The Loop

Mini-tour player making early move up

December 05, 2011

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- The best early move in the final round of PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA West here has been made by a career mini-tour player.

Brian Anderson, 29, is three-under par through his first five holes on the Nicklaus Tournament Course to move up to a tie for 26th.

Anderson played the eGOLF Professional Tour this year and has played the Gateway and Hooters tours in past years. He is a former Missouri Valley Conference champion from Illinois State.

South Korean Sang-Moon Bae is two-under par through two holes on the Nicklaus course to move to a T19. Bae won three times on the Japan Golf Tour this year.

-- John Strege