Conway has sights set on PGA Tour

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Bryan Conway made quite a name for himself in Kentucky as an amateur golfer.

Now he's working to take his game to another level.

Conway finished third in the first stage of qualifying for the PGA Tour last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., shooting rounds of 71, 68, 68 and eight-under-par 64.

A 1993 graduate of Franklin County High School, Conway has been living in Florida for the past 5 1/2 years.

"The last couple of years I've been playing golf, getting my game back in shape," he said. "I had a pretty long layoff from golf."

Conway turned pro in 2001 and played on the Canadian Tour that year.

"I didn't do real well there," he said. "I only played in eight events, and I made four out of eight cuts."

But Conway had little trouble last week. The top 20 golfers at the first stage of qualifying move on to the second stage to be played Nov. 19-22 in St. Augustine, Fla.

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