Monday qualifiers: 2015 Valero Texas Open
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Monday qualifiers: 2015 Valero Texas Open

Daniel Chopra, Lance Lopez, J.J. Killeen and Thomas Birdsey all locked up spots in the 2015 Valero Texas Open on Monday in the first four-spot on the PGA Tour since the Puerto Rico Open.

Chopra and Lopez were medalists at The Club at Comanche Trace, each firing 6-under 66.

Killeen and Birdsey shot 67 each, along with Ian Berrigan. After a playoff, Berrigan was left on the outside, alongside 68 other players who finished the 18-hole event but failed to qualify.

Background info on each player:

  • Chopra finished T-38 in his last PGA Tour start at the Puerto Rico Open.
  • Killeen, who last had PGA Tour status in 2012, is making his first start under the PGA Tour umbrella in 2015 and his first PGA Tour start since losing that status.
  • Lopez, 27, who played golf at the University of Texas, has been cleaning up on the Adams Golf Tour, but hasn't been able to crack many starts on the or PGA Tours.
  • Birdsey is 24 and a former Texas Amateur champion and will be making his first PGA Tour start as a pro

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