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Palmetto State golfers struggling in Second Stage

Wofford grad Andrew Novak is in contention to advance to the Web.com Q- School Finals.

Eight golfers with Palmetto State ties began the second stage of Web.com Q-School qualifying and with one round to go only Andrew Novak is in a good position to advance.

The Wofford grad has shot rounds of 67-66-69 for a 202 total. He is four shots behind the leader at the tournament being played in Plantation, Florida.

Novak is currently tied for eighth place with one round to go at the Plantation Preserve Golf Club. The top 18 and ties will advance to the final stage qualifying in Chandler, Arizona in December.

Former Clemson golfer Luke Hopkins made a big move up to get close to a qualifying spot at the Q-School in Mobile. Hopkins, who won the 2007 SCGA Amateur championship, shot an 8-under par 64 in the third round to get within a shot of advancing.

Hopkins is tied for 22nd place and needs to move up to be in the top 18 and ties to advance to the finals.

2017 US Amateur champion Doc Redman from Clemson is in the same qualifying tournament. Redman is tied for 30th with the final round coming on Friday, he is 3-shots out of qualifying to advance.

USC grad Matt NeSmith is close to the cut line to advance to the Web.com Q-School final.

In Brooksville, Florida 2015 SEC champion Matt NeSmith is tied for 24th. The Gamecock grad stands at 9-under par and currently is one shot out of the top 18 needed to qualify for the finals.

Three other local golfers look like they will miss the opportunity to advance. Former Alabama golfer Jonathan Hardee from Riverside High School is at even par, 9 shots below the expected cut line at Plantation, Florida. Former Clemson golfer Phillip Mollica is in 64th place in the same qualifier.

Furman grad Wehman Hopke is tied for 58th place at the Mobile qualifying tournament and is well behind the cut line.

The final round at all locations will be played on Friday.

Semi live scoring is available at https://pgatq.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgatq18/schedule/index.htm

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