Clayton Rask holed his second shot at the 457-yard, par-4 11th hole at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, on Tuesday, and then made his second eagle in a row at the 547-yard, par-5 12th. The eagle-eagle burst sent the former MGA Player of the Year on the way to a 6-under-par 66, and he's part of a four-way tie for second place after one round in the Second Stage of PGA Tour Qualifying, more commonly known as Q-School.
Scott Feaster leads the 78-man field at Craig Ranch with a 65.
Also trying to advance is two-time Minnesota State Amateur champion Tom Hoge. He shot 69 and is tied for 21st place.
There are Second Stage Q-School tournaments being played at six sites this week. Three began Tuesday; the other three will start Wednesday.
Tournament officials have not yet announced how many players will advance from McKinney to the Final Stage of Q-School, which will be played at the PGA West complex (on the Nicklaus Tournament and Stadium courses) in Palm Springs, Calif., beginning Nov. 30.
Last year, Rask made it to the Final Stage and finished in a tie for 85th. That didn't get him onto the PGA Tour, but it made him almost fully exempt for the Nationwide Tour this year. After a promising start (he tied for second place in the first tournament he played), he drifted back in the money list and ended up in 92nd place, which is why he's back at Q-School this fall.
PGA TOUR QUALIFYING (Q-SCHOOL)
At TPC Craig Ranch
Par 72, 7,492 yards
1. Scott Feaster, Columbia, S.C. 65
T2. Clayton Rask, Elk River 66
T2. Tag Ridings, Keller, Texas 66
T2. Drew Lethem, Kansas City, Kansas 66
T2. Robert Streb, Edmond, Okla. 66
T21. Tom Hoge, Fargo 69
At Southern Hills Plantation Club
Par 72, 7,557 yards
1. James Pettitt, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 63
T2. Stephen Gangluff, Carlottesville, Va. 65
T2. Robert Gamez, Orlando 65
T4. Ben Martin, Greenwood, S.C. 67
T4. Ben Briscoe, Mobile, Ala. 67
T25. Tommy Rymer, Hastings 70