LAKELAND, Fla. — Tim Crouch is on the road to professional golf’s big time.

Crouch advanced past the first stage in the Qualifying Tour last week, carding a score of 6-under to move on to the second stage.

It’s the next step in making the Mount Vernon native’s dream a reality.

“I would love to be part of (the tour),” Crouch told the News. “It’s something I’ve wanted for a long time.”

The Tour is considered the developmental wing for the PGA Tour. Players wishing to qualify must pass through three stages, with the first two taking place in various courses around the country. A set number from each second-stage course advance to the finals in December, which is commonly called Q-school.

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