2019 Korn Ferry Tour Q-School | Day 2 | Jordan Niebrugge

2019 Korn Ferry Tour Q-School | Day 2 | Jordan Niebrugge

MURRIETA, Calif. — Low continued to be a relative term Wednesday at Bear Creek Golf Club, where the sun shined brighter, temperatures remained warm and the ground remained firm and fast, even if the greens — still lightning fast — were more receptive to approach shots.

For Jordan Niebrugge, his second-round 70 wasn't as low as his 5-under 67 in Tuesday's opening round, but it was low enough to keep the Mequon golfer's name prominent on the leaderboard after 36 holes at second stage of Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School. At 7-under 137 halfway through the event, Niebrugge is two shots behind Nahum Mendoza III, whose eye-popping 64 boosted the Chula Vista, Calif., golfer atop the leaderboard at 9-under 135.

"It was tough out there, even though there wasn't much wind the first part of the round," said Niebrugge, who played bogey-free golf for 14 holes until making bogeys at Nos. 15 and 17, but then recovered with a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to walk away happy. "I was due a long putt and finally got one to drop."

For Neil Johnson, his second-round 70 was four shots better than the 74 he shot Tuesday and boosted the River Falls native 13 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 22nd at even-par 144. The top 20 golfers plus ties after Friday's final round will advance to next month's final stage in Winter Garden, Fla.

"I've had nine bogeys in two days," Johnson said. "That's a lot of bogeys and very unlike me. But it's getting everybody. The two guys I played with had the same kind of thing going. They'd hit great shots, make birdies and have a string and then, all of a sudden, (the course) would jump up and bite you and they'd have a couple missed putts and a couple missed chances there.

"You'd love to be consistent, but it's really, really tough unless you're confident with your swing and trusting what the wind is doing and then trusting how the ball is going to react on the green. There are so many factors in there; you can get one of them a little bit wrong, and be in a lot of trouble."

All-in-all, golfers with Wisconsin ties managed to avoid most of it ... on both coasts. All five broke par Wednesday, finishing a combined 13-under-par during the second of four rounds.

At the second-stage site in Brooksville, Fla., former University of Wisconsin golfer Dan Woltman of Beaver Dam shot his second consecutive 68 despite increased wind and tougher pin locations to reach the 36-hole mark in a tie for fourth at 8-under 136, three shots behind leader John VanDerLaan of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Former Marquette golfer OJ Farrell shot his second straight 70 and was tied for 27th at 4-under 140 while former Badgers golfer Jordan Hahn shot 69 to move into a tie for 33rd at 141.

"I made two good putts on the last two holes to end the round nicely, but (we are) still only half way done," wrote Woltman, who missed advancing to the final stage by one shot last year. "(We) still have a lot of work yet to do."

Likewise, that's mindset three times zones away here at Bear Creek, where efforts to tame the greens made some of them more receptive. However, Niebrugge said some remained tough to reach and even tougher, still, to putt.

"They were a little softer, some of the greens, but some of them were about the same," Niebrugge said. "It's a little tricky. The ones that are sitting a little higher are pretty firm. ... Some of the other ones, they're a bit slopey and I feel they watered them a little more than the other greens so you just have to be careful of those. We did a good job marking that (Wednesday) and should have a good game-plan (Thursday)."


