2018 Web.com Tour Q-School | Day 2, Level 2 | Jordan Niebrugge

2018 Web.com Tour Q-School | Day 2, Level 2 | Jordan Niebrugge

CHANDLER, Arizona — The pendulum of momentum and emotion can swing back-and-forth on every shot at a Qualifying School, but it looked like a flag flapping in the wind on Jordan Niebrugge's scorecard during Friday's second round of the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School at Whirlwind Golf Club.

The Mequon native made more birdies (eight) than pars (six) on the Cattail Course, scrambling to a 3-under-par 69 that — against the backdrop of a birdiefest that has been the first two rounds of the last of three legs of qualifying for the PGA Tour's developmental circuit — dropped him 22 spots into a tie for 36th at the halfway point of the 72-hole test of patience. At 9-under 135, Niebrugge is seven shots behind second-round leader Norman Xiong, whose 9-under 63 on the Devil's Claw Course to take a one-shot lead over three golfers into the weekend on the Gila River Indian Reservation.

The medalist or co-medalists will be fully exempt on the PGA Tour's top developmental tour in 2019. Those finishing second through 10th (plus ties) are guaranteed at least 12 starts while those finishing 11th through 40th (plus ties) are assured of at least eight starts.

Niebrugge started his round on No. 10 and went par-par-birdie-birdie to get to 8-under for the week. He gave one shot back with a bogey at No. 14, got it back with a birdie at the par-3 15th and parred his way to the turn.

In between back-to-back birdies to start and end the front nine, Niebrugge rode the proverbial rollercoaster on Nos. 3 through 7. He went bogey-birdie-par-bogey before making a double-bogey 7 on the par-5 seventh hole.

Through 36 holes, Niebrugge has hit 19 of 28 fairways (though just eight in the second round) and 27 of 36 greens. He has 15 birdies, 16 pars, four bogeys and one double-bogey in 36 holes. 

Web.com Tour: Mequon's Jordan Niebrugge at Final Stage of Qualifying School (Whirlwind GC-Chandler, Arizona)

