After holding its first qualifying school in Santee, Calif., last week, the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada is back at it again this week with the second Q-school of the season beginning Tuesday at the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif.
Soboba Springs, a 7,053-yard layout designed by Desmond Muirhead in 1966 and redesigned by Cary Bickler in 2005, was previously the host of the Soboba Golf Classic, a Web .com Tour event from 2009-2012.
Among the 11 Canadians in the field of 120 players will be former PGA Tour player Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ont., who tied for third at the 2011 John Deere Classic, one of three top-10 finishes that year.
The first-place finisher from this week’s 72-hole event will be exempt tour for 2017, while the second to fifth-placed finishers (no ties) will be exempt for the first eight events of the season and subject to the second reshuffle.
Sixth through 16th (no ties) on the leaderboard will be exempt for the first four events this year and subject to the first reshuffle, while 17th through 40th, plus ties, on the final leaderboard will receive conditional status.
The following Canadians are in the field:
Matthew Whittaker (Lethbridge, Ont.)
James Seymour (Aurora, Ont.)
David Rose (Vancouver, B.C.)
Bradford Curren (Hammonds Plains, N.S.)
Eric Banks (Truro, N.S.)
Raoul Menard (Ange-Gariden, Que.)
Matt McQuillan (Kingston, Ont.)
Austin Hughes (Delta, B.C.)
Stuart MacDonald (Vancouver, B.C.)
Dean Walters (Langley, B.C.)
Chris Durbeniuk (Calgary, Alta.)
First round tee times are here.