Moving On

Castle Rock’s Seiple latest local player to advance to Second Stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-school

By Gary Baines – 10/11/2019

Josh Seiple of Castle Rock passed the First Stage test of Korn Ferry Tour Q-school on Friday, joining a half-dozen other local players who advanced to Second Stage last month.

Seiple, a rookie pro after wrapping up his college golf career at the University of Mississippi in the spring, tied for 10th out of 74 players on Friday in a First Stage event in St. George, Utah, where the top 22 and ties advanced.

Seiple (pictured) carded rounds of 65-69-66-68 for a 12-under-par total of 268 at SunRiver Golf Club. He went bogey-free on Friday and finished the week with 17 birdies and five bogeys, ending up six strokes behind co-medalists Taylor Montgomery of Las Vegas and Corey Pereira of Cameron Park, Calif. Montgomery is the son of former Grand Junction resident Monte Montgomery.

Meanwhile, missing advancing by two strokes at a First Stage tournament in Dayton, Nev., was former University of Denver golfer Chris Gilman.

Last month in other Korn Ferry Tour Q-school events, other locals who advanced from First to Second Stage were Chris Korte of Littleton, Zahkai Brown of Golden, Nick Mason of Parker and Michael Schoolcraft of Denver, along with former University of Colorado golfer Yannik Paul and former Colorado State University player Colton Yates.

The Second Stage of Q-school, set for five sites, is scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 or Nov. 5-8. The Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where 2020 cards will be awarded, is set for Dec. 12-15 in Winter Garden, Fla.

Here are the scores for all the local players who participated in First Stage tournaments this week and last:

ST. GEORGE, UTAH Oct. 8-11 (22 and ties advance to Second Stage)

Advances to Second Stage

10. Josh Seiple of Castle Rock 65-69-66-68–268

Failed to Advance

37. Steven Kupcho of Westminster 69-69-71-67–276

37. Daniel Sutton of Denver 72-66-70-68—276

50. Ryan Schmitz of Greenwood Village 62-72-70-75—279

DAYTON, NEV. Oct. 8-11 (20 and ties advance to Second Stage)

Failed to Advance

23. Former DU golfer Chris Gilman 75-72-72-68–287

LAKELAND, FLA. Oct. 1-4 (23 and ties advance to Second Stage)

Failed to Advance

46. Ben Lanting of Littleton 71-70-73-70–284

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. Oct. 1-4 (21 and ties advance to Second Stage)

Failed to Advance

27. AJ Morris of Aspen 71-72-73-71—287