Former Gophers player Donald Constable earns PGA Tour card

by Nickalas Tabbert

Former Gophers golfer Donald Constable has earned a PGA Tour card for the 2013 season. Constable became the fourth player from the University to earn full-time PGA Tour status.

Constable, a former All-Big Ten selection who graduated in 2011, is the first Gophers golfer since 2002 to earn tour privileges through qualifying school. He earned the privilege by tying for 22nd place at the 2012 PGA Tour Q-School in LaQuinta, Calif.

Constable was one of 26 golfers to earn a PGA Tour card for next year.

A transfer from Texas during his third season, Constable finished his career with the fourth-lowest stroke average in Gophers history at 73.07. He averaged 72.30 his senior season, good for seventh-best in school history.

The 2013 PGA Tour season starts Dec. 31 and Jan. 7 with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. Constable’s first tournament will be the Sony Open in Honolulu the following week, the University said in a release.