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Novak advances to Q School Finals

Andrew Novak finished on top of the Web.com Qualifying tournament in Dothan, Alabama and will advance to the final stage of Q School.

Andrew Novak finished the second stage of Web.com Qualifying school on the top of the leader board. The Wofford grad shot rounds of 69-66-68-68 for a 17-under par 271 total.

While finishing on top of the qualifying tournament is a notable achievement it is finishing in the top-19 that sends a golfer on to the Tour School finals next month.

Novak shared the half way lead in the tournament at Dothan, Alabama. In the third round he shot past the rest of the field to take the lead and finished three shots in front of his closest competitor at the end.

The former SCGA Amateur champion will next compete at the Qualifying School final which begins on December 7th in Chandler, Arizona.

Novak can win season long playing privileges on the Web.com Tour with a high finish. If he makes the cut he will receive some status that will allow him to play in some Web.com events in an effort to secure full playing privileges.

Other area golfers missed the cut and will have to try again next year. Both Ryan Cornfield of USC Upstate and former Furman golfer Matt Davidson both started the third round within reach making the top-19, but both fell of the pace.

Cornfield, Davidson and USC grad Matt NeSmith al finished in a tie for 28th at even par.

NeSmith got off to a slow start, but shot identical rounds of 4-under par each of the final two days to come close.

Upstate grad Josh Gallman and Clemson grad Carson Young each finished in a tie for 42nd place at 3 over par.

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