CHATTANOOGA (UTC) -- A pair of former University of Tennessee at Chtattanooga golfers moved one step closer to their dreams of playing on the PGA Tour.
Former UTC all-Americans Jonathan Hodge and Stephan Jaeger advanced through the second stage of PGA Tour Q School. Playing in different locations, the former teammates will be together again at PGA West November 28 through December 2 in La Quinta, Calif.
Hodge shot eight-under par 280 to end up tied for 12th on the Redstone Golf Club Members Course in Humble, Texas. He fired a 69 (-3) today to move on. Hodge was plus one through eight holes in the final round before tallying birdies at nine, 10, 13 and 18 make it through by a shot.
Jaeger shot 10-under 274 to move forward at Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club in Plantation, Fla. His final round 68 (-3) included five birdies and 11 pars to move into the final stage right on the cut number, tied for 17th.
Unfortunately, another former Mocs star was not able to advance from Plantation. Bryce Ledford, a Chattanooga area native, posted a seven-under par 277 with all four of rounds at par or better. He ended up tied for 36th.
"Talk about a great story," UTC Head Coach Mark Guhne stated. "To have two of our guys this close to the PGA Tour really gives you chills. Both Jonathan and Stephan have worked so hard to get to where they are. Hopefully this gives Bryce a good push into next year."
Former McCallie and University of Georgia star Adam Mitchell is tied for 19th with one round remaining at the second round of Q-School in Panama City, Fla. The top 19 and ties after Saturday's fourth and final round will also advance to the final stage.
There are two courses in play for the six-round marathon event. The famed Stadium Course is paired with the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West.
Information provided by UTC Sports Media Relations and GoMocs.com.
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