Riley Arp of Fort Collins shot a 6-under-par 64 and vaulted from 52nd place into 18th on Wednesday at a Web.com Tour Q-school First Stage tournament in St. George, Utah.
The former Colorado State University golfer (pictured) made six birdies in a bogey-free round at SunRiver Golf Club, leaving him at 4-under 136 at the halfway point of the tourney. The top 24 finishers and ties after 72 holes will advance to the Second Stage of Q-school.
Meanwhile, A.J. Morris of Aspen fired a second straight 1-under-par 71 at a First Stage tournament in West Palm Beach, Fla., putting him in 13th place at a site where the top 22 finishers and ties will move on to Stage 2.
Morris carded four birdies and three bogeys in Wednesday's second round and stands at 2-under 142, eight shots behind leader Oliver Goss of Knoxville, Tenn.
Two more First Stage tournaments are scheduled to begin on Thursday.
The Second Stage of Web Q-school will be held at five sites between Oct. 31-Nov. 7, and the Final Stage Dec. 7-10 in Chandler, Ariz.
Here are the scores for all the players with strong Colorado connections who are competing this week in 72-hole tournaments:
Dayton, Nev. (Top 22 Finishers and Ties Advance to Stage 2)
36. Jimmy Makloski, Pueblo 72-73--145
St. George, Utah (Top 24 Finishers and Ties Advance to Stage 2)
18. Riley Arp, Fort Collins 72-64--136
72. Nathaniel Goddard, Fort Collins 73-74--147
The Woodlands, Texas (Top 24 Finishers and Ties Advance to Stage 2)
49. Former Coloradan Alex Gutesha 75-74--149
55. Jacob Lestishen, Lone Tree 75-76--151
West Palm Beach, Fla. (Top 22 Finishers and Ties Advance to Stage 2)
13. A.J. Morris, Aspen 71-71--142