Mike Van Sickle
Marquette University photo

Mike Van Sickle has his future right where he wants it heading into the final round of the second stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School: Right, smack-dab in front of him.

The former Marquette golfer made seven birdies and four bogeys Thursday in a 3-under-par 69 that kept him in fifth place after three rounds of the 72-hole event. His 54-hole total of 11-under 205 is five shots behind leader Vince India of Deerfield, Illinois (65-65-70), who at 16-under 200 has a one-shot lead over Minnesota’s Don Constable (66) and Tennessee’s Grant Leaver (68).

The top 20 golfers plus ties after Friday’s final round will advance to next month’s final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School. There, golfers are guaranteed no worse than conditional status on the Web.com Tour for 2018 as well as financial breaks for PGA and Web.com Tour open qualifiers.

Van Sickle, 30, who has played in six Web.com Tour events dating to 2009 and has yet to make a cut, birdied his first two holes Thursday to get to 10-under for the week. He gave one shot back with a bogey at No. 4, but birdied his next two holes and -- after bouncing back from a bogey at No. 7 with a birdie at No. 9 -- made the turn in 3-under 33. He followed a birdie-bogey -birdie start with five pars and a bogey to finish the day where he started in fifth place.

Van Sickle will be in the penultimate pairing on Day 4, playing with Florida’s Jimmy Stanger and Georgia’s Mark Silvers. The three will go off the first tee starting at 8:50 a.m. CST.

PosPlayerTodayThruTotalR1R2R3R4Total 
CURRENTLY INSIDE THE QUALIFYING POSITIONS - Qualifiers: 20  Alternates: 0
1Vince India  Deerfield, IL10:00a-16656570 200 
T2Donald Constable  Minnetonka, MN10:00a-15666966 201 
T2Grant Leaver  Murfreesboro, TN10:00a-15696468 201 
4Jimmy Stanger  Tampa, FL9:50a-13686867 203 
5Mike Van Sickle  McKees Rocks, PA9:50a-11706669 205 
T6Mark Silvers  Thunderbolt, GA9:50a-10697265 206 
T6Seth Fair  Pittsboro, IN9:40a-10696770 206 
T8Trevor Cone  Concord, NC9:40a-9687465 207 
T8Conner Godsey  Rogersville, AL9:40a-9716868 207 
T8Mark Baldwin  Mesa, AZ9:30a-9706473 207 
T11Matt Ryan  Huntersville, NC9:30a-8726967 208 
T11Kyle Kochevar  Glen Ellyn, IL9:30a-8716968 208 
T11Garrett Osborn  Birmingham, AL9:20a-8736669 208 
T11Bruce Woodall  Ponte Vedra Bch, FL9:20a-8697069 208 
T11Carlos Sainz  Elgin, IL9:20a-8706870 208 
T11Mark Blakefield  Maysville, KY9:10a-8706672 208 
T17Bo Hoag  Columbus, OH9:10a-7727067 209 
T17Zack Fischer  Benton, AR9:10a-7707168 209 
T17Riley Davenport  St. Simons, GA9:00a-7726770 209 
T17Alexandre Rocha  Windermere, FL9:00a-7716870 209 
T17Dru Love  St. Simons Island, GA9:00a-7706871 209 
T17Michael McGowan  Southern Pines, NC8:50a-7686873 209 
CURRENTLY OUTSIDE THE QUALIFYING POSITIONS
T23Nicholas Reach  Athens, GA8:50a-6697368 210 
T23Jack Maguire  St. Petersburg, FL8:50a-6707268 210 
T23Brad Schneider  Valrico, FL8:40a-6726969 210 
T23Brad Miller  Timonium, MD8:40a-6726870 210 
T23Nate Yankovich  Blacklick, OH8:40a-6716970 210 
T23Miguel Carballo  Miami, FL8:30a-6716970 210 
T29Zach Cabra  McKinney, TX8:30a-5737068 211 
T29Michael Letzig  Parkville, MO8:30a-5717169 211 
T31Ryan Sullivan  Winston-Salem, NC8:20a-4687470 212 
T31Marcelo Rozo  Miami Beach, FL8:20a-4737069 212 
T31Carson Jacobs  Hendersonville, TN8:20a-4737168 212 
T34Derek Gillespie  Canada8:10a-3736971 213 
T34Martin Trainer  Palo Alto, CA8:10a-3766968 213 
T34Don Leafstrand  New Smyrna Beach, FL8:10a-3687273 213 
T34Charlie Bull  Orlando, FL8:00a-3677373 213 
T34Jonathan Garrick  Jupiter, FL8:00a-3697173 213 
T34Cristobal Del Solar  Palm Beach Gardens, FL8:00a-3697074 213 
T40Hunter Stewart  Nicholasville, KY8:00a *-2687571 214 
T40Brian Hughes  Raleigh, NC8:00a *-2707371 214 
T40Doug Letson  Tampa, FL8:00a *-2717469 214 
T40Austin Quick  Scottsdale, AZ8:10a *-2727369 214 
T44J.D. Tomlinson  Gainesville, FL8:10a *-1707372 215 
T44Daniel Obremski  Irwin, PA8:10a *-1727271 215 
T44Isidro Benitez  Mexico8:20a *-1707174 215 
T44Paul Park  Wayne, NJ8:20a *-1747368 215 
T44Stephen Carney  Tulsa, OK8:20a *-1757268 215 
T44Cameron Peck  Olympia, WA8:30a *-1757466 215 
T50Brendon Todd  Watkinsville, GA8:30a *E737073 216 
T50Stephen Gangluff  Marysville, OH8:30a *E727074 216 
T50Liam Ainsworth  Dade City, FL8:40a *E697671 216 
T50Florian Loutre  Somerset, KY8:40a *E777069 216 
T54Charlie Kern  Bluffton, SC8:40a *+1737074 217 
T54Bobby Wyatt  St Simons Island, GA8:50a *+1747073 217 
T54Drew Czuchry  Alpharetta, GA8:50a *+1737371 217 
T54Eamonn McLoughlin  Naples, FL8:50a *+1737470 217 
T58Harry Higgs  Dallas, TX9:00a *+2717275 218 
T58Ty Capps  Palm Coast, FL9:00a *+2766874 218 
T58Tommy Gainey  Hartsville, SC9:00a *+2727472 218 
T58Pete Kellermann  Jacksonville, FL9:10a *+2737471 218 
62Austin Graham  Rancho Mission Viejo, CA9:10a *+3767568 219 
T63Will Murphy  Columbia, SC9:10a *+4757273 220 
T63Ben Wolcott  Burns, TN9:20a *+4737671 220 
T63Julio Vegas  The Woodlands, TX9:20a *+4797269 220 
66Nicolas Echavarria  Miami, FL9:20a *+5727574 221 
T67David Mathis  Wake Forest, NC9:30a *+6777471 222 
T67Cory Whitsett  St Simons Island, GA9:30a *+6797667 222 
69Chris Crawford  Bensalem, PA9:30a *+7757474 223 
70Rich Berberian  Hooksett, NH9:40a *+8757574 224 
T71Todd Demsey  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL9:40a *+9777078 225 
T71Cole Howard  Burleson, TX9:40a *+9777474 225 
T73Austin Morrison  Charlotte, NC9:50a *+10737578 226 
T73Otto Black  Pinckney, MI9:50a *+10797572 

