Dec. 8, 2009
ATLANTA – Cameron Tringale, a first-team golf All-American in 2009 who graduated from Georgia Tech last May, has earned his PGA Tour card for 2010 through the Tour’s qualifying school.
The three-time All-American from Laguna Niguel, Calif., tied for 19th place in the 108-hole qualifying tournament with a 10-under-par score of 422, including a 5-under-par score of 67 in the final round Monday and a 3-under 69 on Sunday.
The top 25 finishers and ties from the field of 156 players earned exempt status for 2010.
“I was talking to my brother, John, before the tournament,” said Tringale. “We decided everything we have done in golf up to this point was to get me ready for Q-school. Grinding through all of those college matches has been great for me. The Walker Cup helped a lot too. It made me realize how many great players there are, and it gave me confidence that I could compete because I played well there.”
While at Georgia Tech, Tringale earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors four times. He earned second-team All-America honors as a freshman and sophomore before being tabbed to the first team last spring. He also was a Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar twice and an Academic All-ACC honoree three times.
Tringale was chosen to represent the United States in the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup matches last summer.
He will Tech alumni Stewart Cink (17th on the 2009 earnings list), Matt Kuchar (24th), Troy Matteson (5th), Bryce Molder (63rd) and Nicholas Thompson (123rd) on the PGA Tour in 2010. Matt Weibring, who tied for 138th on the money list in 2009, tied for 48th at Q-school and will have Nationwide Tour status next year. David Duval, 130th on the money list in 2009, tied for 90th at Q-school.