Two former Cajuns, Michael Smith and Mike Heinin, will head to the PGA Tour's Q-School second stage next week in hopes of earning a spot on the PGA Tour for the upcoming season.

Smith, who played for UL from 2004-07, advanced to the second stage after finishing tied for 10th-place in the first stage at the end of October. Smith shot 66-66-75-70 to finish at 11-under in Port St. Lucie, Fla. round.

For Smith, the second stage will take place in Panama City Beach, Fla. at the Hombre Golf Club. The four-round stage last from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20.

Mike Heinin played for the Cajuns from 1986-89. He advanced to the second round after receiving a first-round exemption for being a former champion on the PGA Tour. He won the 1994 Shell Open in Houston, Texas.

Heinin will be playing at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. He will tee off a day earlier than Smith and finish on Nov. 19.

Three other Cajuns had an opportunity to reach the ultimate goal of going on the PGA Tour but came up short in the first stage.

Deven Carrey shot five-over (293) at Kingswood, Texas and Greg Sonnier finished one stroke back but missed the cut. B.C. Thibeaux played the same course as Smith but finished at five-over par and was unable to advance.

Carrey teed it up for the Caujns from 2006-09 while Sonnier was on campus from 1996-99. Thibeaux played for UL from 2005-08.


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