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In this AP file photo from Friday, June 13, 2014, Chris Thompson putts on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP File Photo/David Goldman)

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Tom Keegan: Perseverance puts Lawrence pro golfer Chris Thompson back on tour

Eleven years after his first Q school survival, Chris Thompson finished tied for 16th Sunday, earning exempt status for the first eight tournaments of the Web.com tour. By the end of that eight-tournament, five-country stretch, he likely will have made enough money to qualify for the full 27-tournament schedule, the final 22 played in the United States. That would mean a year without the dreaded Monday qualifiers, one-day shots at earning entry into Web.com and PGA Tour events.

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