Aussie trick-shot golfer in the hunt at Q-School

outbackgolfAussie trickster taking a shot on the big time.

The six rounds of golf that make up the PGA Tour Qualifying tournament are often described as the most nerve-racking in golf. Here, careers can be made or broken in a quest to be a part of the most lucrative tour in golf.

Craig Hocknall is one of the Australian’s playing at Q-School this week who is aiming to get his card for the 2012 PGA Tour, but he is not your ordinary golfer.

Hocknall originally moved from Brisbane to the US on a golf scholarship aiming to play the PGA Tour. He has lived in the US ever since but became a teaching professional after college.

After getting married and having three sons, the PGA Tour dream has never really faded for Hocknall who travels across the US as a golf trick-shot artist as part of the Outback Golf Show.

He snuck into the final Q-School tournament by finishing just a shot inside the cut-off score at his second round qualifying tournament and now has a chance to finish in the Top-25 after six rounds to earn a spot in the big time.

Through two of the six rounds at the PGA Tour Qualifying School, Hocknall sits in a tie for 59th spot with a second round 74 not quite as good as his opening 3-under par 69. But Hocknall is still very much in the hunt for what would be a remarkable journey to professional golf

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