Shreveport's Sam Burns recently took another big step toward achieving full status on the Tour status with a run away win at the stage two event of that professional tour's qualifying tournament held recently in Dallas.

The former LSU star, who was the this season's NCAA Division I Player of the Year, now readies for the "Q-School" finals Q-School Finals December 7-10 in Chandler, Arizona.

In describing his big win in mid-November, wrote:

"Burns finished at 22-under par for 72 holes to finish five shots clear of Max McGreevy in one of five second-stage sites across the country. Burns posted his low round of the tournament with a 7-under 65 last Tuesday before claiming medalist honors with rounds of 4-under 68, 6-under 66 and 5-under 67 for a final total of 266."

The LSU sports site also says the Calvary grad's solid play against some of the game's finest could be a portend of greater things to come:

"After tying for 43rd place at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson (Miss.) on Oct. 29, Burns followed with a top-20 showing at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las bring his early-season winnings to $74,577 in two PGA TOUR starts. He cracked the Top 10 in his first career PGA TOUR start at the Barbasol Championship on July 23 while tying for sixth place while still competing as an amateur."

With the Dallas win, Burns has already earned conditional status on golf's top minor tour for the 2018 season and he will improve his position depending based on his performance at next month's Arizona finals.

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