Robert Thompson, teaching pro at Whispering Pines, advances through Champions Tour Q School

December 13th 2010 -
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Twelve players earned status on the Champions Tour for 2011 through q-school Nov. 16-19 at TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Fla.

The top five finishers earned full exemptions -- Keith Clearwater (medalist), Frankie Minoza, Phil Blackmar, Lee Rinker and John Morse.

The next seven finishers are conditionally exempt for 2011 -- Roger Chapman, Robert Thompson, Mark Mouland, Jim Rutledge, Steve Haskins, J.L. Lewis and Fred Holton.

For 12 days starting Nov. 29, PGATOUR.COM will introduce you to all 12 qualifiers.

Robert Thompson

Finished seventh in the final standings ... Medalist at 2008 Champions Tour q-school and played full time in 2009 with best finishes a pair of T11s ... Played in two events in 2010 ... Competed in over 150 events as a member of the PGA TOUR in the 1980s and also played on the Nationwide Tour ... Recently won the PGA Senior Professional title in California ... College star at Sam Houston State ... Lives in Huntsville, Texas.