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Summerhays, Wilson Once Again Face Golf’s Toughest Week, the Six Round Q-School Finale

Former BYU players Daniel Summerhays and Dean Wilson are once again facing the ‘toughest week in golf’ when they tee it up Wednesday in the six round, 108 hole PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA West in La Quinta, California.
There are 173 players entered and only 25 will earn their tour cards.
The three final rounds on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be televised on the Golf Channel.
The golf biographies of Summerhays and Wilson as published on the PGA Tour web page.
 
 
Daniel Summerhays Tour Bio
 
Nationwide Tour Victories
(1) 2007  Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational. 
Current Year PGA TOUR Money and Position
$301,899 (171)
Current Year Nationwide Tour Money and Position
$7,830 (189)
Current Year PGA TOUR Best Round
64 at Round 2, Sony Open in Hawaii. 64 at Round 4, Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
Current Year Nationwide Tour Best Round
67 at Round 3, Albertsons Boise Open Pres’d by Kraft. 67 at Round 4, Albertsons Boise Open Pres’d by Kraft.
Current Year PGA TOUR Highlights
Claimed a pair of top-25 finishes in the 29 starts during his rookie year on the PGA TOUR. Of four Nationwide Tour starts, posted a best finish of T21 at the Albertsons Boise Open…At The Heritage, recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th hole with an 8-iron from 177
yards en route to a 5-under 66. It was the 20th hole-in-one in tournament history and 11th on TOUR in 2011. He went on to finish T64.
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Current Year Nationwide Tour Highlights
Made 26 starts and had three seconds and a third-place finish among his seven top-10s. Finished the season No. 5 on the money list, with $391,742, the second-highest total in Tour history for a player without a victory. Also was No. 2 in All-Around Ranking, No. 4 in Scoring
Average and Total Driving and No. 6 in Greens in Regulation…Made one cut in his first six starts but was runner-up at the Stadion Athens Classic, where he held the 54-hole lead. A 2-over 73 in the final round left him one stroke back of winner Martin Piller, alone in second…Posted his second top-10 finish at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic. Fired a third-round 65, matching his low round of the year, to enter the final round tied for fifth, eight shots back. Shot a final-round 69 to drop to T10…Finished T3 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, where he held the lead heading into the final nine holes at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. Made the turn at 9-under par but was overtaken by D.J. Brigman, who was several groups in front. Brigman completed play at 10-under. Summerhays needed a birdie on one of the two closing holes to force a tie. After a par at No. 17, his second shot at the par-4 18th bounced over the green, and he settled for a bogey, dropping him into a T3. Improved seven spots to No. 14 on the money list…Began the final round of the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open with three consecutive birdies to move into contention. Up-and-down round included two front-nine double bogeys, two bogeys and two back-nine eagles along with another birdie for a 3-under 68. Finished T4 after four rounds in the 60s…Continued his solid play the next week by finishing T9 at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. Played the final 47 holes without a bogey en route to recording his fifth top-10 of the year…Solidified his spot on the 2011 PGA TOUR with back-to-back second-place finishes at the Albertsons Boise Open and the Soboba Golf Classic late in the year… Finished runner-up by one stroke to Hunter Haas at the Albertsons Boise Open after holding the 54-hole lead. Birdied three of his first four holes to get to 20-under par but had to settle for 14 consecutive pars to close the day. Second-place effort was his sixth top-10 of the year and was worth $78,300, pushing his season total high enough to lock up a spot among “The 25” leading money-winners at the end of the year and a berth on the PGA TOUR in 2011…Kept his solid play going by finishing runner-up in his next start, the Soboba Classic. Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish three back of winner Steven Bowditch. Picked up $108,000, the largest check of his career, while notching his seventh top-10 of the year.
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Best Nationwide Tour Finishes
1– Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational.
2010 Best Nationwide Tour Finishes
2– Stadion Classic at UGA, Albertsons Boise Open Pres’d by Kraft, Soboba Golf Classic. T3– Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational. T4– Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. T9– Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr Pepper. T10– Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic Presented by Samsung.
