The Champions Tour has been called the hardest golf tour in the world to get on to. That extends to its Monday qualifying procedures. Like we've seen recently with the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour requires golfers with no tour status to take part in a pre-qualifier in order to get into the Monday qualifier. In the PGA Tour pre-qualifiers played recently in Texas, close to 30 golfers advanced from each into the respective Monday qualifiers.
But in the pre-qualifier for the FedEx Kinko's Classic, played Thursday on the Ramrock Course at Horseshoe Bay, only five golfers get to move on to the Monday qualifier.
Those five are:
Rod Murray, Ponca City, Okla., 73
Graham Banister, Raleigh, N.C., 73
Larry Degenhart, Austin, Texas, 73
Joey Gonzalez, San Antonio, Texas, 73
Tim McGraw, Edmond, Okla., 74
The Monday qualifier itself takes place on April 29 at Barton Creek Lakeside Course in Spicewood. And the tournament itself is May 2-4 at The Hills Country Club in Ausin.