Former UW Golfer Rob Rashell Finishes 2nd at Q-School

Dec. 6, 2004

LaQuinta, CA - Former Washington men's golfer Rob Rashell placed second at the 2004 PGA Qualifying School to earn his exemption to the PGA Tour. Rashell shot 416 over the seven-round event and finished one stroke behind England's Brian Davis. Rashell claimed $40,000 from the event's $1.2 million purse. This year's Q-School was held at PGA West Stadium Course and the Jack Nicklas Tournament Course.

The top 26 finishers and ties gained a full exemption for the PGA Tour. The subsequent finishers through 77th place and ties were fully exempt for the Nationwide Tour.

Rashell had rounds of 68, 68, 70, 67, 74 and 69.

A native of Richland, Rashell now resides in Scottsdale. He lettered at Washington from 1996-1999, leading the team in stroke average as a junior. Rashell never won a tournament as a collegiate player, but finished his career as UW's all-time leader with 18 top-10 finishes.

This year Rashell has played on the European and Challenge Tours. His best finish came at the Madeira Island Open in March where he tied for second. Before turning professional, Rashell won the Washington State Amateur.

Former Huskies Brock Mackenzie and John Robertson advanced to the second round of this year's Q-School competition.