226

PGA Tour

A promising start went south in a hurry for Mequon native Jordan Niebrugge in the first round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba where the medalist of Monday's open qualifier bogeyed four holes in a row on the front nine and shot 76.

Niebrugge birdied Nos. 12 and 13 early in his round to get to 2-under-par only to bogey his next four holes in a row to fall to 2-over. Things only go worse from there as the former Oklahoma State golfer double-bogeyed No. 2 and went bogey-birdie-bogey starting at No. 6 en route to a 76 that left him in a tie for 126th place, 14 shots behind leader Patton Kizzire (62)

PGA Assistants Championship

Andy Hansen of University Club in Milwaukee shot 76 and Andrew Troyanek of Rivermoor GC in Waterford shot 77 in Thursday's first round, leaving them with work to do to make the 36-hole cut at the National PGA Assistants Championship at the Wanamaker Course at PGA GC in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Hansen trails the four golfers tied for the lead by 10 strokes. He started on the back nine and turned in 1-over-par 37 before a double-bogey and two bogeys set him back. The 72-hole event continues Friday at Port St. Lucie.

Nevada Open

River Falls' Neil Johnson had four birdies, four bogeys and two eagles in a 4-under 68 that left him in a tie for 21st place at the Nevada State Open at Mesquite, Nevada. He finished the 54-hole event at 8-under 208, which was eight shots behind Trevor Simsby of Carlsbad, California.

