So Far, So Good

Kyler Dunkle joins fellow former CGA Player of the Year Jake Staiano in top 10 at second stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-school

By Gary Baines – 10/20/2021

Halfway through second-stage tournaments of Korn Ferry Tour Q-school, two former CGA Players of the Year are in top six on the leaderboard, and a former Colorado School of Mines golfer is in the top 15.

The top 19 finishers and ties after four rounds in Albuquerque will advance to the final stage of Q-school, set for Nov. 4-7 in Savannah, Ga. All players who make it to final stage will earn at least conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2022.

After Wednesday’s second round, 2018 CGA Amateur champion Kyler Dunkle shares third place in the 72-man field. He shot a 4-under-par 67 at the University of New Mexico’s Championship Course, giving him a two-day total of 4-under 138 and leaving him three strokes behind the leader, Tom Lovelady of Jupiter, Fla. Dunkle carded five birdies and one bogey on Wednesday, giving him 10 birdies in two rounds.

Meanwhile, 2021 Sinclair Rocky Mountain Open winner Jake Staiano of Englewood sits in sixth place at 139 after posting a 71 on Wednesday that included three birdies and three bogeys.

Former Mines golfer George Markham shares 13th place at 141 after going 70-71.

Albuquerque is one of three second-stage tournaments this week in which players with strong Colorado connections are competing. Here are the results of all of the locals:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Top 19 Finishers & Ties After 72 Holes Advance to Final Stage)

3. Former Coloradan Kyler Dunkle 71-67–138

6. Jake Staiano of Englewood 68-71—139

13. Former Colorado School of Mines golfer George Markham 70-71–141

21. Former Coloradan Kyle Westmoreland 73-69—142

39. Former Coloradan Gunner Wiebe 72-73–145

MURRIETA, CALIF. (Top 19 Finishers & Ties After 72 Holes Advance to Final Stage)

36. Chris Korte of Littleton 71-72–143

42. Former DU golfer Chris Gilman 74-70—144

57. Former Coloradan Matthew Liringis 75-72–147

PLANTATION, FLA. (Top 20 Finishers & Ties After 72 Holes Advance to Final Stage)

40. Former Coloradan Andy Svoboda 73-68–141

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