Dec. 20, 2012
Former Golden Gopher standout Donald Constable earned his PGA Tour card Dec. 3 by tying for 22nd place at the 2012 PGA Tour Q-School in LaQuinta, Calif. The Wayzata, Minn., native will have a full PGA Tour exemption for 2013. He is the fourth Gopher to earn his Tour card, joining Tom Lehman, James McLean and Aaron Barber.
Constable shot rounds of 67-70-67-71-71-69 over the six-day tournament, tying with four others at -17. His consistent play earned him one of 26 Tour exemptions out of the field of 165 players. Constable advanced from two prior stages of qualifying school before competing in the final tournament.
As a Gopher, Constable was a 2011 PING All-Region and All-Big Ten selection. After transferring to Minnesota following two and a half seasons at Texas, he finished his career as a Gopher with a stroke average of 73.07, the fourth-lowest in program history.
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