MURRIETA, CALIF. QUALIFIER

POS
 
Wisconsin leaderboard
TOTAL
THRU
TODAY
R1
R2
R3
R4
STROKES
 
T3
Arrow Down
 1
Jordan Niebrugge  Jupiter, FL-7F-26770  137 
T22
Arrow Up
 13
Neil Johnson  River Falls, WIEF-27470  144 
Full Leaderboard
IN CONTENTION - Qualifiers: 20  Alternates: 0
1
Arrow Up
 14
Nahum Mendoza III  Chula Vista, CA-9F *-87164  135 
2
Arrow Up
 3
Sebastian Crampton  Scottsdale, AZ-8F *-46868  136 
T3
Arrow Up
 21
Brandon Wu  Scarsdale, KY-7F *-77265  137 
T3
Arrow Down
 1
Jordan Niebrugge  Jupiter, FL-7F-26770  137 
5
Arrow Down
 4
Theo Humphrey  Tequesta, FL-6FE6672  138 
6
Arrow Down
 1
Robby Ormand  Buda, TX-5F-16871  139 
T7
Arrow Up
 8
Zach Wright  Phoenix, AZ-4F-37169  140 
T7
Arrow Up
 3
Alistair Docherty  Vancouver, WA-4F-27070  140 
T9
Arrow Up
 35
Andy Spencer (a)  Prairie Village, KS-3F *-67566  141 
T9
Arrow Down
 2
Matt Campbell  Clifton Park, NY-3FE6972  141 
T9
Arrow Up
 1
Alex Kang  Las Vegas, NV-3F *-17071  141 
T9
Arrow Up
 6
John Young Kim  Walnut, CA-3F *-27170  141 
T13
Arrow Down
 6
Jimmy Gunn  Mesa, AZ-2F+16973  142 
T13
Arrow Down
 6
Brendon Jelley  Tulsa, OK-2F *+16973  142 
T13
Arrow Down
 11
Connor Blick  Alamo, CA-2F+36775  142 
T16
Arrow Down
 6
Cole Madey  West Linn, OR-1F *+17073  143 
T16
Arrow Down
 6
Max Marsico  Las Vegas, NV-1F+17073  143 
T16
Arrow Up
 13
Brent Grant  Murrieta, CA-1F-27370  143 
T16
Arrow Down
 14
Stuart Macdonald  Canada-1F *+46776  143 
T16
Arrow Up
 19
Andre Metzger  Scottsdale, AZ-1F *-37469  143 
T16
Arrow Up
 8
David Kim  Buena Park, CA-1F-17271  143 
NOT CURRENTLY IN CONTENTION
T22
Arrow Down
 7
Motin Yeung  Orlando, FLEF+17173  144 
T22
Arrow Up
 13
Neil Johnson  River Falls, WIEF-27470  144 
T22
Arrow Down
 12
KK Limbhasut  Scottsdale, AZEF *+27074  144 
T25
Arrow Down
 10
Ricky Barnes  Phoenix, AZ+1F *+27174  145 
T25
Arrow Down
 10
Jake Greenspoon  Houston, TX+1F+27174  145 
T25
Arrow Up
 10
Ryann Ree  Redondo Beach, CA+1F *-17471  145 
T25
Arrow Down
 10
Yi Keun Chang  Hacienda Heights, CA+1F *+27174  145 
T25
Arrow Up
 4
Daniel Miernicki  Santee, CA+1F *E7372  145 
T25
Arrow Up
 28
Matt Picanso  Vista, CA+1F-37669  145 
T25
Arrow Down
 1
Daniel Summerhays  Fruit Heights, UT+1F *+17273  145 
T25
Arrow Up
 4
Alberto Sanchez  Nogales, AZ+1F *E7372  145 
T33
Arrow Down
 18
Patrick Grimes  Menlo Park, CA+2F *+37175  146 
T33
Arrow Down
 4
Alex Chiarella  San Diego, CA+2F *+17373  146 
T33
Arrow Up
 31
David Gazzolo  Riverside, CA+2F-47868  146 
T33
Arrow Down
 18
Jared Sawada  Mililani, HI+2F *+37175  146 
T33
Arrow Up
 2
