Korn Ferry Qualifying: hopeful amateurs head to Second Stage
Korn Ferry Second Stage qualifying begins at TPC Craig Ranch
Korn Ferry Second Stage qualifying begins at TPC Craig Ranch

As the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying heads to the second stage, a group of hopeful amateurs will try to take the next big step toward the dream of professional golf.

The second stage of qualifying will take place at five sites across the U.S., from October 29 through November 8.

A complete recap of the amateurs who entered First Stage qualifying at 12 sites over the last month can be found at the link below.

Related: Korn Ferry Qualifying: How the up-and-comers fared in First Stage

Here's a brief look at the Second Stage qualifying schedule and the amateurs who will attempt to make it to the Final Stage at Orange County National in Winter Garden Fla., Dec. 12-15.

McKinney, Tex. (Oct 29-Nov 1)

Ohio State graduate Daniel Wetterich is the lone amateur in the 76-player field at TPC Craig Ranch. Wetterich finished third in the First Stage qualifier, going 20 under at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C.

Notable professionals in the field include recent Oklahoma State graduate and back-to-back Canadian Amateur champ Zach Bauchou, and Chase Koepka, whose brother Brooks is the current World No. 1.

Brooksville, Fla. (Nov 5-8)

Two ams will tee off at Southern Hills Plantation in the 70-player field. Oliver Farrell, an Englishman who recently completed his career at Marquette University, made it through First Stage by shooting 10 under at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes GC in Maricopa, Ariz. t tie for seventh. Former Michigan State standout Donnie Trosper, who graduated last spring, finished tied for fifth in First Stage with a 13-under total at The Breakers (Rees Jones course) at West Palm Beach, Fla.

Professional notables: Former No. 1 junior and Walker Cup teenage star Akshay Bhatia will be in the field, as will 2018 NCAA champion Broc Everett and the 2017 AmateurGolf.com Player-of-the-Year Braden Thornberry. Spencer Levin will be trying to revive his career, and Dru Love (son of Davis III) will be trying to kickstart his.

Dothan, Ala. (Nov 5-8)

Chandler Eaton, currently No. 30 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Amateur Ranking, will tee off against 73 professionals at the RTJ Highland Oaks Course. Eaton has proven to be a good qualifier, getting through both local and sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open, and then making the cut at the championship at Pebble Beach.

Professional notables: recent Duke graduate and back-to-back Sunnehanna champ Alex Smalley and former Jack Nicklaus Award winner and Western Amateur champion Norman Xiong.

Murrieta, Calif. (Nov 5-8)

Andy Spencer, a former University of Kansas golfer, will compete against 77 professionals at Bear Creek Golf Club. Spencer was the only amateur to advance from the First Stage qualifier at ArborLinks in Nebraska City, Neb.

Professional notables: 2002 U.S. Amateur champion Ricky Barnes, former Cal player KK Limbhasut, 2018 Sahalee Players champion Cole Madey, former world long drive champ Jamie Sadlowski, and Brandon Wu, who helped Stanford win the NCAA Championship before becoming the first player in 50 years to open qualify for both the U.S. and British Opens.

Plantation, Fla. (Nov 5-8)

74 professionals (and no amateurs) will compete at Plantation Preserve Golf Club. Among the notables are the 2001 U.S. Amateur champion Bubba Dickerson, recent LSU graduate and 2018 U.S. Open low amateur Luis Gagne, and former NCAA Division II champ Chandler Blanchet.

ABOUT THE PGA TOUR Q-School - Second Stage

72-hole stroke play tournament for professionals and for amateurs who have advanced through the first stage of PGA TOUR Q-School. The Top 18-19 finishers will advance to the Final Stage PGA TOUR Q- School.

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