Graham Qualifies for First PGA Tour Event

Austin Graham will make his PGA Tour debut on Thursday. (Todd Hammond)

Feb. 15, 2012

Northern Trust Open Website

DAVIS, Calif. - Former UC Davis standout Austin Graham, who won two Big West Conference individual titles while playing for the Aggies, has qualified for the Northern Trust Open, his first-ever PGA Tour event.

Graham will tee off on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8:40 a.m. at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The tournament also includes world-renown golfers Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Stewart Cink, among others.

The 2011 graduate earned his spot at the Northern Trust Open after winning a sudden death playoff in Monday's qualifier. He shot a 3-under 69, tying for third place with four other players to force the playoff. On the first hole, Graham two putted for par to seal a spot in his PGA Tour debut.

The Northern Trust Open concludes on Sunday, Feb. 19. Thursday and Friday's rounds will be shown on the Golf Channel beginning at noon Pacific, while Saturday and Sunday's rounds will be carried by CBS.