Colton Yates  Scottsdale, AZ+2FE7472  146 
T38
Arrow Down
 14
Matt Marshall  Yamhill, OR+3F *+37275  147 
T38
Arrow Down
 3
James Allenby  Canada+3F+17473  147 
T38
Arrow Up
 15
Hayden Shieh  Fremont, CA+3F *-17671  147 
T38
Arrow Down
 9
Chris Korte  Littleton, CO+3F *+27374  147 
T42
Arrow Up
 18
Steele DeWald  Park City, UT+4F-17771  148 
T42
Arrow Up
 27
David Mathis  Wake Forest, NC+4F *-37969  148 
T42
Arrow Up
 2
Justin Bryant  Kirkwood, MO+4F *+17573  148 
T42
Arrow Down
 13
Alex Springer  Stilwell, KS+4F+37375  148 
T42
Arrow Down
 7
Ted Purdy  Phoenix, AZ+4F *+27474  148 
T42
Arrow Up
 2
Jeremy Paul  Scottsdale, AZ+4F+17573  148 
T42
Arrow Up
 11
Landon Lyons  Baton Rouge, LA+4F *E7672  148 
T42
Arrow Down
 18
Peter Campbell  Windermere, FL+4F+47276  148 
T50
Arrow Down
 15
Kaz Hoffman  San Rafael, CA+5F *+37475  149 
T50
Arrow Up
 3
Brady Calkins  Chehalis, WA+5F+17673  149 
T50
Arrow Down
 15
Ryan Cole  Mount Airy, MD+5F+37475  149 
T53-Skyler Finnell  Carmel, CA+6F *+27674  150 
T53
Arrow Down
 9
Gregor Main  Danville, CA+6F+37575  150 
T53
Arrow Down
 9
Ryan Ellerbrock  Chula Vista, CA+6F+37575  150 
T53
Arrow Up
 11
Parker McLachlin  Scottsdale, AZ+6F *E7872  150 
T53
Arrow Down
 18
Jared Mactas  Woodcliff Lake, NJ+6F+47476  150 
T53
Arrow Down
 9
Yannik Paul  Phoenix, AZ+6F+37575  150 
T59
Arrow Up
 1
Nicolo Galletti  Phoenix, AZ+7F+27774  151 
T59
Arrow Up
 12
Tyler Torano  Chula Vista, CA+7F-18071  151 
T59
Arrow Down
 6
Joseph Harrison  Boulder City, NV+7F *+37675  151 
T59
Arrow Down
 15
Kelby Scharmann  Trabuco Canyon, CA+7F+47576  151 
T63
Arrow Down
 19
Patrick Newcomb  Benton, KY+8F+57577  152 
T63
Arrow Down
 10
Mitch Carlson  Las Vegas, NV+8F+47676  152 
T63
Arrow Up
 1
Kyle Karazissis  Indian Wells, CA+8F+27874  152 
66
Arrow Down
 22
Jamie Sadlowski  Canada+9F+67578  153 
T67
Arrow Up
 2
Morgan Deneen  Conway, SC+10F+37975  154 
T67
Arrow Down
 3
Jere Pelletier  El Paso, TX+10F *+47876  154 
T67
Arrow Down
 3
Nate Yankovich  Blacklick, OH+10F *+47876  154 
70
Arrow Up
 4
Kyle Maze  Phoenix, AZ+11F *-28570  155 
T71
Arrow Down
 11
Jeremy Gandon  France+12F+77779  156 
T71
Arrow Down
 11
Blake Sattler  New Philadelphia, OH+12F *+77779  156 
73
Arrow Down
 1
Chris Crisologo  Canada+13F *+28374  157 
74
Arrow Down
 2
Trent Virden  Reno, NV+14F *+38375  158 
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WD-Rico Hoey  Rancho Cucamonga, CA+1  73   73 
WD-Corey Pereira  Cameron Park, CA+4  76   76 
WD-Steve Allan  Scottsdale, AZ         
DQ-Bryan Hogan  Richmond, TX+6  78   78 

