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Q-school play resumes at Dayton Valley today

Staff Reports

While the life and legend of golf great Arnold Palmer ended with his death on Sunday, a small local connection with his legacy continues today at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

It will be the fourth time Q-school for the Web.com Tour will be conducted at the Palmer-designed course and continues a record run of 22 consecutive years of PGA and Web.com Tour qualifying at Dayton Valley, the longest streak for any course in the country.

A field of 77 players started play Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the 72-hole Stage One Web.com Tour Qualifying tournament with players teeing off in threesomes from both the 1st and 10th tees.

Play continues with 18-hole rounds through Friday. Admission is free to the public.

The Web.com Tour is now the primary avenue to PGA Tour membership that concludes for the 2016-2017 season with the Web.com Tour Championship next week, the last of four in the Web.com Tour Finals Series. Fifty new PGA Tour membership cards will be awarded at the conclusion of the finals including 25 players who have already earned their cards by finishing as the top 25 money winners during the 2016 Web.com Tour season.

The 2016 Q-school began with pre-qualifying tournaments at six sites in September. A total of 243 players qualified for the first stage from a total field of 466 players.

Dayton Valley is one of 12 sites across the country hosting first stage qualifying tournaments during the last week of September and first two weeks of October. Second stage qualifying will be played at five sites in November.

The final stage will be played Dec. 8 –11 at Orange County National Golf Center, Panther Lake and Crooked Cat courses, in Winter Garden, Fla.

Genoa Lakes to host night event

The Genoa Lakes Ranch course is hosting a Glow Golf Tournament on Saturday.

The cost is $50 for non-members, $30 for members and $40 for social members. The cost includes golf, cart, range balls, buy-in for the game, glow balls and glow necklaces,

The event starts with food at 6 p.m., followed by the shotgun start of the nine-hole shotgun at around 7:30 p.m. Bring flashlights and headlamps.

There’s a prize for the best decorated golf cart. The course will be all par-3s.

Call 782-7700 for more information.