Champions Tour

Brandt Jobe leads Champions Tour Q-school

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Brandt Jobe (Sam Greenwood/ Getty Images)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Brandt Jobe shot a 6-under 65 on Wednesday to take a one-stroke lead over Willie Wood and Gibby Gilbert in the Champions Tour qualifying tournament.

Jobe, a six-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour, had an 11-under 131 total on TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course. Wood, a PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner, had a 66, and Gilbert shot 68.

Mike Grob and Jean-Francois Remesy were tied for fourth at 9 under after rounds of 68.

Neil Lancaster followed an opening 73 with a 63 to move into a tie for 11th at 6 under.

In Canadian action, Jim Rutledge is tied for 48th at 1-under 141, Rick Gibson has a share of 54th at even-par 142 and Stuart Hendley – a Texas born Canadian resident – is 74th at 4-over 146.

The top-five finishers Friday will earn fully exempt status, and the next seven will be conditionally exempt. The top 30 finishers and ties will be eligible to compete for spots in open qualifiers.