Monday Morning Golf Report

Nov. 16, 2009

Bill Haas finished-off his second-straight solid season with a tie for 11th at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Orlando, Fla. Haas opened with a 4-under 68 and then fired three-straight 69s to finish at 13-under par.

Haas earned over $1 million dollars for the second-straight season, finished 61st on the money list with over $1.4 million. He made 16 cuts in 29 starts with 11 top-25s and four top-10s. Since the Buick Open at the beginning of August, Haas was a combined 61-under in his last eight events and made over $658,000.

Webb Simpson was also in action in the Tour's final event but he was forced to withdraw after opening with rounds of 70-72.

There are a total of six former Deacons in five different locations trying to make it through second stage of Q-school. Bobby Collins (Deerwood GC, Kingwood, Texas), Len Mattiace (Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga.), Chris McCartin (Hombre Golf Club, Panama City, Fla.), Kyle Reifers (TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas), Ron Whittaker (Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga.) and Chad Wilfong (Oak Valley GC, Beaumont, Calif.) will all be in action this week.

On the ladies side, former Wake Forest All-American Nannette Hill finished 10th last week at the DURAMED Futures Tour Qualifying in Florida. The tournament was played at four different courses in the southern Florida area. Hill carded rounds of 72-70-72-71-74=359 (-1) over the grueling five-day event and has earned full-time status on the tour for the 2010 season.

The Futures Tour is not the ultimate goal for Hill, who is looking to become a member of the LPGA Tour. In September, the Pelham, N.Y., advanced through sectional qualifying of the LPGA Q-school and now has a spot in the finals. Behind a strong third-round 69, Hill was able to finish tied for 20th at even-par at the California qualifier, which was played at Mission Hills Country Club on the Palmer and Dinah Shore Courses in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Only the top-30 and ties in the 140-player field moved on.

The finals of LPGA Q-school are set for the same week as the PGA Tour Q-school, Dec. 2-6. The ladies will be playing five rounds at the LPGA International Champions and Legends Courses in Daytona Beach, Fla., while the men will play six rounds at the Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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