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Former Kansas State Golfers Fail To Qualify At PGA Q-School

Former Kansas State golfers Aaron Watkins and Robert Strebe failed to earn their PGA Tour cards for 2012, missing the cut after the final round at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in La Quinta, Calif.

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Watkins shot an even-par 432 over six rounds, 17 shots back of the winner, Brendon Todd, who played his collegiate golf at Georgia and has been playing on the PGA Nationwide Tour. Watkins’ best round was an opening-day 68. He finished with a one-under 71 over the final 18 holes at the Jack Nicklaus Stadium Course.

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Strebe was a shot back of Watkins, finishing with a total score of 433 over the six rounds. Streb bloomed to a 75 on the final day after firing a four-under 68 in the next to last round.

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The top 25 finishers and ties earned their tour cards for next year. One hundred sixty golfers participated in the Q-school tournament. Some of the notable names that joined Watkins and Strebe in not earning their PGA Tour cards were David Duval, Lee Janzen and Rich Beam.