2010 Season PGA TOUR
Tournaments Entered–1; in money–; Top 10 finishes–
2010 Season Nationwide Tour
Tournaments Entered–26; in money–16; Top 10 finishes–7
 Career Highlights
2010: Made 26 starts and had three seconds and a third-place finish among his seven top-10s. Finished the season No. 5 on the money list, with $391,742, the second-highest total in Tour history for a player without a victory. Also was No. 2 in All-Around Ranking, No. 4 in
Scoring Average and Total Driving and No. 6 in Greens in Regulation…Made one cut in his first six starts but was runner-up at the Stadion Athens Classic, where he held the 54-hole lead. A 2-over 73 in the final round left him one stroke back of winner Martin Piller, alone in second…Posted his second top-10 finish at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic. Fired a third-round 65, matching his low round of the year, to enter the final round tied for fifth, eight shots back. Shot a final-round 69 to drop to T10…Finished T3 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, where he held the lead heading into the final nine holes at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. Made the turn at 9-under par but was overtaken by D.J. Brigman, who was several groups in front. Brigman completed play at 10-under. Summerhays needed a birdie on one of the two closing holes to force a tie. After a par at No. 17, his second shot at the par-4 18th bounced over the green, and he settled for a bogey, dropping him into a T3. Improved seven spots to No. 14 on the money list…Began the final round of the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open with three consecutive birdies to move into contention. Up-and-down round included two front-nine double bogeys, two bogeys and two back-nine eagles along with another birdie for a 3-under 68. Finished T4 after four rounds in the 60s…Continued his solid play the next week by finishing T9 at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. Played the final 47 holes without a bogey en route to recording his fifth top-10 of the year…Solidified his spot on the 2011 PGA TOUR with back-to-back second-place finishes at the Albertsons Boise Open and the Soboba Golf Classic late in the year…Finished runner-up by one stroke to Hunter Haas at the Albertsons Boise Open after holding the 54-hole lead. Birdied three of his first four holes to get to 20-under par but had to settle for 14 consecutive pars to close the day. Second-place effort was his sixth top-10 of the year and was worth $78,300, pushing his season total high enough to lock up a spot among
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 Personal
Comes from a golf family…His older brother, Boyd, is a past Nationwide Tour member, while his uncle Bruce Summerhays was a Champions Tour player and his cousin Carrie Roberts is a former LPGA player who is now the head women’s golf coach at BYU…Lists his dad and brother as
his heroes. Got his start in golf from his dad…Served a two-year Mormon mission from June 2003-June 2005 in Santiago, Chile, and is fluent in Spanish…Cites winning the 2007 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational as his biggest thrill in golf. Was a member of the Davis High School (Kaysville, UT) state championship basketball team…Is an avid ping-pong player. Says changing his son’s diaper is no problem since he has more than 20 nieces and nephews…With his Spanish-language background, considered himself part of the Nationwide Tour’s “Latin Federation,” which at the time included Miguel Angel Carballo, Sebastian Fernandez, Fabian Gomez and Esteban Toledo. Says he understands Chilean slang perfectly but “Argentine or Mexican slang words are a little different.”…Lists Cafe Rio in Salt Lake City as his favorite restaurant…His most-memorable Christmas present was the first set of Ping Eye-2 beryllium irons he received when he was 12.
 
Dean Wilson Tour Bio
PGA TOUR Victories
(1) 2006  The INTERNATIONAL. 
 International Victories
(6): 2002 Tsuruya Open [Jpn], Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open [Jpn]. 2001 Japan PGA Championship, Japan PGA Match Play Championship, UBE Kosan Cup [Jpn]. 2000 Aiful Cup [Jpn].
 Other Victories
(2): 2003 Champions Challenge [with Mike Weir]. 2004 Champions Challenge [with Mike Weir].
Current Year PGA TOUR Money and Position
$401,314 (151)
Current Year PGA TOUR Best Round
64 at Round 2, Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Current Year PGA TOUR Highlights
Made 10 cuts and missed 10 cuts. Did not record a top-10 finish, but had three top 25s.
Best PGA TOUR Finishes
1– The INTERNATIONAL.
2010 Best PGA TOUR Finishes
2– RBC Canadian Open.
