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Coloradans Rohrbaugh, Hallberg finish 57th in final stage of PGA Tour Champions Q-school


by Gary Baines - 12/1/2017


Coloradans Doug Rohrbaugh and Gary Hallberg tied for 57th place out of 78 players on Friday as the final stage of PGA Tour Champions Q-school concluded in Scottsdale, Ariz.

With just five players earning fully-exempt status on the 2018 tour through Q-school -- and the sixth through 30th-place finishers receiving the right to compete in open qualifiers at all PGA Tour Champions co-sponsored events next year -- neither Rohrbaugh nor Hallberg helped their cause this week at TPC Scottsdale.

Hallberg has played on PGA Tour Champions for the last decade, but had conditional status in 2017. Rohrbaugh last played on PGA Tour Champions in 2015 as a conditional member.

Rohrbaugh, the 2013 CoBank Colorado Senior Open champion and three-time Colorado PGA Professional Champion, closed with a 1-under-par 70 on Friday, giving him an even-par 284 total. He carded four birdies in the final round.

Hallberg, winner of three PGA Tour events and one Champions title, also checked in at 284 after shooting a final-round 71, likewise making four birdies.

Tom Byrum claimed medalist honors on Friday after beating Tommy Tolles with an eagle on the first hole of a playoff. Both finished at 19-under-par 265. Joining Byrum and Tolles in earning PGA Tour Champions cards were Kent Jones, Tim Petrovic and amateur Ken Tanigawa. Tanigawa, of Paradise Valley, Ariz., qualified in Colorado last year for the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

Here are the scores for the Coloradans who competed in Q-school this week:

Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
(Top 5 Finishers Earned PGA Tour Champions Fully-Exempt Status)

57. Coloradan Doug Rohrbaugh 72-70-72-70--284
57. Coloradan Gary Hallberg 70-70-73-71--284

For complete results from Q-school, CLICK HERE.
 




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