Van Sickle Wins PGA Q-School Pre-qualifier, Bielawski Also Advances

Sept. 21, 2009

MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University almuni Michael Bielawski and Mike Van Sickle participated this past weekend in PGA pre-qualification tournament in Lincoln, Neb., and both former MU golfers advanced to the First Stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament led by Van Sickle who won the pre-qualifier with a final round six-under-par 64.

Van Sickle, who also shot 64 in the second round after beginning the day five strokes behind the first-round leader, carded 24 birdies in four rounds of play at Yankee Hill Country Club. He finished at 11-under 269.

Bielawski shot eight-over 288 (T-40), including a one-under 69 in round two. There were five pre-qualifying tournaments throughout the country; the top 43 players and ties in the 84-man field in Lincoln advanced to the First Round, with two more stages to pass (Second Stage and Final Stage) after that.

First Stage Qualifying will get underway beginning Oct. 21 at one of 11 sites. More information, including complete results, are available at




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