Martin, Stanley, Byrd, Glover tee off Thursday at Las Vegas

Reeves, Burger, Hatfield, Duncan playing in Tour Q-School tournaments

Ben Martin (PGA Tour photo)

Ben Martin (PGA Tour photo)

Coming off a top-20 finish in the PGA Tour's 2013-14 season opener last week, Ben Martin will be back on the course this week in the Shriner's Hospital Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

Also in the field are former Tigers Jonathan Byrd, Lucas Glover and Kyle Stanley.

Martin, who played his way back onto the tour with a second-place finish on the Tour, secured his place in the PGA Tour season's first four events with a strong showing in the inaugural Tour Playoffs.

His top-20 finish last week, and $75,000 payday, puts him in good position for the first 'reshuffling,' which will take place going into the fifth even of the new season.

Stanley is coming off a 33rd-place finish in the opening Open, where Glover narrowly missed the cut. Byrd is making his season debut this week.

Byrd tees off at 7:52 local time on Thursday, playing with Charlie Beijan and Kevin Na. Stanley plays at 11:58 a.m., with Ken Duke and Tim Clark. Glover tees off at 12:27 p.m. with Stuart Appleby and Chris Kirk. Martin plays at 1:05 p.m. with Chesson Hadley and Kevin Penner.

Also in action this week in Tour Qualifying Tournaments are former Tigers Crawford Reeves, Jacob Burger, Vince Hatfield and Brian Duncan.

Reeves shot an even-par 70 in the opening round at Florence (S.C.) Country Club on Tuesday and is currently in 18th place, while Burger had a 71 and is tied for 31st. Hatfield is one shot back at 72, tied for 46th. The top 34 finishers and ties will advance from Florence to Second Stage events.

Duncan shot a one-under 71 on Tuesday at The Woodlands, Texas and is tied for 19th place. The top 30 finishers and ties will advance from that site.

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