Pos. Player Total Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
My Leaderboard
T36 Jordan Niebrugge (CT) -9 -3 66 69 -- -- 135
Full Leaderboard
1 Norman Xiong (DC) -16 -9 65 63 -- -- 128
T2 Jamie Arnold (DC) -15 -11 68 61 -- -- 129
T2 Andy Zhang (DC) -15 -6 63 66 -- -- 129
T2 Xinjun Zhang (CT) -15 -9 66 63 -- -- 129
T5 Kevin Lucas (CT) -14 -10 68 62 -- -- 130
T5 Paul Imondi (CT) -14 -7 65 65 -- -- 130
T5 Jimmy Stanger (DC) -14 -9 67 63 -- -- 130
T5 Michael Gligic (CT) -14 -5 63 67 -- -- 130
T9 Corey Pereira (CT) -13 -7 66 65 -- -- 131
T9 Brian Richey (DC) -13 -8 67 64 -- -- 131
T9 Timothy Madigan (CT) -13 -7 66 65 -- -- 131
T9 Thomas Bass (CT) -13 -6 65 66 -- -- 131
T9 Scottie Scheffler (DC) -13 -10 69 62 -- -- 131
T14 Michael Gellerman (DC) -12 -12 72 60 -- -- 132
T14 Oscar Fraustro (DC) -12 -6 66 66 -- -- 132
T14 Michael Miller (DC) -12 -7 67 65 -- -- 132
T14 Danny Walker (CT) -12 -7 67 65 -- -- 132
T14 Oliver Bekker (DC) -12 -6 66 66 -- -- 132
T14 Vince India (CT) -12 -3 63 69 -- -- 132
T14 Doug Ghim (DC) -12 -4 64 68 -- -- 132
T21 Yuwa Kosaihira (CT) -11 -7 68 65 -- -- 133
T21 Drew Weaver (DC) -11 -6 67 66 -- -- 133
T21 Andres Gallegos (DC) -11 -8 69 64 -- -- 133
T21 Joseph Winslow (DC) -11 -6 67 66 -- -- 133
T21 Rick Lamb (CT) -11 -5 66 67 -- -- 133
T21 John Oda (CT) -11 -6 67 66 -- -- 133
T21 Andrew Novak (DC) -11 -7 68 65 -- -- 133
T21 Byron Meth (DC) -11 -8 69 64 -- -- 133
T29 Spence Fulford (CT) -10 -6 68 66 -- -- 134
T29 Garrett Osborn (CT) -10 -3 65 69 -- -- 134
T29 Vincent Whaley (DC) -10 -5 67 67 -- -- 134
T29 Ryan Brehm (DC) -10 -8 70 64 -- -- 134
T29 Charlie Saxon (DC) -10 -5 67 67 -- -- 134
T29 Brock Mackenzie (DC) -10 -7 69 65 -- -- 134
T29 Braden Thornberry (CT) (a) -10 E 62 72 -- -- 134
T36 T.J. Vogel (CT) -9 -5 68 67 -- -- 135
T36 Yechun Yuan (CT) -9 -4 67 68 -- -- 135
T36 Will Cannon (DC) -9 -7 70 65 -- -- 135
T36 Lee Hodges (DC) -9 -6 69 66 -- -- 135
T36 Ben Polland (CT) -9 -8 71 64 -- -- 135
T36 Matt Gilchrest (CT) -9 -4 67 68 -- -- 135
T36 Dylan Meyer (CT) -9 -1 64 71 -- -- 135
T36 Nick Voke (CT) -9 -3 66 69 -- -- 135
T36 Chad Ramey (DC) -9 -7 70 65 -- -- 135
T36 Jordan Niebrugge (CT) -9 -3 66 69 -- -- 135
T36 Blayne Barber (DC) -9 -6 69 66 -- -- 135
T36 Luke Guthrie (DC) -9 -6 69 66 -- -- 135
T36 Albin Choi (DC) -9 -6 69 66 -- -- 135
T49 Austin Smotherman (DC) -8 -6 70 66 -- -- 136
T49 Rodolfo Cazaubón (DC) -8 -4 68 68 -- -- 136
T49 Wade Binfield (CT) -8 -2 66 70 -- -- 136
T49 Seann Harlingten (DC) -8 -4 68 68 -- -- 136
T49 Zac Blair (DC) -8 -6 70 66 -- -- 136
T49 Trevor Sluman (DC) -8 -7 71 65 -- -- 136
T49 Brandon Matthews (DC) -8 -7 71 65 -- -- 136
T49 Zach Wright (DC) -8 -7 71 65 -- -- 136
T49 Armando Favela (DC) -8 -5 69 67 -- -- 136
T49 Emmanuel Kountakis (DC) -8 -8 72 64 -- -- 136
T49 Richard H. Lee (CT) -8 E 64 72 -- -- 136
T49 Max Greyserman (CT) -8 -3 67 69 -- -- 136
T49 Michael McGowan (CT) -8 -1 65 71 -- -- 136
T49 J.T. Griffin (CT) -8 -3 67 69 -- -- 136
T49 Cody Blick (DC) -8 -6 70 66 -- -- 136
T49 Joshua Creel (DC) -8 -5 69 67 -- -- 136
T65 Ben Griffin (CT) -7 -6 71 66 -- -- 137
T65 Patrick Sullivan (CT) -7 -1 66 71 -- -- 137
