James Driscoll Advances To Final Stage Of PGA Qualifying Championship
Nov. 25, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Former University of Virginia All-American James Driscoll recently advanced to the final stage of the PGA Tour’s Qualifying Championship. Driscoll shot rounds of 69-70-70-72 for a seven-under par total of 281 in the second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying at the Blackhorse Golf Club in Seaside, Calif., November 19-22. Twenty players advanced at Blackhorse with the cut coming at four-under par (284).
Driscoll reached the second stage by finishing fifth at the first stage (October 28-31) in Bogart, Ga. The final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying will be played December 3-8 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla. The 160 players who reach the final stage will play six rounds and the low 35 and ties will receive their PGA Tour cards for 2004.
Driscoll was a three-time All-American at Virginia from 1997-2000. He recorded 23 career top-10 finishes for the Cavaliers and won the Golf Digest Invitational in 1998. He was runner-up in the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2000, and was a member of the United States Walker Cup Team in 2001. Driscoll won a number of men’s amateur events throughout the country, including the New England Amateur and the North and South Championship, before turning pro in 2001. For the past two years he has played on the Canadian Tour, and through sponsor exemptions and Monday qualifiers, he has played a number of Nationwide and PGA Tour events.