2010 Season PGA TOUR
Tournaments Entered–18; in money–9; Top 10 finishes–1
 Career Highlights
2010: Claimed four top-25 finishes in 21 starts…Took advantage of a sponsor invitation by finishing runner-up, a stroke behind Carl Pettersson at the RBC Canadian Open in July. Posted three consecutive 5-under 65s at St. George’s G&CC to take four-stroke lead into the final round. A final-round, 2-over 72
derailed his chances. 2009: Made the cut in 13 of 29 starts on the PGA TOUR, four of which were top-25s. Scored the only hole-in-one at the Crowne Plaza Invitational when he aced the 13th hole with a 7-iron in the first round. 2008: Enjoyed a solid season on the PGA TOUR, defined by eight top-25 finishes and a pair of T3s in the span of three weeks in July…Carded a 6-under 66 to claim the 18-hole lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans before finishing T42. Was one of only two players to break 70 (69) in the final round of THE PLAYERS en route to finishing T10…Shared the second-round lead with five others at the Stanford St. Jude Classic, finishing T13…Finished T3 at the AT&T National, thanks to weekend rounds of 65-67…Closed with rounds of 64-65 to finish T3 at the U.S. Bank Championship…Jumped into top-70 in FedExCup standings and cracked $1 million in earnings for third consecutive season. 2007: After winning in 2006, finished in the top-10 four times, with a best finish of T5 at the Stanford St. Jude Championship…Made his first start at the Masters Tournament, finished T30…It was his third straight season with at least four top-10s. 2006: In fourth full season on TOUR, earned first victory in a playoff over Tom Lehman at The International, and later earned first TOUR Championship berth. Posted a career-best six top-10s and finished 22nd on the TOUR money list…Collected his first TOUR win in his 118th start by defeating Lehman with a birdie on the second playoff hole at The International. Led the tournament in birdies with 23, including the playoff birdie. His 12 points during final round were the most by a winner since Rich Beem recorded 19 in 2002. Began final round five points behind third-round leader Zach Johnson. Became fourth first-time winner at Castle Pines GC and first since Rod Pampling in 2004. Became the first Hawaiian-born player to win on TOUR since David Ishii, who won the 1990 Hawaiian Open…Finished T2 at The Valero Texas Open. 2005: One off the lead after 18 holes at the Buick Invitational after a posting 9-under-par 63. Disqualified for failing to sign his scorecard after a second-round 75…First top-10 of year was solo sixth at the Barclays Classic, where he posted the third double eagle in tournament history on the ninth hole in the second round, holing a 4-iron from 217 yards. 2004: Played in 33 events on the PGA TOUR and finished No. 133 on money list. Returned to Qualifying Tournament and finished T13 to regain full playing status in 2005…After Bell Canadian Open was No. 150 on the money list, posted first top-10 of season with a T3 at the Valero Texas Open to earn $203,000. Jumped to No. 121 on money list with best career finish. Led by one stroke through 36 holes after opening 64-65. 2003: Came to PGA TOUR after garnering six victories on the Japan Golf Tour during three-year stretch (2000-02). Rookie was one of seven (out of 38) players to retain full status out of TOUR Qualifying School…In only his 10th career start on the PGA TOUR, finished T6 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. 2002: Earned status for the 2003 season by finishing T11 at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament…Best finish in four starts was T23 at Sony Open in Hawaii…Won twice on the Japan Golf Tour, at the Tsuruya Open and Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open. 2001: Breakthrough year in Japan with three victories, including the Japan PGA match-play and stroke-play championships, both considered majors on that tour, and made it into the top 70 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Finished second on the Japan PGA Tour money list, earning over $950,361…Also finished T30 at the U.S. Open. 2000: JPGA rookie of the year. 1999: Member of the Nationwide Tour, finishing with two top-25s in eight starts. 1996: One top-25 finish in eight starts on the Nationwide Tour. Amateur: Medalist at the 1991 Western Athletic Conference Championship. Member of the 1990-92 WAC championship teams at Brigham Young University. College teammate for three seasons at BYU with TOUR member Mike Weir.
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