2011 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates

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This is a list of the 29 players who earned their 2012 PGA Tour card through Q School in 2011. Note: Roberto Castro and Mark Anderson had already qualified for the PGA Tour by placing in the Top 25 during the 2011 Nationwide Tour season; they did not count among the Top 25 Q school graduates.

# Player PGA Tour
starts
Cuts
made
Notes
1 United States Brendon Todd 21 5 1 Nationwide Tour win
2 United States Stephen Gangluff 35 16 3 Canadian Tour wins
T3 United States Bobby Gates 32 13 1 Nationwide Tour win, finished 126th in 2011 PGA Tour money list
T3 South Korea Noh Seung-yul 11 8 1 European Tour win, 2 Asian Tour wins, played in 2011 Royal Trophy,
youngest man in Q-school field (20)
T5 United States Tommy Biershenk 3 1
T5 Australia Jarrod Lyle 94 47 2 Nationwide Tour wins, survived leukemia as a teenager
T5 United States Vaughn Taylor 228 142 2 PGA Tour wins, 1 Nationwide Tour win
T8 United States Marco Dawson 388 204 1 Nationwide Tour win, second oldest graduate (48)
T8 United States Bob Estes 589 410 4 PGA Tour wins, runner-up in 2011 Greenbrier Classic
T8 United States Brian Harman 4 1 Played in 2005 and 2009 Walker Cups
T11 South Korea Bae Sang-moon 4 1 3 Japan Golf Tour wins, 3 Asian Tour wins, 2 OneAsia Tour wins,
highest ranked player in field (31 in OWGR at time of qualification)
T11 United States Kevin Kisner 24 10 1 Nationwide Tour win
T13 United States Charlie Beljan 2 0 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur winner, seven Gateway Tour wins, led Gateway Tour in earnings in 2009
T13 United States Roberto Castro 1 0 Already earned card via 2011 Nationwide Tour, improved status
T13 United States Harris English 0 0 1 Nationwide Tour win (as an amateur), played in 2011 Walker Cup
T13 United States Jeff Maggert 546 335 3 PGA Tour wins, 2 Nationwide Tour wins, played in 1994 Presidents Cup and 1995, 1997 and 1999 Ryder Cups
T13 United States William McGirt 34 19 Finished 83rd in 2011 FedEx Cup, but only 141st in PGA Tour money list
T18 United States Will Claxton 1 1 Led after all of the first four rounds of Q-school
T18 United States Scott Dunlap 184 96 2 Nationwide Tour wins, 2 Sunshine Tour wins, oldest graduate (48) and second oldest man in the field
T18 United States Edward Loar 10 2 2 Asian Tour wins, played in 1999 Walker Cup
T18 England Greg Owen 142 76 1 European Tour win, 1 Challenge Tour win
T18 United States Patrick Sheehan 185 120 2 Nationwide Tour wins
T18 United States Daniel Summerhays 30 8 1 Nationwide Tour win (as an amateur)
T24 United States Mark Anderson 3 1 Already earned card via 2011 Nationwide Tour
T24 United States Richard H. Lee 0 0
T24 Brazil Alexandre Rocha 26 12 1 Canadian Tour win, 1 Tour de las Americas win, won the European Tour's Q-school in 2006
T27 Australia Nathan Green 173 115 1 PGA Tour win, 1 European Tour win, 2 PGA Tour of Australasia wins, 1 Canadian Tour win
T27 United States John Huh 0 0 1 Korean Tour win
T27 United States Colt Knost 61 27 2 Nationwide Tour wins, won 2007 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links, played in 2007 Walker Cup
  • Players in yellow were 2012 PGA Tour rookies.

2012 Results[edit]

Player Starts Cuts
made
Best
finish
Money list
rank
Earnings ($)
United States Brendon Todd 29 11 T9 150 474,295
United States Stephen Gangluff 23 6 T64 219 58,702
United States Bobby Gates 29 15 T8 141 525,293
South Korea Noh Seung-yul 28 24 T4 49 1,629,751
United States Tommy Biershenk 27 10 T46 207 107,266
Australia Jarrod Lyle 7 6 T4 164 363,685
United States Vaughn Taylor 26 14 T11 139 547,129
United States Marco Dawson 22 8 T52 213 79,727
United States Bob Estes 23 16 T4 99 1,009,769
United States Brian Harman 30 21 T5 87 1,146,448
South Korea Bae Sang-moon 25 17 T2 83 1,165,952
United States Kevin Kisner 24 10 T10 168 346,216
United States Charlie Beljan 22 9 Win 63 1,373,528
United States Roberto Castro 27 19 T7 118 755,095
United States Harris English 27 22 T5 79 1,186,003
United States Jeff Maggert 27 14 5 123 682,742
United States William McGirt 30 18 T2 74 1,228,947
United States Will Claxton 28 21 T5 117 780,969
United States Scott Dunlap 20 9 T16 182 230,220
United States Edward Loar 23 7 T25 210 97,947
England Greg Owen 27 18 T7 85 1,151,622
United States Patrick Sheehan 21 8 T32 200 129,590
United States Daniel Summerhays 26 15 T4 92 1,111,522
United States Mark Anderson 25 13 T9 155 441,019
United States Richard H. Lee 24 12 T6 138 547,733
Brazil Alexandre Rocha 21 11 2 131 614,658
Australia Nathan Green 22 15 T10 163 366,651
United States John Huh 28 22 Win 28 2,692,113
United States Colt Knost 29 11 3/T3 109 848,197

T = Tied
Green background indicates the player retained his PGA Tour card for 2013 (won or finished inside the top 125).
Yellow background indicates the player did not retain his PGA Tour card for 2013, but retained conditional status (finished between 126-150).
Red background indicates the player did not retain his PGA Tour card for 2013 (finished outside the top 150).

Winners on the PGA Tour in 2012[edit]

No. Date Winner Tournament Runner(s)-up Winning score Margin of victory
1 Feb 26 United States John Huh Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun Australia Robert Allenby –13 (67-70-71-63=271) Playoff, won with par on eighth extra hole
2 Nov 11 United States Charlie Beljan Children's Miracle Network Classic United States Robert Garrigus, United States Matt Every –16 (68-64-71-69=272) 2 strokes

Runners-up on the PGA Tour in 2012[edit]

No. Date Player Tournament Winner Winning score Runner-up score
1 Mar 18 South Korea Bae Sang-moon
lost in four-man playoff
Transitions Championship England Luke Donald –13 (67-68-70-66=271) –13 (69-66-68-68=271)
2 Apr 22 United States John Huh Valero Texas Open United States Ben Curtis –9 (67-67-73-72=279) –7 (77-68-67-69=281)
3 Jul 29 United States William McGirt RBC Canadian Open United States Scott Piercy –17 (62-67-67-67=263) –16 (63-66-66-69=264)
4 Aug 5 Brazil Alexandre Rocha Reno-Tahoe Open United States J. J. Henry 43 (10-12-14-7) 42 (8-16-9-9)

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