BROOKSVILLE, FLA. QUALIFIER

POS
 
WISCONSIN LEADERBOARD 
TOTAL
THRU
TODAY
R1
R2
R3
R4
STROKES
 
T4
Arrow Up
 9
Dan Woltman  Beaver Dam, WI-8F *-46868  136 
T27
Arrow Up
 2
OJ Farrell (a)  ex-Marquette-4F-27070  140 
T33
Arrow Up
 14
Jordan Hahn  ex-Wisconsin-3F-37269  141 
Full Leaderboard
1
Arrow Up
 3
John VanDerLaan  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL-11F-56667  133 
T2
Arrow Up
 2
Spencer Levin  Charleston, SC-10F-46668  134 
T2-TJ Mitchell  St Simons Island, GA-10F-36569  134 
T4
Arrow Down
 3
Myles Creighton  Canada-8FE6472  136 
T4
Arrow Up
 9
Dan Woltman  Beaver Dam, WI-8F *-46868  136 
T4
Arrow Up
 15
Gordon Neale  Trabuco Canyon, CA-8F *-56967  136 
T7
Arrow Up
 6
Frederick Wedel  The Woodlands, TX-7F-36869  137 
T7-Piri Borja  Coral Springs, FL-7F *-26770  137 
T7
Arrow Up
 6
Ryan Siegler  Windsor, NJ-7F *-36869  137 
T7
Arrow Down
 5
Tee-k Kelly  Wheaton, IL-7FE6572  137 
T7
Arrow Up
 22
Braden Thornberry  Olive Branch, MS-7F-57067  137 
T7
Arrow Up
 22
Mark Baldwin  Mesa, AZ-7F-57067  137 
T7-John Merrick  Reston, VA-7F-26770  137 
T7
Arrow Up
 12
Brad Miller  Timonium, MD-7F *-46968  137 
T15
Arrow Up
 32
Derek Oland  Plano, TX-6F-67266  138 
T15
Arrow Down
 8
Matt Ryan  Huntersville, NC-6F *-16771  138 
T15
Arrow Up
 25
Ryan Sullivan  Winston-Salem, NC-6F-57167  138 
T18
Arrow Up
 40
Broc Everett  West Des Moines, IA-5F *-67366  139 
T18
Arrow Down
 5
Mickey DeMorat  Merritt Island, FL-5F-16871  139 
T18
Arrow Up
 22
Donnie Trosper (a)  Canton, MI-5F *-47168  139 
T18
Arrow Up
 11
Michael Johnson  Birmingham, AL-5F-37069  139 
T18
Arrow Down
 11
Kyle Reifers  Mooresville, NC-5F *E6772  139 
T18
Arrow Up
 1
Mark Blakefield  Sanford, FL-5F-26970  139 
T18
Arrow Up
 11
Matt Atkins  North Augusta, SC-5F-37069  139 
T18
Arrow Up
 11
Mikel Martinson  Fort Worth, TX-5F *-37069  139 
T18
Arrow Down
 11
Seth Fair  Pittsboro, IN-5F *E6772  139 
T27
Arrow Up
 20
Trevor Cone  Charlotte, NC-4F-47268  140 
T27
Arrow Down
 8
Garrett Osborn  Birmingham, AL-4F *-16971  140 
T27
Arrow Up
 2
Richard Lee  Phoenix, AZ-4F *-27070  140 
T27
Arrow Up
 2
OJ Farrell (a)  United Kingdom-4F-27070  140 
T27
Arrow Down
 8
Travis Trace  Jacksonville, FL-4F-16971  140 
T27
Arrow Down
 8
Peter Creighton  Kenmore, NY-4F *-16971  140 
T33
Arrow Up
 14
Jordan Hahn  Spring Grove, IL-3F-37269  141 
T33
Arrow Down
 4
Ben Griffin  Chapel Hill, NC-3F *-17071  141 
T33
Arrow Down
 29
Rasmey Kong  West Palm Beach, FL-3F+36675  141 
T33
Arrow Down
 14
Derek Ernst  Prosper, TX-3FE6972  141 
T33
Arrow Up
 7
Kyle Mueller  Watkinsville, GA-3F *-27170  141 
T33
Arrow Up
 7
Will Gordon  Davidson, NC-3F *-27170  141 
T33
Arrow Down
 20
Joseph Gunerman  Apollo Beach, FL-3F+16873  141 
T33
Arrow Down
 20
Akshay Bhatia  Wake Forest, NC-3F+16873  141 
T33
Arrow Down
 26
David Tepe  Columbus, OH-3F+26774  141 
T42
Arrow Down
 13
Charlie Netzel  Western Springs, IL-2FE7072  142 
T42
Arrow Up
 5
Eric Dietrich  Cheshire, CT-2F-27270  142 
T42
Arrow Down
 2
Alexandre Rocha  Windermere, FL-2F-17171  142 
T42
Arrow Up
 5
Michael Nagy  Manistique, MI-2F *-27270  142 
T46
Arrow Down
 27
Matt Schall  Charlotte, NC-1F *+26974  143 
T46
Arrow Down
 17
Conner Godsey  Jacksonville Beach, FL-1F *+17073  143 
T46
Arrow Down
 27
Hunter Richardson  Clarksville, TN-1F+26974  143 
T49
Arrow Down
 2
Kyle Kochevar  Glen Ellyn, ILEF *E7272  144 
T49
Arrow Down
 9
Jack Maguire  St. Petersburg, FLEF *+17173  144 
T49
Arrow Down
 2
Drew Nesbitt  CanadaEF *E7272  144 
T52
Arrow Down
 5
Matt Hill  Jupiter, FL+1F+17273  145 
T52
Arrow Down
 33
Don Leafstrand  New Smyrna Beach, FL+1F *+46976  145 
T52
Arrow Down
 5
Blake Morris  Hobe Sound, FL+1F *+17273  145 
T55
Arrow Up
 3
Brandon Hoelzer  Henderson, NV+2F+17373  146 
T55
Arrow Down
 15
Kameron Williams  Braselton, GA+2F *+37175  146 
T55
Arrow Up
 11
Raul Pereda  St. Augustine, FL+2F *E7472  146 
T55
Arrow Up
 3
Ryan Stachler  Milton, GA+2F *+17373  146 
T59
Arrow Down
 1
Todd Demsey  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL+4F *+37375  148 
T59
Arrow Down
 1
Sean Dale  Jacksonville, FL+4F *+37375  148 
T59
Arrow Down
 12
Stephen Stallings Jr.  Louisville, KY+4F+47276  148 
T59
Arrow Down
 1
John Coultas  Valrico, FL+4F+37375  148 
T59
Arrow Down
 30
David Wicks  Jacksonville Beach, FL+4F+67078  148 
T64
Arrow Up
 6
Bo Hayes  Southside, AL+5F+17673  149 
T64
Arrow Down
 6
Michael Cromie  Raleigh, NC+5F *+47376  149 
T64
Arrow Up
 4
David Lee  Houston, TX+5F+27574  149 
T67
Arrow Up
 1
Chris Yeom  Flushing, NY+6F *+37575  150 
T67
Arrow Down
 20
Brian Davis  Windermere, FL+6F *+67278  150 
T67
Arrow Down
 9
Dru Love  St. Simons Island, GA+6F *+57377  150 
70
Arrow Down
 4
Tom Nettles  McMurray, PA+9F *+77479  153 

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