T65 Paul Haley II (DC) -7 -4 69 68 -- -- 137
T65 Greg Yates (CT) -7 -3 68 69 -- -- 137
T65 Nick Heinen (CT) -7 -2 67 70 -- -- 137
T65 Dylan Wu (DC) -7 -2 67 70 -- -- 137
T65 Steven Alker (CT) -7 -3 68 69 -- -- 137
T65 George Cunningham (DC) -7 -5 70 67 -- -- 137
T65 Bryan Bigley (CT) -7 3 62 75 -- -- 137
T65 Sam Love (CT) -7 -1 66 71 -- -- 137
T65 Steve LeBrun (CT) -7 -3 68 69 -- -- 137
T65 Chris Baker (DC) -7 -4 69 68 -- -- 137
T77 Motin Yeung (CT) -6 -1 67 71 -- -- 138
T77 Marcelo Rozo (DC) -6 -2 68 70 -- -- 138
T77 Spencer Levin (DC) -6 -4 70 68 -- -- 138
T77 Brad Fritsch (CT) -6 -6 72 66 -- -- 138
T77 Matthew NeSmith (DC) -6 -6 72 66 -- -- 138
T77 David Gazzolo (CT) -6 -2 68 70 -- -- 138
T77 Todd Baek (CT) -6 -2 68 70 -- -- 138
T77 Lorens Chan (DC) -6 -8 74 64 -- -- 138
T77 William Harrold (CT) -6 -2 68 70 -- -- 138
T77 Sean Walsh (CT) -6 -4 70 68 -- -- 138
T77 Jack Maguire (DC) -6 -4 70 68 -- -- 138
T77 Brett Coletta (DC) -6 -6 72 66 -- -- 138
T89 Michael Hebert (CT) -5 -1 68 71 -- -- 139
T89 Sam Fidone (CT) -5 E 67 72 -- -- 139
T89 Tim Wilkinson (CT) -5 E 67 72 -- -- 139
T89 Minwoo Lee (DC) (a) -5 -5 72 67 -- -- 139
T89 Brent Grant (CT) -5 -1 68 71 -- -- 139
T89 Brandon Crick (DC) -5 -7 74 65 -- -- 139
T89 John VanDerLaan (DC) -5 -4 71 68 -- -- 139
T89 Nicolas Echavarria (CT) -5 -1 68 71 -- -- 139
T89 Lee McCoy (CT) -5 -2 69 70 -- -- 139
T89 Kevin Roy (CT) -5 -3 70 69 -- -- 139
T89 Carter Jenkins (CT) -5 -2 69 70 -- -- 139
T89 Jonathan Hodge (CT) -5 -1 68 71 -- -- 139
T89 JD Dornes (CT) -5 -3 70 69 -- -- 139
T89 Grant Hirschman (DC) -5 -6 73 66 -- -- 139
T103 Ian Holt (CT) -4 -2 70 70 -- -- 140
T103 Olin Browne, Jr. (DC) -4 -3 71 69 -- -- 140
T103 Anthony Paolucci (CT) -4 -3 71 69 -- -- 140
T103 David Pastore (DC) -4 -3 71 69 -- -- 140
T103 Derek Bard (CT) -4 -2 70 70 -- -- 140
T103 Mookie DeMoss (DC) -4 -5 73 67 -- -- 140
T103 Benjamín Alvarado (DC) -4 -1 69 71 -- -- 140
T103 Zack Fischer (DC) -4 -5 73 67 -- -- 140
T103 Piri Borja (CT) -4 -2 70 70 -- -- 140
T103 Rafael Becker (DC) -4 -1 69 71 -- -- 140
T113 Eric Steger (DC) -3 -2 71 70 -- -- 141
T113 Horacio León (CT) -3 -4 73 68 -- -- 141
T113 Michael Buttacavoli (CT) -3 1 68 73 -- -- 141
T113 Jimmy Beck (DC) -3 -2 71 70 -- -- 141
T113 Matt Harmon (CT) -3 1 68 73 -- -- 141
T113 Jeffrey Kang (CT) -3 -2 71 70 -- -- 141
T113 Matthew Campbell (DC) -3 -2 71 70 -- -- 141
T113 Cooper Musselman (DC) -3 -4 73 68 -- -- 141
T113 Mark Blakefield (DC) -3 -1 70 71 -- -- 141
T122 Mark Anguiano (DC) -2 -2 72 70 -- -- 142
T122 Cole Miller (CT) -2 2 68 74 -- -- 142
T122 Blake D. Trimble (CT) -2 1 69 73 -- -- 142
T125 Tyson Alexander (DC) -1 -3 74 69 -- -- 143
T125 Kristoffer Ventura (CT) -1 E 71 72 -- -- 143
T125 William Kropp (CT) -1 -1 72 71 -- -- 143
T125 Chase Hanna (DC) -1 -1 72 71 -- -- 143
T125 JC Ritchie (DC) -1 3 68 75 -- -- 143
130 David Branshaw (CT) E 2 70 74 -- -- 144
T131 Scott Wolfes (CT) 1 4 69 76 -- -- 145
T131 Rob Oppenheim (CT) 1 1 72 73 -- -- 145
T133 Zachary Edmondson (DC) 2 -2 76 70 -- -- 146
T133 Blake Palmer (DC) 2 1 73 73 -- -- 146
135 MJ Maguire (DC) 4 1 75 73 -- -- 148