Pos.PlayerTotal
To Par
Gross
R1R2R3Total
Gross
1Simsby, Trevor
Carlsbad, California
-16646571200
2Arp, Riley
Scottsdale, Arizona
-16676568200
3Gilman, Chris
Yorba Linda, California
-15686667201
4Vivolo, Luke
Carmel, California
-14666769202
T5McCabe, Michael
Moorpark, California
-13677066203
T5Gaske, Ryan
Double Oak, Texas
-13676967203
T7Olson, Edward
Aptos, California
-12696768204
T7Carter, Ryan
Hacienda Heights, California
-12706767204
T7Main, Gregor
Danville, California
-12647169204
T7Thomas, Zane
Las Vegas, Nevada
-12686670204
T11Smith, Shane
Godfrey, Illinois
-11697066205
T11McClain, Wesley
Smithville, Texas
-11706669205
T13Williams, Ryan
Phoenix, Arizona
-10706967206
T13Karle, Austyn
Scottsdale, Arizona
-10716867206
T13Mendoza, Nahum
Chula Vista, California
-10696968206
T13Mason, Nicholas
Centennial, Colorado
-10686870206
T17Rose, David
Scottsdale, Arizona
-9627075207
T17Fribbs, Derek
Thornton, Colorado
-9686871207
T17Harlingten, Seann
North Vancouver, Canada
-9657072207
T17Virden, Trent
Reno,
-9676674207
T21Alread, Michael
Atlanta, Georgia
-8766567208
T21Johnson, Neil
River Falls, Wisconsin
-8736768208
T21Gove, Jeff
La Quinta, California
-8697069208
T21Edwards, Matt
Henderson, Nevada
-8677269208
T21De Los Santos, Justin
Chatsworth, California
-8697069208
T21Yamauchi, Dalen
Hilo, Hawaii
-8696970208
T21Franklin, Alex
San Rafael, California
-8677170208
T21Lanier, Carson
Sanford, North Carolina
-8706771208
T29Levitt, Andrew
Ladera Ranch, California
-7697169209
T29Quinones, Douglas
Sioux Falls,
-7706970209
T29Reedy, Phil
Las Vegas, Nevada
-7726770209
T29Edwards (A), Torey (a)
Long Beach, California
-7736670209
T29Bautista, Neil
Bakersfield, California
-7677270209
T29Alder, Preston
Saratoga Springs, Utah
-7746471209
T35Timmons, JT
Holladay, Utah
-6746769210
T35Ferrell, Nathan
McCall, Idaho
-6746670210
T35Sanchez, Marty
Santa Fe, New Mexico
-6726870210
T35Anguiano, Mark
Hacienda Heights, California
-6687270210
T35Lamb, Riley
Port Moody, Canada
-6706971210
T40Ray (A), Cole (a)
Houston, Texas
-5697369211
T40Porch, Ryan
Kalispell, Montana
-5697369211
T40Johnston, Sam
Boise, Idaho
-5707269211
T40Stone, Jered
Corral De Tierra, California
-5726970211
T40Jennings, Justin
Phoenix, Arizona
-5687271211
T40Fink, David
Kailua, Hawaii
-5687271211
T40Edens, Parker
Greeley, Colorado
-5707071211
T40Engel, Sam
Scottsdale, Arizona
-5736771211
T40Stewart, Eddie
Jackson, Wyoming
-5706972211
T40Keiley, Justin
Haiku, Hawaii
-5706873211
T50Skarbo, Joel
Seattle, Washington
-4687470212
T50Renwick, Easton
DuBois, Pennsylvania
-4687470212
T50Holley, James
Chatsworth, California
-4717170212
T50Tedesco, Chris
Gig Harbor, Washington
-4687371212
T54Schoolcraft, Michael
Denver, Colorado
-3746871213
T54Prouty, Brian
Tuscon, Arizona
-3727071213
T54Hockersmith, CD
Charlotte, North Carolina
-3717171213
T54Babcock, Chris
Shoreline, Washington
-3706974213
T54Luedtke, Kurtis
Charleston, South Carolina
-3706776213
T59Noya, Nicolas
South San Francisco, California
-2707272214
T59Lucas, Kevin
Folsom, California
-2726973214
T59Boat, Ian
Leawood, Kansas
-2736873214
T59Docherty, Alistair
Vancouver, Washington
-2746773214
T59Thomas, Van
Las vegas, Nevada
-2716974214
T59Chian, Daniel
indio, California
-2716974214
T59Sherwood, Nick
Albany, Oregon
-2716875214
T66Rajcic (A), Christian (a)
Ramona, California
-1736973215
T66Reimers, Hans
Oregon City, Oregon
-1727073215
T66Fell, Hagen
Paradise valley, Arizona
-1727073215
T66Hogan, Bryan
Richmond, Texas
-1736973215
T66Robinson, Hunter
Coppell, Texas
-1707174215
T66Barbee, Nate
Clive, Iowa
-1726974215
T66Thomas, Dale
Moab, Utah
-1707075215
T66Pollema, Kyle
Lakewood, California
-1727073215
T74Hong, Peter
Charlotte, North Carolina
E736974216
T74Wilson, Kyle
San Diego, California
E697176216
76Duncan, TJ
Reno, Nevada
+2707276218
T77Kilpatrick, Keelan
San Diego, California
+4727078220
T77Connell, Andrew
Denver, Colorado
+4697279220
79Arai, Kiyotaka
San Diego, California
+5717179221
80Fernandez, Pete
costa mesa, California
+10726985226