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Allred advances to second stage of PGA Q School

Jason Allred made it through the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga., on Friday.

The former Ashland High player, who now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., shot a 1-under-par 71 in the fourth and final round and was one of 24 players to advance to the second stage.

He tied for eighth place with a total score of 6-under 282.

Allred has split his time between the PGA Tour — he's qualified for it twice through Q School since 2005 — and the Nationwide Tour in recent years but didn't have status on either this past season.

Allred posted scores of 73, 70 and 68 in the first three rounds. On Friday, he had 15 pars to go with birdies on the eighth and 11th holes and a bogey at No. 17.

Bradley Keegan won the stage with a 269, and his 19-under score was eight shots better than anyone else.

Seventy players completed the tournament.

The second stage is Nov. 18-21 at six sites.

The Ashland boys soccer team and North Medford girls soccer squad each took first in the Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State Awards.

The Ashland boys topped all Class 5A schools with a 3.55 GPA, while the North girls had a 6A-best 3.83 mark.

South Medford placed second in 6A volleyball (3.78) and boys cross country (3.74) and was sixth in boys soccer (3.73). North Medford tied for ninth in 6A football (3.08).

Ashland also had second-place finishes in boys cross country (3.81) and volleyball (3.70). The Grizzlies were fifth in girls cross country with a 3.89 and tied for ninth in football (3.17).

Also in 5A, Crater tied Ashland in volleyball (3.70), while Eagle Point finished fifth in football (3.29) and 10th in boys cross country (3.41).

Phoenix had two top-10 finishes in 4A, taking seventh in football (3.11) and 10th in girls cross country (3.69).

At the 3A level, Cascade Christian was second in girls soccer (3.77), sixth in football (3.07), eighth in girls cross country (3.76) and ninth in volleyball (3.45).

Rogue River, also in 3A, tied for third in volleyball (3.66).

St. Mary's fared well at the 2A level, placing second in football (3.42), third in boys cross country (3.68) and girls soccer (3.75) and ninth in girls cross country (3.74) and boys soccer (3.41).