Tauranga professional Josh Geary has celebrated his birthday
today (NZT) by making a solid start to the second stage of
qualifying for next year's PGA Tour.
The 28-year-old, who has played only five events on the
web.com Tour this year, carded a two-under par 70 at the TPC
Craig Ranch in Texas to be in a share of 24th place after
Geary, who has finished as the leading Kiwi for the past
three years at the New Zealand Open, is four shots back from
former NZ Open champion Nathan Green and Matt Jones.
The two-time winner on the Charles Tour knows he needs to
finish as high as possible in the four-round event to secure
his place at final stage as the number of qualifying
positions will be announced during second qualifying stage.
New Zealand No 1 Danny Lee, who finished 159th on the Fed Ex
Cup standings, will begin his quest to regain his PGA Tour
card tomorrow at the Bear Creek Golf Club in Californian
alongside Hamilton pro Steven Alker.
Manawatu professional Tim Wilkinson, who finished 57th on the
web.com Tour order of merit, will begin his attempt to return
to the PGA Tour at the Second Stage at the Hombre Golf Club
at Panama City in Florida also tomorrow.