Las Vegas, Nevada (December 4, 2010)–It was a short romance, but PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler left a mark on the Las Vegas Golf Region during the 12 months he lived here. Fowler, who bought a home in Las Vegas prior to the 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open, has moved to Florida, but his roommate, Cameron Tringale, is said to still be in the condo, and is battling to earn his PGA Tour card at Q School. Tringale says that Fowler has been a positive influence on his game, and that is shown by Tringale being in the top 10 halfway through the event. LIVE SCORING.–By Brian Hurlburt.
"It's nice to be surrounded with someone who's achieving so much," Tringale told the media about his relationship with Fowler, which was cemented when they were amateurs. "Good people are important in life and in golf and it's always nice to have friends already there. He's obviously done well and will be there next year and I'm trying to get back out there with him." Tringale had three top 25 PGA Tour finishes in 2010, and earned more than $300,000 which was good for 179th place on the money list. The top 25 and ties at the Q School earn full PGA Tour privileges for 2011. Others between those finishers and the top 50 are exempt on the Nationwide Tour with all others in the field gaining conditional status on the Nationwide Tour.
The Las Vegas Golf Region is the home to more than 30 pro golfers who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses, including many who are playing in the Q School event in Florida. Tringale was doing the best of the group, but former UNLV Rebel golfer Andres Gonzolas was within the top 25 at the halfway point. Other Las Vegas golfers who need to go low to get into the top 25 include residents Scott Piercy, Mike Ruiz, John Mallinger, and Craig Barlow. Former Rebels Ted Oh and Skip Kendall are also in the tournament. Resident John Riegger, who won on the Nationwide Tour in 2010, withdrew during the third round of Q School. The Las Vegas Golf Region is also the home to many top golf courses, including Angel Park Golf Club, dubbed the world's most complete golf experience. Angel Park is the home of two 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf courses, a lighted par 3, and an extensive practice area plus other amenities. Click now to view the official website of Las Vegas golf course Angel Park Golf Club.
Tringale is not only appreciative of Fowler's friendship, he is one of the young star's biggest fans and believes a huge future is in store for Fowler. "The sky's the limit," Tringale said about Fowler, who played on the US Ryder Cup team as a rookie. "He's very motivated to do good things and when someone has that motivation there's no telling where they're going to go. He can do whatever he wants to do, I think. He just has a great belief in himself. I think all good players have that. They all see themselves as being where they want to be." Stick