clyde Johnston-designed course located just north of St. Augustine, is a gem that attracts golfers from across the southeastern United States. Carved out of a pine forest, the course offers a great test for every skill level. From the championship tees, the course is a decidedly robust par-72 playing 7,236 yards with occasionally arduous wind patterns.

The PGA Tour qualifying system dates back to 1965 and currently involves three stages. At the end of the qualifying process, 25 players, plus those who tied, earn their PGA Tour card for the following season.

For more information on St. Johns, visit www.stjohnsgolf.com or call 904.940.3200. 

 

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