Roger Sloan of Merritt is rolling along in the first stage of PGA Tour qualifying school in Lantana, Texas.
Sloan, a 25-year-old member of the Canadian Tour, shot 5-under 67 on Thursday and sits tied for seventh after three rounds. The top 18 and ties from Lantana will move on to the second stage, which will run in November.
The final round of this stage is scheduled for Friday.
Sloan opened with an even-par 72 on Tuesday and followed with a 70 on Wednesday. His 209 total is 10 strokes back of Australian Daniel Nisbet, who is at 199 and is running away with the stage.
Nisbet has made one bogey through 54 holes. Sloan, who is only three strokes back of three players tied for second, has made two bogeys and two double bogeys through three rounds.
Sloan started his Thursday round with a pair of birdies, but lost a stroke with a bogey on the par-5 third. He recovered nicely, making four birdies and 11 pars over the next 15 holes.
The Lantana stage is one of six events on right now. There will be eight other first-stage events over the coming weeks.
The second stage, held on six courses, will start Nov. 13. The six-round final stage, which will determine which players make the PGA Tour, will run Nov. 28 to Dec. 3 in La Quinta, Calif.
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Two Kamloops Broncos players were named B.C. Football Conference all-stars on Thursday.
The Broncos went 2-8 and missed the playoffs, but Tyler Lee and Adam Nesbitt were named to the league all-star team.
Lee, in his last season of eligibility, was named an all-star linebacker. He led the league with 42 tackles, and also recorded 5.5 sacks and recovered a fumble.
Nesbitt, who also used up his eligibility this season, was named an all-star defensive back. Nesbitt, who switched positions from receiver to defensive back before the season, led the league with seven interceptions.
Jordan Yantz, quarterback for the Vancouver Island Raiders, was named outstanding offensive player for the third straight year. Yantz led the league in completions (175), yards (3,243), touchdowns (33) and completion percentage (66.5) as the Raiders went 9-0-1 to finish first.
Linebacker Adam Konar of the Langley Rams was named the outstanding defensive player. Konar did a little bit of everything, recording 16 tackles, five sacks, three interceptions, four fumble recoveries and a touchdown.
The league will play its semifinals on Saturday, with the Okanagan Sun playing the Raiders in Nanaimo, and the Westshore Rebels heading to Langley to play the Rams.
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The South Kamloops Titans rolled right past the Salmon Arm Jewels in an Okanagan senior AAAA girls volleyball match at South Kam on Wednesday.
The Titans won in three sets, 25-11, 25-11, 25-5.
The Titans will be home to the Penticton Lakers on Monday, 5 p.m.