Local professional golfer Brian Prouty, former Salpointe Catholic and University of Arizona standout, came up short in his efforts to gain his 2012 PGA Tour card. Prouty reached the six-day final stage of the PGA Tours Qualifying School
in La Quinta, California after working his way through the pre-qualifying, first and second stage qualifying tournament before participating in the final stage.
Since graduating from the University of Arizona, Prouty has been gaining professional tour experience through playing the Gateway Tour and the Canadian Tour. Congratulations to Prouty, it’s quite an accomplishment to reach the final stage of Tour school. Here is a list of other notables that did not qualify; major winners David Duval, Lee Janzen, and Rich Beem, and ex-Wildcat PGA Tour winners Robert Gamez and Jason Gore.
Rookie on the LPGA Tour last year Sara Brown, had to attend Tour Qualifying School again for her 2012 card, in Daytona Beach, Fla.. The Salpointe graduate Brown, fell victim to an off week and did not qualify to retain her LPGA Tour status for the upcoming season. However, Brown finished t-12th with Michelle Wie in the Ladies European Tours Omega Dubai Ladies Masters year end event qualifying her to keep her full time status on the Ladies European Tour for 2012.