Former Chattanooga All-Americans Jonathan Hodge and Stephan Jaeger have advanced through the second stage of PGA Tour Q School and earned a chance to win their playing privileges at Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Hodge shot 8-under par 280 to tie for 12th on the Redstone Golf Club Members Course in Humble, Tex. He fired a 69 (-3) on Friday to move on. Hodge was plus one through eight holes in the final round before tallying birdies at nine, 10, 13 and 18 make it through by a shot.
Jaeger shot 10-under 274 at Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club in Plantation, Fla. His final round 68 (-3) included five birdies and 11 pars to move into the final stage right on the cut number-tied for 17th.
Another former Mocs star was not able to advance from Plantation. Bryce Ledford, a Chattanooga area native, posted a 7-under par 277 with all four of rounds at par or better. He ended up tied for 36th.
“Talk about a great story,” UTC coach Mark Guhne said. “To have two of our guys this close to the PGA Tour really gives you chills. Both Jonathan and Stephan have worked so hard to get to where they are. Hopefully this gives Bryce a good push into next year.”
Two courses will be used for the six-round marathon Q school. The famed Stadium Course is paired with the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West.