WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Georgia College Athletics Hall of Famer David Robinson began the final stage of PGA TOUR Q-School, competing in the first of six rounds Wednesday. Robinson is tied for 65th at one-over par.
Robinson shot a first-round 73 on the par-72, 7,493-yard Orange County Golf Center Crooked Cat course. After an up-and-down start of three birdies and three pars in the front nine, Robinson finished strong at even par on the final five holes.
Robinson is one of 166 golfers vying for PGA TOUR cards. The top 25 players and ties will receive PGA TOUR cards for 2011. The next nearest-number-to-50 will earn fully exempt Nationwide Tour cards for 2011, and the remainder of the field will receive conditional Nationwide Tour status.
Round two of six picks up tomorrow.
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