June 13, 2014
Chris Thompson lines up a putts on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Lawrence resident Chris Thompson, a two-time golf All-American during his University of Kansas career, made it through the final stage of Q School to gain exempt status in the first eight tournaments on the Web.com tour for 2018.
Former Kansas All-American golfer Chris Thompson started the third round of the web.com tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha in atypically poor fashion and more than made up for it with a spectacular finish Saturday.
His appetite whetted for the big-time, Chris Thompson flew back to Kansas City on Friday night. On Sunday, he’ll drive back to the minor leagues of professional golf, so that he can be in position for Monday qualifying for the web.com tour event in Wichita.