Even-par round sends Allred to second stage of PGA Q School

VALDOSTA, Ga. — Jason Allred again found Kinderlou Forest Golf Club to his liking, advancing out of the first stage of PGA Tour Q School from that site for the third time in his golfing career on Saturday.

The Ashland native tied for ninth place with an even-par round of 72. He needed to be among the top 21 and ties by day's end to advance to the second stage in mid-November.

Allred, who was tied for 11th entering the fourth and final round, wound up at 5-under 283.

Allred's first hiccup came on the par-5 second hole when he carded a bogey, but he restored order and used a birdie on the par-4 ninth hole to make the turn at even par. The Scottsdale, Ariz., resident birdied the 11th hole but gave that shot back on No. 14 with a bogey.

Andrew Loupe of Baton Rouge, La., won the stage with a 12-under 276. He shot 69 on Saturday.

Allred had previously advanced from the first stage at Kinderlou Forest in 2007 and '09.

Allred is attempting to regain his status on the PGA Tour after playing there full time in 2005 and '08.

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