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Three Tigers In Top 30 at Q-School

Dec. 1, 2005

Orlando, FL – Danny Ellis, John Engler and Matt Hendrix are all in the top 30 after two rounds of the third and final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying . The six-round 108-hole event is being held at the Crooked Cat Course in Orlando, FL. The top 30 players will earn cards on the 2006 PGA Tour.

Five former Clemson players are in the field. Ellis has fired rounds of 69-70 for a 139 total after two rounds and stands in seventh place. He had an eagle on the par five fourth hole on Thursday to highlight his two-under-par round.

Engler and Hendrix are tied for 28th with 141 scores after two rounds. Hendrix had an opening round 67 and stood in sixth place, then had a 74 on Thursday. Engler moved from 91st after the first round to a tie for 28th after two rounds. He has had rounds of 73 and 68. His second round 68 featured a hole-in-one on the par-three sixth hole. Engler made a hole-in-one when he played for the Tigers on September 21, 1999 at Grand National on the 17th hole.

Kevin Johnson and Elliot Gealy are two other former Tigers in the tournament. Johnson has had rounds of 73-74 and stands in 117th place with a 147 score, while Gealy has had rounds of 78-75 for a 153 total, which is 157th.

Clemson already has four former players who have qualified for the 2006 PGA Tour. Lucas Glover, Charles Warren, D.J. Trahan and Jonathan Byrd all finished in the top 125 on the 2005 Tour to earn tour cards for 2006.

The third round of the tournament will be played on Friday. The event will continue through Monday. The Golf Channel will provide exclusive live coverage Saturday (1:30 to 4:00 PM), Sunday (1:30 to 4:00 PM) and Monday (12:30 PM to 4:00 PM).