After starting the stage tied for 20th, Meen Whee Kim holds a one-stroke lead at nine-under-par heading into the third round of the final stage of the 2012 PGA TOUR qualifying tournament, also known as Q-School.
The third round of the final stage, which is being hosted by The Club at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., gets under way Friday at 8 a.m. PT with four different groups of three. Derek Fathauer, Danny Lee and Randall Hutchison will start at PGA West tee No. 1; Joakim Mikkelsen, Richard Johnson and Richard Scott will start at PGA West tee No. 10; Mark Anderson, Nick O'Hern and Michael Sims will start at the Nicklaus Tournament Course tee No. 1; and Si Woo Kim, Alex Aragon and Kyle Reifers will start at the Nicklaus Tournament Course tee No. 10.
Kim, who tied the course record at PGA West with a nine-under-par 63 on Thursday that catapulted him into the lead of the Q-School after two rounds, will tee off with Vaughn Taylor (-8) and Richard Lee (-5) at 10:20 a.m. on the PGA West tee No. 1.
Live coverage of the event will not be televised, but the GOLF channel will broadcast a two-hour highlight show on Monday, Dec. 3 from 8-10 p.m. recapping the final stage of Q-School.
The qualifying tournament, which is a six-day, 108-hole event, provides players a chance to earn tour cards to participate on the PGA Tour. Under the current format, the top 25 finishes earn tour cards.