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Five Former Spartans Advance to PGA Tour Q-School Second Stage

Former All-American and current assistant coach Ryan Brehm placed second at the McKinney, Texas site last week.

Oct. 28, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Five former Michigan State men's golfers kept their ultimate dreams alive over the past two weeks, advancing to the second qualifying stage of PGA Tour Q-School. Ryan Brehm, Matt Harmon, Randy Hutchison, Jack Newman and Andrew Ruthkoski all made it through their respective first stage sites.

"We are proud of our alums that battled over the past two weeks at PGA Q-School," said MSU head coach Casey Lubahn. "It is a testament to the tradition and culture of the Michigan State golf program."

Brehm, Michigan State's assistant coach, qualified for the second stage, after finishing second with 10-under par 278 (72-67-71-68) at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas on Oct. 18-21.

Also on Oct. 18-21, Hutchison and Harmon advanced through the Lakeland, Fla. location at Grasslands Golf & Country Club. Hutchison was fourth in the field with a 13-under par 275 (67-69-70-69), while Harmon tied for 14th with a 7-under par 281 (66-71-71-73).

At Pinewald Country Club of Pinehurst, N.C., both Ruthkoski and Newman moved on to the second stage on Oct. 25-28. Ruthkoski was solid all week, tying for fourth with a 4-under par 284 (68-70-72-74) and Newman tied for 18th with a 2-over 290 (71-75-72-72).

The PGA Tour Q-School second qualifying stage begins either Nov. 15 or 16 over six locations, with the assignments being announced on Tuesday.

For more information on the 2011 PGA Tour Q-School, click here.



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