Petoskey’s Joey Garber Medalist in Stage 2 Tournament

  Petoskey’s Joey
Garber shot a 5-under 66 Friday to share medalist honors in the Tour
Qualifying Second Stage tournament at Plantation Preserve Golf Course &
Club in Plantation, Fla., and will be moving on to the final stage.

  The former Michigan
Amateur champion finished the 72-hole stage with a 13-under 271 total to share
medalist honors with two other golfers. The low 20 golfers and ties in the
second stage event advanced. It was one of five second stage tournaments being
held this month, with the final stage tournament set for December 7-10 in
Chandler, Ariz.

  As a final stage
qualifier Garber is assured of at least conditional status for 2018 on the Tour, and will be seeking full status in the final stage tournament.
PGA Tour qualifying no longer exists. The path to the PGA Tour is through the Tour.

  Garber was the first
golfer to win both the Michigan Junior Amateur and Michigan Amateur
Championships in the same year in 2010. He first attended the University of
Michigan, but transferred and finished his collegiate golf at the University of
Georgia. He finished second in the 2014 Michigan Open to Ryan Brehm of Mount
Pleasant, another former Michigan Amateur champion who played on the PGA Tour
in 2017.